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Air Fryer Donut Sticks

Rating: 5 stars
Turn a sheet of crescent dough into homemade cinnamon and sugar doughnut sticks, cooked in the air fryer, and served with fruit jam, syrup, honey, or melted chocolate for dipping!

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Rating: 3.81 stars
Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.

Jelly Doughnuts

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

French Crullers

Rating: 4 stars
Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting.

Grandma's Doughnuts

Rating: 4.53 stars
My grandmother passed this delicious recipe for making doughnuts along to me, and I thought I would share it.

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Rating: 4.64 stars
I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop.

Easy Drop Beignets

Rating: 4.14 stars
This is a quick recipe for beignets which does not require yeast or rolling and cutting. These are delicious served with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar, honey, or any other topping that you might use for donuts or waffles.

Plain Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4.39 stars
A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze.

Funnel Cakes

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Churros II

Rating: 4.47 stars
Spanish crullers.

Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 3.99 stars
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
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cake Doughnuts

Rating: Unrated
"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

Rating: Unrated
"I love this recipe! I've make it a ton of times." – alon-bakes

Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Rating: 4.27 stars

Ollie-bollen, or Oliebollen, are a Dutch pastry similar to a doughnut. It's typically a deep-fried pastry filled with raisins and dusted with powdered sugar. Some modern variations serve them topped with berry filling, but this is a traditional recipe. Oliebollen are a traditional treat on New Year's.