Homemade Baked Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar Glaze

two peach donuts with brown sugar glaze on a plate with a stack of donuts in the background.

Use up those sweet summer peaches in this recipe for baked peach donuts with brown sugar glaze. They're a fun and delicious summer breakfast treat!



For the Peach Donuts:

  • 3 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 peach, peeled and diced (about 2/3 cup)

For the Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease a donut pan with oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the butter, brown sugar, egg and buttermilk.
  3. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in peaches.
  4. Use a pastry bag or large zip-top bag with the corner cut out to pipe batter into prepared donut pan. Alternately, you can spoon the batter into the donut pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, or until donuts spring back when lightly pressed. Turn oven up to broil and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and cool before removing donuts from the pan.
  6. To make the brown sugar glaze, place the milk and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat, careful not to curdle the milk. Boil the mixture for two minutes, then turn off the heat and stir in butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  7. Pour the glaze into a shallow bowl and dip the top of each donut into the glaze. Place on a cooling rack to let the glaze cool and firm up before enjoying.


  • You can use all purpose flour for all of the flour in this recipe if you prefer.
  • Try not to over-mix the batter once you add the dry ingredients to the wet. Just stir until the flour disappears, and gently fold in the peaches.
  • Watch the donuts carefully while broiling. You want them just golden and a little crunchy, but not burned!
  • Keep the heat on low and stir often while bringing the glaze to a boil so that the milk doesn't curdle.
  • If the glaze hardens before you dip all of the donuts, simply reheat it until it is liquid again.
  • Store donuts on the counter very loosely covered to keep from getting soggy.

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