Doughnuts. The sinfully delicious treat that will put a smile on everyone’s face. A lot of debate has occurred over which flavor is king. Glazed? Chocolate? Sprinkles? Or even cream-filled? The answer: honey. The natural sweetness is a perfect touch to an already bona fide scrumptious snack. We have recipes that perfectly tiptoe that line between salty and sweet, and we have recipes that go back thousands of years. Set your alarm clocks because you’ll want to wake up extra early for honey-infused doughnut glory.
1. Honey-Topped Doughnut Holes
A naturally sweet, fried finger food with whipped cream on the side? GAME OVER. You’ll feel like you died and went to heaven when you try these sweet and savory doughnut holes.
2. Salted Peanut and Honey Doughnuts
Salted peanuts and honey go together like … well, salted peanuts and honey. The salty and sweet combination on this doughnut from Healthy Delicious makes for a tasty morning. Trust us, these doughnuts are worth every bite. For a different twist, replace the chopped salted peanuts with bacon crumbles.
3. Brioche Donuts With Honey Glaze
Brioche? Oui! We’re about to take you on a trip to France. This French-inspired breakfast treat by Hummingbird High will not disappoint. With it’s light and fluffy texture and subtle honey flavor, you’ll wonder why you’ve been eating any other doughnut.
4. Cinnamon-Honey Doughnuts With Raspberry Jam
If you love jelly-filled doughnuts, this recipe is for you. Brought to you by Martha Stewart, this cinnamon-honey mixture pairs perfectly with the sweetness of raspberry jam. Boy, does Martha Stewart know how to make some tasty food or what?
5. Greek Doughnuts With Walnut Honey (aka Loukoumades)
For all you history buffs out there, this is the oldest doughnut recipe in the books. Brought to you by The Food Network, this dish, originally called “honey tokens,” was first made for Olympic victors in ancient Greece. With a recipe that’s been around for a few thousand years, the Greeks must be doing something right.
6. Whole-Wheat Donuts With Honey Glaze
Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy doughnuts. With a healthy spin on a fried sweet, this whole-wheat honey doughnut is simple to make and hard to put down. Thanks to A Small Snippet, we get to enjoy a doughnut that takes the regret out of indulgence.