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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Rating: 4.64 stars 1323
Treat your family to donuts like the ones from your favorite shop, with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.


Rating: 4.29 stars 815
These sweet Mexican fritters are easy to make at home!

Super Easy Doughnuts

Rating: 3.88 stars 357
Really quick and easy donuts made from ingredients you probably already have. My 3 year old loves these because he can have them whenever he wants. There's hardly any waiting time. Use any topping you want. Our favorite is powdered sugar!

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Rating: 3.79 stars 117
Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.

10 Baked Doughnut Recipes You Can Make Without a Deep Fryer

Turn to one of these easy recipes next time you're in the mood for a ring of sugary goodness without all the fuss.
By Corey Williams

Jelly Doughnuts

Rating: 4.33 stars 37
You can use any flavor of jelly or jam to make this recipe. Serve plain, sugared, or frosted.

Grandma's Doughnuts

My grandmother passed this delicious recipe for making doughnuts along to me, and I thought I would share it.

Easy Drop Beignets

Rating: 4.25 stars 5
This easy recipe for beignets does not require yeast or rolling and cutting; spoonfuls of dough are simply dropped into hot oil for frying.

How to Make Apple Fritters 4 Ways

These fritters are fluffy, crunchy, and sweet — just like Grandma made.
By Carl Hanson

Funnel Cakes

You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy delicious old-fashioned funnel cakes. You just need a funnel with a 1/2-inch opening that can hold a cup of batter.

Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

This recipe is very quick and easy to make. I have a donut pan, which is like a muffin pan, but has donut shaped holes rather than muffin shaped holes. These donuts are baked not fried, so they don't have so many calories. I mix up either a powdered sugar glaze or a chocolate icing to top these with. They can also be rolled in cinnamon and white sugar, but it doesn't stick very well. My husband likes them just plain. For a chocolate glaze, simply stir 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips into the glaze mixture.

Mom's Apple Fritters

Rating: 4.53 stars 474
My mom made these for us after school in the fall with the apples we'd pick and buy from a fruit farm. Warm, crisp, and sweet, a perfect fall treat.

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Cake Doughnuts
Rating: Unrated 222
"I am a HUGE doughnut fan, but only like cake doughnuts like these. Great texture and flavor; very easy! We frosted them and dipped them in sprinkles." – Joni
Baked Mini Doughnuts
"I love this recipe! I've make it a ton of times." – alon-bakes
Rating: 4.65 stars

A traditional New Orleans-style recipe for their famous beignets! Grab a café au lait and you're set!