Your kids will love taking breakfast to the next level with these colorful Fruity Pebble Donuts. This recipe starts with a classic baked donut base and the addition of the sweetness of Fruity Pebbles Cereal. Top these delicious donuts with a bright strawberry-flavored glazed and you and you're little ones will be ready to start the day!
Other donut recipes you might like are Buttermilk Donuts with a Cinnamon and Sugar Topping, Baked Chocolate Glaze Donuts, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Donuts.
For the donuts you will need Fruity Pebbles Cereal, buttermilk, egg, canola oil, butter, vanilla, Greek yogurt or sour cream, sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda.
For the frosting you will need powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, strawberry extract, pink food dye, and a little more Fruity Pebbles Cereal to decorate the top of the donuts.
If you do not have strawberry extract available, a vanilla glaze will work just fine.
Step-by-Step Recipe Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Place 1 cup of the Fruity Pebbles Cereal into a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk and stir. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix.
Lightly beat the egg and add it to the bowl with the cereal and buttermilk. Add the oil, vanilla, Greek yogurt or sour cream, sugar and the melted butter.
Stir the wet ingredients until completely combined.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until the donut batter is completely combined.
Fill the donut pan with the batter about ¾ full. You can use a piping bag or a spoon for this step.
Tap the donut pan on the counter a couple of times to help reduce air bubbles before baking.
Bake the donuts for 10 minutes or until the tops of the donuts spring back when you slightly press them. You can also use a toothpick to check to see if they are ready. Just insert the toothpick into the center of one of the donuts and it will come out clean.
Leave the cereal donuts in the pan for about 10 minutes to cool.
After they have cooled slightly, flip the pan over to remove the donuts. If they do not remove easily, use a knife to gently work the sides away from the donut pan and try flipping the pan again.
While the donuts are cooling, mix together the ingredients to make the strawberry glaze.
In a bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk, pink food dye, vanilla and strawberry extract.
Mix together the strawberry glaze ingredients to make a consistency as shown above.
Take an extra cup of Fruity Pebble cereal and place them in a baggie. Press on the bag to lightly crush the cereal.
Dip the donuts in the glaze. Next, set the donuts, glaze side up, on a rack. They may drip a bit so have a piece of parchment paper or paper towel under the wire rack.
Before the glaze starts to harden, sprinkle the tops of the Fruity Pebble Donuts with lightly crushed cereal for a burst of bright colors and decoration.
We hope your family enjoys this donut recipe. Making cereal donuts can be so much fun for the kids. Try different flavors of cereal and different cereal toppings that your little ones will enjoy!
Immediately after glazing donuts, sprinkle with crushed cereal. If you allow the glaze to harden, the cereal will not stick.
When preparing your glaze, add your whole milk one tablespoon at a time until you achieve your desired consistency. For me, it was about 3 tablespoons.
Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry spot for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If freezing, don’t frost. Add the glaze after they have thawed and are ready to be served.
If you don't have a donut pan, or you have extra donut batter, try making mini muffins! Spray the muffin pan with nonstick spray and use a cookie scooper to fill the muffin cups. They will probably take a little less time to bake than the donuts do so keep a close eye on them.
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Fruity Pebble Donuts Recipe
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- ¾ cup Buttermilk
- 1 ⅔ cup All-Purpose Flour
- ¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 4 tablespoons Butter melted (salted)
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
- 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 ½ cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Strawberry Extract
- 3 drops Pink Gel Food Dye
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place 1 cup of fruity pebbles and the buttermilk in a large mixing bowl. Give a slight stir and set aside.
- Combine all dry ingredients for the donuts (flour, baking powder, and baking soda). Mix.
- Lightly whisk the egg before adding it to the bowl with the cereal and buttermilk in it. Add the oil, vanilla, Greek yogurt, sugar, and melted butter to the bowl as well. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, a bit at a time, and stir it in until thoroughly combined.
- Get the prepared donut pan and fill each cavity about ¾ of the way full. Use a piping bag or a spoon.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops of the donuts are spring back when slightly pressed.
- Do not remove the donuts from the pan. Just set the donuts away from the stove for about 10 minutes or until cool.
- While the donuts are cooling, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze, except the cereal, and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Gently remove the donuts from the pan and dip the tops of the donuts in the prepared glaze, before placing them glaze up on a piece of parchment paper, a pan, plate, etc.
- Lightly crush the remaining 1 cup of fruity pebbles and sprinkle in a diagonal direction across the corners of each donut.
- Serve, eat, and enjoy!