15 Wonderful Winter Doughnuts

15 Wonderful Winter Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the perfect treat all year round. But there’s something about the rich, smooth flavors of winter that really make these little cakes standout. From cinnamon and nutmeg, to stout and tea, there are plenty of flavors to keep winter exciting. This collection of 15 doughnut recipes will help you make it through those cold winter nights and well into spring. If we’re going to be forced to hibernate for half the year, we might as well do it with a doughnut.

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze

You’re not just going to drink hot chocolate are you? Try this option and drizzle a coffee-infused glaze onto a pumpkin and cinnamon buttermilk doughnut.

This recipe is at Half Baked Harvest

Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

These cakes are infused with a savory, salty pretzel flavor that’s hard to beat when combined with a chocolate-almond milk glaze.

This recipe is at A Cozy Kitchen

Blood Orange Doughnuts

Topped with candied blood orange and a glaze made with fresh juice, these doughnuts are seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon.

This recipe is at The Little Epicurean

Chocolate Guinness Doughnuts with Bourbon Cream Glaze and Bacon

Thirsty for a good stout? These doughnuts use Guinness to bring a rich taste and bacon because, well, because bacon.

This recipe is at Noble Pig

Churro Doughnuts

This take on churros offers a baked version instead of the usual fried kind, and is complemented by cinnamon and nutmeg seasonings as well as a chocolate sauce.

This recipe is at Kitchen Nostalgia

Grapefruit Curd Stuffed Doughnuts

Grapefruits hit their peak during the winter season, so take a simple doughnut to the next level by stuffing it with a grapefruit, vanilla, a sugar filling.

This recipe is at A Beautiful Plate

Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts

Need a zing of spring? Try this delicious cake ring with baked in lemon zest lemon and a lemon glaze.

This recipe is at Kitchen Nostalgia


These are a doughnut-like dessert from Greece, they’re topped with an aromatic orange and maple glaze and a sprinkling of pistachios.

This recipe is at Lazy Cat Kitchen

Matcha Green Tea Doughnuts with White Coconut Sprinkles

Why drink a warm cup of tea when you could eat it as a doughnut, especially when it’s glazed with shredded coconut.

This recipe is at Coco Cake Land

Mini Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Using fresh (or canned) sweet potato, this doughnut is lightly spiced with nutmeg and glazed with a hint of maple syrup.

This recipe is at Handle the Heat

Nutella Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

You might not need an excuse to stay in, but if you do, these Nutella filled cakes are just what you need.

This recipe is at Baker by Nature

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Doughnuts with Salted Chocolate Bourbon Caramel

These little guys are stuffed with peanut butter cheesecake and topped with a caramel bourbon sauce. The bourbon is optional, but why not?

This recipe is at Half Baked Harvest

Rose Sugar Doughnuts

Maybe you weren’t promised a rose garden, but you can promise yourself this doughnut made with rose water and topped with edible roses.

This recipe is at Dolly and Oatmeal

Samoa Doughnuts

This paleo version of a Girl Scout cookie classic has a coconut-honey caramel topping and is dipped in chocolate. You’ll forget it’s sort of “healthy.”

This recipe is at Paleo OMG

S’mores Doughnuts

The simple chocolate doughnut base is topped with dreamy marshmallow fluff and crumbled grahams. No campfire required.

This recipe is at Handle the Heat