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Delicious Doughnut Recipes

by Elina Bolokhova

Delicious Doughnut Recipes

Can you ever go wrong with sugary dough? We think not! Check out our roundup of yummy doughnut recipes for some sweet inspiration.

A cute treat for a birthday party! The sprinkles are folded into the batter, so kids will get a colorful surprise when they take a bite.

Confetti Cake Donuts from Apollinas

These “donuffins” (a muffin and a donut in one tasty treat) will satisfy any chocoholic’s craving—think Death by Chocolate, but with a cinnamon kick.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake Donuts with Mocha Coconut Glaze from Made by Nicole

These fluffy crullers are picture-perfect and oh-so-sweet for a loved one. The secret? Freeze the batter overnight.

Heart Crullers from Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker

Put the lime in the coconut and eat it all up! With lime mousse filling and piña colada frosting, it’s a tropical delight—minus the sunburn.

Lime in the Coconut Donuts from Cherry Tea Cakes

We love that donuts finally got the food-on-a-stick treatment after the popularity of cake and pie pops. These are neat little bites that kids can help decorate.

Donut Pops from Love from the Oven

Check out cake pops for a similar treat!

Combining the creamy and crispy texture of crème brûlée with the bite-sized portion of a donut hole? Pure, delicious genius.

Crème Brûlée Doughnuts from Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook

Not only are these chocolate donuts visually stunning, they only take 15 minutes to make from start to finish.

Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze from Heather Christo Cooks

Jam donuts not your thing? These glazed donuts, with a touch of fresh fruit, are a less-sweet substitute.

Fresh Strawberry Donuts from Cherry Tea Cakes

These Nutella-filled treats are baked instead of fried and made purposefully small, so you can eat them without feeling (too much) guilt.

Nutella-Filled Baked Donut Muffins from USMasala

If your kid’s usual for breakfast is a frozen toaster strudel, try offering this flaky puff pastry filled with fresh fruit instead.

Fruit-Filled Puff Pastry Donuts with Lemon Glaze from The Comfort of Cooking

Say goodbye, morning muffin—you've just been upstaged by these orange-blueberrry donuts.

Orange Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts from Gingerbread Bagels

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, and they’re also what make these donuts deliciously dense and moist.

Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze from Averie Cooks

Donuts get the grown-up treatment here with a boozy chocolate filling—hey, mom and dad deserve a treat, too! You can fill kiddie portions with just chocolate.

Chocolate and Beer Filled Donuts from Endless Simmer

A good old-fashioned throwback, these donuts are still sure to delight. Try putting the holes on a stick as a fun way to serve to kids.

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts from Christie’s Corner

These light treats are baked, not fried and the deep pink berry glaze is an easy marriage of frozen fruit and sugar.

Baked Nutmeg Donut Recipe with Berry Icing from Vintage Mixer

Think outside of the gingerbread house! These morsels are just as satisying and not limited by season.

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts from Pinch of Yum

A cup of hot chocolate just won’t seem the same after tasting these treats, complete with a chocolate glaze and marshmallow Fluff frosting.

Hot Chocolate Donuts With Marshmallow Frosting And Chocolate Glaze from Love from the Oven

If you’re bored with standard red velvet cake, give these donuts—topped with a thinned cream cheese frosting—a whirl.

Red Velvet Donuts from Created by Diane

Would it be a stretch to say these donuts are healthy because they call for vitamin-rich pumpkin as an ingredient? (Ok, yes. But we still love them.)

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Blue-Eyed Bakers

A donut that will bring back memories of the carnival. Oh, and this treat only gets better on day two—yes, really!

Baked Caramel Apple Donuts from Shutterbean

These lemon poppy seed donuts look dainty enough for a tea party.

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts from  The Novice Chef