Green Velvet Baked Sprinkle Donuts

Sharing one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day Baked Donuts! My Green Velvet Sprinkle Baked Donuts are delicious and festive this season!

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Baked Donuts

Bring on the baked donuts!! How fun is St. Patrick’s Day baking? It doesn’t take much to excite me does it, lol! My Green Velvet Baked Sprinkle Donuts are a must for the upcoming green holiday. The boys were over the moon when they saw these sitting on the counter this week. Let’ s take a look at how to whip up some baked donuts!

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I have a new addition to my kitchen counter. Mr. Lime Green KitchenAid looks so lovely sitting next to my hot pink one. If you like this lime green one, I’ll be giving one away in the next couple weeks so stay tuned!! Break out your favorite sprinkles and let’s get started.

How To Make Baked Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, vanilla, pudding mix and buttermilk into a stand mixer. Beat on low to combine. Add 4-5 drops of green food coloring, stir to combine.
  3. Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in 2 batches). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  4. To prepare icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth and thick. Spread icing over tops of donuts then sprinkle with colorful sprinkles of your choice.

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This is such a simple recipe, add your flour and sugar.

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Baking powder, salt and buttermilk.

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Egg and vanilla.

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A few tablespoons of pudding mix.

Green Food Coloring

A few drops of green food coloring.

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Time to fill the donut pan! Do you have one of these? They’ll only cost you about $10. Bed Bath and Beyond has them and you can find them on Amazon too πŸ™‚

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While the donuts are baking, prepare the icing. It’s just powdered sugar and heavy cream.

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Now, at first glance the donuts won’t look bright green, but when you bite into them you’ll see the lovely “green velvet.” Spread some icing over your cooled donuts. I used my finger, whatever works for you.

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Happiness πŸ™‚

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Double happiness.

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Such a fun baked donut!

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Green Velvet Sprinkle Baked Donuts

These Green Velvet Sprinkle Baked Donuts are soft, baked and perfectly green for St. Patrick's Day!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 5
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, vanilla, pudding mix and buttermilk into a stand mixer. Beat on low to combine. Add 4-5 drops of green food coloring, stir to combine.
  • Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in 2 batches). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • To prepare icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth and thick. Spread icing over tops of donuts then sprinkle with colorful sprinkles of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
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48 Responses
  1. Tiffany Brown

    I have a quick question, I have made these twice and both times the batter was really thick and had a funny taste. I am a little discouraged, lol Was the baking powder was right? that is the only thing I think would make it taste a little funny πŸ™‚

  2. I had a similar problem. The flavor wasn’t bad, but the donuts rose a ton and only got baked for 10 min. I too, was wondering if the Baking Powder was maybe a typo. But my batter wasn’t as loose, so much thicker and rubbery almost, so it only made 6 donuts, but I also used sugar free vanilla pudding cuz thats what was on hand. But the glaze was delicious and the donuts while not perfect, tasted good and the most important thing was my family enjoyed them. Next time, I would try maybe one tsp of baking powder and see if that makes the difference.

  3. Denise

    i just made these and was confused why tablespoon of baking soda but went ahead and made them anyway (made other things for your site and have been delish) but i have to say i taste to much baking soda yuck and very rubbery also the frosting consistence not right either πŸ™ Is the baking soda wrong measurement? I do love your site and have been very happy with other recipes!!!

  4. I made theses and I have to say supper easy and delicious! I think when making them again I will use pistachio pudding and I will remember to nut fill them too full my first batch came out looking like muffins πŸ™‚

  5. Jody Rausch

    I made these the other night and used sugar-free instant pudding. My batter did not pour into the pans, but was muffin mixture dense. I was concerned that the recipe called for one Tablespoon of baking powder as I’m used to seeing 1 tsp. in baking recipes instead. Needless to say, mine turned out rubbery and not cake like. One can definately taste the baking powder. Not sure what happened.

  6. Katie

    Hi Jenny! I tried making these tonight but they turned out really bitter…I’m a fairly new cook, so I’d love to know your thoughts on what I did wrong! I followed the recipe exactly, but they didn’t turn out looking like yours at all!! HELP! I’m a huge fan of your blog and check it almost every day!

    Thanks!!

  7. Just finished baking mine. I was inspired by the beautiful, cheery photos. I couldn’t get 12 donuts but still worked out just great. Hoping to freeze them. The only thing I would do different next time would be to use Jello brand pudding mix and not the no name brand I grabbed at the grocery store. I should have known better…tsk tsk! My bad. Of course now I have to try these with Lemon Jello pudding mix.
    Thanks for the post and pretty pics!
    ~Beck

  8. Gwen M

    Those look fantastic, and I loved baked donuts!!! Going to have to get that donut pan!!! I am thinking about using the instant pistachio pudding, its green too!!!! I love your website!!!!!

  9. I`m definitely down to make some green donuts any day! But, I`ll use the excuse of St. Paddy’s day that’s coming up! Love the sprinkles. πŸ˜€

  10. This has officially convinced me to buy a donut pan! I try to avoid cramming my kitchen with too many tools and appliances, but I know that the pan would get used a lot. Donuts are definitely one of my top 5 favorite foods!

    By the way, I also really love your chit chat page. Great idea!

  11. SaraJ

    Perfect timing for me Jenny, I just bought can of Pillsbury Key Lime Frosing and I was trying to figure out what to put it on. I hardly ever buy frosting, homemade is better and easy to make but anything Key Lime goes in my cart. I think if I thin it down a bit with some milk it will be perfect!

  12. Your donuts look delish! Ive been wanting to dust off my donut pan for awhile and had thought about making something for St Paddy’s, too! I keep having cake-fails with mint/chocolate this week. I have so much extra cake that tastes great but not pretty enough to photograph. Lol So I’m about to do mint/choc donuts. Can’t go wrong! πŸ™‚ It was great seeing you and you’re looking fabulous!

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