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16 Delicious Doughnuts You Can Make at Home

Doughnuts. Is there anything they can’t do?

Doughnuts is there anything they can’t do?

If just the mention of these gloriously doughy ringed or cream filled delights gets you licking your lips, then prepare yourself to drool over these 16 delicious doughnut recipes that you can make at home.

Nutella Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Creations by Kara. Please go here for the full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For topping:
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon (mixed together)

Baked Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts


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Courtesy of The Recipe Rebel. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp grated lemon zest (depending on your tastes)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute regular milk)
  • 2⅔ all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp lemon zest
  • 7-8 tbsp fresh lemon juice or milk

Chocolate Blackout Doughnuts


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Courtesy of SugarHero. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


For the Chocolate Pastry Cream:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1½ tbsp corn starch
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
For the Chocolate Doughnuts:
  • 3 oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5¼ oz (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 17 oz (3¾ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ oz (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk, at room temperature
  • Grapeseed or vegetable oil, for frying
For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 oz (1 cup) powdered sugar, well-sifted

Baked Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Sugar, Spice and Family Life. Go here for full recipe.

Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts with Strawberry Glaze


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Courtesy of A Happy Food Dance. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups strawberries, diced and divided
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

Oreo Cheesecake Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Will Cook For Smiles. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • Package of original refrigerated biscuits (8 count)
  • About 30 oz bottle of vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ¾ cup powder sugar
  • 2½ Tbsp heavy cream
  • 10-12 Oreo cookies, finely chopped

Coffee Cake Donuts


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Courtesy of Chef in Training. Go here or full recipe.

What You Will Need

  • For the Crumb Topping:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the Doughnuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ tablespoon milk

Churro Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Kitchen Nostalgia. For the full recipe please go here.

What You Will Need


For the churros:

  • ½ cup (125 g) butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup (85 g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp rum (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⅓ cup milk

For churro topping:

  • ¼ cup (57 g) butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

For chocolate sauce:

  • 3 tsp corn starch
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 50 g chocolate
  • sugar, to taste

Blueberry-Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Oh, Ladycakes! Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


Doughnut batter

  • 1 cup (200g) unsweetened vanilla almondmilk, cold and divided
  • 2-4 earl grey tea bags
  • 1/4 cup (50g) refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 (100g) cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (148g) unbleached cake flour
  • 2/3 cup (90g) unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Blueberry glaze

  • 1 cup powdered cane sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons blueberry juice

Topping

  • Flaked coconut
  • Sprinkles
  • Vanilla glaze

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts


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Courtesy of Baker by Nature. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


For the donuts:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk (whole, reduced fat, skim, or almond should work fine here)

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Egg-less and Dairy-Free Caramel Apple Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Nerdy Mamma. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup apple sauce (I prefer granny smith, makes the apple flavor more defined)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 2 1/4 tblspn baking soda
  • 1 cup coconut milk (like what you’d use in cereal)

Caramel Icing

  • 1 tblspn coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (like what you’d use in cereal)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4-10 drops neon green gel food coloring

White Icing Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tblspn water

S’Mores Doughnuts

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Courtesy of Bake with Christina. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


For the Doughnuts:
    • 1 packets active dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup warm water
    • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3-3 1/2 cups flour
    • Canola oil, for frying
For the Marshmallow Filling:
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

Creme Brulee Doughnuts

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Courtesy of SugarHero. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


For the Doughnuts:
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • ⅔ cup milk, warm but not hot
  • 15¾ oz (3½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2⅓ oz (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3½ oz (7 tbps) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying
For the Vanilla Pastry Cream:
  • 4 yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste, or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
To Glaze and Finish:
  • 8 oz (2 cups) powdered sugar
  • ⅓ – ½ cup milk
  • Additional granulated sugar, to brulee the tops

Baked Red Velvet Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Ashley Marie’s Kitchen. Go here or full recipe.

What You Will Need

Doughnuts


  • 3/4 cup of cake flour (not self rising)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of red gel food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar, sifted
  • sprinkles* (optional)

Rainbow Donuts


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Courtesy of The First Year Blog. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp vegetable/canola oil
  • 4 rectangles of vanilla candiquik
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • Fruity pebbles, sorted by color (you don’t need to sort the entire box)
  • Shredded coconut, small amount
  • Paint brush, new – never used before

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts


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Courtesy of Creations by Kara. Go here for full recipe.

What You Will Need


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For topping:
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon (mixed together)

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