Since today is my birthday, I wanted to have something fun for breakfast. Plus, we all know donuts are my favorite, so I made these funfetti donuts as a special treat. They’ve definitely started my day off on a fantastic foot 🙂
They’re surprisingly easy to make, and honestly not terrible for you. They even have some protein in them…but that’s beside the point because on your birthday, or any old morning for that matter, it’s important to treat yoself! And I totally suggest double dipping these in the glaze because it’s quite possibly the best part.
Birthday Funfetti Donuts
(adapted from this recipe)
for the donuts:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk (any kind will do, i used reduced fat)
1/4 cup greek yogurt (your favorite! i used non-fat greek)
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
for the glaze:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
just under 1/4 cup milk (any will work here, too)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
extra sprinkles for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray (I like coconut oil!) and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, greek yogurt, and egg. Add the melted butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spatula until combined. Do not over-mix! The batter will be thick. Gently fold in the sprinkles to avoid color bleeding.
5. Spoon batter into the donut pan, making sure to keep the holes clean. *These donuts rise a lot so don’t feel the need to fill the molds all the way to the top! Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
6. When the donuts have completely cooled, mix the confectioner’s sugar, milk and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat to make the glaze. Once the ingredients are completely combined, turn off the heat. Drop the donuts into the glaze and completely coat one side. Lay on parchment to catch the excess glaze. Once the glaze has set (after about 5 minutes), dip the donuts into the glaze again, stirring the glaze to liquify if necessary. To finish, top the donuts with sprinkles!
*These donuts taste best when eaten the same day they’re made, but you can also store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days! Unglazed donuts can be frozen for up to 2 months and microwaved for a quick thaw!
Alright y’all, I’m off to do some celebrating before I head to work. Have a great day!