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Delicious DIY Donut Recipes You Can Make at Home

Do-NOT pass up a chance to eat a donut!

Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns

homemade donut recipes


Is there anything tastier than a fresh, warm donut? Maybe a fresh, warm doughnut? However you spell them, and however you make them — chocolate or plain, baked or fried — donuts are tasty treats that are hard to resist ... especially with a glass of cold milk, mmmm.

Ready to dive deep into donutty deliciousness? Here are some of our favorite donut recipes to try at home.

Old-Fashioned Doughnuts


The Kitchen Is My Playground

The old-fashioned fried donut is like the best friend of the donut world: While donut trends come and go, this reliably good recipe sticks around for the long haul. That's the exact vibe My Kitchen Is My Playground nails with her old-fashioned donut recipe. The recipe keeps the donuts crisp on the outside and super cakey and moist on the inside. Plus, they're covered in loads of cinnamon and sugar. 

Chocolate Donuts


A Beautiful Mess

Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast every once in a while? Treat yourself to a mouthwatering morning with these chocolate donuts. The best part about these donuts? They only take about 20 minutes to make, and you can bake them right in the oven. A Beautiful Mess tops them with a chocolate glaze and sprinkles, but might I recommend going the extra mile and putting some chocolate chips on them as well? After all, you might as well go all out.

Crumb Cake Donuts

crumb cake donuts

Sally's Baking Addiction

Can't decide between cake or donuts? Good news: You don't have to choose. The delicious mashup that is the crumb cake donut checks all the boxes. These donuts are baked just like a cake in the oven rather than fried, so they stay extra moist and fluffy. Pro tip: double the crumb recipe on this one for extra donut-topping goodness. (Thank me later.)

Strawberry Glazed Air Fryer Donuts


The Novice Chef

Air fryers can transform simple ingredients into just about anything. Case in point: these air fryer donuts. These donuts are actually biscuit dough in disguise. All you have to do is cut a hole in the middle like a donut, place them in your air fryer, and wait for them to puff up. When you open your air fryer, you'll have a perfectly shaped donut waiting to be decorated.

Baked Oreo Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze


Truffles and Trends

Oreos make any dessert ten times better. I mean, just look at these baked Oreo donuts from Truffles and Trends (I'm going to assume you're drooling, just like I am). These donuts have a chocolate cake base to represent the chocolate sandwich cookies and a heaping layer of white chocolate glaze, just like the creamy center of the cookies. They are pretty much giant versions of the favorite store-bought cookie.

Baked Funfetti Donuts


Sally's Baking Addiction

Sprinkles and donuts are pretty much the perfect pair. Pick out your favorite colored sprinkles and get ready to put them into action with these baked funfetti donuts. With these donuts, there's no such a thing as too many sprinkles, as they are in the batter and in the frosting. Double the recipe on this one — your family will definitely want seconds. 

Baked Donuts Filled with Jelly


Natasha's Kitchen

All right, time for the tough questions: Which filling is better for jelly-filled donuts, strawberry or raspberry jam? Luckily, you won't have to choose when making a batch of these filled donuts, because you can fill them with whatever kind of jam you'd like. Stay traditional with strawberry, go with apricot or blueberry, or even mix it up and create a one-of-a-kind flavor with your own mashup of jams. Either way, you'll be going back for seconds — or even thirds!  

Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes


Sally's Baking Addiction

Make some bite-sized glazed chocolate donut holes that you can snack on all day long. These miniature treats are best eaten right out of the oven, as they can go stale just after one night. But I have a feeling you won't have a problem getting the family to polish them off.