When You’re In The Mood For Donuts and Not a Brontosaurus Rib At The Drive-Thru

October 1, 2019

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Fruity Cereal Donuts

A sweet and delectable treat made with colorful and fruity pebble-like cereal.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts, fruity pebbles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author D. Leecious



  • 1 cup fruit flavored rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar sifted


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup fruit flavored rice cereal finely crushed
  • 1 1/2 tspn baking powder
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 tspn kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 cups fruit flavored rice cereal


  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Grease the donut pans with nonstick spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cereal and milk for the glaze. Set aside to soak while you make the donuts, about 20 minutes. Strain into a clean bowl, pressing on the cereal to extract as much milk as possible.

  3. Make the donuts: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, crushed cereal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until there are no lumps.

  5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or zip-top bag with a corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pans. Leave about ¼ inch from the rim, so they don’t overflow.

  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the donuts are just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling for about 20 minutes.

  7. Make the glaze: In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and ¼ cup of the cereal milk. Whisk until smooth.

  8. Add the cereal for topping to a shallow dish.

  9. Once cooled, dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze, then into the cereal. Set on a wire rack set over a baking pan to dry for at least 20 minutes, until the glaze is no longer shiny.


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