Amazing Doughnut Recipes

Decadently glazed with dark chocolate or simply dusted with cinnamon sugar, doughnuts always make your day better. Check out these recipes from our expert chefs for sweet and fluffy treats.

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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Adding homemade applesauce to your batter makes sure your doughnuts stay moist. Dip them in cider glaze and dust with cinnamon sugar.

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Coconut-Almond Baked Doughnuts

Instead of deep-frying your doughnuts, bake them in the oven for a healthier alternative. Toasted coconut and sliced almonds add a wonderful crunch and nutty flavors.

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Doughnut Holes with Strawberry Syrup

These cinnamon sugar-dusted balls of dough taste even better dipped in a syrup of strawberry jelly and elderflower liqueur.

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Chocolate Doughnut Holes

Dutch cocoa powder and a semisweet chocolate glaze make for decadent doughnut holes. They are bite-sized morsels of chocolate bliss.

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Sugar and Spice Doughnuts

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these light doughnuts with apple pie spices will be a hit at autumn dinner parties.

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Banana-Chocolate Chip Mini Doughnuts

These miniature baked doughnuts with banana and chocolate chips are a perfect afternoon snack for everyone. 

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Cinnamon-Spiced Doughnuts

Dusted with cinnamon sugar and spiced with just a hint of nutmeg, these square-shaped doughnuts are the perfect treat to accompany your morning coffee.

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Birthday Cake Doughnut

These crispy, cake-y doughnuts were meant to be frosted. Make the doughnuts a day in advance of your celebration and store in an airtight container. The frostings can be made ahead as well: Just refrigerate, let come to room temperature and then whip with an electric mixer until smooth before using. Frost, decorate and serve — no cake cutting required.

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Southern Buttermilk Bourbon Praline Doughnuts

Sneak some bourbon into the glaze for your deep-fried buttermilk doughnuts. The flavors in whiskey work magically with coarsely chopped pecans.

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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

Why not fry these breakfast favorites at home? To make the most of the glaze, set the holes underneath the doughnuts so they can catch the extra good stuff.

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Gluten-Free Sugar-Glazed Doughnuts

This gluten-free pastry flour is formulated especially for those baked goods you want to have the lightest, flakiest texture. If you don't have a doughnut cutter, you can use an empty tin can.

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Fro Cro-Dough

Recreate Dominique Ansel's world-famous Cronuts at home. Crispy doughnuts made with flaky and airy croissant dough? It's nothing short of genius.

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Double-Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Giada De Laurentiis uses flax seed to make her vegan double-chocolate glazed doughnuts. They are a perfect afternoon snack — your kids won't even know that these doughnuts are healthy. 

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Mini Banana Beignets

Deep-fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar, this dessert is done in less than 30 minutes.

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Jelly-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

These Hanukkah-inspired, doughnut-shaped cookies are subtly sweet, thanks to the light jelly glaze. They'll go perfectly with tea or coffee.

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Doughnuts and Chocolate Sauce

Stock up on store-bought doughnut holes, then make your own chocolate dipping sauce.

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Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding

This rum-topped dessert goes from oven to table in a little over an hour.

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Doughnut Tiramisu

Do you have extra cake doughnuts at home? Turn them into tiramisu with mascarpone and coffee liqueur. It's a traditional Italian dessert, made simple.

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Italian Doughnuts

Do-it-yourself doughnuts require less prep with Giada's recipe that uses prepared pizza dough. Fry the doughnut rounds, then top with cinnamon and sugar or with chocolate.

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Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Warm and crisp but never greasy, Ina's easy baked doughnuts have the same comforting flavor as a slice of cinnamon toast.

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