The Best Ever Baked Fruity Pebbles Donuts Recipe

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Transform your breakfast into the perfect treat with these fruity pebbles donuts. A classic baked donut with a boost of fruity pebbles flavor both on and in the donut make these homemade donuts an extra special treat.

Top your fruity pebble donuts with a delicious strawberry-vanilla flavored glaze and you’ve got the ultimate sweet treat to start your day.

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Our Favorite Fruity Pebbles Donuts

​One of our favorite cereal brands is hands down a big old box of fruity pebbles! And, we know we’re not alone. This nostalgic cereal is a favorite in many, many households. 

Fruity pebbles are a burst of so many delicious and different flavors that a box of cereal disappears in a matter of days in our home.  

​So, we knew we wanted to use this cereal with all its bright colors to create a delicious treat to transform this classic breakfast cereal choice into something ultra special and above all kid-approved.

Enter fruity pebbles donuts.

fruity pebbles donuts

​With only a handful of ingredients you can get at your local grocery store, you can transform a traditional baked donut into rainbow donuts bursting with delicious fruity pebbles flavor. How good does that sound? 

​These cereal donuts are easy to make and so much fun to eat. The best part? Kids and adults alike will enjoy eating these delicious donuts with cereal toppings.

Serve them to your child for a special birthday breakfast or whip up a batch for a special St. Patrick’s day treat!

​Skip to the bottom of this post to skip all the extra information about these fruity pebbles donuts and get the detailed recipe card.

What Goes In Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts

Here’s what you need to make fruity pebbles donuts:

fruity pebbles donuts
  • 1 Cup of Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • 3⁄4 Cup Buttermilk 
  • 1 2⁄3 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3⁄4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1⁄4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1⁄2 Stick Unsalted Butter, melted (4 tablespoons)
  • 1⁄2 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil 
  • 1⁄2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

What Goes In The Strawberry Vanilla Glaze

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  • 1 1⁄2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • 3 Drops Pink Gel Food Dye
  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Supplies To Make Fruity Pebbles Donuts

How To Make Fruity Pebbles Donuts

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your donut pan with your favorite nonstick spray or cooking spray. Set aside.

fruity pebbles donuts

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

fruity pebbles donuts

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

fruity pebbles donuts

Lightly whisk the egg in a small bowl before adding it to the bowl with the wet ingredients (cereal and buttermilk in it). Add the oil, vanilla, Greek yogurt, and melted butter to the bowl as well. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

fruity pebbles donuts

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, a bit at a time, and stir it in until thoroughly combined. Your batter will be thick and goopy.

fruity pebbles donuts

Grab your prepared doughnut pan and fill each donut cavity about 3⁄4 of the way full with your donut batter. I like 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 9-10 minutes in your preheated oven or until the tops of the donuts are bouncy and lightly golden brown. Don’t overbake.

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

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

fruity pebbles donuts

Gently remove the donuts from the pan and dip the tops of the donuts in the prepared strawberry vanilla icing, before placing them glaze up on a piece of parchment paper, a pan, plate, etc. If you don’t plan to glaze them right away let them sit on a wire rack or cooling rack until they are completely cooled. 

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

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fruity pebbles donuts
fruity pebbles donuts

Recipe Notes

  • Immediately after dunking the baked donuts in strawberry-vanilla icing, sprinkle with crushed fruity pebbles cereal. The first time we made these we realized that if the glaze begins to harden the cereal topping will not stick.
  • When you are preparing your strawberry-vanilla glaze, add your whole milk one tablespoon at a time. The goal is to achieve a consistency similar pancake batter so the glaze sticks to the donut. For me, it took about 3 tablespoons to get the right consistency.
  • Before putting your filled doughnut tray in the oven, gently tap it down on a hard surface like a cutting board of counter top. This will help express the air bubbles and settle the batter down evenly while your fruity pebbles donuts bake.
  • You can store these rainbow donuts in an airtight container or a container sealed with plastic wrap, in a cool, dry spot for up to 4 days. Or, these fruity pebbles donuts can be popped in the freezer for up 3 months. If you are planning to freeze your rainbow donuts, don’t frost them until you plan to serve them. Prepare and add the glaze after they’ve thawed completely and are at room temperature.

​Before You Go

These fruity pebbles donuts are so easy to make and incredibly delicious to eat. 

You can serve these fruity pebbles donuts for a special birthday breakfast, as a festive St. Patrick’s Day Dessert or the next time you’re craving a decadent treat loaded with fruity pebbles flavor. 

We’d love to know how your fruity pebbles donuts turn out! Snap a photo and reach out to us on our socials to let us know! (Facebook is your best bet!)

Yield: 10 Donuts

Fruity Pebbles Donuts

fruity pebbles donuts

Transform your breakfast into the perfect treat with these fruity pebbles donuts. A classic baked donut with a boost of fruity pebbles flavor both on and in the donut make these homemade donuts an extra special treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Fruity Pebble Donuts

  • 1 Cup of Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • 3⁄4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 2⁄3 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3⁄4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1⁄4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1⁄2 Stick Unsalted Butter, melted (4 tablespoons)
  • 1⁄2 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil
  • 1⁄2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Strawberry-Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 1⁄2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • 3 Drops Pink Gel Food Dye
  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease donut pan. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 cup of fruity pebbles and the buttermilk in a large mixing bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients for the donuts (flour, baking powder, and baking soda) in a large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Whisk egg in a small bowl before adding it to the bowl with the wet ingredients (cereal and buttermilk in it). Add the oil, vanilla, Greek yogurt, and melted butter to the bowl as well. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, a bit at a time, and stir it in until thoroughly combined. Your batter will be thick and goopy.
  6. Grab your prepared doughnut pan and fill each donut cavity about 3⁄4 of the way full with your donut batter.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes in your preheated oven or until the tops of the donuts are bouncy and lightly golden brown.
  8. Let donuts cool for approximately 20 minutes.
  9. Gently remove the donuts from the pan and dip the tops of the donuts in the prepared strawberry vanilla icing, before placing them glaze up on a piece of parchment paper, a pan, plate, etc. If you don’t plan to glaze them right away let them sit on a wire rack or cooling rack until they are completely cooled. 
  10. Lightly crush the remaining 1 cup of fruity pebbles in a separate bowl and sprinkle in a diagonal direction across the corners of each donut.

Notes

  • Immediately after dunking the baked donuts in strawberry-vanilla icing, sprinkle with crushed fruity pebbles cereal. The first time we made these we realized that if the glaze begins to harden the cereal topping will not stick.
  • When you are preparing your strawberry-vanilla glaze, add your whole milk one tablespoon at a time. The goal is to achieve a consistency similar pancake batter so the glaze sticks to the donut. For me, it took about 3 tablespoons to get the right consistency.
  • Before putting your filled doughnut tray in the oven, gently tap it down on a hard surface like a cutting board of counter top. This will help express the air bubbles and settle the batter down evenly while your fruity pebbles donuts bake.
  • You can store these rainbow donuts in an airtight container or a container sealed with plastic wrap, in a cool, dry spot for up to 4 days. Or, these fruity pebbles donuts can be popped in the freezer for up 3 months. If you are planning to freeze your rainbow donuts, don’t frost them until you plan to serve them. Prepare and add the glaze after they’ve thawed completely and are at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1 donut

Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 33mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 1gSugar 30gProtein 4g

Nutritional information is approximate.

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