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4th of July Donut Recipe: Red, White, and Blue

Make these patriotic donuts to celebrate the 4th of July! These red, white, and blue donuts are festive and great to celebrate the holiday with a 4th of July breakfast.

4th of July Donuts

Fourth of July Donut Recipe

If you don’t have any Krispy Kreme shops in your area for their 4th of July donuts, then make your own at home! Plus the 4th of July is Captain America’s birthday, so for the 4th or for your Avengers parties! And enjoy these donut memes to make you laugh. 

Patriotic Donut Ingredients

2 2/3 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C milk
1/4 C melted butter
1/2 C sour cream
2 large eggs (room temp)
1/4 C vegetable oil
red and blue gel food coloring

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

1/2 C milk
2 C powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Red and Blue gel food coloring
2 disposable piping bags
1/2 C patriotic sprinkles (for decorating)

Patriotic Donut Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Donut Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Use a baking spray to prep your doughnut pan.
  • Set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the milk, sour cream , and eggs into a second bowl.
  • Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla
  • Gradually whisk in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined
  • Divide the batter into three bowls.
  • Add several drops of green food coloring in the first bow.
  • Stir to mix the Red color evenly in the batter.
  • In the second bowl add several drops of purple food coloring.
  • Stir to mix the Blue color evenly in the batter.
  • Spoon equal amounts of the 3 batters into the doughnut pan.

How to Make 4th of July Donuts

  • Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes (or until the doughnuts spring back)
  • Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan.
  • Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to completely cool.

Captain America Donut Glaze Instructions

Whisk together the milk, powder sugar and vanilla extract until smooth

Spoon about 1/8 cup of icing into two bowls and add a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl and blue food coloring into the second bowl.

Mix until both are combined.

Spoon each color into their own piping bags.

Cut the tip off the piping bags.

Drizzle the colors into the white icing about 2 times going vertical and horizontal.

Dip the doughnuts into the icing and turn the doughnut 90 degrees.

Patriotic Donut Recipe for National Donut Day and 4th of July

Place back onto the wire rack and repeat the previous steps for remaining donuts.

Sprinkle on some patriotic sprinkles onto the doughnuts.

Let dry for an hour before enjoying.

Have fun making your own Captain America and 4th of July donuts! However you celebrate, don’t forget your glass of milk!

For more holiday fun, these 4th of July memes will make you laugh and check out these 4th of July movies to watch.

Make your own red, white, and blue donuts for the 4th of July! It's a great Memorial Day or 4th of July patriotic dessert and breakfast recipe. Also works as Captain America donuts for your Avengers parties!

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