I have a neighbor who regularly brings the entire neighborhood donuts. He's a wonderful guy. When I asked him why he does it, he says that instead of going on a diet, he's just trying to plump the rest of us up so he looks thinner! Brilliant. ;) 

Donuts are my boy's #1 fun food. They love them. (We all love them!) Making them on your own can be even more fun! It's a perfect project for a Tahitian, Tongan or Madagascar VanillaPura Extract!

Here's one of my favorite recipes.


Donuts :

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips (milk, dark or whatever your heart desires!)
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare your donut pans and grease them with a non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, granulated and brown sugar until smooth. Works best with an electric mixer. Add in the eggs and continue mixing until well combined.
  3. Add in the baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  4. Mix in the flour and milk, alternating the two until it's all added. Mix until well combined.
  5. Spoon or pipe the donut batter into your donut pans, filling each well about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 9-10 minutes. When done, allow to cool before frosting.
  6. Prepare your frosting while the donuts are cooling. In a double broiler, or on the stove with low heat, mix together your chocolate chips, butter and sugar/honey. When melted, it's ready to go!
  7. Dip each donut, face down, into the frosting and place onto a cooling rack. Add your sprinkles, or other toppings, and allow the icing to harden a little. Best served warm! Still great cooled.

I found this recipe on mommity.com. Great place for lots of creative recipes!!

Jill Fulton


You can honestly glaze these donuts however you fancy Allen! I like to use a regular glace icing, and different colors always make things even more fun!

— VanillaPura Pro

Jill, Some of the donuts in the picture clearly do not have chocolate glaze, but the glaze/frosting/ganache that is in the recipe is just melted chocolate – what do you for the other glaze(s)?

— Allen Clabo