Festive Donuts | DIY Donuts for all occasions

I occasionally love to bake, especially around the holidays :) I particularly love trying new things and when I found out I could bake my own donuts it was obvious that I had to make them!

I love this recipe, its easy to make, its fun and you can involve the kiddies in the decorating process plus it's DELICIOUS!

Because I was making these for the holidays I wanted the donuts to have a festive feel and I went with holiday colors however you can customize them to your liking for any occasions, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties and even weddings! Here is what you need:

Donut mix

  • 2 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Glaze Mix

  • 1 Cup for each assorted Colored Chocolate Waffer Melts (I went with Red, White and Blue but they are sold in a variety of colors)
  • 1/2 Cup for each assorted sprinkle topping (I purchased Snowflake quins, Candy cane quins, Crushed Candy cane, Silver Balls and Unsweetened shredded Coconut)


Preheat your oven at 425 degrees c and pre-grease your donut pan and set it aside.

In a large bowl mix your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and set it aside. In another bowl mix your melted butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and vanilla extract together until it is well mixed. Then you add your first egg and mix again until well mixed and then you add your second egg. Finally once combined, add wet egg mix to dry flour mix and add milk. Wip together until smooth.

Add the mix into a baking bag and fill pan. Place pan in oven and bake for 8min. Poke with toothpick to unsure that its ready and voila! You can make your second batch! If you have multiple pans and baked it all at once you should be done there. Note: This recipe makes about a dozen donuts.

For your glaze, in separate bowls melt the wafers in the microwave in increments of 20 seconds to make sure they don't burn. Once melted dip donuts in melts and set aside. Sprinkle with topping of choice and serve. I personally love them warm so I would serve them up that way but of course you can let them cool and serve when desired :)

I make these in my Christmas special video so feel free to check it out below!