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The Best Doughnuts: Fried Dough Has Never Looked This Good

by Kim Conte on February 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM

When we saw Bon Appetit's recent list of the 10 best doughnuts in the nation we wanted to get in on the fun with some of our favorite deep-fried breakfast treats from around the Web. Pour yourself a cup a coffee because it's time to look at the doughnuts!

1. Bacon and chocolate? Way overdone. Bacon and doughnuts? We think this savory-sweet combo has a little gas left in it, at least as far as this Bacon-encrusted, Maple-glazed Doughnut (from Teddy Carroll Photography) is concerned.

2. Pumpkin Pie Brioche Doughnuts from Daydreamer Desserts...need we say more?



3. Spiced Rum Cream Filled Doughnuts from Not So Humble Pie have a fun surprise in the middle!



4. Fresh Huckleberry Doughnuts from No Salad as a Meal are served warm with a side of Meyer lemon curd cream—Yum!

huckleberry doughnuts

Photo ©Haas, No salad as a meal |



5. Meals at Home's Orange-Spiced Doughnuts would be perfect with a hot cup of tea.



6. Bombolinis from bell' alimento are pillowy Italian-style doughnuts filled with Nutella.



7. Check out our recipe for Apple Cider Doughnut Holes here.



8. The Elvis Doughnut, shot by Taylor Mathis of Taylor Takes a Taste at Ike and Jane Cafe in Athens, Georgia, is a peanut butter-flavored doughnut topped with bananas and bacon.



9. Caramel Corn Donuts, from Playing With Fire and Water, are topped with crunchy popcorn, peanuts and caramel and filled with a luscious popcorn-infused cream.



10. Padmaja from Spicyandhra made these South Indian-style savory doughnuts, known as Vadas, with black gram lentils spiced with onions, chillies, and curry leaves.



11. Portland's Voodoo Doughnuts give new meaning to breakfast. Photos are from Culinary Types: (clockwise) The Bacon Maple Bar; Cake Doughnut with Sprinkles; Triple Chocolate Penetration with Cocoa-Puffs; Fruit Loops with White Frosting.


What's your favorite kind of doughnut?

Filed Under: breakfast, brunch, desserts, food, trends


  • Daily...

    Daily Buzz Team

    February 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    I hate you yet love you for posting this... :-p

  • BatGi...


    February 25, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    oh god.. that nutella filled one is probably prime. .

  • toria...


    February 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Meh, I'm still loving Tim Horten's chocolate dipped doughnut. Simple perfection. Unfortunately, no Tim Horten's on the west coast. When I was pregnant, I would drive 3 miles south to the Tim Horten's on my way to class (which was 15 miles north). So worth it.

  • toola


    February 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    spiced rum cream filled doughnuts... drool.  we used to get fresh bomboloni from a stand near our house, DD loves them

  • Simpl...


    February 27, 2010 at 6:20 AM

    Who in the world came up with the idea of putting bacon on donuts? Give me a plain old glazed donut or cinnamon/sugar twist.

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    March 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM
    Oh how i hate looking at all these donuts. You make me mad. just because i cannot eat them. I am diabete. I always loved to eat donuts. Now I can't. These all look so yummy.
  • Spider
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    You missed it. Tony's Doughnuts of PORTLAND, MAINE. Perhaps the best in the East.
  • Georgina
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Another excellent doughnut place is Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta near Georgia Tech.
  • Angel...
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    March 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    I make great donuts from Pillsbury Bisquits in a can
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    richard kent

    March 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM
    The best donuts in the WORLD: DONUT DIP West springfield Ma. Next TOMS in Los Angeles
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