8 Easy Donut Recipes

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Our best ever donut recipes are easy to make and make an unbeatable sweet snack, perfect for a crowd-pleasing dessert to keep everyone coming back for more


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

From classic jam donuts covered in icing sugar, to indulgent chocolate-filled donuts with Bailey glaze, and Spanish churros with chocolate dipping sauce. We have the best donut recipes here…



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Jam donuts

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

Jam doughnuts

French crullers

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

Crullers piped

Chocolate-filled iced donuts with Baileys glaze

These baked chocolate-filled donuts 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.

Chocolate Donut Recipe With Baileys Chocolate Glaze

Pumpkin iced donuts

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

Pumpkin Donuts Recipe With Salted Maple Glaze

Strawberry and cream donuts

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

Cream Donut Recipe with Strawberry Jam

Mini jam donuts

Mini jam donuts are easy to make and such a crowd-pleaser. If you love freshly cooked donuts 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 chocoholic.)

Mini Jam Doughnuts

Donut holes with whisky dipping sauce

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

Homemade Donut Recipe with Whisky Dipping Sauce

Baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze

These baked blueberry donuts 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 donut. You will need a donut-baking tray, available from Lakeland or Sainsbury’s.

Blueberry Donuts Recipe with Lemon Glaze

Cinnamon donuts

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

Cinnamon Donut Recipe

Baked Easter spiced donuts

If you haven't made these donuts 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.

Baked Donut Recipe (Plus: How-To Video)

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.

Churros Recipe with Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Loukoumades (Greek donuts)

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 donuts. Whether your preference is for the sugar-dusted variety or those soaked in honey, try making these donuts at home for a crowd-pleasing dessert with a difference. Find more of our best ever Greek recipes over here.

Loukoumades Recipe (Greek Donuts)