Rainbow Donuts Recipe

Rainbow Donuts are the perfect treat to add a splash of color and joy to any gathering or celebration. These donuts combine the comfort of a soft, fluffy texture with the excitement of vibrant, natural glazes made from ingredients like hibiscus, mango, and matcha. Whether for a party, special event, or just to brighten your day, these donuts are sure to impress with both their taste and their playful appearance.


  • For the Dough:
    • 5 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour (700 grams)
    • 2 ½ tablespoons instant yeast (30 grams)
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (10 grams)
    • ¼ cup ground flax (20 grams)
    • ¼ cup sugar (50 grams)
    • ¼ cup coconut oil (50 grams), melted
    • 1 ¾ cups water (415 grams)
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (15 grams)
  • For the Glaze:
    • Hibiscus (for red color)
    • Mango and turmeric (for orange color)
    • Matcha (for green color)
    • Blue magik and vanilla (for blue color)
    • Lavender and ube (for purple color)
    • ½ cup coconut milk (120 milliliters)
    • 5 cups confectioners sugar (600 grams)


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, ground flax, and sugar).
    • In a separate bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, water, and vanilla extract.
    • With the mixer running at low speed (speed 1), gradually add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Continue to knead until smooth and elastic.
  2. Shaping and Baking:
    • Once the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured surface, divide, and shape into donuts.
    • Let the donuts proof until doubled in size, then fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Preparing the Glaze:
    • For each color, prepare a separate glaze by infusing coconut milk with the natural color sources listed, then strain.
    • Whisk in confectioners sugar to create a smooth glaze.
  4. Glazing the Donuts:
    • Once the donuts are cooled, dip them into the different glazes to create a vibrant display.


  • Use high-quality natural food colorings for the most vivid glazes.
  • Ensure the dough is thoroughly kneaded to guarantee the best texture after frying.


  1. Can I bake these donuts instead of frying?
    • Yes, for a healthier option, you can bake them at 375°F (190°C) for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  2. How do I store leftover donuts?
    • Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for longer storage.
  3. What are Blue magik and ube?
    • Blue magik is derived from spirulina, offering a vibrant blue hue, while ube is a type of purple yam commonly used in Filipino desserts for its color and flavor.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: (Not fully specified)

Total Time: (Dependent on cooking method)

Yield: Varies

Category: Dessert

Method: Frying or Baking

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Rainbow Donuts are more than just a treat; they’re an experience. Each bite brings a sense of joy and a burst of flavor, making them a delightful addition to any occasion. Dive into the process and enjoy creating these beautiful, delicious, and colorful donuts that everyone will love!

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