I traveled to Sevierville, TN last year on a media trip. One of our stops in and around the surrounding towns was at a quaint little donut shop called Courthouse Donuts. It was in fact located across from a courthouse with a giant statue of Dolly Parton in the courtyard. Aptly named. All these months later one doughnut has stuck with me. A colorful Fruity Pebbles topped doughnut.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how this doughnut was going to taste. It was a doughnut with cereal on top. I am however willing to always (okay most always) take a bite. Sometimes out of those random – how bad can it be – bites you’ll come across something kinda magical. So take the bite.
It’s a vanilla based cake doughnut that’s topped with a vanilla glaze and then sprinkled generously with crunchy Fruity Pebbles. Crunchy, creamy and sweet. Like a rainbow party in your mouth. I’m not sure why I waited so long to try and re-create this. Because I need another reason to add more time to my workouts. Alas food always wins out, I’ll be forever shackled to workouts if I want to stay in my jeans. Balance right?
Doughnut or donut? I like the original spelling – doughnut, but if you’re offering me a donut (variation on the original spelling) I’d still eat it. Breakfast food or dessert? I’m asking all the hard questions now. You weren’t prepared for a quiz were you? There are no wrong answers with that question. Yes. The answer is yes. Breakfast – yes. Dessert – yes.
I’m sure you could easily swap out the cereal and use an alternate: Cocoa Pebbles, Captain Crunch, Reeses Puffs. All in the name of research of course.
Find out how to make your own HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT here.
Recipe slightly adapted from Post
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 eggs - beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons cereal milk
- 1/2 cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Into a medium bowl, add cereal and milk (reserve 3 tablespoons for glaze). Let sit for 15 minutes. Drain cereal and reserve "cereal" milk.
- Into a medium bowl mix together: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Into a separate small bowl mix together: eggs, butter and vanilla.
- Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients until combined.
- Transfer batter to a large zip lock bag to form a piping bag. Snip the tip and pipe into doughnut pan wells. Filling each each way.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes OR until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Invert onto baking rack and allow to cool completely.
- Into small bowl mixture together: powdered sugar, reserved cereal milk. Dip cooled doughnuts into glaze and sprinkle with remaining Fruity Pebbles.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g