30 Easy Donut Recipes That Will Make You a Hero


Not all heroes wear capes - some wear aprons and make super amazing homemade donuts. We’re looking at you! These easy donut recipes are mouth-watering and are sure to impress humans of all ages. Some of these delicious doughnut recipes are even somewhat-healthy - we’re talking keto donuts, paleo donuts and vegan donuts (and fruit-filled donuts, that counts as healthy right?), which makes them a triple win in our book. So scroll on down and get your donut on! (sorry not sorry for any drool this list of recipes may cause)

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

“If you’re also indoors this weekend, I have the perfect treat for you: apple cider donuts. Cakey and dense, intensely flavored, baked not fried. Baked donuts come together much quicker than you realize, so it’s a quick and convenient recipe for your mornings.” - Sally




Homemade Donuts

“What’s the difference between store bought and homemade donuts?! You have to try them to know. They’re soft, warm, covered in a delicious glaze and melt in your mouth.” - Kristyn




Baked Blueberry Donuts

“Fluffy and flavourful, these Baked Blueberry Donuts are your coffee’s bff! Topped with a simple Lemon Glaze with flecks of fresh lemon zest, these baked donuts make for one delicious treat!” - Dawn




Brownie Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

“There is a deeper reason than the photos that are making you fall in love with these Brownie Cake Donuts. Sure the pictures may have you salivating right now, but it’s the easiness of this recipe. Like so many of my recipes that are on my blog have been made using box cake mixes, this recipe is no different. I used a box of brownie cake mix but made the brownies cake-like instead of dense like normal brownies. I made my own chocolate frosting, added some sprinkles, and there you have it! Beauty!” - Nicole




Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts

“These Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Donuts are a delicious treat that’s easy to make and much lower in fat than coffee shop donuts! They’re baked, not fried and they’re under 100 calories each!” - Chrissie




Peanut Butter Cream Filled Donuts

“I generally do not like cream filled things. Think donuts, cookies, ladyfingers, twinkies, pound cakes, etc. And here I am, telling you about a cream filled thing. Wait. Is it cream or creme? Oh well, I don’t really care. Because it doesn’t matter when it’s peanut butter cream. Dang peanut butter cream. What? Hello heaven.” - Jessica




Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts

“We love a good doughnut. A few of the sisters worked at our friends doughnut shop while in high school. We love these super soft baked doughnuts. The buttermilk and fresh strawberries makes for an amazing taste. And since they aren’t fried, go ahead and eat 2 without any guilt!” - Cyd




Buttermilk Pumpkin Donuts

“These baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Donuts are topped with a spiced maple glaze. These homemade donuts are baked in the oven, giving them a cake donut texture. Between the pumpkin donut flavor and the sweet maple glaze, these make the best fall breakfast!” - Michelle




Triple Coconut Donuts

“Coconut lovers will love this triple coconut donut! The crunchy toasted shredded coconut atop a cake-like dough base is the perfect way to kick off a week full of donuts! Reminds you of island paradise!” - Julie




Healthy Chocolate Donuts

“Healthy paleo chocolate glazed donuts made with sweet potato instead of flour! Easy baked donut recipe perfect for celebrations!” - Kaylie




Old-Fashioned Baked Donuts

“This Old-Fashioned Baked Donut recipe will remind you just how delicious breakfast can taste! These simple, baked donuts will give you familiar old-fashioneds without all the hassle of rolling, cutting, and frying the dough.” - Jen




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.” - Kat




Cinnamon Caramel Amish Donuts

“It is the single best donut I’ve ever eaten in my life. And I wasn’t even hungry. I had a Perfect Bar for breakfast and had stolen many sips of my husband’s coconut milk macchiato a few minutes prior. I cut a donut in half, just to try it. I quickly ate it, the other half, and another one after that. Dang.” - Christina




The Best Boston Cream Donut Recipe

“Donut worry, be happy. This Boston cream donut recipe will enable you to make delicious custard-filled and chocolate topped donuts to enjoy whenever you’d like.” - Jessie




Easy Maple Galzed Paleo Donuts

“This maple glazed paleo donut recipe is so EASY. Find out how to make paleo donuts with almond flour in 30 minutes, including the maple donut glaze! Nobody will ever guess these are paleo!” - Maya




Blueberry Donuts - Gluten Free and Vegan

“I LOVE donuts. And my girls take right after me. And as we were trying to come up with a new Easterish flavor, we decided that we would go with blueberry. There is a Seattle company called Top Pot Donuts that we used to obsess over (we still get coffee there) pre-allergies, and they have the most insane blueberry donuts. I miss them.” - Heather




Easy Baked Glazed Chocolate Donuts

“These Easy Baked Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts are a sweet, family-friendly homemade treat that will be gobbled up in seconds by children and adults alike.” - Erren




Peanut Butter and Jelly Air Fried Donuts

“See these hot, fluffy doughnuts, oozing with jelly and dripping with peanut butter glaze? Fresh from the fryer! Oh, wait, I meant the air fryer. Yup. These beauties are an air fryer masterpiece.” - Anita




Grandma's Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

“Whether you spell it doughnuts or donuts, Grandma's Old-Fashioned Doughnuts are the BEST! Serve up these cakey beauties plain or coated all around in cinnamon sugar. Just like Grandma used to make!” - Tracey




Weight Watchers Fenfetti Donuts

“Are you ready for the BEST Weight Watchers donuts? Learn how to make funfetti Weight Watchers donuts. Easy funfetti skinny donuts baked version. No frying in oil required – so NO fried donuts. This is a sweet & savory Weight Watchers donut recipe everyone loves. Great for family, friends and parties.” - Kim




Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Donuts

“When you have more strawberry rhubarb jam than you have jars for, naturally you need to make homemade strawberry rhubarb jelly doughnuts!” - Heather




Easy 15-Minute Donuts

“Easy 15-Minute Donuts is one basic donut glaze altered 3 ways results in these amazing 15-Minute Donut recipes. Maple Bars, Chocolate Glaze & Pumpkin Spice.” - Jessica




Chocolate Cake Baked Donuts with Lavender Glaze

“I made a chocolate chip baked donut adapted from a recipe on sallys baking addiction and topped it off with a fragrant lavender glaze. The lavender glaze isn’t overpowering its sweet and floral but not so much that its like eating your Grans perfume its more subtle than that. Id definitely give baked donuts ago if you’ve not already remember you will need a donut tray I got mine off amazon. Hope you all have a great week.” - Rebecca




Sour Cream Donuts

“These old fashioned sour cream donuts are cakey, tender, and made with no yeast! Fried to perfection and dipped in a simple vanilla glaze, these donuts are easy to make and are a classic favorite. Once you’ve tried a fresh, warm, homemade sour cream donut you’ll never be able to enjoy one from a bakery the same way again!” - Sam




Lazy Day Homemade Donuts

“Have you been hesitant to make homemade donuts? We have an easy Homemade Donut Recipe that is absolutely delicious and very simple. These little donuts are soft and fluffy and amazing! The sugar coating just completes these yummy donuts.” - Carrie




Baked Strawberry Lemon Donuts

“These homemade baked strawberry lemon donuts are sweet, tangy, and the perfect spring breakfast. This easy baked donut recipe is filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a lemon glaze. Plus, a step-by-step video! Yay.” - Michelle




Low Carb Keto Donuts

“This low carb donuts recipe with almond flour is easy to make. These keto donuts taste just like regular sugar coated ones, with options for paleo donuts, too!” - Maya




Vanilla Glazed Baked Donuts

“These vanilla glazed baked donuts are super simple to whip up. All you need is a couple of mixing bowls, a whisk and a donut pan. If you don’t own one, you need to get one ASAP. You can have fresh baked donuts in less than 20 minutes and are healthier than the fried ones. Plus they are so pretty, they will definitely bring a smile to your face!” - Elena




Baked Banana Donuts

“Baked Banana Donuts are soft, sweet, lightened-up, and easy to make, with your choice of a decadent chocolate glaze or a coating of cinnamon sugar!” - Samantha




Lavender Lemon Curd Filled Doughnuts

“Lavender Lemon Curd Filled Doughnuts are the most refreshing, citrusy treat to wake up to in the morning. Perfectly fried fluffy doughnuts are filled with a slightly floral and bright lemon curd that is absolutely lovely! Serve them up for breakfast or brunch and watch as jaws drop all around the table.” - Meghan







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