Mini rainbow donuts!

Hello gorgeous! The rainbow donuts are just knock-your-socks-off pretty. I spotted them on Just Baked, where blogger Kim baked up a batch for her kids using a miniature donut pan. Yes – these are tiny rainbow donuts. Just another reason to love them!

Kim says it wasn’t hard to make the donuts; it’s just a little time-consuming because of all the different colors you need to mix to achieve the rainbow colors. But the results are so worth it, don’t you think?

Frosted rainbow donuts

Mini rainbow vanilla bean donuts recipe

Recipe source: Sprinkle Bakes | Rainbow coloring instructions: Just Baked

Donut batter:

2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Seeds from one vanilla bean

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a mini donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In large mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, vanilla seeds and butter and beat until just combined. Divide the batter into 6 bowls and color them with Americolor gels – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

Scrape each colored batter into a separate small sandwich bag. You can put each bag into a small glass for support. Cut a small hole from the corner of the red bag and press gently to place a big dot of batter into the well. Do the same with the orange. The red will have spread a bit, so place the orange so it overlaps by about 1/2. Continue around the well with yellow, green, blue and ending with the purple to complete the donut.  They should be about half full.

Bake 4-8 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing. Finish doughnuts with vanilla glaze. Doughnuts are best served fresh. 

Vanilla glaze:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 Tbsp whole milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze doughnuts.


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