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20 Mouthwatering Donut Recipes To Try At Home

20 Mouthwatering Donut Recipes To Try At Home

Donuts are an amazing treat. They are enjoyed all over the world. Most people buy them in a grocery store or bakery. But you never get that ‘wow’ factor…

So why not experiment at home?

As you go through this list, you’ll find some ‘different’ flavors. I wanted to make a list of the most amazing recipes out there. And to add to that, I also wanted more healthy options. A lot of these recipes are for baked donuts, instead of fried, which makes it better on the calories. Also, a few are gluten free or vegan, and even made with vegetables!

And now it is time to see the list of amazing donuts!

1. Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

    As I said, I would have some baked donuts. And here is the first one! This recipe will remind you of Autumn, with its crispy apple flavor.

    2. Maple Meringue Filled Donut

    Maple Meringue Doughnut

      Deliciously filled donuts easily made at home. And you will love this creamy filling! You won’t believe you can make such a great donut at home!

      3. Hanukkah Churros

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      Churros

        The new-school version of the donut. I think we all can agree that we love these. The fluffy dough inside of a crispy fried crust, deliciously dipped in chocolate or strawberry sauce.

        4. Baked Savory Cream Cheese and Herb Donut

        Cream Cheese and Herb Doughnut

          Baked, savory and creamy goodness! You won’t believe how good a savory donut can be until you try this. I would eat it as an afternoon snack or maybe even after dinner…

          5. Salted Caramel Chocolate Donuts

          Salted Caramel Chocolate Doughnut

            Salted caramel and chocolate in one easy to make donut! If you love sweet food with a fine dining twist, you must love this.

            6. Savory Kale and Sundried Tomato Basil Donuts

            Kale Tomato Basil Donut

              Here is one healthy treat for you! Vegetables in a donut. If you treat yourself, why not do it a bit healthy? No feeling guilty today!

              7. Strawberry Shortcake Donut

              Strawberry Shortcake Donut

                Easy to make, delicious to eat. What else would you want?

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                8. Triple Chocolate Donuts

                Triple Chocalate Donut

                  Chocolate lovers, in only 30 minutes you can have the best donut you’ve ever tasted!

                  9. Blackberry Jam and Custard Donuts

                  Blackberry Donut

                    Soft, cloudy dough filled with a decadent filling. These could really be the best thing you ever tasted.

                    10. French Toast Donuts

                    French Toast Donut

                      Super quick to make. You bake the donuts with the sprinkles, add some glaze and powdered sugar and you are in for an amazing treat!

                      11. Matcha Green Tea Donuts

                      Matcha Green Tea Donuts

                        If you want to try something a little ‘different’, here is green tea in a donut. Personally, I think this is amazing.

                        12. Baked Vanilla Bean Donuts

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                        Vanila bean donut

                          These are the classic version of the donut, but baked! Healthier, but still delicious.

                          13. Mini Maple Bacon Donuts

                          Maple Bacon Donuts

                            A bit unhealthy maybe, but donuts for dinner. If you’re even a bit like me, donuts and bacon could be the ultimate combination!

                            14. Cranberry Orange Donuts

                            Cranberry Orange Donut

                              This is a great recipe for the holidays! These flavors will have you in that warm wintery mood in seconds.

                              15. Lavender Donuts With Blueberry Glaze

                              Lavender Donuts

                                These donuts are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, nut free and vegan! And these donuts are my personal favorite! I could eat this anytime. The subtle hint of lavender will have you soaring on a cloud.

                                16. Sweet Potato Peacan Pie Donuts

                                Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Donut

                                  Gluten free. And another vegetable donut! Pecan nuts have a great flavor, and on top of sweet potato, you will have a flavor explosion in your mouth!

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                                  17. Raspberry White Wine Glazed Donuts

                                  Raspberry White Wine Donut

                                    Vegan and dairy free. To add a little sparkle to a simple donut.

                                    18. Pumpkin Cream Donut Sandwich

                                    Pumpkin Cream Donut Sandwich

                                      These are super healthy and are made with coconut flour! You should really try these out.

                                      19. Lemon and Honey Donuts

                                      Lemon Honey Donut GlutenFree

                                        Gluten free and made with almond flour. Delicious donut, with a fresh, summery glaze.

                                        20. Homemade Croissant Donuts

                                        Croissant Donuts

                                          Soft and fluffy dough, perfect for breakfast. What else could you need?

                                          Let me know in the comments which donut is your favorite!

                                          Featured photo credit: fresh baked donuts via shutterstock.com

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                                          Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                          Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                          Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                          1. Exercise Daily

                                          It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                          If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                          Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                          If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                          2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                          Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                          One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                          This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                          3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                          Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                          Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                          Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                          4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                          Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                          The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                          • Eat unprocessed foods
                                          • Eat more veggies
                                          • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                          • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                          Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                            5. Watch Out for Travel

                                            Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                            This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                            If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                            6. Start Slow

                                            Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                            If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                            7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                            Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                            My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                            If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                            I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                            Final Thoughts

                                            Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                            Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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                                            Featured photo credit: Alexander Redl via unsplash.com

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