Nothing makes a weekend quite as special as a pan full of homemade oven-baked donuts glazed and ready for your family when they wake up in the morning.
This is an easy recipe for baked donuts without yeast.Jump to Recipe
Why This Recipe
Fun and Different. Making your own homemade donuts is a fun recipe. It's an easy way to celebrate the season.
Kid-Friendly Activity. Have your kids help you in the kitchen. When the reward is something as cool as homemade baked donuts, your kids will be excited to be involved in the process.
Hot, Fresh Donuts. Warm donuts glazed right out of the oven are so delicious, but these fluffy donuts also keep well and will taste great the next day.
How to Make Oven Baked Donuts
Making homemade donuts doesn't have to be complicated. It's a lot like making cookies. You'll mix the dry ingredients separate from the wet ingredients, beat the eggs a bit, and combine the two mixing bowls slowly.
Then you just fill your donut pan and bake them! Our oven-baked donuts recipe is pretty straightforward. Here are the details.
Ingredients for Oven Baked Donuts
All-Purpose Flour. If you need to make gluten-free oven-baked donuts, substitute this ingredient using gluten-free one-for-one all-purpose flour.
Baking Powder. For leavening.
Salt. Don't be tempted to leave out the salt. It's important for the chemistry of the recipe and the flavor.
Baking Soda. Also for leavening.
Unsalted Butter. Melted and cooled.
Vegetable Oil. Canola oil will also work.
Brown Sugar. Light or Brown Sugar will both work for this recipe.
Granulated Sugar. White sugar.
Large Eggs. Smaller eggs definitely make a difference.
Vanilla Extract. Don't be afraid to change this up! Maple, orange, lemon, or almond extracts will all be amazing.
Full recipe and measurements are in recipe card.
Ingredients for the Donut Glaze
Just a few basic ingredients are needed for this recipe.
Powdered Sugar. This is basically white sugar turned into powdered form and it makes glaze smooth and silky instead of granular in texture.
Heavy Whipping Cream. If you use milk instead, you may need to use less since the cream will make the glaze thicker.
Vanilla Extract. To make a white glaze, use clear vanilla. Regular vanilla extract is fine too.
Food Coloring. Optional.
The full recipe instructions for crumbl copycat recipe are in the recipe card, below but here is a step by step overview of the recipe
Preheat oven to 425º F.
Lightly spray donut pans with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, beat together butter, oil and both sugars.
Add eggs and beat until well combined.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Alternate flour mixture with milk until all batter is combined.
Fill a pastry piping bag with the doughnut batter or spoon into donuts pans about ¾ full.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place on wire rack to cool completely before frosting
Donut Glaze Instructions
- Add powdered sugar to small bowl.
- Next, add 3-4 tablespoons cream or milk and whisk, add more cream if needed to thin out glaze.
- Add vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- Finally, add food coloring if desired.
- Dip tops of donuts into glaze, shake off excess and immediately add sprinkles if desired.
- Let set about 10 minutes for glaze to harden.
- Serve or store in airtight container.
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Tips for this homemade baked donut recipe
You can change up the flavor so easily with this recipe. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or cardamom for an interesting variety. Choose a different extract to use in either the donut or the glaze instead of vanilla such as maple extract or lemon extract.
For best results store in an airtight container at room temperature.
How long to bake donuts in the oven?
Baking time may vary by oven. Our oven-baked donuts need to be baked for ten to twelve minutes until they turn golden brown or a cake tester inserted into the donut comes out clean. If you lightly press on a finished donut it will bounce back and retain its shape instead of having a finger indentation.
How do I store leftover donuts?
Keep your leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for two or three days until the glaze starts to separate and become weepy.
Can I freeze oven-baked donuts?
Yes. Freeze the donuts on a tray and then place them in a freezer-quality zip bag. Thaw the donuts as you need them with thirty seconds or so in the microwave.
In an ideal world you would freeze unglazed donuts and glaze them when they are thawed, but if that is not possible (because you already glazed them all), just be aware that the glaze will thaw faster than the donut in the microwave and won't be as satisfying.
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Oven Baked Donuts Without Yeast
- 2 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup ½ stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
- ⅓ cup brown sugar packed
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream **see notes
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract **see notes
- Coloring optional
- Lightly spray donut pans with cooking spray
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, oil and both sugars
- Add eggs and beat until well combined
- Stir in vanilla extract
- Alternate flour mixture with milk until all batter is combined
- Fill a pastry bag with the donut batter or spoon into donuts pans about ¾ full
- Bake fat 425 ° F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove and place on wire rack to cool completely
- Add powdered sugar to small bowl
- Add 3-4 tablespoons cream or milk and whisk, add more cream if needed to thin out glaze
- Add vanilla extract and whisk until smooth
- Add coloring if desired
- Dip tops of donuts into vanilla glaze, shake off excess and immediately add sprinkles if desired
- Let set about 10 minutes for glaze to harden
- Serve or store in airtight container
I hope you loved this easy baked donut recipe.
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These look so amazing! I'll be featuring this at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow!
Oh gosh! Thanks so much Pam!
I am sorry, baked at what temperature?
425 degrees F. It's in the recipe overview and I am adding it to the recipe card.