Fruity Pebbles Donuts Recipe

If you’ve been to a doughnut shop lately, attended a fancy schmancy brunch, or been on a cruise, you’ve encountered the breakfast cereal doughnut.  Doughnuts made with your favorite childhood cereals.

Thanks to Post Foods and Fruity Pebbles sponsoring today’s post, you can now make incredibly delicious cereal donuts at home in less than an hour!

Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts

fruity pebbles cereal donuts recipe

These are the easiest and most delicious fancy doughnuts that’ll ever come out of your kitchen; or maybe it’s that they’re the easiest and fanciest doughnuts to ever come out of my kitchen…whatever 🙂   I have never made homemade doughnuts before, but I’m a pro at the homemade doughnut holes and doughnut bites, and I grew up with my dad’s homemade cake doughnuts; so that should count for something, right? These donuts are also baked, not fried.. so bonus points, right?

I know that hot, yeasty, airy, glazed doughnuts are the pinnacle of doughnuts according to the masses, but I will take the rich, dense, baked cake doughnut any day.

This recipe actually comes together in under 30 minutes, but there’s a 30 minute rest time while you make the cereal milk.  If you don’t know what cereal milk is, it’s the milk that’s left in the bowl after all the cereal is gone.

There are two teams when it comes to cereal milk:  Team Drink the Cereal Milk and Team Dump the Cereal Milk.

Which Team are you on?

 Team Drink or Team Dump

I must add one word of caution to these Fruity Pebbles Donuts, though…. if you walk away from them, they may not be there when you return….

Monkey loves Fruity Pebbles Donuts

It’s hard to get mad at him when the food is that good and he’s that cute 😉

If you’ve never made cake doughnuts at home, you might be intimidated, I’m here to tell you, don’t be intimidated… it’s easy and totally worth it!  Plus, think of all the possibilities that come with knowing the magic power of cereal milk doughnuts!

Cereal Milk Doughnuts

It’s so much fun when I get to work with products that my family loves and I get to play with a recipe that I might not have tried otherwise.

These Fruity Pebbles Donuts are one of my family’s (and extended family’s and cheer family’s) favorite new treats!  These will definitely be showing up at sleepovers, parties, holidays, weekends, and brinners from here on out, because y’all.. y’all… they’re seriously that good!

fruity pebble glazed fruity pebbles cereal milk doughnuts

Have you ever made Cereal Doughnuts?

If you haven’t, do you want to?  If you have, what’s your favorite flavor combination.

Thank you to Post Foods for being a sponsor of A Southern Fairytale,I’ve received product and compensation as a part of my partnership with Post Foods, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank y’all so much for supporting the sponsors who make A Southern Fairytale possible.  

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Fruity Pebbles Donuts

Breakfast Cereal inspired doughnuts
Print Recipe
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:38 mins


  • Recipe Source: Post Foods

Cereal Milk

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cereal Milk Doughnut Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons “cereal” milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal


Cereal Milk

  • Combine milk and Fruity Pebbles in a cereal bowl. Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Strain out milk, measuring 3/4 cup for the doughnuts and reserving the rest for the glaze. (Discard cereal.)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add reserved cereal milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Beat until just combined. Spoon doughnut batter in a gallon-size plastic zip top bag. Cut off a 1/2 inch piece from one corner. Pipe into each doughnut cup.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing.

Cereal Milk Glaze

  • In small bowl, stir together sugar, reserved cereal milk and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze donuts. Sprinkle top with Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12
Author: Rachel - A Southern Fairytale

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    1. Thank you! I seriously thought that I was going to have to place a barricade around the Fruity Pebbles box. My family was circling them like vultures!

  1. Okay, I love Fruity Pebbles but I don’t love milk with it. I actually prefer Fruity Pebbles dry, by the handful, or sprinkled on goodies like this!

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