Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Gluten Free

Delicious vanilla bean baked donuts are drizzled with a warm vanilla bean glaze. The perfect breakfast ย or dessert.ย 

Mother’s Day was not one of my Mom’s favorite holidays. She didn’t see a need to celebrate Mom’s one day a year when they should be celebrated all year long.

vanilla bean baked donuts with vanilla bean glaze

Little did she know it would be the ONE day a year I would be allowed (then banned) from the kitchen for another 364 days. I attempted to make many, many, many breakfasts in bed for her. Muffins, pancakes, cereal. I somehow ruined the breakfast, the kitchen and at least one kitchen appliance in the process. Most of the time it was the microwave or the toaster but I did manage to ruin the dishwasher, garbage disposal and even the stovetop.

vanilla bean baked donuts with vanilla bean glaze

And that’s if the fire alarm didn’t wake her up first.

Yes, it’s safe to say that I’ve come a long ways.

Of course, the worst part is I fear that I may have had something to do with her hating Mother’s Day.

While she may not have liked her Mother’s Day alarm clock or the plumbing bill I left for her, I wish I knew how to make these vanilla bean baked donuts with vanilla bean glaze for her. But since my kids don’t make me breakfast in bed I’ll have to make up some and keep a few for myself. And send the rest of to my Mom.

vanilla bean baked donuts with vanilla bean glaze

Rating: 51

Yield: 6 regular sized donuts, 12+ mini donuts, 36 mini muffins

Serving Size: 1 regular sized donut, 2 mini donuts, 3-4 mini muf

Delicious vanilla bean baked donuts are drizzled with a warm vanilla bean glaze. The perfect breakfast or dessert.


    For the Donuts:
  • 2 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar (substitutions okay but may change the texture of the donuts. If using coconut sugar, sitr the 3/4 cup coconut sugar and greek yogurt together in a bowl and allow sugar to dissolve in the yogurt for five minutes).
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped


    For the Donuts:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan, mini donut pan, or donut pan.
  2. In a bowl, stir to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl stir together the yogurt, sugar, scraped vanilla bean, eggs, vanilla extract and milk until combined. Slowly stir in the flour mixture and continue until smooth.
  4. pour batter into lightly greased mini muffin pan or donut pan, filling approximately 1/2 full. bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes for mini muffin pan and donuts, or 10-14 minutes for a regular donut pan. Donuts are ready when you push the top of the donut lightly and it springs back.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several minutes in the pan before removing donuts from pan and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Glaze when cooled.
  7. To Make The Glaze:
  8. In a saucepan on low heat, stir together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and vanilla bean. Stir until mixture is smooth and warm. Dip the tops of the cooled donuts in the glaze, then onto a cooling rack to allow glaze to set. If making mini muffins (aka donut holes as we call them in our house) we double the glaze amount and cover the entire muffin in glaze before placing on a cooling rack to set.


Having trouble with your donuts sticking when you try to remove them? Try lightly greasing than flouring your pan. It seems to work better.

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  1. Tracy you are going to make it hard for me to boycott baking for another month if you keep sharing recipes with the word donut in it lol! I am saving this to my recipe box for later, they look amazing!! Thank you and no thank you at the same time, gotta stay strong. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • burntapple says

      I’m sorry. Your so good to stay motivated. Yummy stuff like this helps me stay motivated to keep my goals! ๐Ÿ™‚

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