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Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Easy baked donuts made with Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and topped with a simple vanilla glaze icing and sprinkles, making them the easiest donut recipe ever!

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These baked glazed donuts are seriously about the easiest way there is to make a donut. The best part is that these donuts are baked, no frying mess to clean up and because they’re baked that means you can have more then one because they’re healthier, right!?

To make these delicious donuts, I used Pillsbury Grands homestyle biscuit dough. To create a donut shape, I used a small round cookie cutter or you could use a shot glass to make a hole in the middle of the dough. With the leftover dough, I rolled it up into balls, creating donut holes along with my donut rings. I made a simple homemade vanilla glaze icing and top them with SPRINKLES!

These were so easy and quick to make and they satisfied my donut craving. I’m definitely going to try making these again. Next time, I think I’ll roll them in sugar.

Easy Baked Donuts

Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Yield: 8 Donuts

Total Time: 15 minutes

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Easy Donuts:
  • 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated Pillsbury Grands homestyle biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Homemade Vanilla Glaze:
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles


Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Using a small round cookie cutter or the bottom of a shot glass to make the donut holes. Brush dough generously with vegetable oil on all sides. Bake for about 6 minutes.

For the glaze:

In a medium size bowl whisk together milk, powered sugar, and vanilla until well combined, you want the glaze to be thick. Flip each donut upside down and dip into vanilla glaze, place back on baking sheet with parchment paper and top with sprinkles. Place donuts in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to let the glaze to set before serving.

34 Responses to “Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze”

  1. Serene @ House of Yumm — March 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    How fun are these?! And so easy too :) Love that you made donut holes with the left overs!

  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — March 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    These are so adorable! And I love that you used Pillsbury Grands – I’m all about easy recipes like these!

  3. foodlikecake — March 20, 2014 at 5:54 am

    These are so cute!

  4. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen — March 20, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Between these and you Cadbury Brownie Bites, you really have me salivating! Love, love, love cooking with Pillsbury Biscuits. They make everything so easy and delicious. :)

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:49 am

      I totally agree, Christine! I love developing recipes using Pillsbury biscuits! Enjoy :)

  5. themessybakerblog — March 20, 2014 at 7:18 am

    SPRINKLES!!! These look amazing. I love that you used Pillsbury dough–genius! Pinning!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:48 am

      Thanks for the pin, Jennie! :)

  6. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — March 20, 2014 at 7:24 am

    These are adorable! I love how festive they are! So cute and tasty too!

  7. Justine@CookingandBeer — March 20, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts?! Oh my, you have seriously thought of everything! These are just perfect for Easter! Looks delicious. Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:42 am

      Thanks so much for pinning, Justine! :)

  8. shashi @ — March 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

    These donuts make me feel like it’s spring outside! Gorgeous!

  9. erinsilvius — March 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, such a fantastic idea to make them out of biscuits! Brilliant. Pinned! :)

  10. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — March 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    This is BRILLIANT! You have the best recipe ideas Jenn!!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:43 am

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Chelsea! :)

  11. Kelly — March 21, 2014 at 3:51 am

    These donuts look so pretty Jenn! Love baked donuts and I can’t wait to try this easier version with the Pillsbury biscuits – brilliant idea girl! Pinning :)

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:43 am

      Thanks for pinning, Kelly! :)

  12. Carmel Moments — March 21, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I haven’t made donuts for so long! These look like a simple variety to ease back into it. So pretty! Your photos are so cute too!

  13. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 21, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I am the biggest donut fan and can’t believe that I’ve never tried making them with Pillsbury biscuits. Such a great idea and you couldn’t make them look any more perfect. Yum!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:44 am

      Kathi, you are going to love these super simple and delicious donuts using Pillsbury biscuits! Enjoy :)

  14. BruCrew Life — March 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    “The best part is that these donuts are baked, no frying mess to clean up and because they’re baked that means you can have more then one because they’re healthier, right!?”- This line says it all!!! :) Love these donuts, girl!

  15. Rachel @thedessertchronicles — March 24, 2014 at 10:26 am

    These are so pretty and look delicious too! I would say you can definitely have more than one!

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  18. Trish - Mom On Timeout — May 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    These donuts are just perfect Jenn! And your pictures…gorgeous! Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 9th, 2014 @ 10:50 am

      Thanks so much for the pin, Trish! :)

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