Pile of mini jam doughnuts on a plate

Best doughnut recipes

This classic treat comes in many shapes and forms, from colourful glazed rings to jam-filled pillows and twists such as Spanish churros and Greek loukoumades

Our easy doughnut recipes are the perfect comfort food to please a crowd. If you fancy making your own take on a Krispy Kreme doughnut recipe, we have plenty of ideas below, or try our choux pastry recipes.

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From classic jam doughnuts covered in icing sugar and lighter baked blueberry rings to indulgent chocolate-filled doughnuts and Spanish churros, we’ve got all kinds of delicious variations on this sweet treat. Or, if you fancy something different, try one of our savoury twists with crab and spiced chicken liver parfait.


Best doughnut recipes

Jam doughnuts

Pillowy in the middle with crunchy sugar on the outside and absolutely stuffed full of jam, these classic doughnuts are miles better than any shop-bought alternatives.


Chocolate doughnuts with Baileys glaze

These iced chocolate-filled doughnuts with Baileys glaze are deliciously indulgent. Enjoy them as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea, or serve as a pudding. Baking them avoids the hassle of deep-frying if you’re not confident. We have more great Baileys recipes over here.


Pumpkin iced ring doughnuts

Baked not fried, these pumpkin spiced doughnuts with salted maple glaze not only look stunning but are easy to make, too. You’ll need 6-hole doughnut tins for these. We used Wilton tins from amazon.co.uk


Mini doughnuts

Mini jam doughnuts are easy to make and such a crowd-pleaser. If you love freshly cooked doughnuts but can’t be doing with deep-frying, this is the recipe for you. Try filling your second batch with Nutella or lemon curd instead of jam. (We also have a Nutella pancakes recipe for chocolate lovers)


Baked doughnuts with blueberries and lemon glaze

These baked blueberry doughnuts with lemon glaze look fantastic, taste delicious and are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, because they’re baked not fried, they’re healthier than your average doughnut. You will need a doughnut-baking tray, available from Lakeland or Sainsbury’s.


Strawberry and cream doughnuts

We’ve taken the classic British combination, strawberries and cream, and transformed it into a doughnut. These doughnuts are not only incredibly moreish and easy to make, they’re a perfect summertime treat. Discover more of our best strawberry recipes.


Cinnamon doughnuts

Our best fresh doughnut recipe: these cinnamon-dusted doughnuts with chocolate sauce are the perfect rainy-day project. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent serve with vanilla ice cream on the side.


Baked Easter spiced doughnuts

If you haven’t made these doughnuts yet, you haven’t lived. Bit of an exaggeration, but seriously: our ginger and Speculoos-spiked donuts are incredible. And we’ve even shot a video to show you how to make them. Check out more of our best ever Easter bakes.


Homemade doughnut holes

The best pudding for a dinner party or a weekend treat. This is a fun idea for homemade doughnuts with a delicious creamy whisky sauce. Makes enough for six to eight people.


French crullers

With a little help from Edd Kimber, you too can create these crispy on the outside, light on the inside doughnuts, glazed two ways.


Churros with hot chocolate sauce

Everyone loves Spanish churros and they won’t believe these are homemade! The rich, indulgent hot chocolate sauce is also delicious over ice cream. If you’re in the mood for more chocolate, try one of our indulgent chocolate recipes.


Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts)

One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday comes in those moments after dark (and after dinner) when everyone moves to the tables in a local square to drink coffee and eat plates of tiny cinnamon-scented doughnuts. Whether your preference is for the sugar-dusted variety or those soaked in honey, try making these doughnuts at home for a crowd-pleasing dessert with a difference. Find more of our best ever Greek recipes over here.


Savoury doughnut recipes

Chiltern Firehouse’s crab doughnuts

London’s The Chiltern Firehouse’s crab doughnuts are a treat to make at home. If you’ve never tried a savoury doughnut before this is the recipe to try.


Glazed lokma doughnuts with chicken liver parfait

These savoury Turkish-style doughnuts from Le Bab make an impressive dinner party starter. They are are filled with silky parfait and coated in a shiny pomegranate and chicken stock glaze.

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