The ArtsBot Kitchen Activity: Make Rainbow Donuts



Mom and Artist, Emily and her daughter share how to make a Rainbow Donuts.

All you need are:

πŸ’š donut trays

πŸ’š zip closure bags for every color

πŸ’š food coloring

πŸ’š a large mixing Β bowl

πŸ’š a mixer

πŸ’š measuring cups

πŸ’š measuring spoons

πŸ’š flour

πŸ’š sugar

πŸ’š baking soda

πŸ’š salt

πŸ’š butter

πŸ’š milk

πŸ’š vanilla

πŸ’š applesauce

Check out the recipe below!

RAINBOW DONUTSβ€”Makes 12 Donuts


1 and 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour

3/4 cup White Sugar

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

3/4 cup Milk or Milk Alternative

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Tbsp Applesauce

5 Tbsp Butter or Butter Alternative (Melted)

Food coloring (3 colors)


(Preheat the oven to 350Β°F. Prepare two donut trays by spraying with non-stick spray. )

  1. Measure all dry Ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) into the mixer. Mix together for a few seconds.
  1. Measure out all the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, applesauce, butter) and add into the mixer. Mix on medium until batter is smooth.
  1. Separate the batter into 3 separate bowls. Each bowl is for a different color batter. Squirt a few drops of food coloring into each bowl and mix together.
  1. Place each of the 3 colored batters into its own plastic bag. Cut a tiny bit off one of the bottom corners of the bag. Squeeze the batter through that hole, one color at a time into the donut trays.

Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before moving the donuts to a cooling rack.

a cooling rack.

Allow to cool completely before putting the icing on.


For Chocolate Icing:

1 cup Chocolate Chips or Vegan Chocolate Chips

Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions for Icing:

  1. Measure out the chocolate chips and place them in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Put in the microwave for 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Stir the chocolate so it is all smooth.
  4. Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate and then place onto a plate.
  5. Cover with sprinkles!