Jelly doughnuts are traditional at Hanukkah. Try this version, which are crisp on the outside, yet soft and yielding on the inside. The flavor of jam is up to you.
Spiced Squash Doughnuts
As fall desserts go, there's no reason to let pumpkin have all the fun. Squash lends a light sweetness and mild earthiness to these doughnuts and it also happens to make for a very tender and fluffy cake.
Gluten-Free Doughnut Bites
These doughnut holes are simple to prep with a dense, cakey crumb. Delicately spiced with nutmeg and lemon extract, they're just as good filled with jam as they are rolled in cinnamon-sugar or dipped in a honey glaze, and they're small enough that you can try some of everything.
Cranberry Sauce Jelly Doughnuts
These jelly doughnuts, inspired by the Hanukkah specialty sufganiyot, have a Thanksgiving flair thanks to a cranberry sauce "jelly" inside.
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
Using store bought buttermilk biscuit dough makes assembling these doughnuts a snap. The fun is in the toppings: try our Orange-Cardamom, Brown Butter, Chocolate, or Plain Vanilla glaze.
Double Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Holes
If you need more than gelt to satisfy your chocolate craving, try these cake doughnuts. A rich chocolate base is covered in a smooth chocolate glaze.
Apple Cider Doughnut Mini Muffins
While we know that the point of doughnuts on Hanukkah is that they're fried, some of us need to take shortcuts during the holidays. These little cider doughnuts are baked in the oven—but with their tender crumb and cinnamon sugar coating, we don't think anyone will mind.
Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Chocolate lovers and doughnut fiends alike will love these soft, slightly dense cake doughnuts. We think they'll be the first to go off your Hanukkah dessert plate.
Chocolate Zeppole di San Guiseppe
Look to the Italians this holiday and make some zeppole. The piped doughnuts are lighter than air, even when filled with a chocolate pastry cream.
If sufganyot aren't your style, make these festive cake doughnuts. They're softly scented with reduced apple cider and dusted with sparkling cinnamon sugar.
Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
Bring a little seasonal flair to your Hanukkah party with these light, fluffy, and soft spiced pumpkin doughnuts.
When you're picking up potatoes for latkes, throw another bag in your cart. These potato doughnuts are lighter than cake doughnuts and a great end to a heavy meal.
Spiced Doughnuts with Cardamom, Coffee, and Orange
The combination of coffee, cardamom, and orange is subtle but works together beautifully—warm and rich with little bursts of exotic flavors.
Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts
If you've never made doughnuts before, these are your perfect starter. The dough comes together with remarkable ease and has few enough ingredients for even the most casual baker. As for the frying, all you need is a little organization and about $5 worth of oil. Temperature management isn't as critical for these doughnuts as it is for other fried food; they're quite forgiving. Dare we even call these healthy? The only sugar they need is in the glaze, and the dough itself is fat-free—even vegan.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Doughnuts
The chocolate flavor here is amplified with nutty oat flour. These, too, are baked, but they're plenty rich enough to earn their name—no masquerading muffins here.