Funfetti Baked Donuts – Fun and colorful funfetti donuts made in a donut pan and topped with a simple vanilla glaze. Great for breakfast or dessert!
Funfetti Baked Donuts
When I got my donut pan a few years ago, it changed my life. I absolutely love donuts but I hate having to deal with deep-frying foods so the fact that I could just bake donuts instead was amazing. After making everything from peanut butter chocolate baked donuts to apple cider baked donuts, the donut pan became a mainstay at my house.
I decided to make a variation on my vanilla baked donuts by turning them into funfetti baked donuts! I love funfetti and the pop of colors is so fun. Whether you are making them for breakfast, dessert, or just as a snack, these donuts are going to be a huge hit!
Common Questions About Making Funfetti Baked Donuts
What are funfetti baked donuts?
Funfetti baked donuts are homemade vanilla donuts loaded with rainbow sprinkles that are baked in a donut pan and topped with a vanilla glaze and extra sprinkles.
Can you make donuts in the oven?
Yes. All you need is a donut pan that you can find at most stores or Amazon. You just fill it up with batter and then bake the donuts in it. They will have a much more cake-like texture than deep fried donuts.
Are baked donuts healthier?
A little bit. All though they still have a lot of sugar in them, they are not deep fried and greasy. They can be made even healthier by subbing granulated sugar for alternative sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup or using whole wheat flour instead of white flour but I have not tested those substitutions with this specific recipe so please do so with caution.
Are cake donuts baked or deep fried?
Cake donuts are baked. That’s what makes them different from traditional donuts.
Can you freeze baked donuts?
Yes, they freeze really well if you put them in a ziploc and into the freezer before you put the icing on top. Before serving, let the donuts defrost at room temperature and then make up the icing and assemble the donuts.
What other funfetti recipes can I make?
Try these funfetti recipes out –
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 12 donuts.
How long do they last?
These donuts last up to three days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.
What other baked donuts can I make?
Some of my favorite baked donuts include –
Ingredient Notes –
- Flour gives the donuts structure so they aren’t too wet. Make sure to measure using the scoop and level method as adding too much flour can result in dry donuts.
- Granulated sugar sweetens the donuts.
- Baking powder helps the donuts rise so they are light and fluffy.
- Milk adds moisture to the donuts so they don’t dry out.
- I love the combination of butter and vegetable oil in these donuts – butter adds delicious flavor but vegetable oil helps keep the donuts soft and fluffy.
- Egg binds the batter together so the donuts don’t fall apart.
- Vanilla enhances the sweetness in the donuts.
- I’m using classic rainbow sprinkles but use any kind you like.
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For the Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
For the Icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a donut pan with nonstick baking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, butter, egg, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined - you don't want to overmix.
- Next, add the sprinkles and mix to combine.
- Divide the batter between the wells of the donut pan, filling each one with about 1/3 cup of batter.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.
- Transfer the donuts to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
- Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Dip the donuts in the frosting and garnish with additional sprinkles, if desired.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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