9 Classic Sufganiyot Recipes For Chanukah

Kosher.com Staff December 6, 2022

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We have so many amazing Sufganiyot recipes on our site to choose from, from healthier donuts to more unique flavors. You can find over 45 recipes here.


This roundup however, is dedicated to the classic Chanukah donut – the tried and true, always a winner, never a disappointment, traditional take on a Chanukah treat that we all crave.


Each recipe below is slightly different, so choose the one that suits you best. No matter which one you choose, know that they’ll satisfy all the Chanukah cravings!


  1. Classic Donuts with Chocolate Filling and Icing by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok
    A winning recipe for classic donuts made from an especially rich yeast dough with chocolate cream, chocolate icing, and whipped cream. Kids (and adults, too) will fall in love with them!

  2. Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts) by Elana Heideman

    Bring that extra special taste of Israeli doughnuts into your kitchen.

    Get all the recipes you need this season from our Chanukah recipe collection.

  3. Extra Easy Donuts for Chanukah (Sufganiyot) from the Nitra Cookbook
    Chanuka is not Chanuka without donuts fried in oil. But no one wants to spend lots of time on a complicated donut recipe when they would rather be spending time with their families, watching the menorah. This donut recipe is classic, so easy to make (they only need to rise for 45 minutes!) and come out looking perfect every time. 

  4. Perfect Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) by Marcy Goldman
    Sufganiyot are the classic jelly-filled doughnut. Milk makes a richer dough, but using all water is fine for a lighter dough that is also parve (non dairy).

  5. Gluten-Free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) by Dalya Rubin
    Eating gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the Chanukah treats! These gluten-free classic-style sufganiyot will make your holiday that much sweeter.

  6. Pizza Dough Doughnuts With White Chocolate Cappuccino Dipping Sauce by Faigy Grossman
    Here’s a great Chanukah doughnut idea- try these pizza shop doughnuts that are made with pizza dough! I remember purchasing these heavenly doughnuts at a local pizza shop as a kid; the confectioner’s sugar was the best part!

  7. Chanukah Beignets by Marcy Goldman
    These square doughnuts are a bit more sophisticated, which makes them ideal to serve at a Chanukah gathering. Instead of yeast, you can double the baking powder for a different sort of texture that is equally as good. If doing that, then knead the dough for half as long.

  8. Chocolate-Glazed Cream Doughnuts by Marcy Goldman
    These are as good as they sound. Use the yeasted dough from the Sufganiyot and enjoy this delicious dairy glaze drizzled over them.

  9. One Step Jelly Filled Donuts: How To Make Donuts the Easy Way from the Nitra Cookbook

    How to make donuts the easy way! Here is an incredibly easy method to fill a donut, minus the mess! Be sure to just slightly mark the first circle. If you cut down all the way, the sides of the donuts won’t have a good seal and will separate when frying.


    Feel free to use other fillings besides for apricot jam, such as chocolate, caramel, or dulce de leche. Top with either a frosting, or sprinkle on the classic: confectioner’s sugar. Happy Hanukkah!