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Patriotic Flag Doughnuts

Recipe for Grand Old Flag Patriotic Donuts

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts, doughnuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal


Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 2/3 C Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1/4 C melted unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 2 large egg
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • light blue white, and red cookie icing

Vanilla Glaze ingredients:

  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Donut Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Use a baking spray to prep your doughnut pan.
  3. Set the pan to the side.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk together the whole milk, sour cream , and eggs into a separate bowl.
  6. Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla
  7. Gradually whisk in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined
  8. Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.
  10. Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan.
  11. Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to completely cool.

Glaze Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth
  2. Pour glaze over doughnuts and let dry for an hour before decorating
  3. Once dry, using the blue cookie icing, pipe a line on the top left corner of the doughnut and fill it in
  4. Pipe 5-7 lines using the red icing onto the doughnuts
  5. Using the white icing, pipe on 10-12 dots on the blue part for the stars in the flag
  6. Let dry for another hour to two hours before enjoying.