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Baked Oatmeal Cookie Donuts with Maple Glaze

Baked, oatmeal cookie donuts, dipped in a maple glaze and topped off with chunks of oatmeal cookies!  I love oatmeal and oatmeal cookies are my FAVORITE cookie, so it just made sense I turn my favorite cookie into a donut!  These donuts are super easy to make and even easier to eat!

Confession: I eat an oatmeal cookie for dessert.  Every night.  My dessert of choice is one of my homemade oatmeal cookies, and as embarrassing as this is, I will actually bring a tupperware container of my cookies with me when I travel, so I can have one for dessert, even when I am not at home.

Well when making my last batch of oatmeal cookies, I must not have been paying attention (I don’t measure anything because I make these cookies every week!), I added too much water (yes….I add water instead of butter) or did not bake them long enough, resulting in some gooey cookies.  They were yummy, but super ooey, gooey and messy.

Gooey oatmeal cookies that were more like cookie dough than cookies though.  So, what would taste good with cookie dough on it?  A DONUT!  I told you….sometimes my recipe ideas come from my bake fails.

Baked Oatmeal Cookie Donuts with Maple Glaze

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 10-minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Vain Mexican Vanilla Extracted in Cane Rum)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 3-4 Homemade (or store bought) oatmeal cookies, broken into pieces
  • Sprinkles



DONUTS: Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Spray two donut pans with baking spray and set side.


In a large bowl, add the softened butter, oil, white sugar and brown sugar. Stir until combined. Add the eggs to the mixture, stirring each egg completely into the mixture. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, salt, flour, oats, baking soda and baking powder into the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Slowly stir in the milk. Mix ingredients until completely incorporated.


Pour donut batter into a large ziplock bag and cut off a small corner of the bag (to make it like a pastry bag). Pipe donut batter into prepared donut pan, filling to the top. Bake one donut pan at a time in 425-degree oven for 10-minutes.


Remove baked donuts from the oven and once cool enough to handle, remove the donuts from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the second donut pan. Allow donuts to cool completely before preparing glaze.


MAPLE GLAZE: Place butter in a medium sized bowl and melt in the microwave. Remove bowl from the microwave and stir in the powdered sugar, hot water and maple flavoring. Add more sugar if you want a thicker consistency, or add more hot water if you want a thinner consistency.


Dip cooled donuts into the glaze and set back on the wire rack to set. Add the oatmeal cookie pieces, and sprinkles, to the tops of the donuts immediately after dunking in the glaze.


Let glaze set completely before storing donuts.


Donuts will stay fresh 2-3 days, stored at room temperature in an air tight container.

I packaged these donuts in my signature pink donut box, and brought them into work.  They quickly disappeared 🙂

Soooooooo breakfast or dessert?!  Both?!!  But tell me what you think 🙂



If you would like to purchase the Vain vanilla extract I used in this recipe, click HERE.

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  • Reply
    September 26, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    This looks ridiculously yummy, I wish my fails turned out like yours! Love you baby!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM

      Awww thanks momma! Love you too! XOXO

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    September 26, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    I love that you take homemade oatmeal cookies with you when you travel. I’m sure that they taste better than what you could buy, and they are for sure less expensive. I also love that you came up with theses donuts from a “fail”. They sound delicious. Thank you for sharing – and have a great day!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM

      Thanks Amy! I try to eat different desserts when I travel, but I always like my cookies the best hehehe. And definitely cheaper!! Have a great day too 🙂 XOXO

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    September 26, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Ooohhhh you’re combining two of my favorites: oatmeal cookies and maple bars. SO GOOD! I wish I was organized enough to take cookies with me when I travel 🙂

    • Reply
      September 26, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      Thanks Kelsie! I am not really organized….I just always have these in the pantry hehehe 🙂 Have a great day! XOXO

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    Ashika | Gardening Foodie
    September 26, 2017 at 1:15 PM

    These look super delicious Kelly!!! I absolutely love the idea of oatmeal cookie donuts….and the glaze adds such a yummy finish on these gorgeous treats!!
    Absolutely love it 😁

    • Reply
      September 26, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks Ashika! The glaze and cookies on top are what set these donuts over the top 🙂 Have a great day! XOXO

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    September 26, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Ms. Kelly, if this is a “fail,” then what the heck is a “success?” Oh, please let me be a failure like you! I’ll take some of that maple glaze please.

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      September 26, 2017 at 3:09 PM

      Hahahah awwww…you’re so sweet!! Thanks Amanda!! I would say these donuts turned into a success at least! And the maple glaze on top is seriously legit! XOXO 🙂 Have a great day darling!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    September 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Hey would you look at that! Your donuts have little afros! lol!

    • Reply
      September 28, 2017 at 6:06 AM

      Hehehehe well who doesn’t love a good afro?!?! 😉

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    September 26, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    My husband also LOVES oatmeal cookies. So cute that you eat one every night 🙂 These donuts look amazing Kelly!!

    • Reply
      September 28, 2017 at 6:09 AM

      Thanks Katherine! I love oatmeal anything 🙂 XOXOXO

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    Maria Doss
    September 26, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    These doughnuts truly looks amazing-perfect rise, color and texture!!! And the maple glaze looks finger licking good. Love the idea of oatmeal cookie crunch on top. Have a great week dear:)

    • Reply
      September 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM

      Thanks Maria!! Have a great week too my dear 🙂 XOXO

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    September 27, 2017 at 4:52 AM

    What a great idea! I wish, I was able to utilize my baking failures so amazingly as well! The donuts look so fluffy and yummy.. More with that gooey glaze and oatmeal cookie topping!

    • Reply
      September 28, 2017 at 6:11 AM

      Thanks Deepika! You are so sweet 🙂 Have a great week! XOXO

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    October 1, 2017 at 5:01 AM

    OH SWEET DEARIE ME. You’ve made something incredible here!! <3

    • Reply
      October 1, 2017 at 7:20 AM

      Hehehe thanks love! XOXO 🙂

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    October 3, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    love this!! chocolate chip will always be my first love, but oatmeal cookies are a super close second. also that dedication for bringing oatmeal cookies with you even when you travel!! (i personally eat way too much when i travel so snacks/dessert/food in general is not necessary for me to bring lol).

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      October 4, 2017 at 6:52 AM

      Thanks Heather! Chocolate chip is one of my favorites too….maybe I need to make a chocolate chip donut version of this recipe?! Have a great day! XOXO

  • Reply
    October 9, 2017 at 2:26 AM

    The glaze on these doughnuts looks soooo good!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

    • Reply
      October 9, 2017 at 12:54 PM

      Thanks Lianne! The glaze REALLY sets these over the top 😉 XOXO

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    Marie,Paint It White
    October 10, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    These look gorgeously Yum!! I love anything made with oats so I might just have to give these a try. They look like they taste seriously delish..

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