I homeschool my two oldest kids, Grace and Eden, and I love it, though it does mean I don’t get much of an opportunity to do the typical “thank you” teacher gift. My husband and I (he acts as the principle and does most of the test grading) do, however, purchase something special for each other. Ya know, letting the other know we appreciate the time, effort, and joyful attitude they display. Teaching a child is fun and holds a lot of rewards with the bond you create, but it is not done without a lot of work.
But if you don’t homeschool your kids, chances are there are several teachers in your child’s life who really make a difference in theirs. Maybe they stay after school to tutor your child in math (I can relate to that one – thank you Mr. Lakey!), or a teacher who sticks up for your child if they are bullied, or recognizes certain gifts and helps them hone in on them. Whoever the teacher is, I’m sure you are glad they are there, day after day, investing your child.
If that doesn’t deserve a donut, then I don’t know what does! What could be better than a funfetti donut? All the bright colors, that first bite that welcomes you with cushy softness, and the delightfully sweet glaze that just brings a smile to your face.
This funfetti donut is the perfect little treat for you and your kid to bake together. It only takes a few minutes, and the kids can help measure and pour ingredients while you whip it up and throw it in a donut pan. Well… don’t throw the batter in the pan.
In my opinion, something homemade means so much more than something bought, and this is the perfect way for you and your child to show the teacher in your child’s life how much they mean to you.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 TB unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles- I recommend this brand because they won’t bleed into your batter and turn your donuts green (I know this from experience)
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- additional sprinkles for sprinkling over the wet glaze
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray two donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and sugar together. Set aside.
- In another medium sized bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, vanilla. Add the egg, and butter and continue whisking until completely smooth.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Add the ½ cup sprinkles and fold in until evenly distributed.
- Spoon the batter into a large ziplock bag and snip one of the bottom corners. Carefully pipe the batter into the donut pans filling each vessel about ½ way up-about one pipe around.
- Place in the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes and allow to cool.
- While the donuts are cooling, whisk together in a small bowl the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla until a glaze forms. Dip the donuts into the glaze one by one and then repeat the dipping a second time. Top with more sprinkles, if desired.
- Donuts are best eaten day of but will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.
Used In This Project:
- Large Gift Boxes • I chose the white color.
- Large Labels • I chose the “Bumble Bee” style in bright pink.
- Scallop Labels • I chose the “Bumble Bee” style in bright pink.
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