20 Delectable Doughnut Recipes

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Homemade doughnuts are that handheld treat that everyone loves because of their cake-like texture that can be infused with so many delicious flavors. From fruity goodness like lemon, strawberry, blueberry, and apple, you can also create yummy flavors such as pumpkin, chocolate, coconut, and more.

Here, you’ll find easy-to-make doughnut recipes that can be baked right in your oven. You’ll also find a few recipes that you can fry right on your stovetop. From cake-like batters to yeast batters, you’ll have a variety of tastes and textures from which to choose. Browse through these delectable recipes and you are certain to take your doughnut obsession to the next level.

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20 Delectable Doughnut Recipes

20 Delectable Doughnut Recipes

1. Baked Donuts Filled With Jelly by Natasha’s Kitchen

There’s nothing like a jelly-filled donut that’s light, airy, and filled with a sweet and fruity center. You might think you can only get this light texture by frying, but this baked recipe will change that. It’s a simple recipe and you’ll love filling the centers with your favorite jam. Don’t forget the powdered sugar dusting as the finishing touch!

2. Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Doughnuts by Tutti Dolci

Chocolate is the name of the game with these swoon-worthy bites of deliciousness. Cocoa powder and chopped semi-sweet chocolate infuse the buttermilk batter with a rich flavor profile. When baked and cooled, keep that depth of flavor going with a ganache-like chocolate glaze that’s simply irresistible.

3. Apple Pie Doughnuts by Baker By Nature

This handheld delight is like a slice of apple pie in doughnut form! The yeast batter will need to rise, but that gives you time to make the homemade apple filling. When the dough is ready, roll it, cut out the doughnuts, bake them, and then roll them in cinnamon sugar. Pipe in the apple pie filling and enjoy this sensational treat.

4. Lemon Donuts With Blueberry Frosting by Six Sisters Stuff

Lemon cake mix, yogurt, and pudding make this batter an easy one to use for an outrageously tasty donut. These donuts would be amazing on their own, but don’t stop there! Pair them with this luscious blueberry, lemon juice, and powdered sugar glaze. Gorgeous and scrumptious!

5. Baked Coconut Doughnuts by Kitchen Confidante

Now you can have all the flavors of coconut cake but without all the messy frosting! Just mix this easy delicious coconut-infused batter, bake the doughnuts, and let cool. Top them with a sweet glaze and a garnish of finely shredded coconut.

6. Baked Strawberry Doughnuts by Marsha’s Baking Addiction

Fresh strawberry season is the right time to bake a batch of these fruity doughnuts. An all-purpose flour batter is flavored with the addition of ripe and juicy chopped strawberries. Layer on that berry-flavored goodness by infusing the powdered sugar glaze with finely diced pieces of the berries. It’s summer in bite-sized dessert form!

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7. Pumpkin Cheesecake Doughnuts by The Little Epicurean

A pumpkin-infused brioche-style dough holds a scrumptious cream cheese filling in these stovetop fried doughnuts. You’ll need to let the dough rise and chill overnight in the fridge, but the payoff is worth it! Fry, fill, and then coat the doughnuts with graham cracker sugar. So good!

8. Funfetti Baked Donuts by Five Heart Home

Kids, as well as adults, will have a hard time resisting these brightly frosted donuts with Funfetti sprinkles on top! But that’s not the only place these colorful sprinkles appear – mix them into the donut batter for a fun and tasty surprise in every bite. The vanilla glaze is simple to make and is the perfect canvas for the Funfetti sprinkles.

9. Cookies And Cream Baked Donuts by A Beautiful Mess

Get a cold glass of milk ready to enjoy with these cocoa-infused baked donuts. Full of chocolate goodness, these donuts receive a sweetened cream cheese frosting that’s garnished with crushed sandwich cookies. What could be better?

10. Nutella Stuffed Baked Banana Bread Donuts by Cafe Delites

Banana bread batter gets a new setting in a donut pan, complete with an infusion of Nutella for good measure. Pipe in half the batter, spoon in Nutella, and top with the remaining batter and bake. Genius! Top one of three ways: cream cheese, warm Nutella, or cinnamon sugar. You can’t go wrong with this one!

11. Carrot Cake Baked Donuts by The Petite Cook

Carrot cake gets a new setting with these easy-bake donuts that are filled with the natural sweetness of carrots, orange zest, and chopped walnuts. They’re lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and bake up beautifully. You’ll love the honey and ricotta cheese frosting that’s lightly garnished with grated carrots and walnuts. Delicious!

12. Baked Cherry Doughnuts by Tutti Dolci

You’ll adore the sweet and tart flavors of these cherry-preserve doughnuts that you can make all year long, not just during the cherry season! The almond and cinnamon-flavored buttermilk batter is the perfect canvas to showcase this fruity flavor. A sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon is the perfect garnish for these scrumptious baked cherry doughnuts.

