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Honey Glazed Doughnuts

Say goodbye to donut shop doughnuts because these Honey Glazed Doughnuts are all you'll ever need! Soft, fluffy, perfectly sweet, and extra delicious. These doughnuts are not only a wonderful breakfast treat, but are ready to eat in less than 2 hours. So simple, but oh so good!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Proofing Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Author: Traci


  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil, for frying


  • 4 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • ¾ cup milk
  • cup honey


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine flour, yeast, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add butter, milk, egg, egg yolk, honey, and vanilla.
  • Mix on low speed for 3 minutes.
  • Increase speed to medium for 8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a clean bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Let rise at warm room temperature (78° F) for 1 hour. If not using a proofing box with a water tray, cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • While dough is proofing, line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
  • Sprinkle top with flour.
  • Roll to 1/2" thick.
  • Cover dough with a tea towel.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Use a doughnut cutter to cut out doughnuts, gathering scraps and re-rolling as necessary.
  • Place on prepared pan.
  • Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, heat 2" of oil in a large Dutch oven to 350° F.
  • Fry doughnuts in batches, 2-3 at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  • Drain thoroughly.


  • In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, and honey.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Dip doughnuts, one at a time, into glaze, flipping to coat both sides.


  • Be sure to use a strong honey that you like the flavor of!
  • Don’t skip the resting phase! It relaxes the gluten in the dough and makes it easier to cut.
  • Tea towels are perfect for covering dough while it's resting.
  • You can actually re-roll the dough scraps. Just don’t add any extra flour! The doughnuts from the dough scraps won’t be quite as pretty and may be a little tougher.
  • If dough is difficult to work with when re-rolling, cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes to relax the gluten.
  • Use a thermometer to keep oil at a steady temperature.
  • If there are a lot of bubbles in your glaze, the doughnuts will dry with bubbles!
  • To glaze the doughnuts, place the doughnut in the bowl of glaze and use a fork (or your fingers) to flip it over. Then, place glazed doughnuts on sheet pan with a cooling rack to dry.


Serving: 1Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.