20 Different Types of Amazingly Tempting Donuts You Must Make

Different types of donuts
These delicious treats are just hard to resist, from bombolones to balushahi, we've got it all. Here, selected by us just for you, are different types of donuts that you are sure to love.
Donuts You Must Try!
French Cruller-Dunkin' Donuts
The Bacon Maple Apple Doughnut-Dynamo Donut & Coffee, San Francisco
The Oreo Doughnut-Mojo Donuts, Hollywood
The Apple Fritter-Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles
The Texas-Sized Doughnut-Round Rock Donuts
A cup of freshly ground coffee and a delicious donut to go with it―a few of life's simple pleasures that just can't be beaten. Whether you like it lightly dusted with a hint of cinnamon, filled with cream or jelly, dipped in chocolate, or just simply glazed; a good donut would never fail to melt your heart but never fill the nooks and crannies of your ever-hungry stomach.
Ring-shaped, bite-sized, filled, or fritter style; some are filled with custard, jelly, or made with fruit. A variation of the donut can be found the world-over, with their own unique twists.
Here are some of the most exciting donuts from around the world for you to feast your eyes on them.
Different Types of Donuts
French Cruller
French Cruller
Place of Origin: USA
Crullers are twisted fried pastries. French crullers are usually ring-shaped and are usually made with choux pastry. These are usually dusted with powdered sugar or coated with the delicious luster of icing.
Jalebi
Jalebi
Place of Origin: India
Wheat-flour batter deep-fried into pretzels and soaked with sugar syrup giving you a sugary, chewy bite every time. A few drops of rose water or the kewra water lends this dessert a generous dose of exoticism.
Youtiao
Youtiao
Place of Origin: China
Also known as the Chinese cruller, is a deep-fried elongated dough. It is a slightly salted donut usually eaten for breakfast with congee (rice porridge) or soy milk.
Bombolone
Bombolone
Place of Origin: Italy
It can be described as a bomb of taste and calories, with its heart filled with the goodness of a raspberry jam or custard. A dusting of powdered sugar makes this dessert even more appealing. The Tuscan people, however, do love a savory twist of salami and truffle on these donuts.
Sufganiyot
Sufganiyot
Place of Origin: Israel
Deep-fried bite-sized balls of dough with a center filled with jelly or custard and snowy caps of powdered sugar. It is usually eaten around the world during Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the temple oil.
Balushahi
Balushahi
Place of Origin: India
Flaky, buttery deep-fried dough coated with sugar syrup gives you a donut that is chewy and melts-in-your-mouth at the same time. The richness of the clarified butter or ghee and the wafts of cardamom make for a dessert truly fit for a Maharaja or Indian king.
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Loukoumades
Loukoumades
Place of Origin: Greece
Deep-fried balls of dough, soaked in a mixture of honey and cinnamon, just these words have the powder to warm our hearts a bit! Sometimes, these mouthful of Greek goodness are given an extra special touch of a few sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
Oliebollen
Oliebollen
Place of Origin: Netherlands, Belgium
Dutch-style fritters that are loaded with raisins, currants, and sultanas. Sometimes, they come with the delightful surprise of candied zest or sliced apples. Final touch of powdered sugar is added. It is traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve.
Tulumba
Tulumba
Place of Origin: Somewhere in the Ottoman Empire
The dough is deep-fried by passing it though a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle, and sugar syrup is then poured over it. Giving rise to glistening golden-brown, sugary, and sweet ridged loops.
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Churros
Churros
Place of Origin: Spain
Sugar coated, crispy, buttery little sticks of deep-fried choux pastry that melts in your mouth. Dipped in thick hot chocolate would yield a combination that is hard to beat.
Sfenj
Sfenj
Place of Origin: North Africa
The name itself can be translated to sweet sponge. It is a fluffy donut fried in oil and soaked in honey or sugar syrup. This sugary treat is either had for breakfast or as an accompaniment for tea or coffee in late afternoon.
Beignet
Beignet
Place of Origin: France
These are deep-fried choux pastry or yeast dough. The Creole variant of this donut has the pleasant inclusion of banana to it with an extra generous dusting of powdered sugar. This is a classic New Orleans breakfast treat.
Munkki
Munkki
Place of Origin: Finland
Munkki is deep-fried yeast dough, with the dough being much heavier. This donut usually has jelly filled in the center. Usually, it is had as an accompaniment to coffee or tea.
Jin Deui
Jin Deui
Place of Origin: China
This Chinese pastry is made by deep-frying sesame-coated balls of rice flour dough. This crispy, chewy donut is given yet another oriental touch by filling its center with lotus paste (that's right!), sweet black bean paste, or red bean paste.
Koeksisters
Koeksisters
Place of Origin: South Africa
Twisted and braided dough deep-fried in oil and dipped into cold sugar syrup. A version of this donut has heats from spices like cinnamon, aniseed, cardamom, and ginger. This sugar-coated treat is made even more delicious by rolling it powdered desiccated coconut.
Buñuelos
Bunuelos
Place of Origin: Spain
These deep-fried balls of dough are usually eaten in the month of Ramadan as well as on Hanukkah. What makes this donut even more global is that fact that it forms the heart of Mexican cuisine. Versions of this donuts have a topping or a filling, some cuisines may serve it with a syrup, while some may have exciting twists of spices in it.
Malpua
Malpua
Place of Origin: India
A version of banana fritter deep-fried in ghee, with coconut and sugar. The sweet dough is laced with flavors of cardamom, fennel, and sometimes, even peppercorns. Usually eaten during the festival of Holi.
Malasadas
Malasadas
Place of Origin: Portugal
A delicious fried yeast pastry donut filled with cream, custard, or jelly. Hot donuts are usually coated with granulated sugar to add to its crunchy sweetness. This dessert is usually eaten on Mardi Gras.
Rosquillas
Rosquillas
Place of Origin: Spain
Lightly sugared fried or baked fermented dough, the Spanish definitely know how to get donuts right! It can be described as a more chewy and less sweeter version of the American donuts. Variations of this donut is eaten all over Spain during Easter.
Kuih Keria
Kuih Keria
Place of Origin: Malaysia
A donut made with mashed sweet potatoes (you read it right!) and coated with granulated sugar, gives rise to a sweet crunchy donut with a sugar encrusted skin. It makes a great accompaniment with tea and coffee.
Other Popular Types of Donuts
❥ Kreppel
❥ Berliner
❥ Facturas
❥ Ponchik
❥ Pączki
❥ Kuih galang
❥ Donat
❥ Sel Roti
❥ Krapfen
❥ Filhós
❥ Smoutebollen
❥ Croustillons
❥ Ponichki
❥ Fritelli
❥ Roscas
❥ Krapfen
❥ Brofot
❥ Svingi
❥ Gulab jamun
❥ Zooloobiya
❥Taoschno
❥ Kleinur
❥ Imarti
❥ Struffoli
❥ Pignolata
❥ Crostoli
❥ Spurgos
❥ Mekitsas
❥ Bugie
❥ Sopapilla
❥ Bollos
❥ Zippulas
❥ Klenät
❥ Bearclaws
❥ Cider doughnuts
❥ Long Johns
❥ Zalambiya
❥ Prusurate
❥ Pampushky
❥ Porras