Skip the donut shop and make some delicious donuts at home! With this list of 30 baked donut recipes, you can enjoy a healthier donut baked right in your kitchen.
If you want to make donuts at home but don’t want to deal with super hot oil and the mess of frying them, baking your donuts is a great option!
They are healthier, cleaner, and safer to make – no need to worry about kids in the kitchen and hot oil splattering everywhere. Plus, they are easy and very similar to making muffins.
I’ve come up with a list of 30 baked donut recipes that you are going to love. From the kid favorites of funfetti and sprinkles to the flavors of fruit, chocolate and nuts; it is all in this list.
If you can’t wait any longer, scroll down to check them out. Otherwise, first I have some answers to questions you may have about donuts.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Donuts:
Is it donut or doughnut?
The short answer is both. The original word was doughnut and in true American form, we shortened it to donut in the late 19th century.
However, it wasn’t commonly used until Dunkin’ Donuts became popular in the late 20th century. So doughnut is more commonly used outside the United States and donut is more common in the US.
What are the most popular donuts?
In a recent poll of Americans, the top 5 most popular donut flavors were:
Plain Glazed (18%)
Chocolate Glazed (12%)
Cake/Old Fashioned (9%)
Would you believe that 15% of Americans said they don’t have a favorite because they don’t eat donuts? Who are these people?
Are bakery donuts baked or fried?
Fried! That is why they are so good – but not good for you. Frying in oil gives them a crisper consistency but adds a lot of fat and calories.
Do you need a donut pan to bake donuts?
It is really helpful to have a donut pan, but it isn’t necessary. An alternative would be to use a large muffin tin. Just ball up a piece of aluminum foil and put it in the center of each muffin mold to create the hole in the center of the donut.
Okay, are you ready to see the delicious baked donut recipes I have for you? Read on!
Baked Donut Recipes
If you like baked donuts, you're going to love these recipes! These are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Great for gifts or celebrations too.
These s’more doughnuts are the perfect breakfast treat! With a graham cracker doughnut base, a rich chocolate glaze and a billowy toasted marshmallow topping, they’re sure to get your morning off to a sweet start.
These incredible gingerbread cake donuts are calling your name. Made with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and topped with homemade creamy frosting. These are good for Christmas, but they also have the flavors of fall for you to enjoy.