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Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts //

Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts

  • Author: Elana Lepkowski
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts 1x


Lemony Fruity Pebbles topped doughnuts are a sweet and crunchy dessert for snack time or breakfast time. A Disneyland-inspired treat.



For yeasted doughnuts, please check out the recipe here!

For the baked doughnuts:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 25g (1/8 cup) vegetable oil (or refined coconut oil)
  • 49g (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 35g (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 159g (11/3 cups) Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 113g (1/2 cup) milk (or milk substitute like almond milk)

For the glaze and topping:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract, optional (I used Nielsen-Massey lemon extract, see notes below about extracts)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or milk alternative)
  • 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring (I used Lemon Yellow from Americolor)
  • 1 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
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For the doughnuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease one standard doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beating to combine.
  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined. 
  6. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling the wells to about 1/4″ shy of the rim.
  7. Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before turning them out of the pans onto a rack.
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For the glaze and topping:

  1. Once the doughnuts are cool, in a bowl wide enough to fit a doughnut, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon extract (if using), milk, and food coloring until smooth. Pour the Fruity Pebbles into a shallow, wide bowl that can accommodate a doughnut.
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  2. Dip the top half of each doughnut into the glaze, letting any excess glaze drip back into the bowl.
  3. Immediately press the doughnut glaze side down into the Fruity Pebbles. Gently press the doughnut down into the cereal and then gently lift and place on a drying rack to set. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.
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  4. The glaze will take about 30-45 minutes to harden, however, don’t let that stop you from eating right away.


  • Don’t want to make doughnuts at all? Plain store bought doughnuts can be decorated instead!
  • Check the strength of your lemon extract  before adding more than a 1/4 teaspoon to your glaze. I had plenty of lemon flavor with a quarter teaspoon of my brand, but your brand might be different, so taste and adjust as necessary.
  • These are best eaten the day they are made as the Fruity Pebbles tend to go soft the longer they sit.

Keywords: treat, Disneyland, doughnuts, donut, donuts, Fruity Pebbles, cereal, lemon, glaze

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