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Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Donuts

These Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Donuts are deliciously soft, moist and have both Lucky Charms cereal milk in the batter and in the frosting! Hello childhood brunch goals!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, cereal milk, cereal milk breakfast, cereal milk desserts, cereal milk donuts, healthy donuts, lucky charms dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cereal Milk Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cereal milk
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) melted salted butter
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • additional lucky charms or sprinkles for garnish

Cereal Milk

  • 1.5 cups lucky charms cereal
  • 2 cups whole milk

Cereal Milk Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp cereal milk (or more if needed, depending on desired consistency)


  1. Begin by making the cereal milk! Make a bowl of cereal combining the milk and lucky charms. Place a bowl onto the cereal to press it down, making sure it soaks into the milk. Let this sit for about 30 minutes. Strain the cereal out when done and set the cereal milk aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the donut pan and set it aside.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  4. Melt the butter in a smaller bowl. Let it cool for 1-2 minutes and then add in the cereal milk, egg, vanilla extract, vinegar and whisk until combined.

  5. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are mixed together. 

  6. Next, carefully spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

  8. Whip up the cereal milk glaze by combining the powdered sugar and 1-2 tbsp of cereal milk. If you like a thinner glaze, you want to add a bit more cereal milk. If you like it thicker, add a bit less.

  9. Once the donuts are done cooling, you can either dip them into the glaze or drizzle the glaze on top. Garnish with more lucky charms cereal or sprinkles! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you have leftover cereal milk, I used mine in oatmeal or you can just feel free to drink it alongside the donut! 

This would be a great opportunity to use up stale cereal! :)