Every since I was a kid, I've been obsessed with doughnuts. I used to play it safe and just get glazed ones, but as I've gotte older, I've expanded my taste buds to include cream and fruit-filled flavors as well. Although there's nothing like passing a Krispy Kreme shop that has the hot light on, there's something so satisfying about making your own doughnuts at home. Since every drive-thru and doughnut shop will be packed this year for National Doughnut Day, having some top-notch doughnut recipes on hand will spare you a lot of heartache.
Living in Atlanta has introduced me to some of the best doughnuts out. From Sublime's strawberry and cream doughnut to Revolution's peach-filled doughnut, I've learned that there's no limit to creativity when it comes to the sweetest breaded treat there is. Baking treats has always been a favorite thing of mine to do, so when I discovered that doughnuts could be made at home, as difficult as it was, I flew past Krispy Kreme even when the glowing sign was trying to lure me in.
Sure you may not be a doughnut aficionado like Homer Simpson, but knowing how to create some sweet dough will come in handy one day. Thanks to these 15 tasty doughnut recipes, that one day could definitely become National Doughnut Day.
1. Snickerdoodle Donut
Milk Life's recipe for this snickerdoodle donut is the perfect treat for your sweet tooth.
2. Rhubarb Poppy Seed Baked Doughnuts
What better way to start your day than to have one of A Cozy Kitchen's rhubarb poppy seed baked doughnuts?
3. Chocolate Donuts With Orange Glaze
Usually I'm not a fan of chocolate doughnuts, but these chocolate donuts with orange glaze from Ari's Menu have definitely made me change my mind.
4. Chocolate-Chai Donut
Like to overdose on chocolate? Milk Life's chocolate-chai donut will help you achieve that dream.
5. Pumpkin Yeast Donuts With Brown Sugar Maple Glaze
National Doughnut Day may not be in the fall, but that doesn't mean you can't indulge in these pumpkin yeast donuts with brown sugar maple glaze from Baked By Rachel
6. Samoa Donuts
Though Girl Scout cookie season is over, this recipe for samoa donuts by Ari's Menu will serve as a good holdover.
7. Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts
Brown Eyed Baker's recipe for these vanilla cream-filled doughnuts will give you a feeling better than your favorite bakeshop.
8. Double Glazed Funfetti Donuts
Funfetti cakes have always been one of my favorite flavors, so nabbing this recipe for double glazed funfetti donuts from Cookies and Cups was the best part of my day.
9. Blueberry Lemon Donuts
Not a big fan of blueberries? These blueberry lemon donuts from Damn Delicious just might change your mind.
10. Apple Cider Donut Muffins
The weather may be warmer, but that doesn't mean you can't find satisfaction in Baked By Rachel's warm apple cider donut muffins.
11. Oreo Donuts
The only thing better than discovering that National Doughnut Day is an actual thing, is nailing the recipe to Deliciously Yum's Oreo donuts.
12. Baked Red Velvet Donuts
Damn, Delicious transforms a southern treat into a delicious baked good with their baked red velvet donuts.
13. Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)
The Polish version of a jelly doughnut, Brown Eyed Baker's recipe for packzi will have you running straight to the kitchen every Saturday morning.
14. Strawberry Cheesecake Donuts
If there's strawberry in it, it's made for me, and Baked By Rachel's strawberry cheesecake donuts are no exception.
15. Birthday Cake Donuts
Whether you like to throw a few sprinkles on the birthday cake donuts from Ari's Menu or just eat them with glaze, you'll find satisfaction in every single bite.