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MORE Delicious Homemade Donuts Recipes

Updated on February 4, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

Here are more recipes for easy, homemade donuts that anyone can make. Although donuts are not difficult to make you do need some equipment and tips for success

Tips for Perfect Donuts.

  • Cut the dough straight down, without twisting, to ensure that the donuts are light and flaky.
  • Use a soft dough, chilling as needed to facilitate cutting.
  • An electric fryer is not essential but it does make it easier to keep your oil at a constant temperature. Choose a square one over a round one because you will be able to get more in it without crowding.
  • If you are using a pot on top of the stove for frying you, use a heavy stockpot and a candy/frying thermometer.
  • If you are not allergic to peanuts, peanut oil is the best oil to fry in.
  • Be sure not to overload the fryer as it will cool the oil too much and your donuts will be soggy.
  • Turn the donuts as they float to the top and the undersides begin to be a golden brown.
  • Use clean oil in the fryer. There is nothing worse than fried fish flavored donuts!

maple pecan donuts (c) marye audet
maple pecan donuts (c) marye audet

Maple Donuts

A light, sweet donut with a hearty maple flavor.

  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 ½ c lukewarm, whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c unsalted butter, melted and allowed to brown slightly
  • 2 tsp. maple flavoring
  • 5 cups flour
  • Maple Glaze (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  1. Dissolve the yeast in the water in a mixer bowl. Let stand until frothy.
  2. Add the milk, sugar, salt eggs, butter, and two cups of the flour. Beat until well blended.
  3. Beat in the remaining flour until it is smooth.
  4. Cover and let rise for one hour.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter. Roll gently to ½ inch thick.
  6. Cut with donut cutter and allow to rise for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile heat the oil to 360F.
  8. Fry donuts about 1 to 1 ½ minutes on each side until golden.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
  10. Spread with maple glaze and sprinkle with pecans.

Maple Glaze

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs melted butter

Mix well and spread on donuts.

3 dozen

Chocolate Donut Recipe

Chocolatey cake donuts that are perfect with coffee or a glass of cold milk.

  • 2  cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter well. Add the egg and beat.
  3. Add the flour flour mixture alternately with the milk.
  4. Stir until dough forms a ball and then turn out on a floured countertop.
  5. Knead lightly.
  6. Roll ¼ inch thick and cut with a floured donut cutter.
  7. Fry at 360F until done, turning once.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or granulated sugar.

3 dozen

Coconut Donuts

A tropical flavor is perfect for anytime. If you like Mounds bars try covering the donut with a chocolate glaze.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs. melted unsalted butter
  • 2 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  1. Mix dry ingredients together, including coconut.
  2. Beat butter, milk, eggs, and sugar until well blended.
  3. Stir in the liquid ingredients and beat well.
  4. Chill for 3 hours or overnight
  5. Roll out ½ inch thick on a floured countertop
  6. Fry at 360F until golden
  7. Sprinkle with sugar, confectioner's sugar or spread with glaze.

3 dozen approximately

Glaze Recipes

Chocolate Glaze

A shiny rich glaze that is perfect for donuts.

  • ¼  cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs corn syrup
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

Melt all ingredients together in a bowl in the microwave or in a double boiler. Stir until smooth.

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

Mix ingredients until smooth and dip the warm donuts in the mixture.


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    • lemonkerdz profile image

      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks, i have been looking for a doughnut recipe "Simpson"style.

      These look great, can't wait to try them out.

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      Naveen Dahiya 5 years ago

      Incredible morning bakeries.

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      Marye Audet 5 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      :) i love them too. Have you tried dipping the tops in crisp bacon pieces? Yum

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      I LOVE maple donuts. mmmhmm. Voted up!

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      hawaiihibou 6 years ago

      Love doughnuts. Thanks for the helpful tips too. Like your recipes.

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      Marye Audet 6 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      Majdah, if the recipe doesn't call for butter it isn't in there.

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      Majdah 6 years ago

      It sounds delicious and I,ll try it but would you please write how much butter will we need to make this recipe.

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      LULU SUE1987 6 years ago

      I have never tried making donuts. I will definately try this recipe.

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      Manuel Porras 6 years ago from Germany, Colombia, USA, Panama, Mexico, Spain

      I consider this recipe for when you are make a delicious Donuts

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      markmendez 6 years ago

      Wow! I love donuts and so do my little ones. I will really buy the ingredients now and will prepare this for my kids snacks. I hope i do it right so they will be happy.

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      Angel Ward 7 years ago from Galveston, TX

      ooooh goody I can't wait to try this out!!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your donut recipes sound postively sinfully good. I have to try them. Now you need to write a calorie free donut recipe.

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      Tracy 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Great hub - delicious donuts! Thank you and keep cooking ~

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      djbraman 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes, I will bookmark them for sure!

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      HealthyHanna 7 years ago from Utah

      I love donuts. I just don't like to cook them. But this hub make me think I need to reconsider.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Well written and well explained recipees. Thank you for sharing.

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      ThePartyAnimal 7 years ago

      Wow these sound delicious and not so hard to do - thanks for sharing

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      rkhyclak 7 years ago from Ohio

      Oh man, Marye, I wish you hadn't published this! I'm going to gain a million pounds lol...those chocolate doughnuts sound AMAZING! And the maple ones look delicious as well. Thank you!