Baked Funfetti Donuts

Make any morning special with a batch of baked sprinkle donuts! They’re double dipped in vanilla glaze, topped with sprinkles, and simple to make. These baked donuts can easily be adapted into muffins if you don’t have a donut pan. See my recipe notes.

These funfetti donuts taste just like your favorite sprinkled donuts at the bakery! They're baked and so easy to make at home.

These sprinkled, glazed donuts taste like an absolute dream come true. They’re the happiest donuts in the world– you can not NOT smile when you eat them!

Sprinkles

Why You’ll Love These Baked Donuts:

  • No electric mixer required
  • Baked, not fried
  • Filled and topped with sprinkles
  • Double dipped in vanilla glaze
  • Soft, dense, and cakey (more like a muffin than a fried donut)
  • Perfect for birthdays and celebrations
  • Totally fun and happy!

These funfetti donuts taste just like your favorite sprinkled donuts at the bakery! They're baked and so easy to make at home.

Two Parts to Baked Sprinkle Donuts

  1. Donuts: We’re using my standard baked donut recipe as the base. It’s what I use for my chocolate frosted donuts, baked cinnamon sugar donuts, crumb cake donuts (doubled for that recipe), baked maple donuts, and lemon poppy seed donuts. It’s a very thick batter that produces tight-crumbed, cakey donuts. There’s a small handful of basic ingredients required like flour, egg, leaveners, and milk. I like to add Greek yogurt to the donut batter for a moisture punch (sour cream works too) and a little nutmeg for that quintessential bakery taste.
  2. Vanilla Glaze: You only need 3 ingredients for the vanilla glaze. Combine milk, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract and heat them together over low heat. This extra step of heating the ingredients together helps the glaze “set” on top of each donut.

These funfetti donuts taste just like your favorite sprinkled donuts at the bakery! They're baked and so easy to make at home.

Quick Overview: How to Make Baked Sprinkle Donuts

You only need a couple bowls and a spatula for these easy donuts. No mixer required!

  1. Make the donut batter. Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Whisk to combine both. Gently fold in the sprinkles.
  2. Fill the donut cavities. Transferring donut batter into the donut pan can be tricky, so I always suggest using a zipped-top bag to pipe the batter. (You can see me doing this below). Just spoon the batter into a large zipped-top bag, trim off a bottom corner, and squeeze the batter into the pan. The donut batter is thicker than you’d expect, so it pipes pretty neatly.
  3. Bake. They bake up VERY quickly!
  4. Make the glaze. I usually do this as the donuts bake. Combine the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the glaze is smooth and remove from heat.
  5. Dip into glaze. Begin dunking the donuts, one by one, into the glaze. Place on a cooling rack so the excess icing drips down. And don’t be afraid to do a double dip! Double dip > single dip. Don’t forget to top with additional sprinkles!

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Baked Funfetti Donuts. These taste just like your favorite sprinkled donuts at the bakery. And they're so simple to make at home!

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Baked Funfetti Donuts

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 donuts
  • Category: Donuts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Glazed donuts filled and topped with sprinkles. These funfetti donuts are baked, not fried and are so simple to make!


Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
  • 1/3 cup (65g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk*
  • 1/4 cup (60g) Greek yogurt*
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk*
  • 2 cups (240g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: extra sprinkles for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. For the donuts: whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the milk, yogurt, and egg together until smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the sprinkles gently to ensure they do not bleed their color. I use these rainbow jimmies and they do not bleed.
  4. Spoon the batter into the donut cups—I highly recommend using a large zipped-top bag for ease, as pictured above. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing. I find the glaze “sets” easier onto cooled donuts.
  6. For the glaze: combine the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the glaze is smooth. Remove from heat and immediately begin dunking the donuts, one by one, into the glaze. I simply dropped each donut into the saucepan and moved it around to coat evenly. Transfer each donut to a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch the glaze drippings. Take each donut and dunk again if you have enough glaze leftover. Sprinkle with additional sprinkles.
  7. Donuts taste best eaten the same day, though they may be covered tightly and stored at room temperature for 2 days.

Notes

  1. Freezing Instructions: You can freeze the glazed or unglazed donuts for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm up to your liking in the microwave. I usually just zap ’em for a couple seconds.
  2. Special Tool (affiliate link)Donut Pan
  3. Nutmeg: Gives that “bakery donut” taste.
  4. Milk: Skim milk, 1%, 2%, whole, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or rice milk is OK.
  5. Yogurt: Sour cream or nonfat, low fat, vanilla, plain, Greek, or regular yogurt is OK.
  6. Muffin Pan: No donut pan? No problem! You can make this recipe into 8-10 muffins using a muffin pan. Bake at the same temperature for 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Keywords: funfetti donuts, baked funfetti donuts

These funfetti donuts taste just like your favorite sprinkled donuts at the bakery! They're baked and so easy to make at home.

