Baked Donut Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Surprise your Sweetheart with fresh baked vanilla donuts for breakfast.  This Valentine’s Day Baked Donut Recipe is perfect for your special someone!

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I’ve had issues with some baked donuts that were dense and dry.  These Baked Vanilla Donuts are super soft and moist.  My new favorite Baked Donut Recipe, for sure!

Add an easy sugar glaze topped with crushed Sweetheart candies for the ultimate Valentine’s Day breakfast or dessert!

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So in all honesty . . . I couldn’t care less about Valentine’s day.  But any excuse to eat more donuts and I am on board!

Especially these donuts.

Have you bought your Donut Pan yet?  I love mine and use it on a regular basis.  Plus I’m too lazy to fry up doughnuts, so baked donuts are perfect for me.

Here is the donut pan that I use: {affiliate link}

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I adapted this recipe from The Skinny Fork – Skinny Vanilla Bean Donuts.  These are a little less skinny . . . just a little.

I had planned on adding food coloring to the donut batter so that the donuts would be pink and the glaze white.  But, while I was making these I had 3 kiddos running and yelling through the house.  So I got distracted.  Is Christmas vacation over yet!?!

No worries though, I added a drop of red coloring to the glaze for a light pink color.  Feel free to add more color or none at all.  Or color the donuts like I had intended.

However you decide to make your donuts, this is sure to be a family favorite baked donut recipe!

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Baked Donut Recipe - Vanilla and Sweet Hearts - Valentine's Day Breakfast - doughnuts -
SweetHeart Donuts
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 Cup AP Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Ultrafine Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tb Milk
  • 1Β½ Tb Butter room temp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste or Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Hot Water
  • 1 Drop Red Food Coloring optional
  • 2-3 Tb Crushed SweetHeart Valentine Candies*
  1. Preheat oven to 325Β°
  2. Mix the flour baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand mixer - combine the sugar, egg, Greek yogurt, milk, butter and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. (do not overmix)
  5. Generously spray donut pan with non stick.
  6. Split the batter evenly between the six donut molds.
  7. Bake at 325Β° for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Transfer donuts to cooling rack.
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar and hot water.
  2. Add the food coloring for colored glaze.
  3. Dip the donuts into the glaze then immediately top with crushed SweetHearts.
Recipe Notes
Crush the SweetHearts to your preferred size.

Adapted from The Skinny Fork
Baked Donut Recipe - Vanilla and Sweet Hearts - Valentine's Day Breakfast - doughnuts -

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  1. They look so good, I’m not a valentines day chick either but I’d be happy getting these!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Mel! Yeah, I’ll make these for myself … my sweetheart can fend for himself πŸ˜€

  2. I saw this on Instagram this morning and I instantly fell in love with the prettiness and cuteness of them. I love the crushed candy on top, so so pretty. Saving recipe to try and I’ll also be featuring these on my blog on a feature I have called baking news. Pinning too!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Laura! I’m so glad you like them. Thanks for the feature too πŸ™‚

  3. Although I’ve been seeing baked donut recipes quite a bit recently on a bunch of different blogs, I’ve yet to actually try making them. I guess I need to get me a donut pan first πŸ™‚ They look like a lot of fun to make and I’m sure totally delicious!

  4. These would go over big in my house, especially with those crushed candy hearts!

  5. Love the idea of using crushed candy hearts!

  6. they look delish!

  7. Bridget says:

    Can you omit or substitute the yogurt? We are dairy free, so I can sub the butter for shortening & the milk for almond milk, but what about the yogurt? Any suggestions? Oh we are soy free too! Thanks.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Bridget! Gosh, I’m not sure what can successfully substitute the yogurt because that is the only way I have made these donuts. If I were going to try to make these dairy free I would sub the milk for coconut or almond milk. Then up the amount of that milk by a couple tablespoons and leave off the yogurt. But, that is just a guess as I have never tried it. I’ve also heard of folks using apple sauce in recipes to add some moisture. Good Luck πŸ™‚

  8. Bridget says:

    Thank you very much for the info. I am going to make them this weekend and play around with the recipe. I’ll let you know how I make out.

  9. Oh Yum!! Those look delicious Nicole, I can’t wait to try them. πŸ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Lisa! These are really tasty. I think I’m going to make another batch this week!

  10. If your allergy to yogurt can you use more milk or is there another thanks vicky

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Vicky! What a coincidence. I just made this recipe today without the yogurt and milk. I omitted the milk and yogurt and used 1/2 cup pineapple juice instead. It worked fine, the donuts were just a little less fluffy. So, I bet if you omit the yogurt and sub in 1/2 cup of milk it will fine. I’m working on a dairy free donut recipe. Enjoy πŸ˜€

  11. Beautiful AND delicious! PINNED!

  12. maryanne says:

    I just made these and they were great. I love the texture, not dry like some other baked donuts I’ve tried. I didnt have any special decorations so I just made a thin glaze with powered sugar vanilla and water and dunked them in to cover both sides and set them on a rack. So good!! I will make these again and again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I totally agree with you, Maryanne! I have tried a lot of donut recipes that ended up being really dry. I’m glad you enjoyed πŸ˜€

  13. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I made these first with my daughter’s daisy scout troop and they loved them! I made a version for the Olympics today on my blog. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out…

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Jill! I loved your idea to create Olympic Donuts! So Creative πŸ™‚

  14. I just bought myself a mini donut pan and have been on the lookout for some tasty recipes to make for the kids (and me). I am saving yours on my must-make list!

  15. Kathy Gibeault says:

    Where does the Guinness come in??

  16. Yum. I am so trying this in 3.. 2.. 1… NOW!
    Thanks for sharing this c:

  17. It looks so yummy.
    Thank for sharing.
    I will try to make it

  18. Oh my, that looks delicious! Pinning! So yummy:)

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