Donut Recipes We Can't Stop Making

Air Fryer Donuts
Photo: Photography and Styling: Caitlin Bensel

All breakfast desserts pale in comparison to the beloved donut. Moist and tender on the inside with a crispy sweet exterior, donuts offer everything we want in one satisfying bite. And they are so diverse. Between the dense cake variety, the cream or fruit filled ones, and the yeasted donuts in the shape of a ring that melts as you chew, there's a perfect match for everyone. In true Southern fashion, we prefer our donuts homemade. Whether you're in the mood for warm fall flavors like apple cinnamon or light and velvety like banana cream, we have you covered. Take a look through our favorite donut recipes and select the one that your family will love. For a blank canvas that's easy to personalize, go with our air fryer donuts. They are classically indulgent and just simple enough to make on your own.

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Banana Cream Donuts

Banana Cream Donuts

Recipe: Banana Cream Donuts

Quintessentially Southern, banana cream is a beloved flavor–especially in our layered pudding. So we're transforming it into unbelievably rich and tender donuts. A light dusting of powdered sugar brings everything together in this delicious breakfast dessert.

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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Apple Cider Doughnuts

Fluffy and moist on the inside with a crispy sweet exterior, these doughnuts will remind you why you love the sinfully sweet treat. Apple butter, apple cider, and buttermilk create an amazing flavor.

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Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Donuts
Photography and Styling: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Air Fryer Donuts

This simple recipe allows you to customize your toppings to fit a specific style or occasion. Go with pink and blue sprinkles for a gender reveal, multi-colored for birthday parties, and gold and silver for bridal luncheons.

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Baked Pumpkin-Pecan Donuts

Baked Pumpkin-Pecan Donuts
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin-Pecan Donuts

You simply can't go wrong with a pumpkin spice dessert, and these Baked Pumpkin-Pecan Donuts combine all of our favorite fall flavors - cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. But we think you should enjoy these mini delights year round.

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Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake

Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake
Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Dickey, Prop Styling: Kay E Clarke

Recipe: Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake

Serve an oversized "donut" at your next celebratory event. This classic pound cake recipe has added leavening, which gives the dessert a cracked appearance like an old-fashioned donut.

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Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins

Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins

Can't decide between donuts and muffins for your next Sunday brunch? Enjoy both. This unique muffin recipe tastes like snickerdoodle cookies with the added richness of donut holes. It's a win, win for everyone!

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