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70+ Homemade Donut Recipes

Making donuts at home is easy when you pick one of these 70+ Homemade Donut Recipes. There are donut pans, tips for using them, and more in the post too.A few Christmases ago, my mom got me a non-stick doughnut baking pan. So of course, that gave me a good excuse to start finding homemade donut recipes. Or doughnut recipes.

Personally, I prefer to spell it the long way — doughnut — but the Internet seems to collectively spell it the short way. So, short way it is for the (majority of this) post.

Honestly, however you spell that word, those round, hole-in-the-middle treats are delicious.

And you can make them at home. You don’t have to go to the donut shop every time you want a sweet treat.

To make your life easier, and to celebrate today, I put together a list of the best homemade donut recipes for National Doughnut Day.

The list is split into two sections: donut recipes and donut decoration ideas. There are gluten-free doughnuts in the list, but I didn’t break those out separately.

At the end of the list, you’ll find a list of donut pans — plus tips for using donut baking pans — and another list of donut topping recipes.

70+ Homemade Donut Recipes

Donut Recipes

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes are so easy to make at home. One batch and you'll be hooked. Get the recipe at

1. Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

2. Homemade Banana Doughnuts

3. Cinnamon Vanilla Donuts

4. Mini Churros Donuts

5. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Doughnut

6. Baked Glazed Lemon Doughnuts

7. Pampushky – Mini Ukrainian doughnuts

8. Baked Lemon Spinach Doughnuts with Lemon Glaze

9. Coconut Flour Low Carb Donuts with Chocolate Icing

10. Gluten-free Maple Donuts

11. Classic Apple Cider Donuts

12. Vegan Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

13. Baked Cardamom Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

14. Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

15. Lilac Donuts

16. Blueberry Glazed Doughnuts

17. Baked Maple Donuts Recipe with Maple Glaze

18. Cherry Limeade Baked Donuts

19. Healthier Grapefruit Breakfast Doughnuts

20. Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts

21. Chocolate Truffle filled Doughnut Holes (Bolinho de Chuva com Chocolate)

22. Baked Buttermilk Apple Pie Donuts

23. Baked Whole Wheat Donuts

24. Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

25. Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips

26. Baked Chocolate Frosted Donuts

27. Almond Butter Donuts with Mocha Almond Streusel

28. Baked Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donuts

29. Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Donuts

30. Baked Mini Donuts with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Coconut Flakes

31. Lemon Blueberry Donuts

32. Double Chocolate Banana Donuts

33. Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts

34. Pumpkin Spice Air Fryer Doughnuts

35. Powdered Sugar Donuts

36. Baked Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

37. French Cruller Donuts with Honey Lemon Glaze

39. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts

40. Cranberry Orange Donuts with Orange Ginger Glaze

41. Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

42. Jelly Filled Giant Donut Cake

43. Gluten-free Jelly Donuts

44. Pumpkin Donuts with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

45. Eggless Doughnut

46. Chocolate S’mores Baked Doughnuts

47. Eggless East-African Mandazi/Mahamri (Kenyan doughnuts)

48. Golden Donuts with Caramel Glaze

49. Sugar-Free Gluten Free Donuts

50. Vegan Matcha Baked Donuts

51. Mini Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts

52. Donut Holes

53. Baked Lemon Donuts with Blackberry Glaze

54. Paczki: Polish Doughnuts

55. Fresh Strawberry Donuts

56. Vegan Mini golden doughnuts

57. Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

58. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

59. Kosher Krispy Kreme Copycat Donuts

60. Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

61. Waffle Doughnuts

62. Baked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Doughnuts

Donut Decorating Ideas

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63. Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

64. Colorful Unicorn Cake Donuts

65. Vampire Donuts

66. Halloween Doughnuts

67. The Simpsons Doughnuts

68. Heart-Shaped Air Fryer Donuts

Donut Pans For Homemade Donuts

Personally, I have the top two donut pan options: the non-stick 6-cavity donut baking pan and the mini doughnut pan. That’s why they’re listed first.

They’re followed by other non-stick donut baking pans to make traditionally shaped donuts (round with holes in the center), then a variety of silicone donut baking pans to make traditionally shaped donuts.

The last two are non-traditional shapes: donut holes and a donut cake.

Just a few quick tips on using these to help you decide.

Tips For Using Donut Baking Pans

– Clean the donut pan with soap and water before each use, then let it dry completely (or dry it with a towel) before using it. If it doesn’t dry, you could end up with water droplets causing divots in your finished donut.

– Use a non-stick spray, even with your non-stick pans. Non-stick spray will help to get the donuts get out of the pan. If you don’t use a non-stick spray, and they get stuck, it’s really hard to maneuver a knife around the donut cavities to jiggle the homemade donuts loose.

– Use a donut batter (like one from the recipes above) to make your donuts. A donut batter is thicker than a cake or cupcake batter and will hold its shape better. Plus, because cake recipes are made to be baked in a specific pan, as are donut recipes, bake time and temperature may vary. Unfortunately, you cannot just stick your favorite cake batter into a donut pan, bake for the same amount of time, and get proper results.

– Use a piping bag to fill the donuts. That’s a lot easier than trying to use a spoon to evenly scoop the batter or trying to pour the batter into the cavities. Don’t have a piping bag? Make one with this homemade piping bag hack. Take a ziptop bag, fill it with batter, and zip the top closed. Then, cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners of the bag. Use that corner to pipe your batter.

– Fill your donut pans 2/3 to 3/4 of the way filled. Don’t fill them all the way to the top because the batter will leak all over and misshape your donuts. But, on the other end, don’t under-fill them either. If you fill your pans only halfway, the batter won’t rise enough to give your donuts the right shape.

– Decorate the side of the donut that touched the pan. That side will get darker than the side that’s not touching the pan. So, to cover it, just use that as the side you dip in glaze and decorate with sprinkles.

Non-Stick 6-Cavity Donut Baking Pan

CHEFMADE Mini Donut Baking Pans, Non-Stick 12-Cavity Donut Pan, Carbon Steel Cake Baking Pan - BPA Free Mini Bagel Pan, Dishwasher, Oven, Microwave, Freezer Safe

Non-Stick 12-Cavity Mini Donut Pan

CHEFMADE Donut Mold Cake Pan, 12-Cavity Non-Stick Pattern Doughnut Bakeware for Oven Baking (Champagne Gold)

12-Cavity Non-Stick Pattern Donut Pan

6-Cavity Donut Baking Pan

9-Cavity Donut Baking Pan

24-Piece Silicone Donut Pans

36-Piece Silicone Pattern Donut Pans

20-Cavity Donut Hole Pan

Jumbo Donut Cake Pan

Donut Toppings Ideas

Quick tip about decorating donuts. If you’re using a glaze, wait for the donuts to cool completely before adding any glaze. If you glaze too early, the heat from the donuts will cause the glaze to melt and become really runny.

When using a sugar-based topping, like in our cinnamon sugar doughnuts (the first recipe in the list above), you want to dip the donuts in the topping when they’re warm. That way, your topping will stick.

Doughnut Glaze

Chocolate Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Glaze

Which of these homemade donut recipes will you make first?


Saturday 6th of June 2020

Great list! I love making donuts and I'm always looking for new recipes.


Friday 5th of June 2020

What a fabulous collection of donut recipes! I can't wait to try them all:)