Doughnut Pancakes with Doughnut Glaze Syrup


Yes. Yes, yes, yes! Doughnuts collide with pancakes to make one unbelievable breakfast (or dessert)! If you want to show someone how amazing you think they are, say for the up coming Father’s Day or a birthday then these are a great way to express your love and appreciation for that special someone =). I know I’d feel pretty awesome getting these for breakfast in bed on my Birthday. I’m always trying to think of new recipes, new food ideas and things out of the ordinary. This is a result of one of those random thoughts. I love to create new recipes, you could probably say I’m addicted. It’s hard to keep me out of the kitchen basically. These are one of the funnest recipes I think I’ve made. Who doesn’t love a sweet, tender doughnut or a fluffy stack of pancakes? Everyone who tried these thought they were delicious, and the kids faces lit up with utter excitement just upon seeing them. These taste just like cake doughnuts and pancakes in one. They’re fluffy, perfectly sweet and melt in your mouth delicious. Can I eat these for every meal =)? Enjoy and share!


Doughnut Pancakes with Doughnut Glaze Syrup

Yield: 10-12 pancakes


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil , for brushing griddle
  • 1 recipe Doughnut Glaze Syrup

Doughnut Glaze Syrup

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat an non-stick electric griddle to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, applesauce and granulated sugar until well blended. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combine (batter should be slightly lumpy, don't over-mix). Pour half of the batter into a sandwich size ziploc bag and seal bag (I tried pouring all of it into a large ziploc and just found it was easier to work in two smaller batches). Brush preheated griddle generously with vegetable oil (I used a silicone baster and brushed the areas where the pancake batter would be poured. The vegetable oil is an important part of the "fried" doughnut flavor so that's why I stated "generously"). Cut about a 1 inch corner off the ziploc bag (while holding it with the tip pointing upward so the batter doesn't pour right out), then carefully pipe doughnut shapes onto oiled griddle*. Cook pancake until golden on bottom, then lift pancake with a spatula and brush griddle again with vegetable oil then carefully flip to opposite side. Cook opposite side until golden. Repeat process with remaining batter. Serve Doughnut Pancakes warm, with Doughnut Glaze Syrup and sprinkles of course =).
  2. *note: the first one will probably be a practice pancake, the second should look better once you get the feel for it. The batter will spread slightly as it cooks so keep that in mind when judging how large you keep the hole in the center of the circle. Also, after piping each pancake, return bag with the cut opening facing upright so batter doesn't continue to pour out. If you find it too difficult to get the shape you want you could just ladle (and slightly spread the batter so the centers aren't thicker) onto the griddle and do normal shaped pancakes then use a small circle cookie/fondant cutter and cut a circle through the center of the pancake after it's been cooked.

Doughnut Glaze Syrup

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once butter has melted, stir in powdered sugar, salt and milk. Whisk until sugar has dissolved completely then stir in baking soda and whisk for about 30 seconds until frothy. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm over Doughnut Pancakes. Store in refrigerator up to one week.


  • Sophie: Oh my gosh! YUM! Those look so good and cute too! June 15, 2012 at 1:02am Reply

  • Nupur: So much sugar and so much oil.. yet I truely want to have them now :D

    looks amazing.. June 15, 2012 at 3:19am Reply

  • Lauren @ Pass the Plate: So cute, love this idea! June 15, 2012 at 9:13am Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: You are genius for thinking to combine donuts and pancakes! I just bought a griddle so I will definitely be making these very, very soon! June 15, 2012 at 10:11am Reply

  • Anonymous: You can also use an old ketchup bottle instead of a plastic bag for more control in pouring the batter onto the griddle.

