Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Caramel Pretzel Doughnuts

Baked cake-like Bisquick® mix doughnuts glazed with thick caramel sauce and topped with broken pretzel twists and flaked coconut – perfect for your sweet-salty cravings.

Caramel Pretzel Doughnuts

Prep: 20 min | Bake: 9 min | Yield: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup small pretzel twists, broken
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the milk; return to boiling.
  5. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  6. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, 2/3 cup milk, the vanilla extract and egg until blended.
  7. Stir in melted butter. Spoon batter into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off small corner of bag; squeeze bag to pipe batter into pan, using about 1/4 cup for each doughnut.
  8. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  9. Immediately remove doughnuts from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.
  10. Gradually beat powdered sugar into brown sugar mixture with whisk until smooth, adding remaining 1 tablespoon milk if needed.
  11. Glaze doughnuts; sprinkle with pretzels and coconut.


Per serving: Calories 260 , Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 6g), Sodium 410mg Total Carbohydrate 39g (Dietary Fiber 0g ), Protein 3g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker

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