Delicious Glazed Cake Donut Muffin Recipe

This is a project of The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber Cereal.  All opinions shared are always my own.  #CookingWithGerber #SoapBoxInfluence

glazed donut cake muffin

As a mom of four little ones, our mornings start off with someone almost immediately asking about what is for breakfast.  Some mornings they are in unison and all agree on what they want for breakfast, other mornings they think I am a short order cook.  So instead of each child telling me what they want for breakfast, I now give options that are manageable for myself and let them choose from those options.  I love that muffins are an option that can be changed with a few simple ingredients and be something different each time.

My children refer to muffins as cupcakes.  They get so excited for a new recipe or flavor.  I love to play in the kitchen with ingredients and sometimes they turn out perfect, other times we decide I won’t try that again.  This recipe is a keeper for certain.

While I was baking, I decided to try something new.  Wait until you see what I added to these awesome muffins!

Miss B Glazed Donut Muffins

Miss B was licking her lips as she was trying to patiently wait for the first batch I made (and slightly overcooked) to cool.  She was awesome at waiting and enjoyed catching some of the dripping glaze while she waited.

Glazed Cake Donut Muffin Recipe


1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar or sucanat
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups of flour
1 cup of Nestle Gerber Multigrain Cereal
1 cup almond milk or regular milk

1 cup of powder sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons melted butter or df butter option

To change it up, replace the vanilla with lemon juice, lime juice or orange juice. Then top with a few shreds of grated zest.


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Either gently coat your muffin tins with coconut oil or line with baking cups.
Mix butter, oil and sugars until they are smooth. Beat in the eggs. Add baking powder, salt and vanilla extract and beat on low speed.
Add half your flour and Gerber infant cereal and mix until just combined. Add the milk and mix until just combined. Add the remaining flour/cereal mixture and mix until just combined. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 way full. If you are making mini muffins, use a tablespoon to measure the perfect amount. Bake until the muffins are just browned on top, 15-17 minutes for full size muffins, 12-14 minutes for mini muffins. Allow the muffins to cool 15 minutes before adding the glaze.

donut glazed muffins

To make the glaze, mix together the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Wisk together until smooth. To prepare your work space, place parchment or wax paper under your cooling rack to catch the excess glaze that drips for easy clean-up. Holding the muffin, dip the top of muffin in the glaze, turning it so the entire top is coated. Place on the wire rack to allow the glaze to harden. After about 10 minutes, repeat for a second time.

Now the hard part, try to wait while the glaze hardens to enjoy!  Even if you don’t make it, you will still enjoy them immensely!

donut glazed muffins second glaze

Okay, so why in the world did I add Nestle Gerber® infant cereal to my recipe?  It is simple, I have a 7 month old and we are starting to try new foods with him.  He is loving him some food!  I was challenged as part of this campaign to think outside the box, quite literally in how I could use Nestle Gerber® infant cereal in my kitchen.  The possibilities are really quite endless.  It worked out perfectly in this baked recipe and I have a few others we have tried that I will be sharing over the coming weeks as well.

The Single-grain/Multigrain options allow babies to naturally progress from breastfeeding to solid “real food” by moving from Gerber® single-grain cereals to multigrain cereals and then on to cereals with fruit, Lil Bits and Hearty Bits.  I personally love that they also offer an organic option as well!

Gerber Infant Cereal

Nestle Gerber® infant cereal comes is available at Walmart in four varieties:

  • Oatmeal Cereal Single-Grain
  • Multigrain Cereal
  • Oatmeal & Banana Cereal
  • Lil’ Bits Oatmeal Banana Strawberry

In adding the Nestle Gerber® infant cereal to my recipe,  I am adding something that is iron-fortified, that is key to healthy growth and development.  It also contains a Vitablocks® blend of six key vitamins: Vitamin B, Vitamins E and C, iron, zinc, and calcium.  They take great pride in only using high-quality ingredients that meet rigorous Nestlé® standards.

Infant cereal isn’t just for babies anymore, it is a great recipe substitute!  So next time you are at Walmart, why don’t you pick up a package of Nestle Gerber® infant cereal to try out!  Need more recipe inspiration?  Head over to check out some fun and creative recipes of others that are #CookingWithGerber.

What recipe would you experiment with and add Nestle Gerber® infant cereal?

glazed donut muffins

17 thoughts on “Delicious Glazed Cake Donut Muffin Recipe”

  1. These look absolutely amazing! I never knew there were so many things you could cook with Gerber cereal! We made Cinnamon Raisin Oatemal Cookies with some, but I cannot wait to try these!

  2. I have always heard that donuts are easy to make but I have to say I love this idea instead. Smaller portions and wow do they look great! #yum

  3. Yes please! I think every single member of my family would eat all of these up in one day! Donuts and muffins in one? Yes, please!

  4. Elizabeth Lampman

    My kids are going to love these. They look so delicious. I have never had a donut muffin before.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia

    These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make these on the weekend.

  6. These muffins sound scrumptious. I’d have to be careful of spilling some glaze on the floor though, or the dog may get to it before I get a chance to clean it up.

  7. I’m not sure which of my baking recipes I would add Infant Cereal to since I never thought about using it in that way before. I would love to see how it does mixed in with my pancake mix. I could always use more vitamins in my day.

    1. These would be an awesome diet cheat for sure! I like to make them mini size, because then I can eat more than one and not feel guilty 😉

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