Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Donuts

So, those of you who have been around here for awhile might vaguely remember all the whining I did a couple of years ago about moving.

Let me refresh your memory: It’s hard. I don’t like it. People expect me to sweep and vacuum before they come look at the house. It’s hard. I don’t like it. It’s hard.

Ah, there you go. Now you remember.

Well, I don’t think I mentioned that we had a heck of a time selling our house and eventually cancelled our contract with our realtor and just sold it contract for deed.

The people that purchased it contract for deed were great. And then they decided they couldn’t afford it anymore and the house is mine again.

Do you know what this mean?

I’m trying to sell a house again. So, um, it’s hard. I don’t like it. People expect me to sweep and vacuum. It’s hard. I don’t like it.

This time is a little bit easier, though because the house is vacant. This means there are no short people running around dropping crumbs and leaving toys all over every available inch of floor space.  Also? I didn’t have to pack even one box.

Anyway, I’m sorry I’m all wordy. It’s just selling a house is hard. I don’t like it, and stop me if I’ve already mentioned this, but people expect me to sweep and vacuum.

(I’m done now.)

So, to make myself feel better, I made donuts. Vanilla glazed vanilla donuts. With sprinkles. Because sprinkles make life happier.


Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Donuts

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 6 donuts
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 202 kcal

Sprinkles make life happier, don't you think? Make these for breakfast when you need a pick-me-up.


For the donuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup or more powdered sugar, depending on the consistency you'd like
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk or cream


To make the donuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 and lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and butter, whisking to combine.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. The batter will be thick.
  5. Use two spoons to drop spoonfuls of batter into the donut pan (one to scoop and one to scrape the batter off and into the pan). You should have just enough batter for 6 donuts.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
To make the glaze:
  1. While the donuts are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or cream until smooth. Add more liquid or powdered sugar as needed to get the consistency you prefer.
  2. When the donuts are finished baking and cool enough to handle, dip them in the glaze. Add sprinkles if they make you happy.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

recipe from Averie Cooks