Donut Recipes You Can Make at Home

Classic or glazed, dipped in chocolate, or dunked in coffee, they’re the breakfast treat that you can have any time of day! And you don’t have to hit the donut shop to get them! You can simply make them at home!

You don’t need a deep fryer or a complicated recipe to make your favorite donuts at home. In fact, they are really simple and the kids will love helping out.

You can fry them. You can bake them. You can make giant donuts or mini donuts. The possibilities are literally endless.

Donut vs. Doughnut

Donut was originally a nicknamed spelling of doughnut. Technically both are correct and mean the same thing. There are different types of doughnuts such as:

  • the original doughnut (the ring)
  • bismarck (a filled doughnut, like a jelly filled)
  • long john (the rectangular bar, usually filled)
  • crueler (an eggy, light, french type dough)
  • cake doughnut (a cake batter or cake dough, think like a fried cake mix)

How to Make Donuts

There are many different ways you can make donuts.  Before you jump into making donuts at home, you need a few things. But don’t worry.

You don’t need any special kitchen equipment to make donuts at home so there’s no excuse not to make them right now!

DONUT PAN: If you are making baked or cake donuts, you are going to need a donut pan!

FRY THERMOMETER: If you are frying your donuts, you should really use a fry thermometer. If your oil is too hot, then you will burn the outside of the donut and raw donut on the inside.

DONUT HOLE PAN: This donut hole pan makes individual mini sized doughnut holes.

ZIPLOC BAG: Ziploc Bags make it easy to pipe the donut batter into your donut pan. You don’t need fancy piping bags!

Donut Recipes You Can Make at Home

Classic Donuts

You can’t beat good ole’ fashioned donuts! From classic glazed to jelly donuts, you can’t go wrong with any of these!

Baked Donuts

Baked donuts are light and fluffy! Use a donut pan to make these delicious and simple baked donut recipes.

Cake Donuts

Cake Donuts are like baked donuts but tend to be a bit more dense. Glaze them with super sweet icing and you have a perfect match!

Mini Donuts and Donut Holes


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