282 Comments

  1. These look perfect, Sally! So fun and pretty! I love that these have greek yogurt and are baked–we can call that “healthy January” right? 😉 And the idea of warming glaze is brilliant. Tucking that knowledge away for when I need it! Pinned! P.S. I’m so impressed that you posted this amidst all the craziness–you’re inspiring!

    1. A flood won’t keep me from baking something delicious. Baking with sprinkles is stress relief, of course. Thanks for pinning Erin!

  2. Yum! These look great and it’s awesome that you started using your new oven already. I don’t like it when homemade baked donuts taste like muffins so I think I’ll try this recipe because it looks great!

  3. LoverOfAnythingChocolate says:

    My favorite childhood donut was the Chocolate Long John, that one was the ultimate! I still eat it.. 🙂

    1. Oh it’s been way too long since I had a chocolate long john! They are amazing, you are right.

  4. Kate @ Coffee with Kate says:

    To.die.for. These look so scrumptious and easy — I think I have every ingredients in my kitchen already! I definitely want to make these with Almond Milk … now I do need a donut pan …

    1. Yep, almond milk would be perfect. Let me know if you give these a try sometime Kate!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Amen! Sprinkles are the best things ever – smiles on a sunny day. 🙂

  6. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says:

    It’s certainly tough not to smile when you’re covering something in sprinkles…and especially when that something is a baked Funfetti donut! I had a hankering for donuts this weekend, too, and stumbled upon the tip of snipping a corner of a plastic bag to pipe the donuts into the pan. Man, what a time saver!

    Love the idea about warming the glaze – I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Such a great time saver, right? And so much less messy. I used to spend a long time neatly pouring the batter into the donut pans. This way is heaven sent. Let me know if you give these a try. Thanks Alyssa!

  7. I am so sorry about your apartment, and am glad things are starting to get better. I just got a donutpan and am really looking forward to trying these donuts! Thank
    s for all the awesome recipes! I am looking forward to getting your book! 🙂

    1. Thanks Rochelle! Let me know if you give these a try.

      1. I gave them a try! And I loved them 🙂 I loved the nutmeg “bakery” taste as you said earlier, and of course the sprinkles!! I will definitely make these again! PS. I made your whole wheat peanut butter blondies today and they were amazing as well!!

      2. So glad you are loving these two recipes. The donuts are phenomenal and the nutmeg is crucial! Love those blondies too of course.

  8. These look incredible, Sally. I love doughnuts, but I don’t have a doughnut pan. Still a little leery at trying to make doughnuts. Don’t want to ruin them for me! I’m amazed at how quickly you got back up and running! The new place looks great. Glad your oven is similar!

    1. Thanks Laura! It’s going to take a lot more than a flood to keep me from baking something delicious that’s for sure. I appreciate the kind words!

  9. Hi Sally,

    These pics are so beautiful. I think anything with sprinkles photographs the prettiest. These look yum!
    I hope you’re able to settle down and things are soon back to normal for you. BTW, not that going thru such a trauma is worth it, but do you get to buy anything new? (from the disaster-struck areas) like sofa, pots/pans, any room decor?
    *I love u so much Sally! You are an internet sweetheart. 🙂

    1. Iram, we filed a claim for the items damaged so hopefully we’ll get some replacements soon. But my mom did treat me to a few new things this past weekend like new towels, picture frames, and I bought a new nightside stand because ours got all scratched up in the move. It was old anyway.

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These donuts are gorgeous, sprinkles make everything better!

  11. Helen @ Scrummy Lane says:

    LOVE that these are so simple … and colourful!
    I’ve never actually tried to make donuts before, so I think this easy recipe would be a great one to start me off! Love that they have Greek yoghurt in, too … one of my fave ingredients!
    So glad things are looking up for you again, Sally. Thank goodness you didn’t OWN that apartment!

    1. I am VERY thankful we didn’t own the apartment. That would have been a nightmare. Worse than a nightmare!

  12. Mademoiselle C. says:

    Sally you are opening my baking horizon! Who knew donuts were so easy?

    Mademoiselle C. xx
    www.creamstop.com

    1. They are beyond simple to make at home. Hope you try them!

  13. Becca @ Crumbs says:

    Yum Yum! My last attempt at baked donuts was a disaster but I trust your recipes far more Sally and will give it another go!

    1. Let me know if you try these. Thanks Becca!

  14. These donuts look amazing! Love the sprinkles. At work I always steal the one with sprinkles, since I work with mostly guys that is ok. Thanks for sharing the nuts.com link… I’ve seen that twice in the past week, so may have to look into purchasing from there. Sometimes its hard for me to find things in my small area.

    1. Laura, I order sprinkles from there all the time. And since it sounds like you love sprinkles, you should too. Very inexpensive!

  15. YUMMY! I don’t have a donut pan but I will totally make these in my muffin pan. Thanks so much for sharing and for your positivity on this Monday morning!

    1. Thanks Madison. Enjoy these as mini muffins! They should probably take about 8-10 minutes.

  16. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness says:

    I think I am in love with you. Healthy donuts that are funfetti ?(which is my flavour obsession!) I am in serious need of this.I have this awesome little electric mini donut maker (like a waffle maker) that I got at a thrift store for 1$ that I need to try these out in!
    Pinned!

    1. I’ve seen those mini donut makers again! I want to get one. Thanks for pinning!

  17. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This is totally happiness in a donut!

  18. I am going and buying a donut pan today. I had my first donut in years at Dunkin Donuts last night and oh my gosh, they are so good! I would love to have a lighter, homemade version. These look so amazing. You are too, getting such gorgeous photos after the flood! And this is no ordinary recipe – I am pinning and making!

    1. Thanks Mary Frances! It took me a few hours to find the best lighting and position in the new apartment. It was basically how I spent my entire morning and afternoon yesterday. The lighting is practically identical to my last apartment. You will love these homemade donuts!

  19. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    I almost just got up from my computer to make these- donuts are perfect for the first day of classes! These look to die for- I love the double dip of glaze and all of the sprinkles!

    1. Donuts certainly would make the first day of classes much more mentally manageable. 😉

  20. Erin | The Law Student's Wiferin says:

    My donut pan and I went through an obsessive phase, but lately it’s been languishing in the cupboard. Time to bust it out and get baking ASAP! Glad you guys are getting settled back in. Thanks for the tip on warming the glaze too!

    1. Erin, I went through a heavy donut phase a year or two ago. It was time to dust off my pan and start baking them again! How can you not smile when you’re having a donut for breakfast?

  21. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

    My daughter is going to love these donuts! Anything with sprinkles is like heaven for her. I mad her your funfetti pancakes the other day and she loved them!

  22. Paloma | Paloma Loves Baking says:

    Wow! The donuts look amazing! I can’t wait to bake them… but first, I have a tiny question: my donut pan is for mini donuts, do I have to change the baking time or oven temperature?
    Thanks!

    1. Hey Paloma! Great question. Do not change the oven temperature. The mini donuts will take about 6 minutes.

      1. Paloma | Paloma Loves Baking says:

        Thanks Sally! I will definitely try this recipe!

  23. I really love them! I will try and bake them soon 😉

  24. The lighting is a little different here. I have to shoot about 3 hours earlier because of the position the apartment faces. Not a huge deal, I just have to rearrange my routine a bit. You know all too well how it is Averie!

    1. Hello Sally Im 12 years old and love baking. I love your blog and use your recipes a lot. I made these donuts today and they taste sooooooo good! Thanks for posting such amazing recipes 🙂

  25. Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy says:

    Funfetti is my favorite kind of cake, and was pretty much a requirement in my house for every family member’s birthday. I love that you made funfetti donuts! They really do make you smile!

    1. They brightened my entire day after eating one. You need to give them a try, Michelle! Thanks so much.

  26. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    Oh these are so fun Sally! Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

  27. Ummmm….this ALMOST convinces me that I need to make donuts but I am going to resist because donuts are one of the very very very (VERY) few sweet treats I don’t crave and I KNOW your recipe will change that for me. My mouth is literally watering looking at your pictures! HOLY YUM.

    I made another batch of your Thick Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday. I never thought I would say this but seriously, this is THE chocolate chip cookie recipe. THE. ONE. I had a coworker just walk over and tell me she bows to my baking abilities after the past two batches I brought into work.

    I made your Almond Butter Chocolate Chip cookies too but I will leave a comment on that post for ya.

    Enjoy your donuts!

    1. Thanks Christine! Those triple chocolate chip cookies blow my mind too. I could use a whole plate of them right now to be honest!

      1. I actually ordered a donut pan last night. I can’t get that glaze out of my mind…and the sprinkle batter….I know these will be amazing!

  28. Well I’m glad your family is adjusting well to the move and things seem to be working out pretty well. Jude seems to be loving it, too… Maybe he was behind your pipes bursting 😉

    Before I got to the bottom of your post, I was thinking this would be the best possible way to start your day because sprinkles = happiness. ALWAYS.

    1. Yup. These donuts for sure cheered us up. Well… me at least. Jude loves the extra space he now has. Especially the deck!

  29. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says:

    i need to try these soon! i only have a mini doughnut pan, but these will be so cute all mini and small like that 🙂

    1. If they’re mini, you have the excuse to eat way more than 1. Hope you try them Sarah!

  30. Caroline @ Pass the Cocoa says:

    Aw, these are so cute and pretty, Sally! Love them!

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