These fun Patriotic Glazed Funfetti Donuts will brighten any morning. The swirls of red, white, and blue and lots of sprinkles will make anyone smile first thing in the morning.
Add a batch of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Donuts to give everyone some options with their coffee.
If you are looking for a fun breakfast idea for the 4th, I’ve got you covered. don’t know about you, but I love fun cute food creations for the holidays. Usually I stick to making those fun treats around the fall and winter holidays though.
This year I got this idea to swirl a red, white, and blue glaze on top of donuts for the 4th of July. And of course, I couldn’t rest until I got into the kitchen and tried it out ahead of time.
Have you seen all the different galaxy donuts floating around the web? This is a fun patriotic variation of those homemade donuts.
To give the patriotic donuts even more color, I added red, white, and blue sprinkles to the donut batter. Then after they were baked, I added some gold glitter stars to the top of the glaze. It make them look kind of like a swirled flag donut.
Best idea ever! It upped the awesome factor at least by ten notches. Well, in my head that is.
Even though these donuts look ridiculous and fun, they really are just a basic vanilla donut with vanilla glaze. “Donut” let all the colors fool you. Sometimes a jazzed up simple recipe is best!
Last week one of my sisters and her family were passing through Orlando, so we headed up to visit with them for a few days. Since I had just gotten done testing these Patriotic Glazed Funfetti Donuts, we brought them with us too.
My nieces couldn’t believe that I had actually made these colorful baked donuts. They were in love with all the colors and sprinkles too! And I enjoyed spoiling them with donuts and extra hugs!
I’m not sure if my sister was happy about the extra sugar that the girls were eating those few days, but hey, that’s what an aunt is for, right?
Tips for Making these Patriotic Glazed Funfetti Donuts:
Spray your donut pan with a good nonstick spray. No one wants chunks of donuts left behind. I love using Baker’s Joy for donut and bundt pans. It works every single time.
Mix together your donut batter and spoon it into a large ziplock bag. Cut one corner off and squeeze it into the prepared pan. Try to only fill them halfway. It’s ok if you fill them a little fuller. They just won’t have as much of a open center. Just use a knife to cut it out before adding the glaze if that happens.
Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 2-3 minutes, then loosen the edges with a knife and lift them out. Place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Wipe the pan out with a paper towel and spray it again before repeating with the rest of the batter.
Whisk together the glaze ingredients and divide it evenly into three bowls. Tint two of the bowls with a red and blue gel color.
Place a baking sheet under your wire rack. You can thank me later when you don’t have to clean the glaze off your counters.
Spoon a little bit of each color on top of a donut. It should kind of resemble a beach ball at this point. Use the back of a clean spoon or your finger to gently swirl the colors together. Make sure you don’t swirl it too much though or you will lose the color definition.
Add sprinkles to the top while the glaze is still wet. Repeat with the rest of the baked donuts!
Make a batch of these fun Patriotic Glazed Funfetti Donuts and a pitcher of this Pineapple Orange Punch to share them with your family and friends this summer.
More fun desserts for the Fourth of July:
- Layers of strawberries and blueberries in these Lemon Mousse Fruit Parfaits make a great grab and go treat for picnics!
- Swirls of color and marshmallow sparklers make this Red White and Blue Bundt Cake a great dessert for parties.
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles jazz up this easy S’mores Popcorn. Make a batch to munch on while watching fireworks.
- These Fourth of July Sugar Cookies from Nutmeg Nanny are a great sweet treat to share with friends.
- The Food Charlatan added stars and stripes to this perfect Cherry Pie for the 4th of July.
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Patriotic Glazed Funfetti Donuts recipe:
For the Donuts
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon butter vanilla emulsion* (see note below)
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles
For the Glaze
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 Tablespoons heavy cream
- red and blue gel color
- gold glitter star sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a regular sized donut pan with non stick baking spray.
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg, butter vanilla, and yogurt and beat again.
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly add this mixture alternately with the milk until everything is mixed in.
- Gently stir the sprinkles into the batter. Spoon the batter into a large ziplock bag and cut one corner off. Fill the donut cavities half full. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes before gently removing the donuts and placing them on a wire rack.
- Wipe the pan out with a paper towel and spray again with nonstick spray. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Let the donuts cool completely.
- Whisk together the glaze ingredients. Divide the glaze evenly into 3 bowls. Tint two of the bowls with the red and blue color.
- Spoon a little bit of each color over the tops of the donuts in a beach ball pattern. Use your finger or the back of a spoon to swirl the colors together carefully. Be careful not to swirl too much though.
- Top with the gold star sprinkles and let set. Store in a very loosely sealed container.
*Butter Vanilla Emulsion can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. If you can't find it or don't want to buy an extra product, you can use 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3/4 teaspoon butter extract. You can also just use all vanilla extract if that is what you have on hand.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 308 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 240mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 33g Protein: 4g