By Steph Wilcox and Crystal Maldonado
As we prepped for the BFF weekend we’ve been waxing poetic about, we knew we wanted to do something fun: cue this delicious looking recipe for homemade donuts from one of our favorite ladies, Lauren Conrad. We thought it would be a fun (and tasty!) way to spend some time.
It also turned out to be quite messy… but that’s the fun in making stuff from scratch, right? Please note: you’ll need at least one donut baking sheet in order to make these.
Homemade Glazed Sprinkle Donuts Recipe
For the donuts:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles (We used the small, dotted sprinkles, which is what turned our doughnuts pink! If you want yours to look like the one’s Lauren made, opt for the long sprinkles.)
For the glaze:
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- extra sprinkles to sprinkle on top
1. Preheat your own to 350°F.
2. Spray your donut baking sheet with a non-stick spray.
3. Mix together your dry ingredients: baking powder, baking soda, flour, powdered sugar, and nutmeg.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt, almond milk, and egg. Whisk until smooth, then add melted butter and vanilla.
5. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients while stirring. Lauren is careful to mention not to over-mix, so be mindful of that!
6. Fold in your sprinkles.
7. Once mixed, fill a resealable bag (Ziplock will work) with the donut batter.
8. Cut a whole in the corner of the bag, and pipe the mixture into the doughnut pan, filling each one 2/3 of the way. This part is messy! The mixture is sticky, so we got a little dirty.
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the donuts cool. (We did not let the doughnuts cool.)
10. Now, get started on your glaze. Combine the almond milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until smooth. We did this while we were gabbing, so we don’t remember how long… probably anywhere between 5-10 minutes. (BTW, it is at this point we also stopped taking pictures until the very end. Whoops.)
11. Once mix is smooth, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a minute or so — but don’t let it cool too long, otherwise the glaze will harden. (We did not let the glaze cool either.)
12. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze. After tasting the finished product, we wished we had dipped the whole donut in the glaze because the glaze was so good! It might be worth trying… either way, you’ll have some glaze left over, so you can always add more to the tops as you eat. Which is totally what we did.
13. While glaze is still wet, place in a bowl of sprinkles OR scatter them on top. We went with scattering.
Overall, these donuts came out pretty great! You can really get creative with them if you want, especially when it comes to mixing and matching the sprinkles. Mostly, we were positively smitten with the lovely pink hue ours ended up with, plus the time spent together baking.
Also, Lauren Conrad, if you need two BFFs, please call us. Thanks.