Why not make our first recipe something sweet and mildly ridiculous? Something that makes you smile just looking at it. Something like Fruity Pebble donuts!
A nearby bakery that we frequently visit has the best donuts I’ve ever had – they’re huge, they’re cheap, and they’re perfectly cake-y. I’m not usually a sugary cereal eater, but this bakery makes a Fruity Pebble donut that’ll turn even the biggest health nuts into fans – it’s that amazing. So I decided to take a basic old-fashioned donut recipe and make it my own by adding the rainbow cereal into the batter and topping it off with more cereal and frosting that tastes just like the milk at the end of your bowl.
Instead of frying, I’m baking these donuts using this donut pan I bought on Amazon.
Ingredients (yields 12 donuts)
For the donuts:
- 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons softened butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
- Cooking spray, shortening, or butter for greasing the pan
For the icing:
- 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
- 1/3 cup milk
- More Fruity Pebbles cereal for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 350° F and lightly grease your donut pan.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth and creamily mixed. Add in the egg, and mix again until fully combined.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the butter mixture and stir to combine (should be a doughy consistency), then add the milk (turning it into more of a batter). Once fully mixed, add cereal and stir lightly.
- Scoop the mixture into the donut pan and try to get each donut as even as you can. Bake in your preheated oven for about 16-18 minutes, or until perfectly golden brown, then take out to cool on a wire rack.
- To make the frosting, pour the cereal in a bowl and pour milk over it. Give it a stir, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes to really get that cereal milk flavor. Strain the milk into another bowl and toss out the cereal. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the milk and whisk to combine.
- Once the donuts have cooled (don’t do it early – I know you’re excited to taste these but the icing will melt and run if the donuts are too warm), dip one side of each donut in the frosting. To garnish with more cereal, you can either sprinkle it over the freshly iced donut, or pour cereal into a separate dish and dip each donut just after icing. Enjoy!