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15 Types of Donuts You Must Try to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

We’ve all known and tried the classic types of donuts, like glazed, sprinkled, jelly-filled, and more. But there are plenty more types that you may not know about. That’s why 5-Minute Crafts has you covered when it comes to enlightening you about more underrated varieties that we “donut” want you to miss out on.

1. Chocolate-sprinkled donuts

As the name itself suggests, this donut is topped and garnished with chocolate icing and sprinkles. It is one of the most popular types of donuts and is loved by children all around the world.

2. Paczki

This dessert comes from Polish cuisine and is a center-filled donut. They’re slightly flattened so that they are easier to bite. They bear no holes, are circular and wide, and are commonly topped with powdered sugar and sometimes chocolate glaze too.

3. Berliner donuts

These donuts can also be called bismark or krapfen in many places. This is a very famous type of jelly donut in central Europe. It bears no hole and can be covered with sugar icing and whipped cream.

4. Churros

These are long sticks of choux dough that are fried further and doused in sugar. You can also dip them in melted chocolate.

5. Boston cream donut

This donut is filled with custard and bears a layer of chocolate frosting on top. If you’re seeking a dessert donut, this one is an ideal choice. These donuts bear no hole. They’re light and airy because of the yeast leavening.

6. Cinnamon twist donuts

These donuts are long and twisted, coated in cinnamon sugar. If you’re seeking a warm and sweet breakfast or a snack, cinnamon twist donuts are the ones you’re looking for.

7. Jelly donuts

These donuts are filled with fruity elements. Jelly donuts are available in lots of shapes but the most common one is a compact and closed-cylindrical one. They bear no hole so the jelly filling doesn’t spill out. Also, it gives more space for the filling to make sure you get more flavor with every bite. You can add many flavors to it, like grape jelly, apricot jam, orange marmalade, and a lot more.

8. Crullers

Crullers are also called twisters because they’re shaped like a spiral. Here, the dough is twisted a lot of times and is then shaped in the form of a ring-like donut. These donuts are commonly topped with honey or vanilla glaze. French crullers are made with pate a choux and bear a more warped dough that holds the thick glaze wholly.

9. Cronuts

This dessert is a cross between a croissant and the traditional donut, hence its name. This dessert is filled with flavored cream and fried in grapeseed oil that delivers a unique taste and texture. Like other donuts, it’s also ring-shaped but is taller, lighter, and hollow inside. The croissant-like texture helps in counterbalancing the heavy nature of the cronuts. They can be topped with apple slices, blackberry frosting, caramel, and a lot more.

10. Coconut donuts

As the name suggests, these donuts bear a coconut flavor thanks to finely grated coconut chunks in the batter. Coconut donuts are available in many shapes and sizes, including the standard donut shape too. You can enjoy this richer taste by going for a toasted coconut flavor.

11. Long Johns

These donuts are long and rectangular bars. They’re are center-filled with jelly or custard, then a thick layer of chocolate is poured on top, but you can also use other colorful toppings, like sprinkles.

12. Donut holes

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the center parts of donuts, some get mixed into the batter, but most of the time they’re fried and enjoyed as is. They’re little dough balls and are famous because of their handy nature. You can simply pop in one of these bite-sized donuts anywhere, anytime. You can glaze them, cover them with powdered sugar, or just eat them plain.

13. Apple fritters

This dessert combines fresh apple slices rolled in a dough mixture and then further deep fried till golden brown. With the help of professionals, you can end up with neat and well-defined shapes, but their essence is best enjoyed in asymmetric and bulbous shapes. You can top them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar or you can drizzle on a lemon-based sauce.

14. Malasadas

This dessert comes from Portugal and is a deep-fried yeast donut that is very famous in Hawaii. These donuts are a type of beignet, meaning it’s a fried dough filled with fruit or vanilla custard.

15. Bear claw

This donut is made from yeast-raised pastry and was founded in the 1920s. This dessert is usually garnished with slivered almonds.

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