Cranberry Vanilla Baked Donuts Recipe

Cranberry Vanilla Baked Donuts are soft, tender, and delicious. They can be made in a jiffy and topped with anything you desire.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Servings 12 Donuts
Author Hostess At Heart



  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup cranberries finely chopped


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tablespoons cream or milk
  • Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean


  • Ground walnuts or powdered sugar or other toppings as desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil donut pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together to combine.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine egg, egg yolk, and buttermilk. Whisk to combine. Add oil, vanilla, and vanilla bean seeds. Whisk again to combine.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold cranberries into batter.
  • Fill a ziplock bag with the filling and clip the corner of the bag. Squeeze batter into donut pan until 3/4 full.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don't over bake.
  • Let cool 5 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.


  • Add cream to powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze is thin enough to dip donuts. Add vanilla seeds and stir to combine.
  • Dip donuts in glaze and immediately into ground walnuts or other toppings.
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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