Best 5 Doughnut Recipes

by in Recipes, August 30th, 2014

Italian DoughnutsWhether you’re craving a treat to pair with your morning cup of coffee or you want to indulge in a comforting dessert, look to doughnuts to satisfy your sweet tooth once and for all. These tried-and-true beauties are endlessly versatile, and while you may have enjoyed them only from the local bakery, they’re indeed possible to master at home. Start with a classic recipe for the batter, then dress up the doughnuts with cinnamon-sugar coatings, rich frostings or simple syrups for dipping. Check out Food Network’s top-five doughnut recipes below to find sweet inspiration from The Pioneer Woman, Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis and more Food Network chefs.

5. Apple Cider Doughnuts — Think of these easy-to-make doughnuts as dressed-up versions of the ones you likely enjoyed at the apple orchard. They’re laced with cinnamon and freshly made applesauce, and they boast a sweetened apple cider glaze.

4. Homemade Glazed Doughnuts — Follow The Pioneer Woman’s lead and let the batter chill overnight before frying it into doughnuts and doughnut holes. Once they’re ready, Ree Drummond dips them into a comforting vanilla glaze for tried-and-true results.

3. Doughnut Holes with Strawberry Syrup — A splash of elderflower liqueur turns strawberry jelly into a dunk-worthy syrup, and it adds a subtle floral flavor to Food Network Magazine’s fuss-free doughnut holes.

2. Cinnamon-Baked Doughnuts — While some doughnuts are deep-fried, this quick-fix recipe from Ina features baked pastries instead. She adds more than a cup of whole milk to guarantee an extra-moist finished product, and she finishes each doughnut with a buttery cinnamon-sugar topping for added decadence.

1. Italian Doughnuts — Save time in the kitchen by starting with prepared pizza dough to make Giada’s 30-minute sweet treats (pictured above). After frying the dough, Giada opts for one of two toppings: a dusting of cinnamon sugar or a smooth milk-chocolate glaze and crunchy toasted almonds.

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  1. The great thing about Cinnamon donuts is that cinnamon reduces the negatives effects of sugar to some extent. So you can have your donut and eat it too. Now if you use Ceylon Cinnamon the aroma and taste is sublime with a refined sophistication that will make you want more. Not to mention the fact that ordinary Cassia Cinnamon if taken daily will damage your liver because of the high coumarin levels. So try it with Ceylon Cinnamon if you are making the effort to make this at home. It is fantastic.

  2. One of the best health benefit of cinnamon donuts i.e. reduces the sugar level and using it daily will give you lots of health benefits as well as keep your body fit and fine.

  3. Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts are my favorite..use Ceylon Cinnamon to real taste ,,many benefits on there ..cinnamon good for weight lost,reduce bad cholesterol level,and etc..this food is amazing try yourself..

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