Baked Donut Recipes

Apple-Walnut Doughnuts
Seeking a healthy donut? Each of these baked donut recipes eliminates the excessive oils of traditional donuts so you can enjoy a sweet indulgence that fits your meal plan. You can feel extra proud of your dessert recipe choice because many of these homemade baked donuts include nutrient-rich ingredients, such as flaxseed, oats, and whole wheat flour.

Rosemary and Lemon Cornmeal Donuts

The flavors may seem unconventional, but one bite of these citrus-and-herb baked donuts, and there's no going back! A dip in powdered sugar icing gives the donuts a pretty sheen and an extra hint of sweetness.

Pink Peppercorn and Rose Tea Cakes

You can search all you like, but you'll be hard-pressed to find prettier donut decorations than these. Rosewater and pink peppercorns make every bite of these donuts deliciously fragrant, while the cream cheese glaze on top makes them decadent enough for dessert. But to really make these donuts Instagram-worthy, sprinkle them with more pink peppercorns and rose petals before digging in.

Cocktail-Inspired Old Fashioned Donuts

These pretty pink donuts will have you reaching for a cocktail with your dessert! Inspired by a classic Old Fashioned, this donut recipe is spiked with bourbon before it hits the oven. And that's not the only way cocktail flavors come into play! Each one also has maraschino cherries baked inside, plus a bourbon-scented glaze with a sprinkle of orange zest. Who needs a cocktail glass when you have these donuts around?

Chocolate Cake Donuts

How could a dessert with sprinkles not make you happy?! This chocolate donut recipe uses white whole wheat flour, low-fat yogurt, and canola oil for added nutrition. 

Apple-Cherry and Five-Spice Donuts

We can't think of a better way to welcome fall than by baking up a batch of these apple and cherry donuts! You can count on a double dose of apple flavor, thanks to apple cider and apple butter in the dough—plus a little extra fruitiness courtesy of dried cherries. But what really sets these donuts apart from the rest is the five-spice powder that coats them—it gives each bite a delicious sweet-and-spicy flavor.

Baked Apple-Spice Donuts

Here it is: Our most fabulous fall-flavor donut! Apples, cinnamon, and apple pie spice add autumn flair to this baked cake donut recipe.

Strawberry-Banana Donuts

These donuts taste just like they're fresh from the bakery—but with half the sugar! Mashed banana and honey take the place of sugar in this homemade donut recipe, so you can indulge in a sweet breakfast treat without feeling guilty later.

Decadent Chocolate Donuts

What makes these donuts so decadent, you ask? For starters, their rich chocolate flavor is enhanced by a sprinkle of instant coffee crystals in the batter. And you can choose how you top these chocolate cake donuts: They're equally good with either a chocolate or powdered sugar glaze!

Oatmeal-Raisin Donut Holes

The combination of oatmeal and raisins isn't just for cookies. Try these donut holes to see for yourself!

Baked Raspberry-Lemon Donuts

Fruit fans are certain to enjoy these yummy raspberry-lemon donuts. Stirring a full cup of fresh raspberries into the batter before baking these colorful donuts gives each one a burst of juicy flavor. We didn't add a glaze to these simple donuts, but if you're craving something a little sweeter, you could top them with powdered sugar icing mixed with an extra pinch of lemon zest.

Pumpkin-Flaxseed Donuts

Canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice load this donut recipe with double the pumpkin goodness. A quick shake in sugar and more pumpkin pie spice provides a yummy final touch.

Cherry-Almond Donuts

What more can we say? If you like cherries and you like almonds, THIS is your donut recipe. And if you like to make your food Instagram-worthy, don't skip the powdered sugar sprinkle.

Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts

It's the classic flavor no one can resist: cinnamon and sugar! You get three homemade donuts (made in mini donut pans) per serving for only 172 calories.

Apple-Walnut Donuts

Breakfast? Snack? Dessert? At only 169 calories with 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein, you can have one of these baked donuts any time the craving strikes. The salty, crunchy nuts and sweet glaze are sure to satisfy!

Vanilla Cake Donuts

When only a classic will do, turn to this basic cake donut recipe. For a sweet finish, dip the still-warm donuts in cinnamon and sugar so the topping stays put. (But still prepare the napkins for this delicious sugary treat!)

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