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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 16, 2019

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                          • (1) Research
                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                          • (6) Revision
                                          • (7) etc.

                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                          Reality check:

                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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