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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- To make the donuts, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a baking spray to prep your doughnut pan and set aside.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
- Combine the whole milk, sour cream and eggs in a separate bowl. Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla .
- Gradually combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir just until combined .
- Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan and bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.
- 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.
- To make the glaze, combine all glaze ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
- Pour glaze over doughnuts and let dry in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before decorating .
- 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.
- Fill-in the space between the two lines with additional blue cookie icing.
- Pipe 5-7 lines using the red icing onto the doughnuts .
- 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.
- Place in the refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes before enjoying.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 201mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 3g
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More Independence Day Food You Might Like
- Flag Cupcakes – I am not joking, I think the kids had as much fun decorating these as they did eating them.
- Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes – Ridiculously adorable and SO FUN for the kids to eat. This is a must-have for our July 4th celebration.
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