Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat any day of the week. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy while being topped in the best glaze.

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.
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Homemade glazed donuts

Yum! Donuts! Glazed donuts in particular are so classic and so yummy!

They are even better warm and each bite of the glaze just sinks into the donut. Oh my goodness. Can you tell we love donuts around here?

Now, I love a good donut shop like the next person but I wanted to try my hand at making these at home. The results? Our family declared these the absolute best donuts ever!

Plus, they are so easy because you don’t have to deep fry them but instead bake them in the oven. So simple!

Even the glaze is really easy. Anyone can make these for a great breakfast, snack or just because!

If you love donuts, you might also love Krispy Kreme Donut Holes or our other Donut Recipes.

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.

Ingredients

For the Donuts: 

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

For the Vanilla Glaze: 

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • vanilla Extract 
  • Salt 
  • Milk 
  • Food Coloring and Sprinkles -optional

Instructions: 

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.
Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.

How to make homemade glazed donuts

First, go ahead and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Also, you will need a donut pan. Spray it with cooking spray. 

Second, get out a large mixing bowl. Add the flour , sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk this together.

Then get out a separate bowl. Add the melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract. Stir this all together.

Next, gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. You want this to be just combined. Be careful to not overmix this.

Once combined, pour the mixture evenly into the donut pan. Each donut spot should be filled about halfway full.

Tip: This is optional but I like to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan. You can also place the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.  Either ideas will work and it helps to easily fill each donut.

Finally, bake the donuts for 10 to 13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donuts comes out clean.

Once out of the oven, allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. After this, put the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.
Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.

How to make the glaze

While the donuts cool, let’s make the glaze.

First, get out a mixing bowl and whisk together the powdered sugar and salt. 

Second, stir in the vanilla extract. Gradually add the milk. I would do just a ½ teaspoon at a time. Keep adding the milk until the glaze is the consistency that you prefer.

If you plan to add food coloring to the glaze, now is when you do it.

The last step is to dip the cooled doughnuts in the icing. You want to cover about half of each donuts.

Finally, top with the sprinkles if you want to add those. This is optional!

Allow the donuts to cool so that the glaze can set. This normally takes about 30 minutes.

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored at room temperature inside an airtight container for up to 2 days. You can also store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Variations:

Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.

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Homemade glazed donuts

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Homemade glazed donuts are so easy to make at home for a delightful treat. Glazed donuts are soft and fluffy and topped in the best glaze.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 120

Ingredients

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 120kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 2g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 208mg, Potassium 33mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 97IU, Calcium 37mg, Iron 1mg

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