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12 Donuts We Love

When you're starting with fried dough, it can only get better from there. All donuts are good donuts, but these variations are extra delicious!

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Donuts are life. Here are 12 of the best.

Maple Madness

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Maple Sea Salt Doughnuts

Edible Perspective

These doughnuts are infused with pure maple syrup and a hint of cinnamon, then coated with a maple glaze and a pinch of sea salt on top. They have a very unique cake-doughnut-like texture that you will surely love and they're gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!

Fritter Away Your Time

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Baked Apple Fritter Doughnuts

Edible Perspective

These Apple Fritter Doughnuts are crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and enrobed in a thick, vanilla bean crust.

The King

EASYTREE NUT-FREE

Baked Banana Donuts

Homemade and Wholesome

Elvis famously loved his peanut butter and ‘nanner sandwiches fried in butter. That flavor combination is held up in these Baked Banana Donuts with peanut butter and browned butter frosting.

Back to Basics

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Bourbon Blueberry Basil Doughnuts

Candid Appetite

This is really just a basic raised doughnut recipe. You can top these with a simple vanilla glaze and sprinkles or a chocolate glaze with jimmies. Use this recipe to create all your wonderful doughnut masterpieces. Of course the original is always the best, so try it with this spectacular Bourbon Blueberry Basil combination.

Roux the Day

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Soft Chewy Banana Roux Donuts

Lady and Pups

The prolonged kneading in this recipe makes the dough extremely shiny, elastic, and stretchable, so you get beautiful, chewy doughnuts!

Breakfast Treat

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Blueberry Oatmeal Donuts

DrizzleMeSkinny

These yummy Blueberry Oatmeal Donuts make for a good grab-and-go breakfast if you make them the night before!

Heart Warmer

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Apple Cinnamon Donuts

DrizzleMeSkinny

After a really cold walk out in the snow, these Apple Cinnamon Donuts are the perfect breakfast to warm you up, and your belly will be thankful!

Orange is the New Black

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Orange Donuts

Homemade and Wholesome

Light, fluffy, and moist glazed Orange Donuts. The batter is baked in a donut pan until perfectly browned, then the donuts are dipped into a mixture of confectioners sugar and orange juice.

Matcha Made in Heaven

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Matcha Mochi Coconut Doughnuts

SideChef

Delicious matcha-glazed, coconut-dusted, gluten-free doughnuts made from chewy mochi.

Trendsetter

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Mermaid Doughnuts

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Jumping on to the current food trend bandwagon, this is an easy recipe for gorgeous homemade doughnuts. Not only are they absolutely delicious, but the brightly colored cream-based glaze is a winning addition that makes these Mermaid Doughnuts an absolute showstopper.

Bring Home the Bacon

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Cheese Fondue and Bacon Doughnuts

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Savory doughnuts are a thing. We've transformed a tangy cheese fondue into a glaze, sprinkled crispy bacon on top of it, and brought you our Cheese Fondue and Bacon Doughnut.

Falling For You

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Cider Doughnuts with Tahini Chocolate Bourbon Glaze

Climbing Grier Mountain

Cider Doughnuts with Tahini Chocolate Bourbon Glaze are the perfect fall treat. Fluffy baked apple cider doughnuts covered in a decadent glaze. You’ll want one or three!

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