Recipe: Rainbow Doughnuts !

Taste the Rainbow!

Isn’t there something about foods that are either mini or rainbow-fied that instantly makes them all the more adorable/tasty/appealing? If you answered yes to this question, then today is your day. Imagine a world that is full of both mini {and} rainbow-colored foods. Kids would eat everything on their plate; Adults would scream with glee! It would be sheer mini-colored bliss…

Maybe this is why I have been giggling all morning. Mini donuts that are also in rainbow formation? {giggling} Can they get any cuter? The perfectly bright and colorful food to kickstart my week {The rainbow is loud and proud!}

Besides, they are donuts…which, I mean, do they really need any other selling point than that? I didn’t think so either. THEY’RE DONUTS!


  • 500g plain flour
  • 250ml milk
  • 75g sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Vegetable oil to fry


  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.
  3. Beat the egg into the milk, then make a well in the flour mixture and pour the milk mixture into it.
  4. Mix together to form a soft dough, then put into the fridge until ready to use.
  5. Roll the dough out to 1cm thick before cutting into the shapes of your choice.
  6. Fry the donuts in 180C oil for around 30 seconds, then turn them over and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from the fryer and drain on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  7. Whilst still warm, roll in granulated sugar.

You will also need:

Food coloring:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple

For Icing:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs hemp milk (or other non dairy milk)
  • dash of vanilla extract
  1. Add all ingredients together and stir until thick and smooth. If too thick, add little by little milk. If too runny, add more sugar until thick enough to not run down donut when setting.


Assembling donut batter:

  1. Except divide dough into 6 bowls {you should have approx 1/3 c. of batter in each bowl–will be enough to make 2 donuts per color}. Add 1 color per each bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Place each color in a separate Ziploc baggie. Cut out one corner and pipe batter into mini pan. Everything else is the same with the directions as given.



Posted on September 21, 2012, in Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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