Try these amazing donut recipes that you can easily make at home. We have 55 homemade donut recipes with all kinds of flavors that will satisfy your cravings.
Easy Homemade Donut Recipes
Sometimes we crave donuts, but can’t be bothered to go to the bakery to buy some. With these recipes, you can easily satisfy those cravings in the comforts of your home. Whether you just want a simple donut or you are looking for something unique, we have lots of must try recipes.
1. Glazed Baked Donut
Skip the bakery and make glazed baked donuts at home. They are made with easy ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. This recipe satisfies your donut cravings without all the trouble of rolling, cutting, or frying.
2. Baked Apple Cider Donuts
These baked apple cider donuts are the perfect donuts for Fall. They are made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider which gives the donuts so much flavor. Try this recipe once apple season starts and impress your family.
3. Canned Biscuit Donuts
Transform canned biscuits into soft and fluffy donuts using this easy recipe. These canned biscuit donuts are made with only 4 ingredients and have a simple straightforward process. They are covered with a delicious cinnamon sugar mixture, giving them the best taste.
4. Italian Donuts
Italian donuts or Zeppole is a donut hole dessert made out of pate choux dough. They are so light and fluffy and covered with lots of sugar. It is one of the best Italian desserts you should try.
5. Rainbow Donuts
These rainbow donuts are so fun and sweet with all the candies and sprinkles. They have candy rainbows and fluffy cloud frosting as their topping. It is also the perfect treat to serve on St. Patrick’s Day.
6. Air Fryer Donuts
This recipe proves that you can make light and fluffy donuts in the air fryer. In just 5 minutes, you can make decadent air fryer donuts anytime you want. They are great for breakfast, brunch, and dessert and make a great snack.
7. Air Fryer Donut Holes
Air fryer donut holes can be cooked in the air fryer for just 4 minutes. The recipe does not use any oil and uses only 4 easy ingredients. They are made with canned biscuits coated with lots of cinnamon and sugar.
8. Krispy Kreme Donut
Recreate your favorite Krispy Kreme donut at home using this easy copycat recipe. This recipe results in soft and fluffy glazed donuts that melt in your mouth. No need to wait for the hot light when you can make these at home.
9. Krispy Kreme Donut Holes
Take the holes you made from your homemade Krispy Kreme donuts and turn them into Krispy Kreme donut holes. Each bite is so soft and fluffy and full of decadent flavors from the glaze.
10. Maple Bacon Doughnuts
Enjoy maple bacon doughnuts that are so rich and super satisfying. They are made with soft and simple yeasted dough that has a hint of nutmeg, giving them a cozy taste. The donuts are then topped with sweet maple icing and salty cooked bacon.
11. Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts
This recipe uses all-purpose gluten flour loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and canned pumpkin. They are then coated with a pumpkin spice mixture and topped with a cream cheese glaze. These gluten free pumpkin donuts are so delicious and flavorful even without any gluten.
12. Cake Donuts
These donuts are crispy on the outside and have a soft and fluffy cake-like interior. Cake donuts don’t use yeast, so you won’t need to wait for the dough to rise. Add your favorite topping or glaze, and make these donuts even more perfect.
13. Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts
These old fashioned sour cream donuts are super soft and cakey and are loaded with sour cream flavor. They are so quick and easy to make and you won’t need any special equipment. The donuts are covered with a simple, but delicious sugar glaze.
14. Chocolate Frosted Donuts
Impress your family with these easy homemade chocolate frosted donuts. This recipe is made with a chocolate donut batter, a chocolate glaze, and lots of sprinkles. It results in sweet and decadent baked chocolate donuts that the kids will love.
15. Coffee Cake Crumb Donuts
If you like coffee cake or crumb cake, then you will love these coffee cake crumb donuts. The donuts are super moist and sweet and are topped with crunchy and buttery crumb streusel.
16. New Orleans Style Beignets
With this recipe, you can enjoy New Orleans style beignets within the comforts of your home. These traditional donuts are fried to perfection resulting in crispy, chewy, and golden brown donuts. Dust them with powdered sugar and serve them warm to your family for the best experience.
17. Banana Bread Donuts with Nutella Glaze
The sweet banana flavor of the donuts combined with decadent Nutella results in this tasty treat. It uses real mashed bananas for the dough which gives the donuts a natural banana taste. These banana bread donuts with Nutella glaze will surely be a new family favorite.
Bring the carnival into your home by making homemade fastnachts. They are traditional deep fried German donuts made with yeast and potatoes. They are best made overnight to let the yeast rise, but other than that, it is a simple recipe.
19. Copycat Disney Churro
Disney fans will love this copycat Disney churro that tastes just like those at Disneyland. It has a light and tender exterior and a crispy exterior covered with cinnamon sugar. Even if you have never been to Disneyland, you will still love this treat.
