Fruity Pebbles Donuts

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Fruity Pebbles Donuts are an explosion of colors and flavors waiting to be discovered. These donuts are where nostalgia meets novelty and breakfast pairs with dessert for a one-of-a-kind treat that is as pretty as it is delicious.

fruity pebbles donuts on a white plate

This whimsical treat brings together the cherished flavors of your childhood breakfast cereal with the irresistible decadence of a perfectly fried, sweet donut.

Each bite of these vibrant pastries is a mouthful of joy, sending your taste buds on a vibrant journey back to the carefree days of Saturday morning cartoons.

With a satisfying crunch of the cereal contrasted against the soft, pillowy donut, it’s a delightful dance of textures that simply cannot be ignored. So, make sure you give these homemade donuts a try!

If you enjoy this, check out our Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs and Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats!

fruity pebbles donuts stacked on white plate

Fruity Pebbles Donuts Ingredients

For The Donuts:

  • Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • Buttermilk
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salted Butter, melted
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • Vanilla Extract

For The Glaze:

Equipment Needed:

fruity pebbles ingredients on white table

Things to Note:

  • Immediately after glazing donuts, sprinkle with crushed cereal. If you allow the glaze to harden, the cereal will not stick.
  • When preparing your glaze, add your whole milk one tablespoon at a time until you achieve your desired consistency. For me, it was about 3 tablespoons.
  • Before placing your donuts in the oven, gently pound your donut pan down on the counter. This will help the batter settle down evenly and get out air bubbles.
  • Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry spot for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If freezing, don’t frost. Add the glaze after they have thawed and are ready to be served.
fruity pebbles donuts on white plates

How to Make Homemade Fruity Pebbles Donuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease your donut pan. Set aside.

Place 1 cup of fruity pebbles and the buttermilk in a large mixing bowl. Give a slight stir and set aside.

Combine all dry ingredients for the donuts (flour, baking powder, and baking soda). Mix.

Lightly whisk the egg before adding it to the bowl with the cereal and buttermilk in it. Add the oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and melted butter to the bowl as well. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, a bit at a time, and stir it in until thoroughly combined.

whisking up a batch of fruity pebbles donut batter

Grab your prepared donut pan and fill each cavity about 3⁄4 of the way full. I tend to use a piping bag with a Wilton 2A tip, but anything similar, or even just a spoon scooping it in, will work.

piping bag filling donut pan with fruity pebbles donut batter

Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops of the donuts are bouncy.

Do not remove the donuts from the pan. Just set the donuts away from the stove for about 15-20 minutes or until cool.

whisk dipped into pink glaze

While the donuts are cooling, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze, except the cereal, and stir until thoroughly combined.

Gently remove the donuts from the pan and dip the tops of the donuts in the prepared glaze, before placing them glaze up on a piece of parchment paper, a pan, a plate, etc.

donuts being dipped into pink glaze

Lightly crush the remaining 1 cup of fruity pebbles and sprinkle in a diagonal direction across the corners of each donut.

Serve, eat, and enjoy!

Fruity Pebbles Donuts

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Brittanie
Fruity Pebbles Donuts are an explosion of colors and flavors waiting to be discovered. These donuts are where nostalgia meets novelty and breakfast pairs with dessert for a one-of-a-kind treat that is as pretty as it is delicious.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 Donuts

Ingredients
  

For The Donuts:

  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • ¾ Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 ⅔ Cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Stick Salted Butter melted (4 tablespoons)
  • ½ Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

For The Glaze:

  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • 3 Drops Pink Gel Food Dye
  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your donut pan. Set aside.
  • Place 1 cup of fruity pebbles and the buttermilk in a large mixing bowl. Give a slight stir and set aside.
  • Combine all dry ingredients for the donuts (flour, baking powder, and baking soda). Mix.
  • Lightly whisk the egg before adding it to the bowl with the cereal and buttermilk in it. Add the oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and melted butter to the bowl as well. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, a bit at a time, and stir it in until thoroughly combined.
  • Grab your prepared donut pan and fill each cavity about 3⁄4 of the way full. I tend to use a piping bag with a Wilton 2A tip, but anything similar, or even just a spoon scooping it in, will work.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops of the donuts are bouncy.
  • Do not remove the donuts from the pan. Just set the donuts away from the stove for about 15-20 minutes or until cool.
  • While the donuts are cooling, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze, except the cereal, and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Gently remove the donuts from the pan and dip the tops of the donuts in the prepared glaze, before placing them glaze up on a piece of parchment paper, a pan, a plate, etc.
  • Lightly crush the remaining 1 cup of fruity pebbles and sprinkle in a diagonal direction across the corners of each donut.
  • Serve, eat, and enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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