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closeup of a stack of three vanilla glazed donuts

Baked Glazed Donuts

Enjoy these soft baked glazed vanilla donuts with the sweetness and warmth we all crave without the deep frying. They're soft, simple, and perfectly delicious!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Glaze time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 329kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk

For the Glaze

  • 1 ¼ Cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease the donut tin.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add softened butter, oil, brown sugar and white sugar and stir to combine until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and beat until combined.
  • Add the baking soda, salt and baking powder, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined well.
  • Then gradually add the flour and the milk, mixing while adding them in. (The batter will be thick but if it's too thick, add a tablespoon of milk)
  • Spoon the batter into the baking tin, filling each hole ¾ full.
  • Bake on 425 for 10 minutes and cool in the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack.
  • After baking, prepare the glaze by adding the melted butter, confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla to a medium bowl and stirring until blended well.
  • While the donuts are warm, dip each one into the bowl of glaze. Then place it back onto the cooling rack.
  • Feel free to double glaze if desired!


The recipe is thick. Add 1 tablespoon to the batter if needed (careful not to add too much)
Instead of spooning batter into tin, place the batter in a piping bag or a plastic storage bag a squeeze into the each hole.
Dipping warm donuts into the glaze helps the glaze spread more evenly.
Feel free to double glaze if desired! Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder for a chocolate glaze.
Top with seasonal sprinkles if desired right after donut is dipped in the glaze so the stick well.
Want to cut calories? Leave the glaze off completely.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg