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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 March 13, 2019

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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