Calling All Doughnut Lovers: 16 Must-Try Recipes, Crafts and Shops

Love doughnuts? You'll go nuts for these yummy recipes, sweet DIY projects and must-visit bakeries.

Similar Topics:

They're delicious, adorable, portable and acceptable to eat for breakfast. Doughnuts may just be the world's most perfect dessert. For all you doughnut devotees out there, we've got 16 ways to show your pastry appreciation. Share homemade doughnuts with your friends and family, decorate your home with DIY doughnut decor, and plan your next trip around the country's top doughnut shops.


Vanilla Bean Mini Doughnuts

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

Don't be fooled by their size — they pack a double dose of vanilla flavor.

Piña Colada Baked Doughnuts

Pina Colada Baked Doughnuts

Pina Colada Baked Doughnuts

A coconut and pineapple glaze gives this treat its tropical taste.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple cider doughnuts are a fall favorite.

Apple cider doughnuts are a fall favorite.

Pin this recipe now for fall. (You'll thank us later.)

Raspberry Lemonade Doughnuts



Baked and gluten free, they're just as good as the fried version.

Danish Doughnuts

Serve Aebleskivers to Overnight Holiday Guests

Serve Aebleskivers to Overnight Holiday Guests

Photo by: 092026005024


Try an international take on doughnuts with this jam-filled treat.

Doggie Doughnuts



A (surprisingly!) healthy snack for your canine companion.

More Decadent Desserts

See All Photos

Chocolate Panna Cotta

Lemon Meringue Tartlets

Photo By: She-N-He Photography

Pomegranate Blood Orange Tiramisu

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts

S'mores Spiked Pie

Easy Tiramisu

Photo By: Cameron Reynolds Photography

Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips

Cashew Dulce de Leche Cookies

Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake

Pineapple Tartlettes

Cranberry Orange Linzer Cookies

Limoncello Cupcakes

Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Madeleines

Lemon Curd Tart

Baklava With Nutella Glaze

Cranberry Bliss Dacquoise Recipe

Maple Nut Toffee

Tasty Pecan Tassies

Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Pecan Pie Tartlets

Photo By: She-N-He Photography

Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Brownies Recipe

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe


Doughnut Pop Art

Yummy Doughnut Pop Art 02:28

Use colorful paper to create vibrant, delicious doughnut pop art.

How cute would these look hanging in your kitchen?

Doughnut Shoes

DIY Doughnut Shoes 08:21

Karen solves the white shoe challenge with her delicious doughnut shoes.

Transform plain sneakers with "frosting" (paint) and "sprinkles" (beads).

Doughnut Mug

DIY Delicious Doughnut Mug 02:46

Ann shows how to make your coffee break brighter with a hand-painted mug.

Or, dress up a white mug with craft paint.

Doughnut Costume

No-Sew Kid's Doughnut Costume 04:44

Marianne makes a sweet no-sew doughnut costume for a toddler or big kid.

Keep this easy costume in mind for next Halloween.

More Fun + Easy Crafts

See All Photos

Patterned Clay Trays

Photo By: Jessika Creedon ©Jessika Creedon 2013

Simple Monogrammed String Art

Giant Paper Dahlias

Tin Can Utensil Bins

Photo By: Layla Palmer

Make a Vintage Book Planter

Confetti Dot Vases

Make an Anchor-Stenciled Boat Bag

Block Print Napkins With DIY Stamps

Simple Ombre Artwork

Photo By: Stuart Tyson/Studio D

Polka-Dotted Vases

Photo By: Stuart Tyson/Studio D

Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow

Photo By: Thomas Liggett

Make a Pom Pom Blanket

Photo By: David A. Land

Make a Striped Lampshade

Photo By: Stuart Tyson/Studio D

Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Painted Market Basket

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

Custom Message Center

Personalized Desk Accessories

Transform a Dollar Store Candle

Recycled T-Shirt Rug

Make Your Own Crepe Paper Flowers

Photo By: Jessika Creedon ©Jessika Creedon 2013

Customize Curtains With Trim


Voodoo Doughnut

This Portland shop's best seller is topped with bacon and maple frosting.

Top Pot Doughnuts

The "Feather Boa" is a favorite hand-made doughnut at this Seattle shop.

Beiler's Doughnuts

Pick up an Amish-style doughnut at Philly's Reading Terminal Market.

Tom + Chee

With 30+ locations, Tom + Chee serves up epic grilled cheese doughnuts.

Doughnut Plant

This New York City spot has been selling gourmet doughnuts since 1994.

Cafe Du Monde

A trip to New Orleans isn't complete without beignets and coffee.

Next Up

16 Ways to Celebrate Summer's Favorite Fruit

Drink, eat and craft with watermelon — the season's best party fruit.

Healthy Recipes for Every Meal

Is eating healthy on your list of resolutions this year? Browse some of our easy-to-make recipes for every meal that not only look delicious but are good for you, too.

2 Grown-Up Pie Iron Recipes to Cook on the Open Fire

Perfect for your next campout...or just dinner in the backyard. 

Make This Adorable Woodland Cake + 5 More Ways to Decorate With Faux Bois

A love of everything woodland inspires the creation of a faux bois cake that is perfect for a holiday celebration.

12 Easy Cookie Recipes to Make This Weekend (or Tonight)

It's baking season. Embrace it with these delicious cookie recipes. (You won't be able to eat just one!)

9 Baking Tools + Accessories We Love ATM

Make baking easier (and chicer!) with these must-have kitchen tools and accessories.

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Love of Lollipops

Celebrate National Lollipop Day with our favorite lollipop-inspired recipes and ideas.

12 Drool-Worthy Recipes From Jillian Harris

Can't stop scrolling through her Instagram pics? Just wait until you try her recipes.

5 Mardi Gras Recipes For New Orleans Flavor Wherever You Live

Even if you can't attend the parades, you can celebrate Mardi Gras at home with these classic recipes.

10 Kid-Friendly Snacks for Your Next Road Trip

Make those long car rides run even smoother with these kid-proof snack ideas.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts