Baked Funfetti Donuts {From Scratch}

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My son has been doing little jobs around the house lately. When I told him that he was a great helper, he said that he was doing jobs so that he could earn donuts. I was unaware that donuts were our household currency, but, hey, whatever works!

Since my kids (and my husband) love sprinkles and Funfetti, I wanted to make them a baked Funfetti donut from scratch. Now, these aren’t health food, but they have some good-for-you ingredients. So, they’re perfect for those times when you want to celebrate or indulge without going too crazy calorie-wise.

Baked Funfetti Donuts
 
Ingredients
Donuts
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 T. warm water (about 100 F)
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt (or a pinch of table salt)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. vanilla Greek yogurt (fat-free is ok)
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. low-fat milk
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c. sprinkles
Glaze
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-3 T. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (I used clear vanilla to keep the glaze white.)
  • 3 T. sprinkles
Instructions
  1. To make the donuts, preheat oven to 350 F. Spray two (6-count) doughnut pans with a flour-based baking spray, like Baker's Joy.
  2. In a small bowl, stir water and yeast together. Let the yeast sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the eggs, yogurt, butter, milk, vanilla, and yeast mixture; stir until combined.
  6. Spoon batter (about 1/4-cup per donut) into prepared pans, smoothing as needed.
  7. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until set and light golden brown.
  8. Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to form a thick but viscous glaze.
  11. Remove donuts to wire rack, and drizzle warm donuts with glaze.
  12. Add sprinkles while glaze is still warm. Once the glaze sets up, the sprinkles won't stick.
  13. Donuts are best enjoyed warm.

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Comments

    • says

      Even though I came up with this recipe a while ago, he’s still asking if he can trade chores for these donuts. It’s a great system. =) Thanks!!

    • says

      Wouldn’t that be an awesome system! I’m pretty sure I’d be broke, though, because I’d totally eat all my money. =)

    • says

      Thank so much for the features and the shares! I bought the inexpensive Wilton pans, and they’ve been great so far.

    • kateheartseating says

      I’m enjoying it while it lasts! I’m sure it won’t be too long before they outgrow this! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks, Carrie!! They’re really fun! I use my donut pan a lot more than I thought I would. =)

  1. says

    I love to save calories anyway I can and I love this combination! Can’t wait to try it! What type of donut pan do you use and like? Let me know! Thanks for sharing!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! Me too! Saving a few calories here and there can really add up. I use Wilton donut pans. They bake evenly, are nonstick, can go in the dishwasher, and are cheap (like $9 a pan).

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much, Amy!! Every once in a while, it’s kinda nice to have a little dessert to start the day. =)

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