    These look amazing – trying this weekend! June 15, 2012 at 5:14pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – that is an excellent idea. I have seen that before and totally forgot! Thanks so much for the comment! June 15, 2012 at 7:45pm Reply

  • the actor’s diet: oh my! yes! June 16, 2012 at 10:36am Reply

  • shecooksandheeats: Ahh you did it again! Everything you come up with is fabulous! This looks amazing! I love this idea :) June 17, 2012 at 12:28am Reply

  • Jenny from Sweden: Oh women please! These looks so darn tasty! I want them all!!;D June 17, 2012 at 5:51am Reply

  • Dina: what a cute idea! June 20, 2012 at 12:58pm Reply

  • Anonymous: I tried this and It turned out really well! It made a lot more glaze than we needed, but I would definetally recommend this!!! Loved it! June 22, 2012 at 12:20pm Reply

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  • Rachel: I made these tonight, and although the concept was cute, they were a letdown. The glaze was overly buttery and the pancakes were heavy and plain. But, the idea was very cute and I hope it’s perfected one day!! June 26, 2012 at 5:31pm Reply

  • Trish: I love what you did to your pancakes.. now they’re not just pancakes! they’re a whole lot new! Thanks

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  • Jaclyn: Rachel – I’m sorry to hear you thought so! I don’t know if I’d like to hear what you thought about the vanilla cream syrup I have posted, it uses twice as much butter =). I made this to be a syrup and glaze combine so it is intended to be more buttery than glaze, usually glaze doesn’t even have any butter so it is something out of the ordinary. As far as your thought of lack of flavor, you could always add something to make it more exciting if you’d like, such as blueberries or raspberries. Also you could use buttermilk in place of the milk to give them more flavor. You could even add cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. There are so many things you could toss in if you want just a bit more, I do hope you give them another try! June 28, 2012 at 12:21pm Reply

  • Irene: Wow I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog. This looks perfect for a naughty weekend brunch! It’s so adorable, love it! July 15, 2012 at 11:45pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Awesome! i love that classy idea! July 17, 2012 at 8:09am Reply

  • Anonymous: I made for niece and nephew. It was aBig hit. Thanks! July 31, 2012 at 9:24am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – aren’t they fun for kids. I actually served them to my niece and nephew (and my kids) too and they are like wait a minute it’s a doughnut and a pancake, no way!
    Thanks for your comment! July 31, 2012 at 8:43pm Reply

  • Barb: Neat idea! I made these & they were awesome. I swapped out applesauce for cinnamon. I also just made them like normal pancakes & used my tiny circle biscuit cutter to cut out the centers after cooking. I thought that was much easier & I had a lot of flat donut holes that way too. Your syrup is also awesome so thanks for the recipe. Try the easy way it’s just as fun making them. Oh yeah, I never have a practice one I just claim the first one for sampling. You have to taste your food,right? :) August 19, 2012 at 12:58pm Reply

  • ash: added extra yolk, sprinkle of nutmeg, 1 T lemon juice, lemon zest and water and blueberries and 1 T extra baking powder, pinch baking soda. so they were blueberry donut pancakes. my boyfriend was like “what are you making enough pancakes for a church breakfast? that’s a lot of batter.” they were soooo good were fighting over the last one. March 18, 2013 at 3:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I am happy you enjoyed them Ash! Thanks for the comment. March 21, 2013 at 10:44pm Reply

  • Bri: Made these today for Father’s Day breakfast- hubby and kids loved them (especially the sprinkles part)! I didn’t end up using all the glaze so I’ll make more later this week and try freezing the glaze on them (so when I defrost in the micro. for a quick breakfast the “syrup” is already done!) Thanks for a fun, special occasion recipe! June 16, 2013 at 6:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family liked these Bri! Thanks for your comment – and you’re welcome :)! June 22, 2013 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Heather – Chickabug: These look wonderful! So cute and colorful! I love them! : ) July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Domi: So delicious! I made these pancakes one month ago and I loved it!

    Greetings from Poland :) July 30, 2013 at 1:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Greetings Domi! I’m so glad you liked these pancakes! Thanks for leaving a comment! July 30, 2013 at 6:13am Reply

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  • Moe: These were plain and my family did not like them July 13, 2014 at 6:59am Reply

  • TheMandeeMoose: Just made these and I love them! I love that the texture is a bit different. They are pretty sweet and the rest of your day should def. be healthy. I LOVE them. Thank you! November 15, 2015 at 3:04pm Reply

  • that dog living next door: what do i use instead of a griddle my dude September 21, 2016 at 4:49am Reply

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