Spread Love With Baked Donuts

I love a good reason to celebrate and a fun reason to bake goodies! This weekend we worked on our baked donut recipe and you’re going to love it! It’s a very simple recipe and will be an awesome way to spread love this Valentine’s Day or any day you want to enjoy these baked goodies! You can easily swap out the sprinkles to a different color or theme for any occasion. These baked donuts are moist, vanilla flavored and almost pancake like, which I love for a tasty breakfast bite. 

Valentines Day Donuts

How to Make Baked Donuts

Baked donuts are far easier to make than you might think. You are going to need a donut pan. This recipe is perfect for 6 donuts. If you’re cooking for more, I would use 2 donut pans and double the recipe so you don’t have to do each step twice. First, you will coat the donut pan with coconut oil. Next, mix the wet ingredients with the sugar in one bowl and the dry ingredients in a second bowl. Then add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Add the dough into a plastic bag to pipe the dough into each donut space.
   Making donuts at home 

The trick for adding the dough to a ziplock, is to wrap the ziplock around a cup so the cup can hold the bag open for you. Next spin the top of the bag to remove the air and cut about 1/4 inch off of the tip of the bag. 

pipe the dough  

When you pipe the dough into the pan, be sure to not over fill the space. Do not cover the middle or go above the center of the pan or the donuts will not have a center. Using a bag to pipe the dough helps to create even looking donuts. If you look at the photo below, you can see the difference in the bottom left donut, which was filled with a spoon. 


For this recipe, I made a simple glaze with just powdered sugar and milk. Then sprinkle on the sprinkles. Grab the full recipe below and lets see your donut creations! 

frosted donuts

heart sprinkle donuts

Baked Donuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious baked donuts made with love! These moist baked donuts are almost pancake like and are perfect for breakfast or a tasty treat.


  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil for Coating the Pan


  • 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream or Milk
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat Oven to 350F
  2. Coat Donut Pan with Coconut Oil
  3. Add Flour, Baking Powder and Salt to a Bowl
  4. Add Sugar, Egg, Cream and Vanilla to a Bowl
  5. Stir Dry Mixture into Wet Mixture
  6. Add Dough to a Plastic Bag, Cut a 1/4 Inch Tip Off
  7. Pipe Dough into Donut Pan, Keep dough at or Below the Center of the Donut Hole
  8. Bake For 10-12 Minutes
  9. Make Icing: Stir Powdered Sugar and Heavy Cream Together
  10. Take Donuts Out of the Pan and Let Cool
  11. Frost Donuts With Icing Using a Spoon
  12. Sprinkle on the Sprinkles!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g

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Sprinkles on the donuts

We hope you and your family enjoy these tasty baked donuts this Valentine’s Day, or any day! Sending you all tons of love this February. xo, Bri 

valentines baked donuts

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I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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