7 Donut Hole Recipes That Are Finger-Lickin’ Good!

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Source: Cafe Delites

Donuts have long been a love of mine, especially donut holes!

There’s no greater reward for frying up a big batch of donuts than standing at the stove popping donut hole after donut hole into your mouth. If you time it all right, you can eat all the donut holes while the donuts are cooking and no one will be the wiser.

And why not? You’re slaving away at the hot stove making those delicious treats for your family, so you deserve some delicious goodies, too! If it’s just donut hole recipes you’re after, check out these seven different variations on homemade donut holes — including my very own Pumpkin Donut Holes!

P.S. Many of these donut hole recipes are baked, making life so much easier for you!

Prefer the whole thing? Try this easy donut recipe made with cake mix!

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    1. Pumpkin Donut Holes

    My pumpkin donut holes fall into the baked category, but they get dunked in melted butter and coated with cinnamon sugar for that crispy, just fried effect.

    These mini pumpkin pies may not be donut holes, they sure do taste just as amazing!

    Yield: 30 donut holes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 17 minutes
    Total time: 27 minutes


    • 1 cup softened butter, divided
    • 1 cup white sugar, divided
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 can (15-ounce) pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided — Did you know you can find coupons for McCormick spices online?
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin until well combined.

    3. Gradually stir in the flour, baking soda, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

    4. Fill the muffin wells 2/3 full. Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean. Do not overbake these as you’re looking for a fudgy center.

    5. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing the muffins from the tin.

    6. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of butter in a small bowl.

    7. Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon and place in a second small bowl.

    8. Dunk each muffin in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.

  • 2. Apple Cider Donut Holes

    Fall is a great time of year to experiment with apple cider. These Apple Cider Donut Holes are delicious, plus you can skip the orchard and make them at home.

  • 3. Apple Butter Donut Holes

    Move over jelly donuts! These baked donut holes are filled with delicious apple butter.

    Can’t get enough apple butter? Try these adorable Mummy Pop Tarts — they’re loaded with apple butter, too!

  • 7 Donut Hole Recipes That Are Finger-Lickin’ Good! | thegoodstuff
    Source: Cafe Delites

    4. Nutella-Stuffed Churro Donut Holes

    Churros dipped in chocolate sauce have long been a favorite, but this little donut number turns those traditional churros inside out with Nutella in the middle.

    Do you love Nutella as much as we do? Then you’ll love these easy Nutella brownies!

  • 5. Spiced Banana Donut Holes

    These whole wheat Banana Donut Holes are fried in just enough oil to get them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

  • 7 Donut Hole Recipes That Are Finger-Lickin’ Good! | thegoodstuff
    Source: Fake Ginger

    6. Maple-Glazed Sour Cream Donut Holes

    Sour cream donuts are a classic, but these get a little twist with that heavenly maple glaze.

  • 7. Chai Latte-Glazed Donut Holes

    This simple glaze is made with instant chai tea and the donut holes are made from canned biscuit dough! How’s that for easy?

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