13. Buttermilk Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

Fresh blueberries give you a burst of sweet flavor with every bite of these baked doughnuts. A little vanilla and almond extract in the easy batter adds an extra layer of yumminess to these cake-like treats. These extracts also elevate the buttermilk and powdered sugar topping for a sweet glazed finish

14. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Doughnuts by How Sweet Eats

Let these sweet vegetable-based doughnuts be a delicious way to celebrate the autumn season. Use sweet potato puree, oat flour pecan meal, and cinnamon spices in the batter for a delicious texture and flavor. You’ll swoon over the buttery and crunchy pecan, maple, brown sugar, and cinnamon topping. These are the perfect way to usher in the fall.

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15. Mocha Chocolate Chip Donuts by Inside Brucrew Life

These are the perfect donuts to have with your morning cup of coffee. Mini chocolate chips dot the buttery batter for a burst of chocolate in each bite. When baked and cooled, frost with a mocha glaze and a pretty drizzle of melted chocolate. Scrumptious!

16. Lemon Donuts by Life Made Sweeter

You won’t believe that these donuts are gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free! They’re a one-bowl wonder that you can mix by hand. They’re full of bright lemon flavor with a healthy lemon glaze, making these perfect as a breakfast item or a sweet dessert later in the day.

17. Peanut Butter Cake Doughnuts by The Little Epicurean

‘The only way to eat these peanut butter doughnuts is with the irresistible glossy chocolate glaze garnished with chopped honey roasted peanuts. The buttermilk batter is infused with smooth peanut butter for a cake-like texture. Dip the baked and cooled doughnuts in this ganache-like glaze and let set before garnishing and serving.

18. Decadent Andes Mint Donuts by 3 Boys And A Dog

Chocolate and mint pair perfectly in these decadent donuts that are seasonless. With its cake-like texture, these chocolate and mint-flavored treats get an extra layer of chocolate with the cocoa and powdered sugar glaze. Add extra mintiness with a garnish of finely chopped Andes mints. Swoon!

19. Baked S’mores Doughnuts by Handle The Heat

All of the flavors of your favorite campfire treat receive a new setting in doughnut form. The homemade chocolate batter is baked and cooled before receiving a marshmallow cream topping. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs for an amazing S’mores doughnut treat.

20. Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Amanda’s Cookin

Fall is the right time to add pumpkin puree to all your baking treats, and these baked donuts should be at the top of your list! The pumpkin puree, butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice help the all-purpose flour batter turn into a moist and tasty donut perfect for topping in a variety of ways. Simple pumpkin spice and sugar topping are always appreciated or make the simple maple glaze for another nod to autumn.

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Final Word

I have to say, I love homemade doughnuts! These doughnut recipes give you so many options to make different flavors for your family. It’s a perfect month to make this family treat. Once you’ve learned to make one of these delicious donut treats, be sure to invite some special friends over to share. It’s also a great treat to have available on Halloween if you have neighbors stop by. Sharing flavorful treats makes all holidays special! May God Bless this world, Linda

17 thoughts on “20 Delectable Doughnut Recipes

  • September 30, 2021 at 7:28 am
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    mmmmmmmmmmmh! I am so excited to try these!

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    • September 30, 2021 at 8:31 am
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      Hi Camille, it’s that time of year to make doughnuts at my house!! I love them! Linda

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  • September 30, 2021 at 7:49 am
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    These sound so yummy. Do you have any just plain donut recipes? Please!?

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  • September 30, 2021 at 8:11 am
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    What an amazing list that I’m excited to try! Thank you Linda!

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    • September 30, 2021 at 8:33 am
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      Hi Kay, it’s time for doughnuts, right??? I love them! Linda

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      • October 1, 2021 at 10:32 am
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        Can’t wait to try the sweet potato/pecan combination!
        Question…I have an overachieving Thank you Brooks Prune tree and am looking for more ways to incorporate prunes into recipies…ever someway use prunes in doughnuts? Thank you

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        • October 1, 2021 at 6:01 pm
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          Hi Karen, I love trying new recipes! The prunes, I’m not sure about that. Can you dehydrate them? Linda

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          • October 1, 2021 at 7:02 pm
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            Oh yes, have dehydrated them and use them in muffins/breads to granola. The flavor goes well with chocolate and cherry.
            Thank you!

          • October 2, 2021 at 6:32 am
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            Hi Karen, oh, now I need to make some muffins! Yummy! Or granola! Linda

  • September 30, 2021 at 9:04 am
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    Linda,

    Time for my stupid question of the day. I’ve never made donuts so when you say pipe the apple pie filling into already baked donuts what does that mean? Is it using one of those icing tubes to inject filling?

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    • September 30, 2021 at 1:12 pm
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      Hi Ray, no question is every stupid to me, my friend. Yes, you would use one of those icing tubes. I love doughnuts, but I only make glazed ones. Linda

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      • September 30, 2021 at 5:02 pm
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        Linda,

        Thanks. Glazed are my favorites too, but those apple pie filled donuts looked to die for.

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        • September 30, 2021 at 5:32 pm
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          Hi Ray, oh my gosh, I just saw that recipe from start to finish. Now I want to make some. Yes, I will make them!! LOL! Linda

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  • September 30, 2021 at 2:15 pm
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    I will have to get the recipes later. Right now I am trying to figure out something and how to do it.

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