Breads & Baked Goods, Desserts

Vanilla Glazed Donuts

  • Prep 2h 40 mins
  • Total 2h 56 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

A trip to the seaside is a classic summer outing, but the weather doesn’t always play ball. Recreate everyone’s favourite end-of-the-pier sweet treat at home with a batch of fresh vanilla glazed donuts.


  • Contains milk
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: milk, Eggs, Milk/Dairy

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For the doughnuts

  • 120ml milk, warm (40 °C)
  • 100g caster sugar, divided
  • 1 packet (2 ¼ tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 450g flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60g unsalted butter, melted
  • As required oil, for greasing

For the vanilla glaze

  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • As required sprinkles (optional)
  • 1-2 drops food colouring (optional)


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  • Step 1

    Combine the milk, 2 teaspoons sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Let sit until foamy, generally around 5 minutes

  • Step 2

    Whisk the egg, water and vanilla in a bowl. Combine the flour, remaining sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer using dough attachment. On low speed, slowly add yeast mixture, egg mixture and butter. Mix until the dough forms a ball, around 5-7 minutes. The dough will be a bit sticky. Place the dough in a large greased bowl tightly covered with plastic. Set aside in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, around 1- 2 hours

  • Step 3

    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to around 1.3cm thick. Cut dough with a 7.6cm round cutter, then cut out the centers with a 2.5cm cutter. Line a baking sheet with parchment and cooking spray. Place donuts on the baking sheet and leave to rest for 1 hour

  • Step 4

    Place the Cook & Crisp Basket in to the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker pot. Close the Air Crisp lid, preheat on AIR CRISP at 150°C for 5 minutes

  • Step 5

    Place 4 donuts in the basket, careful to make sure the donuts don’t touch. Close the Air Crip lid. Select AIR CRISP and select temperature to 150°C, then select time to 16 minutes. Press START/PAUSE to begin

  • Step 6

    Check after 14 minutes, if they’re looking golden in colour then remove. If not, continue for more 2 minutes. When cooking is complete, remove the donuts and repeat with remaining batch. Allow to cool a bit

  • Step 7

    Mix the glaze ingredients together. Dip the tops of the donuts in glaze before serving. Add sprinkles if using