Recipe Roundups

45+ Best Donut Recipes For Chanukah!

Kosher.com Staff December 5, 2017

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Donuts, glorious donuts. You can bake them, pipe them, fry them, fill them. There’s no limit to the joy they can bring. On Chanukah, we get to go all-out with donuts to commemorate the miracle of oil. But gone are the days of only having one donut option. There are hundreds of ways to do donuts! Here are some ideas to get you started for your Chanukah party! Have a different favorite donut? Let us know in the comments! 


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Baked Donuts

Gluten Free Donuts

Classic Donuts

Not-Your-Average Donuts

Shortcut Donuts 





  1. The 2 Ingredient Donut Hack You Need This Chanukah! by Sara Goldstein
  2. Blueberry Donuts by Janie Chazanoff
  3. Apple Cider Donuts by Meg Resnikoff
  4. Baked Chocolate Donuts by Tamara Friedman
  5. Vegan Apple Cinnamon Baked Donuts by Ruth Fox and Vicky Cohen
  6. Healthy Whole Wheat Baked Donuts with Citrus Cream by Gideon Ben Ezra 


  7. Gluten-Free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) by Dalya Rubin
  8. Gluten Free Sufganiyot by Chevy Slomovics and Raizy Janklowitz
  9. Gluten Free Brownie Donuts by Fraidy Reisz 


  10. Blondy Chocolate Donuts by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok
  11. Quick Donuts by Faigy Grossmann
  12. One Step Jelly Filled Donuts from the Nitra Cookbook

  13. Quick Vegan Donuts with Chocolate Sauce by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok

  14. Cocktail Party Donuts by Estee Kafra

  15. Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) from the Dining In Cookbook

  16. Extra Easy Donuts from the Nitra Cookbook

  17. Perfect Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) by Marcy Goldman
  18. Authentic Hungarian Donuts by Faigy Grossman
  19. Chocolate-Glazed Cream Donuts by Marcy Goldman
  20. Cream Cheese Donuts with Glaze by Michal Frischman


  21. Chanukah Donuts with Sweet and Savory Toppings by Naomi Nachman
  22. Cheese Donuts from the Nitra Cookbook
  23. Donut Holes with Orange-Vanilla Simple Syrup by Estee Kafra
  24. Specialty Flavour: Pumpkin Chai Spiced Donut Poppers by Estelle Chait
  25. Milky Donut Pops by Esty Wolbe
  26. Donut Bark by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
  27. Sufganiyot (Jelly Donut) Ice Cream by Orlie Perl
  28. Deconstructed Donut Cups by Michal Frischman
  29. Jelly Donut Mug Cake by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
  30. Half-Homemade Donut Holes by Rachel Nayman
  31. Mini Cheerio Donuts by Shortcuts by Family Table
  32. The Ultimate Chanukah Hot Chocolate Bombs! by Esther Ottensoser
  33. Sushi Donuts by Yides Banda
  34. Pumpkin Donuts by Paula Shoyer

  35. White Chocolate Praline Mousse with Praline Donuts by The Peppermill

  36. Butternut Fritters by Estee Kafra

  37. Cinnamon Donut Muffins by Estee Kafra

  38. Strawberry Cream Donut Cones by Jenna Grunfeld

  39. Jubilant Jelly Donut Bundt by Amy

  40. DIY Dulce de Leche Cronuts by Family Table Staff

  41. Rendlech from the Nitra Cookbook

  42. Deep-Fried Chocolate Coins by Ashira Mirsky

  43. Sweet ’n Spicy Churros by Faigy Grossman

  44. Peanut Chew Jelly Donuts featuring Tuscanini Forest Fruit Spread by Esty Wolbe



  45. Easy Fried Biscuit Donuts by Samantha Tehrani
  46. Fried Challah Sufganiyot by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
  47. Half-Homemade Donut Holes by Rachel Nayman

  48. Friday Night Donuts by Estee Kafra
  49. Easy Fluffy Milchige (Dairy) Donut Holes from the Nitra Cookbook
Looking for non-donut food for your Chanukah party? Check out our Ultimate Chanukah Menu!
Originally published December 2017. Updated and improved November 2021.