Our Best Doughnut Recipes
Apple Cider Hazelnut Doughnuts
New England meets the Pacific Northwest in this heart-healthy seasonal treat
Sour Cream Doughnuts
The doughnut pan is a must. This $10 investment is worth a lifetime of healthier, oven-baked doughnuts. Find them at various kitchen stores or at amazon.com.
Sweet Potato Cake Doughnuts
Mary-Frances Heck's new cookbook is a sweet potato celebration
Red, White, and Blueberry Doughnuts with Tie-Dye Glaze
Food for patriots
Doughnut Hole Croquembouche
Save the cream puffs for pastry chefs
Air Fryer Glazed Cake Doughnut Holes
Few things in life are better than a warm, fresh doughnut, but it’s no secret that deep frying at home is a pain. Save yourself a mess (not to mention, some calories/fat) by breaking out the air fryer for these cakey glazed doughnut holes.
Lemon-Black Sesame Baked Doughnuts
If you need a break from rainbow-smattered sweets and unicorn-coated everything, these deliciously dark doughnuts are exactly what you’re looking for. A bright lemony glaze balances the warm toasty flavors delivered by black sesame seeds for a balanced, not-too-sweet doughnut. Being an oven-baked doughnut, this recipe is perfect for the first-time doughnut maker or anyone who’s not trying to spend their Saturday morning cleaning up a deep-fry station in their kitchen. We used black food dye to intensify the darkness of these doughnuts, but feel free to leave it out if you’d prefer. Beyond being an incredibly tasty way to boycott rainbow foods, these black sesame doughnuts are the perfect treat to whip out for Halloween.
Cider Doughnuts with Maple-Tahini Glaze
Mindi's Doughnuts and Easy Raspberry Sauce
Serve these sweet treats with a side of tart raspberry sauce to craft the perfect flavor combo.
Matcha Baked Doughnuts
These bright green baked goods will give you all the delight of a doughnut without any of the regret afterwards. Baking makes these vegan doughnuts delicate and soft without excess oil and the matcha has a range of health benefits.
Doughnut Holes with Sugar Glaze and Whatever Toppings Make You Happy
Stick with this recipe and your mornings will be a whole lot sweeter
Rose Pistachio Doughnuts
Meet your new (and my ancient) favorite flavor combo
Entemann's-Style Cake Doughnuts
These rich frosted and crumb-top doughnuts are entirely worth the fuss
20-Minute Baked Matcha Doughnuts
No frying required
Brownie-Filled Doughnut Holes
Bake up the taste of sweet victory
This recipes makes 3 cups of each flavor of frosting, if that ends up being more than you need to Neapolitan 1 dozen store-bought doughnuts, you can save the leftover icings for dipping other store-bought baked goods like brownies or crispy rice treats. The idea is to make the Neapolitan Icing flavors, then dip to your heart's content. (If you really want to get fancy, make one of our homemade doughnut recipes, let them cool while you prepare the frostings, and then dip them.)
These icings will start to stiffen as they sit. They will be good for 1/2 hour after you mix them up. If you want to make them in advance and use them later, place them in a bowl and lay a damp paper towel directly on the surface. And then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature. If necessary, whisk in an additional 1-2 Tbsp. hot water to recapture proper consistency.
Cake Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich
This super-easy breakfast sandwich from Food & Wine’s Paige McCurdy-Flynn can be made in less than 10 minutes in the microwave. The sandwich is fantastic with a dash of hot sauce too.
Ryan Scott, former Top Chef contestant and author of One to Five, is hooked on this place in San Francisco called Bob’s Donuts. People especially like to go to there late at night (and occasionally when they’re drunk) since it’s open all day, every day. Their crumb donuts and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are both serious vices of Scott’s, so this is his mashup of two of his sweet obsessions together in one epic, easy-to-make treat: peanut-butter-and-jelly-stuffed doughnuts. With the help of this canned biscuit hack, you’re only 15 minutes away from sweet indulgence. “These are why I wake up and wonder why I can’t see my feet,” Scott jokes.
Sufganiyot is an fluffy, jam-filled donut typically eaten on Hanukkah. The tender dough is just sweet enough, similar to a beignet.