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!

Oreo donuts.

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.

Ingredients for Oreo donuts.

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

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heavily spray a donut pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, add egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and melted butter. Use electric hand mixer to beat together.

Donut batter.

Step 3

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.

Thick Oreo batter.

Step 4

Add batter to a piping bag or Ziplock bag. If using a Ziplock bag, gently cut off one corner.

Batter in ziplock bag.

Step 5

Pipe batter into the greased donut pan. Fill cavities only halfway.

Donut pan with batter.

Step 6

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs.

Baked chocolate donuts.

Step 7

Remove Oreo donuts from oven. Once donuts have cooled completely, make frosting.

Step 8

For the frosting, add melted butter, milk and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Vanilla icing in bowl.

Step 9

Spread frosting over tops of cooled donuts. Garnish with chopped Oreos if desired.

Vanilla glazed donuts.

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.

Stack of chocolate pastries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dunkin Donuts have Oreo donuts?

From time to time, Dunkin Donuts has Oreo donuts. They usually make an appearance for Halloween.

Do you bake or deep fry donuts?

Donuts can be baked or deep fried.

Are Oreo donuts vegan?

No, donuts are not typically vegan. Most donuts contain eggs, milk or butter.

Can I use another glaze or frosting?

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.

What is black cocoa powder?

Black cocoa powder is heavily alkalized. This creates a very dark color. Black cocoa powder is Dutch process cocoa.

What is the difference between cake donuts and regular donuts?

Cake donuts are made without yeast. Regular donuts are more light and airy. They are made with yeast.

Equipment Needed

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.

Pastry with knife.

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Oreo donuts.

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These Oreo donuts are soft, fluffy and sweet! They have the best classic Oreo flavor. These easy baked donuts have a creamy vanilla frosting. Great for breakfast, brunch, and dessert!
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Ingredients

Oreo Donuts

Frosting

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
Calories: 275kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 94mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 317IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 2mg

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