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Grow Your Own Magic Doughnuts - Donuts

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“Really! You CAN grow donuts!! This recipe was sent home by my son's K teacher. All my kids loved it! *The Kindy kids colored a picture of doughnuts growing on a tree - the teacher then made a little seed package by stapling the coloring to another paper; she then put some cereal inside (aka Doughnut Seeds) - so cute!”
1 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 pieces Fruit Loops cereal or 12 pieces other cold cereal
  • 1 tablespoon water or 1 tablespoon milk
  • candy sprinkles (optional)
  • 12 fresh doughnuts


  1. Before bed, have the kids place the cereal on a cookie sheet or tray; then sprinkle with milk or water.
  2. Place the tray in a cold oven overnight; tell the kids that if they stay in bed and sleep well then the cereal will magically grow into donuts by morning ;) .
  3. Very early the next morning drive to the bakery and buy a dozen freshly baked donuts; this is the price you pay for having kids that stayed in bed all night.
  4. Replace the cold cereal with the donuts and carefully destroy and hide the box or bag!
  5. Wait for your little darlings to wake up and discover the magic donuts in the oven.
  6. By the way, chocolate milk or sprinkles makes chocolate iced donuts; water makes glazed; regular milk makes cream filled; and colored sprinkles makes - colored sprinkle covered donuts!

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