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 Recipes You Can Make at Home
The Easiest Donuts Ever!
These Easy Donuts are so easy to make thanks to canned biscuits! They only take a few minutes to make and are melt in your mouth delicious!
Glazed Chocolate Donuts
These classic glazed chocolate donuts are easy to make at home! Light and fluffy with a ton of chocolate flavor!
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts for Dunking -
Classic Sour Cream Doughnuts are the perfect companion to coffee. Soft and cakey on the inside with a flaky sweet glaze on the outside, these old fashioned doughnuts are just like the doughnut shop!
Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnuts
These Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnuts are a quick and easy classic!
French Cruller Donuts, How to Make French Crullers
These classic French cruller donuts are made with choux pastry and then deep fried. These donuts result in a crispy outside and a nearly hallow inside.
Homemade Baked Sugar Donuts
Sugar Donuts recipe that is easy to make and ready in 15 minutes. These simple and extra soft donuts taste just like raised sugar donuts from your favorite bakery!
Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Moist and rich with fall flavor, these Baked Apple Cider Donuts are a delightful sweet treat recipe to celebrate the season.
Baked Brown Sugar Glazed Donuts
They taste as great as they look! Mix and match different toppings depending on your preference.
Magical Unicorn Donuts
These colorful & magical unicorn donuts are so easy to make and are sure to be a hit with unicorn fans young and old! Get ready to taste the magic!
Baked Vanilla Donuts
These Baked Vanilla Donuts are the easiest, most delicious donuts you can make at home and you can have a dozen of them because they’re BAKED.
Baked Lemon Blueberry Donuts
Lemon blueberry donuts topped with a simple two ingredient lemon glaze. These Baked Lemon Blueberry Donuts are incredibly easy to make and perfect for breakfast!
Coffee Cake Donuts
If you are looking to spoil your family with a special breakfast treat, look no further. These donuts definitely have got you covered.
Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts
Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts are light, citrusy, and generously coated in a crunchy, lemon-zest infused sugar…the perfect sunny treat for breakfast or dessert!
Donuts With Chocolate Topping
Very easy, fantastic, quick, perfectly soft and their smell and taste are incredible, donuts with chocolate topping!
Vanilla Cake Donuts with Strawberry Glaze - Love Bakes Good Cakes
These Vanilla Cake Donuts with Strawberry Glaze are perfect for breakfast or a snack! They’re easy to make and the glaze is made with fresh strawberries!
OREO Cake Mix Donuts Recipe - with OREO filling frosting tops!
This OREO Cake Mix Donuts Recipe is a must for OREO cookie fans! These baked donuts are easy to make with boxed cake mix and topped with an easy OREO filling frosting.
Red Velvet Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting (Of course)
These 'out-of-this-world' super moist red velvet cake donuts are smothered with a dreamy cream cheese frosting.
Cinnamon Cake Donuts
Cinnamon Cake Donuts, fast, easy and delicious, a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert recipe. Soft homemade baked cake donuts.
Gluten Free Yellow Cake Donuts - What the Fork
Dairy Free and Gluten Free Yellow Cake Donuts are an allergy-friendly re-make of the classic coffee shop staple. They’re a fun and festive way to make any day special.
Double Chocolate Cake Donuts
Baked – not fried – these double chocolate cake donuts are topped with a thick, creamy chocolate ganache frosting and rainbow sprinkles!
Maple Bacon Donuts
These Maple Bacon Donuts have to be one of the best flavor combinations ever! Brown sugar and sour cream baked donuts with a pure maple syrup glaze then topped with brown sugar maple glazed bacon pieces
Raspberry Glazed Cake Donuts
Perfectly fluffy gluten free cake donuts with a vibrant pink raspberry glaze. The donuts themselves are buttery and soft, and the glaze on top adds the perfect amount of sweetness, along with that wonderful raspberry flavour in every single bite.
Mini Baked Donuts with Raspberry Glaze
Cute little one bite baked donuts.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnut Holes
Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnut Holes are also incredibly simple to whip up!
Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Donut Holes
If you've been wondering what to do with peanut powder, start with these quick and easy peanut butter and banana holes. Peanut powder makes them lower in fat and higher in protein, and the cinnamon sugar coating makes them simply delicious.
Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze | Cupcake Project
These mocha donut holes with a coffee glaze are a cup of joe in donut hole form. Unlike some mocha desserts that are more chocolate than coffee, mine tastes like coffee with a touch of chocolate.
Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes
These Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes are everything you want in a doughnut hole: soft, doughy center, slightly crisp exterior and sticky sweet glaze.
Strawberry Cheesecake Donut Holes
Lightened up soft and fluffy Strawberry Cheesecake Donut Holes, filled with sweet strawberry and creamy cheesecake filling!