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Ten Refreshing Doughnut Recipes

A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil/shortening, natural flavors and/or artificial flavors.

We’ve collected 10 refreshing doughnut recipes for your chewing pleasure. Have fun making them!

Classic Glazed Doughnuts

1. Classic Glazed Doughnuts

Cookbook author and food photographer Lara Ferroni created this classic doughnut recipe exclusively for Epicurious.

Yeast Doughnuts

2. Yeast Doughnuts

These doughnuts aren’t sweet without a glaze, so make sure to really find one you like before making them. Try these you will be pleased with the results!

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

3. Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

Cranberry Orange Donuts

4. Cranberry Orange Donuts

This recipe is from Jessica Segarra’s (The Novice Chef), 100 Mini Donuts. This girl has MASTERED the baked doughnut. She is the doughnut Master.

Vermont Apple Cider Doughnuts

5. Vermont Apple Cider Doughnuts

It’s a cider maker’s tradition to use some of the freshly pressed juice to make lightly tangy, apple-scented doughnuts like these. The cider adds more than flavor, though; its acidity makes the doughnuts more tender.

rown Butter Churro Doughnuts

6. Baked Brown Butter Churro Doughnuts

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this creative and unique Baked Brown Butter Churro Doughnut recipe. Be prepared to become addicted to your doughnut pan.

Samoa Donuts

7. Samoa Donuts

Samoa Donuts Are Like Girl Scout Cookies on Steroids. Not even your Girl Scout Cookie dealer can hook you up with these bad boys.

Baked Brown Butter and Pistachio Doughnuts

8. Baked Brown Butter and Pistachio Doughnuts

Toffee Apple Doughnuts

9. Toffee Apple Doughnuts

Richard’s toffee apple doughnuts recipe appears in the Advanced Dough episode of The Great British Baking Show.

10. Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts

At 300 calories a pop, donuts are an easy way to wreck a healthy breakfast. Not my baked ones. They’re bursting with fruit and flavor–not fat!