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Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts {Guest Post}

These Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts are soft, baked vanilla cake donuts that are made using Fruity Pebble infused milk, so you get that delicious Fruity Pebble taste in every bite!

Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts | soft, vanilla cake donuts made with Fruity Pebble cereal milk for a unique twist on breakfast!

Several months ago I discovered a new blog with bright, beautiful pictures of the most tempting confectionary creations! I had found Sweet Menu and its creator, Jessica, whose bright, energetic personality fit her bold, colorful pictures! I am overjoyed to share her (and these donuts) with you today!

Jess is the kind of girl that you want to live right down the street so you can hang out all the time. If she lived State-side I would practically force her to be my BFF. Last month I got to meet her for coffee in NYC and she is every bit as awesome in person as I imagined! And. AND she brought me a whole bag of Australian treats! (See. Adorable. I told you.)

I wait with baited breath for Jessica’s post each week. I practically drooled on my computer over these Twix Cookie Cups! And I am smitten with her photography — how badly do you want to snatch this Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cone out of her hand? And her latest Fruit Loop Layer Cake creation is absolutely stunning. There are no other words…

Like I said. I want to be her neighbor. Maybe we could trade cakes and gossip 😉

Come back, Jess! Come back!

Anyways! I’ll stop chitchatting about how much I love her and let her introduce herself and the most gorgeous donuts that I’ve ever seen. Ever.

Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts

 

Hi! My name is Jess and I blog over at Sweet Menu. I am an Australian food blogger but I specialise in baking American-inspired sweets. I recently returned from a four week adventure across the USA where Lindsey and I met face to face in New York. The time flew by as we chatted about food, blogging and everything in between while I ate freshly baked cookies from her culinary class and she munched on Tim Tams I had brought over from Aus. I am beyond excited to have the chance to guest blog on American Heritage Cooking today.  And boy, do I have a treat for you!

When I was in New York, I visited Momofuku Milk Bar and tried their famous Cereal Milk. Have you heard of it before? It was delicious! And yes, it did taste like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl. I was so taken with their creations, that I bought their cookbook. Inspired by their clever use of cereal, I decided to come up with my own sweet cereal treat. Using a box of Fruity Pebbles that I stuffed into my suitcase (we don’t have that cereal in Australia), I created Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts.These Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts are soft, baked vanilla cake donuts that are made using Fruity Pebble infused milk, so you get that delicious Fruity Pebble taste in every bite!

These beauties are baked not fried, so they are almost healthy. Ok, maybe not healthy but they are super fast to put together. Using a donut pan, these little vanilla cake donuts are baked in the oven and ready in just 10 minutes. The glaze is made using Fruity Pebble-infused milk, which makes for a sweet tutti-fruity topping before adding a generous layer of Fruity Pebble flakes to each one. Aren’t they fun? And they taste delish. So grab your box of Fruity Pebbles and give these baked donuts a go! The kids will love them!

SWEET MENU’S FRUITY PEBBLE CEREAL MILK DONUTS

Makes 9 donuts

Ingredients

Donuts

1 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/3 cup milk

Glaze

2 cups icing sugar

1 cup + 1/2 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal

1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 360 F (180 degrees). Lightly grease your donut pan with a bit of butter or non-stick spray. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined, then add the egg and beat for another minute or so. Add the flour mixture and the milk and gently stir until combined. Spoon out the mixture evenly into the donut pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Once the donuts are golden, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

In a small bowl, add the milk and 1/2 cup of Fruity Pebbles and gently stir. Set aside for 10 minutes. Strain the milk into a small bowl and discard the soggy flakes. In a separate bowl, add the extra cup of Fruity Pebble cereal. Sift the icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and add three tablespoons of the cereal-infused milk and stir until combined. Gently dip each donut into the glaze before dunking into the bowl of Fruity Pebble flakes. Continue until all the donuts are glazed and topped with Fruit Pebble flakes.

Note: These donuts are best eaten straight away. The Fruity Pebble flakes will go a little soggy after a few hours so add the glaze and flakes right before serving. The donuts themselves will keep for 2 days in an airtight container.

 

Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts

 

Sweet Menu

Jessica Holmes

Jess loves to create, bake and shoot American-inspired recipes. With a background in advertising, she is a copywriter by day and a recipe creator/dessert taste-tester by night (and on the weekends). Even at her work desk, you will find her daydreaming about calorie-laden sweets and counting down the days to her next trip to the USA.

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18 Comments

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    February 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I loved fruity pebbles as a child and haven’t had them since but these donuts look amazing! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing Jessica!

    Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    February 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    These donuts are so fun and adorable Jess! I love that you coated these donuts in fruity pebbles and with the cereal milk- such a creative and whimsical idea!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 26, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Aren’t they adorable! They remind me of childhood – not that I was allowed to eat Fruity Pebbles! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    February 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I’m jealous. I want an Aussie friend!

    esp. one like Jessica who can make such fun, pretty, and taaaasty donuts!!!!

    Reply
  • Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life
    February 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Jess nearly is my neighbour here in Australia 🙂
    I can’t wait to try these cereal milk baked doughnuts – I bet my family is going to love them! I’m also so grateful that Jess has helped me discover another wonderful baking blog!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Lucky you!!! I am officially #jealous. 🙂 I’m going to hop on over to your site!

      Reply
  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    February 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Fruity Pebbles! Such fond childhood memories seeing these fun donuts brings about! I thought I was a culinary genius in elementary school when I made Rice Krispy Treats made with Fruity Pebbles and stirred in some chocolate chips, LOL. Thanks for sharing, ladies! xo

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    • AmericanCooking22
      February 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Haha I was never allowed to eat fruity pebbles! I’m pretty sure that your elementary self was a culinary genius! That sounds better than the original! xo

      Reply
  • Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
    February 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Great guest post Jess! I am seriously floored by how amazing these donuts look. So colorful, and so much fun! I’m totally wishing you were my neighbor too right about now! 😉

    Reply
  • CakeSpy
    February 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Rainbow food makes me smile. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Me too, CakeSpy, me too!

      Reply
  • marcie
    February 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    These donuts look so delicious and the fruity pebbles are such a colorful, fun topping! Who needs sprinkles? 🙂

    Reply
  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    February 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    How exciting that you and Lindsey got to meet in New York! I’m loving these fruity pebble donuts!

    Reply
  • Juliana
    February 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Nice meeting you Jess…these donuts look so cute and delicious…very festive…and I love the fact that they are baked and not fried…
    Lindsey and Jess…enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks, Juliana!

      Reply
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