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A close up of a doughnut topped with sprinkles

Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Donuts

Sprinkles make life happier, don't you think? Make these for breakfast when you need a pick-me-up.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 202kcal


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:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 and lightly grease a donut pan.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and butter, whisking to combine.
  • Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. The batter will be thick.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

To make the glaze:

  • 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.
  • When the donuts are finished baking and cool enough to handle, dip them in the glaze. Add sprinkles if they make you happy.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.2mg