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.

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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

These little donuts are extra light and have a double dose of vanilla flavor. They’re pretty stacked high on a cake stand or displayed individually in fancy cupcake wrappers.

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

Aebleskivers, Danish doughnuts, make a great breakfast for overnight holiday guests.

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

Doggie Doughnuts



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

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Doughnut Pop Art

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

How cute would these look hanging in your kitchen?

Doughnut Shoes

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HGTV Handmade's Karen Kavett solves the white shoe challenge with her delicious doughnut shoes.

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

Doughnut Mug

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HGTV Handmade's Ann Le shows how to make your coffee break brighter with a hand-painted mug.

Or, dress up a white mug with craft paint.

Doughnut Costume

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Crafternoon's Marianne shows us how to create a no sew kids Halloween doughnut costume.

Keep this easy costume in mind for next Halloween.

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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.

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