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Peach-Filled Baked Donuts

Baked Donuts bring that incredibly soft, airy and melt-in-you-mouth delicious flavor and texture together. This homemade donut recipe is easy and always impresses! Leave a little jam oozing out from the center to showcase the filling. And yes, you can use other fruit jam fillings, too!
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 239 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided,
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast quick acting (1 packet = 7 grams)
  • 2/3 cup milk warmed to 110˚F
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted, divided
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Jam filling ingredients

  • 1 pound peaches about 3-4 medium peaches, pitted, peeled, and diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup sugar more or less, depending on sweetness of peaches
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Ingredients to finish donuts

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar to roll donuts


Make the donuts.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the instant yeast and salt.
  • Add warm milk, 3 Tbsp melted butter, the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and rest at room temperature 10 minutes, until bubbles form on the surface of the batter.
  • Add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, adding just enough until dough holds together and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead in the bowl 5 minutes. If dough is really sticking to your hands, dust lightly with flour then continue kneading with clean dry hands.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a 100˚F oven for 45 min or at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Make the filling.

  • While dough rises, mix together the jam filling. Begin by combining the peach pieces and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over med-high heat. Use a spatula or masher to crush peaches while they cook.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Stir in sugar.
  • Bring mixture back to a boil. Continue to boil until mixture thickens, about 10-20 minutes.
  • Allow jam filling to cool while you bake the donuts.

Bake the donuts.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375˚F with rack in the center of the oven.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll the dough out to just under 1/2” thick. Cut circles using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter. Re-roll scraps if needed to make 12 donuts total. .
  • Place donuts on prepared baking sheet, cover with a tea towel and let rise in a 100˚F oven for 20 min or at room temperature 45 min, or until puffed.
  • Bake uncovered in the center of a preheated oven at 375˚F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on top
  • Right out of the oven, brush each hot bun all over with remaining 1 Tbsp melted butter and roll in a bowl of sugar to lightly coat each one.
  • Cut a deep slit in the side of each donut and pipe jam with a pastry bag into each one.


Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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