These Oreo donuts are soft, fluffy and so delicious! They taste exactly like Oreos with a creamy vanilla frosting. These are so fun for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Kids love them! They are quick and easy to make. The frosting is only 3 ingredients and takes 2 minutes to whip up!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These Oreo donuts are quick and easy.
- Great for breakfast, brunch, snacks or dessert.
- They are baked, not fried.
- These donuts are made without yeast.
- They have a delicious Oreo flavor.
- The vanilla frosting takes only 2 minutes.
- The frosting is made with only 3 ingredients.
- This recipe can be made with gluten free ingredients. Use gluten free flour and gluten free Oreos.
- Check out these Mini Oreo Cheesecakes for another fun dessert recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Oreo donuts. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Only one egg needed. Do not use flax eggs, chia eggs or another egg replacement. Try these Vegan Donuts instead.
Vanilla extract adds a classic flavor.
Sour cream adds moisture. Plain Greek yogurt should work as a viable substitute if needed.
Melted butter also adds moisture.
Both all purpose flour and gluten free flour can be used. Do not use another flour.
If possible, use black cocoa powder. It is darker and more intense than regular cocoa powder. In addition, this is the cocoa powder used in actual Oreos.
Oreo crumbs go into the donut batter. This elevates the flavor.
Light brown sugar adds sweetness. In a pinch, substitute with granulated sugar.
Both baking powder and baking soda help leaven these homemade donuts.
Add in a pinch of sea salt if desired.
For the frosting, use melted butter, milk and powdered sugar. For more of a thinner glaze, use slightly more milk.
Taste & Texture
These Oreo donuts are chocolaty, rich, decadent and delicious! They are sweet and taste like an Oreo with vanilla frosting on top.
These homemade baked donuts are soft and fluffy. They are not dry. These cake donuts are more dense than a regular yeast donut.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heavily spray a donut pan with nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and melted butter. Use electric hand mixer to beat together.
Then, add in flour, black cocoa powder, Oreo crumbs, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Beat until a thick batter forms.
Add batter to a piping bag or Ziplock bag. If using a Ziplock bag, gently cut off one corner.
Pipe batter into the greased donut pan. Fill cavities only halfway.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs.
Remove Oreo donuts from oven. Once donuts have cooled completely, make frosting.
For the frosting, add melted butter, milk and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
Spread frosting over tops of cooled donuts. Garnish with chopped Oreos if desired.
Expert Tips & Tricks
If gluten free, use gluten free flour and gluten free Oreos.
When possible, use black cocoa powder. This adds a genuine Oreo flavor.
To make the Oreo crumbs, add 2 Oreos to a zippered baggie. Crush with a coffee mug or rolling pin.
The donut batter is very thick.
Use a piping bag or large zippered bag to pipe the batter into donut pan.
Only fill donut cavities half full. These donuts rise while baking.
Bake Oreo donuts until toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.
Wait until donuts are completely cooled to add frosting.
How to Serve & Store
Serve Oreo donuts once completely cooled and frosted. Top with crushed Oreos if desired.
They pair well with milk, coffee, tea, or by themselves.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If making without frosting, you can store donuts at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
From time to time, Dunkin Donuts has Oreo donuts. They usually make an appearance for Halloween.
Donuts can be baked or deep fried.
No, donuts are not typically vegan. Most donuts contain eggs, milk or butter.
Sure! To save time, feel free to use store bought frosting. To make more of a glaze, add more milk to the frosting in this recipe.
Black cocoa powder is heavily alkalized. This creates a very dark color. Black cocoa powder is Dutch process cocoa.
Cake donuts are made without yeast. Regular donuts are more light and airy. They are made with yeast.
Metal Donut Pans: these donut pans are great for baking homemade donuts. Be sure to heavily spray to prevent sticking.
Hand Mixer: this easy to use hand mixer is great for this recipe.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer: this stand mixer is another great option.
Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: these are my go to mixing bowls.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: these measuring cups are durable and sturdy.
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Get the Recipe: Oreo Donuts
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp milk
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously spray a donut pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, add egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and melted butter. Use electric hand mixer to beat together.
- Then, add in flour, black cocoa powder, Oreo crumbs, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Beat until a thick batter is formed.
- Add batter to a piping bag or Ziplock bag. If using a Ziplock bag, gently snip off one corner.
- Pipe batter into the greased donut pan. Fill cavities only halfway.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs.
- Remove donuts from oven. Once donuts have cooled completely, make frosting.
- For the frosting, add melted butter, milk and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Spread frosting over tops of cooled donuts. Garnish with chopped Oreos if desired.
- This recipe can be made with gluten free ingredients. Use gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour and gluten free Oreos.
- Black cocoa powder has a more intense chocolate flavor. It tastes like Oreos. If needed, replace with regular cocoa powder.
- For the Oreo crumbs, add 2 Oreos to a Ziplock bag. Crush with rolling pin or coffee mug. Then measure.
- This donut batter will be very thick.
- Only fill donut pan cavities halfway full.
- Bake until toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.
- Only frost cooled donuts. Adding frosting to warm donuts will result in melted frosting.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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