Hanukkah Doughnut Recipes

Browse recipes for jelly doughnuts, sufganiyot, fritters, and more for your Hanukkah celebration,  complete with ratings, reviews, cooking tips, and videos.

Staff Picks

Sufganiot

Rating: 4 stars 5
Sufganiot (doughnuts) filled with sweet cheese or preserves. Perfect for Hanukkah. For a change from cheese-filled suphganiot, inject some with teaspoons of jam.
By Allrecipes Member

Jelly Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
You can use any flavor of jelly or jam to make this recipe. Serve plain, sugared, or frosted.
By Allrecipes Member

Yeast Doughnuts

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
These light and airy doughnuts make a terrific treat for the holidays. You may dip them in chocolate glaze or add candy sprinkles if you wish.
By Emtmom

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 1344
Glazed doughnuts that taste just the ones from your favorite donut shop.
By Allrecipes Member

Grandma's Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 343
My grandmother passed this delicious recipe for making doughnuts along to me, and I thought I would share it.
By Tiffany H.

Cheese Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
These fritters are made with cheese then fried in oil, so they are a perfect addition to your Hanukkah table. Serve them hot with jam on the side.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Apple Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 189
I didn't think I liked apple fritters, but turns out I just don't like chunks of almost raw apple, surrounded by a doughnut. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong shops, but I've never enjoyed the texture, and always wanted to try them with cooked apples.

Beignets

Rating: 4.5 stars 318
Make New Orleans' famous fritters at home! For breakfast and beyond.

Polish Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
A yeast doughnut coated with sugar.
By Susan

Bread Maker Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 61
Light and fluffy doughnuts, made with a yeast dough. I finally found a good doughnut recipe!

Samoan Panikeke

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
My brothers and I used to eat this when we were younger. They're a lot like doughnuts but with the added fun of topping them with your favorite toppings. After a while of not having these, I started making them on my own for my family, and I enjoy them as much today as I did back then!

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 121
Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.
By Sanah
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpkin Sufganiot with Cranberry Jelly
Rating: Unrated 2
"This dough is very forgiving, [so you can work] in batches and fry the doughnuts when it's convenient for you." – gremolata
Sufganiyot
Rating: Unrated 18
See how to make these five-star doughnuts rolled in powdered sugar.
Samoan Panikeke
Rating: 4.5 stars 55

My brothers and I used to eat this when we were younger. They're a lot like doughnuts but with the added fun of topping them with your favorite toppings. After a while of not having these, I started making them on my own for my family, and I enjoy them as much today as I did back then!