If you never grew out of your childhood love for peanut butter and jelly, fear not: these peanut butter and jelly donuts let you indulge in this classic flavor combo in the best way. Though they require 2 (short) rises, these donuts are deceptively easy to make and result in delicious, fluffy donuts.

Instead of a sandwich, you can basically eat one of these bad boys for lunch. We won’t tell.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts

  • Prep Time:2 1/2 hours
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:2 hours 45 minutes
  • Servings:12 servings
  • Advanced Course

    Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup full fat milk
  • 5 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup jelly
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cup canola oil
Photo by Emmy Daniels
Photo by Emmy Daniels

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in water and set aside for 5 minutes.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 2

Combine warm milk and butter (at room temperature) until butter is completely dissolved. Add egg and egg yolk (at room temperature), sugar, salt, and flour, and mix until soft dough ball forms.

#SpoonTip: Add in small amounts of extra flour as needed to form dough. 

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 3

Add dough to a lightly-greased separate bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to rise for 1 hour.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 4

Punch down dough and knead until dough comes together. Roll out and cut out 24 circle shapes of equal size with a cookie-cutter or a drinking glass.

#SpoonTip: Use canola oil to keep surfaces (or hands) from sticking to the dough.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 5

Place 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon of jelly in 12 shapes, and cover with remaining 12 shapes.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 6

Place donuts on greased baking sheet and cover. Let rise for 45 minutes.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 7

Heat oil to 360°F. Fry donuts for 1-2 minutes on each side, then roll in sugar.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels