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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

FINGER FOODVEGETARIAN
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

SHELLFISH-FREESOY-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

VEGETARIANTOMATO-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-FREETOMATO-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

TOMATO-FREEVEGETARIAN
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

PEANUT-FREEPESCATARIAN
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

VEGETARIANFISH-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

KID-FRIENDLYCHRISTMAS
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

FATHER'S DAYSIDECHEF ORIGINAL
Matcha Mochi Coconut Doughnuts
SideChef

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

Trendsetter

BIRTHDAYTOMATO-FREE
Mermaid Doughnuts
SideChef

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

FATHER'S DAYFUSION
Cheese Fondue and Bacon Doughnuts
SideChef

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

VEGETARIANTRENDING
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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