Awesome Donut Recipes

Donuts! Everyone loves them, but have you ever tried making your own? It's easier than you think. Whether you like your donuts glazed, frosted, or sprinkled with sugar, we've got a donut recipe for you. Plus, check out our delicious ways to incorporate donuts into tasty baked goods.

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    Chocolate Cake Donuts

    Life is short, so eat dessert first—even for breakfast! The rainbow sprinkles and chocolate frosting on these baked chocolate donuts will make breakfast a special occasion. Even better, this recipe makes mini donuts so you can indulge guilt-free.

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    Cocktail-Inspired Old Fashioned Donut

    Wake up in the most spirited way possible. This adults-only breakfast treat starts with a cherry-orange baked donut and is finished with a bourbon cream drizzle. They taste just like an old fashioned—and are the perfect partner to a cup of coffee.

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    Chocolate Greek Yogurt Donuts

    For the most tender cake donut texture ever, stir a cup of Greek yogurt into the batter. The hint of tang is a nice balance for the rich chocolate and sweet icing.

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    Polar Bear Donuts

    Decorate cake donuts with frosting, coconut, and marshmallows for a sweet, wintery makeover that your little bears will love. This two-for-one breakfast is for true donut lovers only: A mini powdered sugar donut is the polar bear's face, too!

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    Best Donuts

    It takes more than a tasty donut to get labeled as our best donut recipe. Consider these sugar-dusted beauties to be your gateway to delicious donut making. One bite and you'll be hooked.

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    Panda Donuts

    These dressed-up cake donuts are "beary" cute! Mini chocolate sandwich cookie pieces turn into ears after you remove the white filling and place them at the top of the panda's chocolate frosting-designed face.

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    Chocolate-Banana Donuts

    Got a few overripe bananas lying around? Skip the banana bread and turn them into something truly magical—a dense, delicious banana donut with a rich, chocolatey glaze.

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    Oatmeal-Raisin Donut Holes

    These donut holes have everything we love about oatmeal cookies: oats, cinnamon, and a generous helping of raisins, of course. These donuts are made extra special by a coating of cinnamon and sugar.

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    Rosemary and Lemon Cornmeal Donuts

    You won't find these donuts at the store! Flavoring baked donuts with fresh rosemary and lemon zest makes them worthy of a spot at your next brunch.

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    Apple-Walnut Donuts

    If you love apple cider donuts, you need to try these apple-walnut donuts next. They have all the flavor of apple cider donuts, plus crunchy walnuts and a quick dip in luscious powdered sugar icing. Perfect for an autumn morning!

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    Cherry-Almond Donuts

    Cherry-lovers, we have a donut just for you! Dried cherries and almond extract give these donuts a unique and fruity flavor. For an extra burst of sweetness, dust in powdered sugar just before serving.

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    Donut Hole Pops

    Give donut holes a party-ready makeover by dipping them in vanilla candy coating. Just like cake pops, you can decorate these donut hole pops to fit in on any dessert table.

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    Grilled Donuts

    Don't have time to make homemade donuts? Glazed store-bought donuts get a toasty and delicious makeover from a quick turn on the grill. Dunk them into one of our two refreshing glazes and revel in your new favorite summer dessert.

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    Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts

    An all-star cast of low-cal ingredients makes these DIY donuts a hit. Plus, they're easy to make. Simple and healthy? Sweet.

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    Decadent Chocolate Donuts

    Life is full of choices; whether to make a chocolate or vanilla glaze for these spectacular chocolate mini donuts shouldn't be one of them. We give you both amazing glaze recipes to try.

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    Baked Apple-Spice Donuts

    Finally, a guilt-free donut. Whole wheat flour, low-fat yogurt, and shredded apple keep this donut moist and fluffy while also helping it stay lower in fat.

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    Coconut-Donut Shakes

    Just when you thought a milk shake couldn't get any tastier, we went and added in crumbled frosted cake donuts and a splash of cream of coconut. You can thank us later for this decadent dessert.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Donuts

    We combined everything you love about pumpkin pie and turned it into a donut you can enjoy any time of year. Top it off with a dusting of cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg.

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    Chocolate-Filled Donuts

    There's a lot to love about these decadent filled donuts. Make the dough the night before, and in the morning just roll out and fry the dough to light, fluffy donut perfection. Fill with chocolate-hazelnut spread and enjoy an indulgent start to your day.

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    Donut Delights

    Turn store-bought donut holes into elegant treats with a drizzle of chocolate, a touch of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of toasted coconut. Yum!

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    Applesauce Donuts

    Pull out all the stops and make your own homemade applesauce to use in our scrumptious donut and tasty icing recipes. Short on time? Substitute store-bought unsweetened applesauce.

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    Easy Homemade Fritters

    Italians know a thing or two about good food, which is why you can trust that these ricotta-filled fritters (the Italian version of donuts) are gonna be good. Coat in powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruit or jam.

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    Red, White, and Blue Donut Shortcakes

    Move over, shortcake: There's a new summer treat in town. Grilled cake donuts team up with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream in our creative patriotic dessert.

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    Donut-Apple Cobbler

    Cinnamon-and-sugar-coated cake donuts were meant to be paired with warm baked apples. They make an irresistible topping in our fabulous twist on apple crisp.

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    Seriously Scrumptious Brunch Breads

    Bust out the mimosas -- it's brunch time! Including ooey-gooey rolls, best-ever banana bread, bread puddings, and fancy toast ideas, these brunch bread recipes round out the brunch menu and dress up the table in delicious style. You'll never have to hit the town for brunch again.
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