Delightful Doughnut Recipes

Decadently glazed with rich, dark chocolate or simply dusted with cinnamon-sugar, doughnuts always make your day better. So why not whip up a batch once in a while?

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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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Mini Banana Beignets

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

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Chocolate Donuts with Coffee Glaze

Chocolate and coffee are a match made in breakfast heaven — so it’s no wonder Molly combines the two for these crave-worthy, oven-baked treats.

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3-ingredient Nutella Doughnuts

This sweet treat cannot be beat. In just an hour you can have homemade doughnuts using only three simple ingredients — and no deep-frying required! Chocolate-hazelnut spread is mixed into the batter and more is used to coat the tops, for double the deliciousness.

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Classic Jelly Doughnuts

Scratch-made doughnuts, still warm from the frying oil? Yes, please! Better yet, this recipe has four different options for the filling and frosting.

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The Best Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

We spent a lot of time perfecting this doughnut. We wanted a cakey and light texture that wasn't greasy—and we achieved it! The classic craggy edges add a pleasant texture and hold onto the sweet glaze. A combination of buttermilk and sour cream provides tang and richness. But the secret ingredient to the batter is vegetable oil. Surprisingly, it doesn't weight the doughnuts down but makes them even more moist and tender.

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Protein Cider Doughnuts

We use applesauce, cider and apple pie spice to make these protein-packed treats taste just like the cider doughnuts you get in the fall at the farmer's market. With a delicate cakelike texture, they are great on their own, and even more crave-worthy with one of our flavorful toppings.

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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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Baked Donuts with Blood Orange, Rhubarb and Blueberry Glaze

You’ve got three, fruity choices of glaze with these simple, oven-baked doughnuts: blood orange, rhubarb and blueberry. Pick your favorite — or make them all!

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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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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Valerie gives her cinnamon-sugar dipped doughnuts a fall twist by incorporating canned pumpkin puree and a couple teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice mix into her dough.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Doughnuts

A cute twist on a classic, these doughnuts are an easy treat to make and share. Their rich buttery caramelized pineapple tops sit nicely on light, single-serving cakes.

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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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Everything Doughnuts

What if an everything bagel crossed the savory-sweet line? Well, we're here to tell you that garlic, onions and seeds totally work in a doughnut. Make the dough the night before, then quickly fry the doughnuts off for a special breakfast or brunch.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paczki (pronounced puun-ch-key) are supercharged jelly doughnuts, made with both whole eggs and yolks for a rich, almost savory dough, with a sweet glaze on top. Though typically enjoyed on Fat Thursday in Poland (the Thursday before Ash Wednesday), in Polish neighborhoods in the US, paczki are enjoyed as part of the Fat Tuesday celebration. The tradition started as a festive way to use up eggs, butter and lard before Lent. Though typically fried in lard, we’re frying these in vegetable oil, which is a little more accessible. Either way, some say that starting the Lenten season by eating these sweet rich treats will bring good luck and happiness throughout the year.

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