Making Glazed Baked Donuts at home is easier than you think. Skip going to your local bakery and make these easy glazed baked donuts. Easy pantry ingredients makes one of our favorite recipes.

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Baked Glazed Donut Recipe:

My kids love getting donuts at the local bakery shop. It has become a tradition to go to our local donut shop on Saturday morning for their delicious donuts. So I decided that we needed to try and make them at home.

These baked donuts are made completely from scratch. This recipe would be perfect to have on Christmas morning or for a weekend brunch.

This simple recipe gives you the bakery donuts that you crave on the weekend without all the rolling, cutting or frying the donuts. The benefit of making it from scratch is you can customize to your liking.

Close up image glazed donuts stacked.

How to make Glazed Donuts?

Making glazed baked donuts has never been easier. You probably have everything you need in your pantry to make these glazed donuts. What I love is that using a donut pan makes it easy to make these donuts.

No need to roll out the dough, you basically just mix together the ingredients and pour in the prepared pan.

These donuts are soft, almost cake-like texture, that are not overly sweet. The added vanilla glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness that tops off these donuts perfectly.

Plus there is no yeast in this recipe, so you don’t have to wait for them to rise.

Close up image of glazed donuts stacked on a white plate.

Ingredients: 

For the Donuts: 

  • Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Butter, melted 
  • Egg 
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract 

Vanilla Glaze: 

  • Powdered Sugar – Confectioners Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Salt 
  • Milk 

How to make baked donuts?

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a donut pan with non stick cooking spray. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the four, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract. 
Close up image of donut batter being made.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (do not over mix). 
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the donut pan filling each one about halfway full. I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan or place the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.  
Close up image of mixing the donuts and putting them in the donut pan.
  • Then bake for 10-13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donuts comes out clean.  Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

How to make the Donut Glaze?

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the powder sugar and salt. 
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract and gradually add about ½ tablespoon of milk until the glaze is the consistency that you desire. 
  • Add food coloring to the glaze at this time if you prefer. 
  • Dip the cooled doughnuts in the icing covering about half of the donuts. Then top with the sprinkles at this time. These are optional but the kids love them.  
  • Let the donuts cool on a cooling rack (so the glaze can set) for approximately 30 minutes before serving. 
Close up image of the process of glazing the donut.
  • Serve and enjoy these glaze donuts.

Tips for the best Glazed Donuts:

  • These donuts are best served warm. But will keep fresh in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
  • You can freeze these donuts for up to about 2 months. Once you are ready to serve, put the donuts in the refrigerator to thaw and then heat in microwave if you want them warm.
  • For ease of putting the dough in the donut tins, place your dough in a pastry bag.
  • Fill the pan about ¾ full for the perfect size of donut.
  • Let your donuts cool completely before putting on the glaze.
  • Try even double dunking the donuts in the glaze. It is so good with that extra icing.
Close up image of glazed donuts.

Donut Topping Options:

The vanilla glaze is perfect for this donut recipe. You can also add some food coloring to the glaze if one of your kids is wanting a pink donut.

We also love adding Sprinkles to our donuts. If you are making them for Christmas morning, add some Christmas sprinkles. Whatever holiday or birthday it is, your kids will love the extra sprinkles on their donuts.  

You can also make a cinnamon and sugar mixture by adding it to melted butter and dunk your donuts in that mixture before serving.

Close up image of glazed donuts stacked on a white plate.

Why you will love these donuts:

  • Pantry Ingredients
  • Quick and Easy to Make – When I say this is an easy recipe to make, I mean it. The process is pretty straight forward. You don’t dirty a bunch of pans and staple ingredients is all you need.
  • Baked and not fried
  • The texture is light and fluffy. It is almost like a cake but in donut form.
  • You are going to be amazed at how flavorful they are. We like basic ingredients and the classic donuts are made with a hint of vanilla and just the right sweetness that will make come back for more.
  • Plus the time it takes to make these donuts, is really no time at all. Waiting for it to cool is the longest part.
Close up image of glazed donuts on a white plate stacked.

Try this easy donut recipe today:

As with most recipes, I tried to find ways that I can recreate it at home. Donuts are my families favorite, so I knew making these donuts would make them so happy.

I secretly love a good donut also and this recipe hit the spot. I love having a donut and coffee in the morning to start my day.

This classic cake-like donut just makes my kids so happy. I don’t make them all the time, so when I do they get so excited.

Close up of glazed bake donuts stacked.

Print recipe here for Glazed Baked Donuts:

Glazed Baked Donuts 

5 from 10 votes
Making glazed baked donuts at home is easier than you think in a donut pan!  Skip the donut shop and make these easy ingredient donuts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cool to let glaze set 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 240
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • For the Donuts:
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • For the Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp Milk
  • Food Coloring and Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • FOR THE DONUTS:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a donut pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the four, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (do not over mix).
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the donut pan filling each one about halfway full. I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan or place the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.
  • Then bake for 10-13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donuts comes out clean.  Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the powder sugar and salt.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract and gradually add the milk (½ tsp at a time) until the glaze is the consistency that you desire.
  • Add food coloring to the glaze at this time if you prefer.
  • Dip the cooled doughnuts in the icing covering about half of the donuts. Then top with the sprinkles at this time.
  • Let the donuts cool (so the glaze can set) for approximately 30 minutes before serving.
  • Then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 240kcal, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 416mg, Potassium 66mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 28g, Vitamin A 193IU, Calcium 74mg, Iron 1mg

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