20. Apple Fritters
Try these deep fried apple fritters packed with apples and cinnamon, topped with powdered sugar glaze. The apples add so much sweet and tart flavors to the dough. Make these luscious treats at home with this surprisingly easy recipe.
21. Doughnut Hole Kebabs
This unique recipe turns your regular donut holes into smokey doughnut hole kebabs. The recipe also includes tasty blueberry sauce and strawberry sauce to dip your donuts into.
22. Mashed Potato Doughnuts
Turn your leftover mashed potatoes from last dinner into a delicious breakfast by making mashed potato doughnuts. The mashed potatoes’ starch adds moisture to the donuts, helping them remain tender.
23. Amish Glazed Donuts
Try these traditional Amish glazed donuts that taste just like the ones from local Amish bakeries. They are so easy to make and use pantry staple ingredients. Serve your family these hot, soft, sweet yeast-raised donuts for an enjoyable breakfast or snack.
24. Vanilla Chai Doughnuts
If you love drinking vanilla chai tea lattes, you should definitely try these vanilla chai doughnuts. They are chai-filled donuts dipped in an vanilla chai glaze. They are full of spicy, sweet, and creamy flavors that you will love.
These are doughnuts can easily be topped with chocolate chips or sprinkles.
25. French Cruller Doughnuts with Honey Glaze
French cruller doughnuts with honey glaze look so fancy. But are actually one of the easiest kinds of donuts you can make. They only need a few simple ingredients and they only take about an hour to make.
26. Japanese Mochi Donuts
Japanese mochi donuts have a chewy texture that is unlike traditional donuts. They are made with sweet rice flour which gives the treat its mochi-like texture. They are also dairy free.
27. Cinnamon Roll Donuts
This recipe twists cinnamon rolls into a donut shape, resulting in delicious cinnamon roll donuts. The donuts are baked, not fried, and are dipped in thick cream cheese icing. Making this small batch of donuts is amazing for breakfast, dessert, and snacks with the family.
28. Chocolate Zucchini Donuts
No one will ever know that you used zucchini and other vegan ingredients for this recipe. They are so sweet and delicious that even the kids won’t notice the veggies. These baked chocolate zucchini donuts are made with almond flour, almond butter, shredded zucchini, and dark chocolate.
29. S’mores Donuts
These s’mores donuts will let you experience summertime camping even when you are just in your home. They are soft baked donuts dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. They are super easy to make and come together in less than 30 minutes.
Try this traditional Israelite deep fried donut delicacy at home with this easy recipe. Sufganiyot are pillowy donuts that are traditionally filled with jelly or jam. But you can fill it with your favorite filling option and it will still taste as amazing as the original.
31. Vegan Chocolate Donuts
These gluten free and oil free vegan chocolate donuts are so rich and chocolatey. They are soft chocolate donuts dipped in a sweet pink glaze topped with fresh strawberries.
32. Blueberry Donut
Each bite from this cakey blueberry donut is bursting with lots of blueberries. This recipe only has 5 ingredients — no yeast, eggs, butter, or refined sugar is needed. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to make this healthy and delicious donut.
33. Ube Donuts
Make this donut recipe that uses lots of ube halaya or purple yam, a popular Filipino dessert ingredient. It results in baked ube donuts packed with a sweet, nutty, and vanilla-like flavor. They are dipped in a shiny ube ganache glaze, giving them a beautiful purple color.
34. Eggnog Donuts
These eggnog donuts look so festive, making them perfect for the Christmas season. They are loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, eggnog, and rum extract, giving the donuts comforting flavors. They are also topped with an eggnog icing sugar glaze and sprinkles that feels like Christmas.
35. Unicorn Doughnuts
The kids will love how bright and colorful these unicorn doughnuts look. They have gorgeous pastel-colored icing topped with sprinkles, making them sweeter and more colorful. Plus, these healthy donuts are gluten-free, vegan, and baked.
Make these yeast donuts and make someone’s day.
36. Boston Cream Donuts
These Boston cream donuts are so much better than the ones you buy from your local coffee shop. This recipe results in donuts with a golden brown shell filled with smooth vanilla custard filling. Dip them in a rich chocolate glaze and watch your family indulge in these donuts.
37. Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
These donuts are dipped in vanilla bean glaze which gives the donuts a deep vanilla flavor. They are also topped with lots of festive sprinkles and the donuts themselves are baked perfectly. Baked vanilla bean doughnuts are made in under 30 minutes and with just 10 ingredients.
38. Baked Carrot Cake Donuts
Baked carrot cake donuts have the perfect combination of cream cheese frosting and spiced cake donuts. The donuts are soft and fluffy and perfectly spiced with shredded carrots, cinnamon, and nutmeg. They are then dipped in a cream cheese frosting and garnished with chopped pecans or walnuts.
