Food & Drink

The Greatest Homemade Doughnut Recipes You'll Ever Find

Because one just wouldn't be enough.
05/30/2012 09:13am ET | Updated June 1, 2016

There are a lot of great breakfast pastries out there, guys. But none of them, not even the holy of holiest of French pastries -- the croissant -- can stand up next to a good doughnut. We know that the croissant is flaky, buttery and, well, French, but doughnuts are doughy, sugary and, sometimes, chocolate frosted. When you sink your teeth into a freshly-made, still-warm doughnut it tastes like pure joy. Especially when they're homemade.

On National Doughnut Day, a food holiday of the utmost importance, we want everyone to embrace the joy of this pastry and make as many doughnuts at home, from scratch, as possible. While we admit that this is a lot more work than driving to your local Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme, you'll be amazed to see that doughnuts are even better than you thought humanly possible.

Go bake doughnuts -- and finally discover their true greatness.

1
Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Jenny Hobick
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2
Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts
Brown Eyed Baker
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3
Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts
Handle The Heat
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4
Baked Nutella Doughnuts With Nutella Glaze
Cooking Classy
5
Blackberry Jam & Custard Donuts
The Sugar Hit
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6
Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Cooking Classy
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7
Chocolate Cake Donut Holes
How Sweet It Is
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8
French Toast Doughnuts
Bakingdom
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9
Dark Chocolate Cake Donuts With A Blood Orange Glaze
Lakyn + Judah
10
Peanut Butter Cream Filled Doughnuts
How Sweet It Is
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11
Packzi
Brown Eyed Baker
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12
Chocolate-Frosted Cake Donut
How Sweet It Is
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13
Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
Cooking Classy
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14
Donuts With Burnt Caramel And Sea Salt
White On Rice Couple
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15
Matcha Green Tea Donuts
A Beautiful Mess
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16
Apple Fritter Doughnuts
Brown Eyed Baker
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17
Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts
Pinch of Yum
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18
Easy Raised Donuts
Butterfly Foodie
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19
Nutella Filled Sugar Donuts
Buns In My Oven
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20
Mini Maple Bacon Donuts
How Sweet It Is
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21
Cranberry Orange Donuts
Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
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22
Cinnamon Roll Baked Donuts
Buns In My Oven
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23
Lavender Donuts With Wild Blueberry Glaze
Kait Turshen/Food52
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24
Jelly Filled Honey Lemon Doughnuts
Chasing Delicious
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25
Baked Donuts Rolled In Cinnamon Sugar
Brown Eyed Baker
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26
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Doughnuts With Roasted Pecan Crunch
How Sweet It Is
27
Brown Butter Glazed Cinnamon Donuts
Buns In My Oven
28
Pina Colada Baked Donuts
Today's Nest
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29
Peanut Butter Glazed Brownie Doughnuts
Simply Scratch
30
Samoa Mini Doughnuts
Southern FATTY/Food52
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31
Apple Cider Donuts
Buns In My Oven
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