WE NEED THESE OREO DONUTS IN OUR LIVES!
Is there a more perfect mash-up imaginable? I didn’t think so. These Oreo Donuts are moist and flavorful — and the batter is filled with Oreos. The bright white icing is a nod to the cream filling and the donuts are showered with — you guessed it — more Oreos!
Because they’re baked instead of fried, these are an easy treat that can be whipped up on a moment’s notice — with no fuss or mess.
They stay fresh for several days at room temperature, and my entire family agrees that these need to happen on a regular basis.
You DO have to break them in half to dunk in your glass of milk, but I don’t think you’ll mind.
Baked Oreo Donuts
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch processed or natural)
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 Oreos, finely crushed
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Make the donuts: preheat oven to 350 F; grease two standard size donut pans.
- Whisk egg, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add all dry ingredients except the Oreos, and whisk until well blended. Gently fold in half the crushed Oreos (reserve the rest).
- Transfer the batter to a zip-top bag and snip an opening in the corner. Fill the wells of your donut pans about halfway. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean; transfer donuts to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Make the icing: beat the butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth and well blended. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until icing is still thick but pourable. Dip cooled donuts into icing and place on a wire rack set over a baking sheet (to catch drips). Sprinkle with reserved Oreo crumbs and let set.