Make These Patriotic Flag Donuts for July 4th Breakfast

These patriotic flag donuts are the best July 4th breakfast idea! The kids can help make them and they’re such fun patriotic doughnuts to celebrate the holiday.

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Flag Donuts

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I really get into the holidays with food, crafts, and decorations. I get the kids to help prepare foods for 4th of July to tantalize our tastebuds for BBQs, friends, and fireworks.

But, I was thinking I’d like to START the day with a fun July 4th kids activity, not just end it on a tasty note. I came up with these fun flag donuts so that the kids could help and we’d get to have a treat for breakfast, too! Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Patriotic Doughnuts

  • Let the kids get involved. They can not only help decorate, but they can also get involved with the baking. Most kiddos can measure, crack eggs, and stir.
  • No cookie icing? No big deal. You can make your own by mixing powdered sugar and a small amount of milk. Pop it in a zipper bag and trim off the tiniest bit of a corner to pipe.

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How Do I Make these Flag Donuts?

I’m so glad you asked. Because the kids would love to help make these, consider prepping the doughnuts and then giving them the reins with the decorations.

Yield: 12

Flag Donuts

patriotic flag donuts on a red white and blue linen

These patriotic flag donuts are the best July 4th breakfast idea! The kids can help make them--and they're such fun patriotic doughnuts, they'll be asking to make them again.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 2/3 C Flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C whole milk
1/4 C melted unsalted sweet cream butter
1/2 C sour cream

  • 2 large egg

  • 1/4 C canola oil
light blue, white, and red cookie icing
  • 1/2 C milk

  • 2 C powder
  • sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. To make the donuts, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 Use a baking spray to prep your doughnut pan and set aside.

  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and
 sugar in a large bowl.

  3. Combine the whole milk, sour cream and eggs in a separate bowl.
 Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla
  4. Gradually combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir 
just until combined
  5. Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan and bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.

  6. Allow doughnuts to cool to the touch inside the pan. When cool enough to touch, move the donuts to a wire rack to completely cool.

  7. To make the glaze, combine all glaze ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour glaze over doughnuts and let dry in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before decorating

  9. Once the glaze is dry, use the blue cookie icing to pipe a line on the top left corner
 of the doughnut

 and add another to form a triangle. ice blue in upper left of donut to make a donut with a flag
  10. Fill-in the space between the two lines with additional blue cookie icing. flood frosting for blue to make a flag donut
  11. Pipe 5-7 lines using the red icing onto the doughnuts

. pipe stripes of red frosting for flag on july 4th breakfast idea
  12. Using the white icing, pipe on 10-12 dots on the blue part for the stars in
the flag. If you don't want the stars to blend into the blue, wait until the blue icing is dry before piping stars. add dots for stars on patriotic donuts
  13. Place in the refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes before enjoying.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

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