Last summer when I visited San Luis Obispo, I ventured to SLO Donut Company which is lovingly called SLODOCO for short. I was greeted by an array of specialty doughnuts of which cereal doughnuts were one of my favorites. I loved that place so much, I went twice in three days.
I have always wanted to recreate the sweet and crunchy cereal doughnuts that I had there, which is why I’ve made these sugary Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts! Essentially, I made vanilla doughnuts with a vanilla sugar glaze and sprinkled Fruity Pebbles all over them.
Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts
Recipe makes 6 doughnuts. Double the recipe for a dozen.
Ingredients for the doughnuts:
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt (I used sea salt)
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Ingredients for the glaze:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- (about) 4 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
1. First, we will start off by baking the donuts. Preheat your oven to 350F. Get out your doughnut tray and spray with a nonstick spray (or coat with some unsalted butter).
2. Now for the yeast. In a small ramekin, put in 1 tablespoon of yeast (a little less than half the packet) in with the warm water. Then, set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, you will now work with all the dry ingredients. Pour in the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix together.
4. Now in a small mixing bowl, mix together the egg, yogurt, butter, vanilla extract, and yeast. Mix together and mix well. Try to smooth out all the clumps.
5. Add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients to form the batter. Mix together!
6. Now, get your doughnut pan and either spoon in the batter -or- put the batter in a pastry bag and add to the tray.
7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. When finished, let cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
8. Time to make the vanilla glaze. Add the melted butter, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Mix together until you reach the desired consistency. Make this glaze to taste, as this will be the most flavorful part of your doughnuts.
9. Once the doughnuts are cool, set the cooling rack with the donuts over a cookie sheet. Then, start dipping the doughnuts into the mixing bowl with glaze to cover the doughnuts. Then set back on the cooling rack and let the excess drip down. Sprinkle some fruity pebbles on the glaze immediately. Continue to do with the rest of the doughnuts.
10. If you have any leftover glaze like I did, glaze over the fruity pebbles to help keep them in place.
That’s it! Enjoy your Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts!Yum