39. Red Velvet Donuts
Enjoy these moist red velvet donuts dipped in a smooth cream cheese frosting. They have the perfect amount of chocolate to complement the cream cheese frosting. The donuts are baked perfectly, absorbing the moisture from the glaze and becoming tender.
40. Champagne Doughnuts
These champagne doughnuts are so elegant which makes them perfect for any special celebration. The champagne is baked into the donuts and in the glaze. This results in moist and buttery donuts with a crisp champagne flavor.
41. Baked Cherry Bakewell Doughnuts
The combination of cherries and almond flavors in this donut recipe is so delicious. Baked cherry bakewell doughnuts are made with almond extract, glace cherries, Greek yogurt, and more. They are also topped with even more glaced cherries and flaked almonds.
42. Sweet Potato Donuts
These sweet potato donuts are so soft, fluffy, moist, and full of sweet potato flavor. They are made with mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and nutmeg, topped with a brown sugar glaze.
43. Baked Churro Donuts
Baked churro donuts are so easy to make and taste so delicious with their cinnamon and sugar coating. They taste just like the delicious churros from Disneyland. But unlike churros, these donuts are baked, not fried, making them a healthier option.
44. Spiced Pear Donuts
These spiced pear donuts are dairy free and are super fluffy and moist. The donuts are loaded with ripe pear and spices and topped with a brown sugar glaze. They are so quick to whip up and do not require any rise or fry time.
45. Choco Butternut Donuts
Bake some choco butternut donuts that taste just as delicious as the ones you buy. They are chocolate donuts dipped in a simple vanilla glaze and coated in a milky, coconutty streusel.
46. Baked Buttermilk Donuts
These light and airy baked buttermilk donuts are the perfect breakfast or snack. They are so simple and use only common ingredients. They are spiced perfectly and covered with cinnamon sugar.
Add in tsp of lemon for added flavor.
47. Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze
These baked gingerbread donuts with maple glaze have a really warm holiday feel. They are made with healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and more. This donut recipe is a great holiday breakfast or snack option.
48. Peach Crisp Whole Wheat Donuts
This tasty donut recipe is an amazing summer breakfast or snack option. It is made with whole wheat flour and topped with a delicious peach crumble. Try these peach crisp whole wheat donuts for a healthy treat.
49. Baked Oatmeal Donuts with Raspberries
If you are looking for healthy donuts, you are going to love these baked oatmeal donuts with raspberries. They are made with gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free ingredients and result in moist donuts. They are also a great after-workout snack.
50. Key Lime Coconut Donuts
These key lime coconut donuts are so stunning and exploding with flavor and texture. The donuts are full of lime zest and coconut milk and are topped with yummy key lime glaze. They are so easy to make and can be served in less than 30 minutes.
Prepare dough on a floured surface for the best results.
51. Chocolate-Covered Apple Donuts
Try these no-bake chocolate-covered apple donuts made with fresh apples shaped into a donut. This recipe covers the crisp apples with triple chocolate, resulting in a gorgeous treat. The sweet and tart apples blend perfectly with the chocolate.
52. Protein Donuts
If you are looking for donuts with high protein, this recipe is perfect for you. These protein donuts are packed with over 12 grams of protein and have less than 100 calories. They only need 6 ingredients and are ready in just 15 minutes.
When you combine the ingredients, we recommend using a dough hook for best results. Prepare the sprinkles by placing in small bowls so your kids can help decorate.
53. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Donuts
These chocolate caramel pecan turtle donuts are so sweet and decadent. The donuts are made with brioche dough, giving them a light buttery taste. They are dipped in a chocolate ganache sprinkled with toasted chopped pecans and drizzled with caramel.
Use a doughnut cutter to add a hole to your dough.
Bombolini is an Italian-filled donut made with fried yeast dough rolled in sugar. They are so easy to make and follow a simple process. Fill them with your favorite pastry cream filling and serve them for breakfast or snacking.
55. Milky Way Doughnuts
These Milky Way doughnuts are baked perfectly and topped with lots of Milky Way pieces. The donuts are so soft and fluffy and the homemade caramel is so sweet and creamy. Milky Way lovers will go crazy over these donuts.
Place these donuts on a paper towel lined baking sheet or cooling rack to cool before adding frosting.
Easy Donut Recipes:
These doughnut recipe cooks easily on baking sheets after being prepared. If you fry them they cook best in vegetable oil or olive oil. Make sure your dough is 1 inch thickness to create the best donut.
Cook time will vary if you cook in a dutch oven or on a baking sheet. We like to use a round cookie cutter to create the best round shape. When done cooking, place donut on a wire rack to cool.
For best results, use a donut cutter to cut the hole in the center.