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Baked Vanilla Donuts

Baked Vanilla Donuts

These Baked Vanilla Donuts are the easiest, most delicious donuts you can make at home and you can have a dozen of them because they’re BAKED.

I love waking up a little earlier on the weekends to make a quick batch of these baked vanilla donuts.

These baked donuts are the best and I always say that I don’t feel as guilty about eating these donuts because they’re baked, so I can have two!

These donuts are dipped in a thick, vanilla glaze and topped with SPRINKLES.

Because we all know  SPRINKLES make donuts so much better, and like I always say SPRINKLES in the morning always make for a great start to the day!

Baked Vanilla Donuts

 VANILLA DONUTS INGREDIENTS

BAKED DONUT INGREDIENTS:

 ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR: 2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour. 

 BAKING POWDER: 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. Make sure your baking powder is no more than 3 months old. If your using old baking powder, the donuts won’t rise properly.

 BAKING SODA: 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder. Again, make sure your baking soda is not too old or your donuts will not rise properly. 

 NUTMEG: 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.

 SALT: 3/4 teaspoon of salt.

 SUGAR: 3/4 cup of granulated sugar. 

 MILK: 1/2 cup of milk. 

 SOUR CREAM: 1/2 cup of sour cream. 

 EGGS: just 2 large eggs. 

 BUTTER: 1/4 cup of melted butter.

 VEGETABLE OIL: 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. 

 VANILLA EXTRACT: 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. 

VANILLA DONUT GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

 MILK: 1/2 cup of milk or heavy whipping cream.

 POWDERED SUGAR: 4 cups of powdered sugar. 

 VANILLA EXTRACT: 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. 

 SPRINKLES: And I love sprinkles on top of my donuts, but they are just as good without. 

BAKED VANILLA DONUTS RECIPE

HOW TO MAKE  DONUTS IN THE OVEN

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, and eggs until smooth.

STEP 3: Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick.

STEP 4: Spoon the batter into a large zipped bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.

STEP 5: Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the pan and bake the remaining donut batter. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.

HOW TO MAKE  VANILLA DONUT GLAZE:

STEP 1: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.  Dip the top of each donut into the bowl of glaze, and sprinkle with colored sprinkles immediately after glazing. Let glaze set for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Baked Vanilla Donuts

ADDITIONAL BAKING TIPS

EASY WAY TO FILL DONUT PAN:  I find the easiest way to fill the donut pan with the donut batter is to use a large ziplock bag. All I do is fill the donut batter into the ziplock bag and cut the corner off of one end and pipe the batter into each donut cup. Easy peasy.

VANILLA GLAZE: To make a thick glaze on top of these donuts, I like to dip each donut three times into the bowl of vanilla glaze. I start out by dipping each donut once in the vanilla glaze and then I put them on a pan with a wire rack to let the glaze set. Wait a couple minutes and dip each donut again, let them set and dip them one more time for the perfect thickness of glaze. And on the last dip, SPRINKLE the top of each donut with SPRINKLES.

SPRINKLES: I buy all my SPRINKLES here!

BAKED VANILLA DONUTS

BAKING TOOLS NEEDED

DONUT PAN: This is my favorite donut pan. 

MIXING BOWLS: These are the BEST mixing bowls, everyone needs one good set of mixing bowls. 

WHISK: I love this whisk, I use it for everything. 

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Baked Vanilla Donuts
Yield: 16 Donuts

Baked Vanilla Donuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

DONUTS:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

VANILLA GLAZE:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • sprinkles, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, and eggs until smooth.
  4. Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Spoon the batter into a large zipped bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the pan and bake the remaining donut batter. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.

MAKE THE VANILLA GLAZE:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Dip the top of each donut into the bowl of glaze, and sprinkle with colored sprinkles immediately after glazing. Let glaze set for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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36 comments on “Baked Vanilla Donuts”

  1. there is just something about homemade donuts that makes me so happy! 

  2. your baked vanilla donuts are the best! I love the way you decorated them, so pretty.

  3. These are so fun! The more sprinkles the better!

  4. Looks mouth watering! I love how easy to make this and it’s crazy delicious, definitely having this on the table!

  5. These donuts are cute and delicious! My kid will go crazy over these!

  6. I made these using your ziplock bag trick to filling the pan and it worked perfectly! Thanks so much for a great recipe.

  7. I just made these and They are sooooooo good!! =) My husband and son love them as well.Thanks!! =)

  8. Great recipe – thanks! Made these for my kids today, best baked donuts ever!

  9. These are so perfect for the Valentine’s Day! What a yummy way to start the celebration.

  10. My kids request these all the time! Who needs to run out to the store when you can make them right at home?! They love doing the sprinkles. 

  11. These were so good!  Didnt miss my donut shop donuts at all~. and the best part)besides that I had so many more than what I usually get at a donut store??…. My sister had no idea they were baked!  

  12. I love that you added sour cream,  it gives donuts these little extra somethin’ special!  (As do the sprinkles, yum.)

  13. Who doesn’t love a sprinkled donut!? These look so soft & delicious! Donuts are the best treats!

  14. These doughnuts look so delicious and colorful and healthy too. Best try this Valentine for sure.

  15. These are so pretty! I bet kids would love helping to make them too.

  16. Donuts are the best! These turned out perfect 🙂

  17. Such fun and cute looking donuts! I love that they are baked and not fried, can’t wait to try these!

  18. I know my three kids would love me for surprising them with these babies! They are the cutest and they look so moist.

  19. Yum! My girls love sprinkled donuts. Can’t wait to make them.

  20. Sounds good , I can’t wait to try them for my bake sales

  21. I can’t wait to try these! I got a donut pan for christmas! 🙂

  22. Very yummy! My glaze was not as thick as shown, even after dipping 3-4 times. Next time I will increase the powdered sugar a bit.

  23. I’ve made this recipe three times now and everyone just LOVES them!  Thank you for sharing!!!!!!

  24. What would be the best way to store these? Refrigerator or room temp?

  25. I just made these donuts with my husband and they turned out great. It was our first time making homemade donuts and this recipe was perfect!

  26. These look delicious! Can I use plain yogurt instead of the sour cream?

  27. i love these donunts

  28. I made today for a breakfast surprise for my kids- I cut the nutmeg in half and I am glad I did! 1 tsp would be too much for their palates! Otherwise, this is a great,quick recipe to whip up in the morning

  29. I made these donuts in a donut pan and turned out great, do you think if I made them on a regular baking sheet they would really lose their shape??

  30. I ordered the sprinkles you use!! I’m using them for a cake I’m making Friday. I will be sure to share pics with you on Instagram!

  31. I love donuts (especially the ones with sprinkles), but try to limit how much I eat them due to the high fat content. Baked donuts are a great way to still enjoy the flavors of the donut, but reduce the fat. I love how festive these are. Perfect for the weekend. 

  32. These are seriously gorgeous donuts! I definitely need to get a donut pan. Pinned!

  33. These are what I imagined heaven to be like – totally sprinkly and delicious! 

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