Indulge in these irresistible brioche donuts that are a perfect combination of fluffy brioche bread and sweet, glazed donuts. With a soft, pillowy texture and a hint of sweetness, these brioche donuts are sure to become a favorite treat for breakfast or dessert. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these brioche donuts are a must-try for any donut lover!

Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves: 12 donuts


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk (for glaze)


  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Whisk in the eggs, then add flour and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Add softened butter and knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size.
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out donut shapes using a cutter.
  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350°F and fry the donuts until golden brown.
  7. Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to make the glaze.
  8. Dip the donuts in the glaze and let them set on a wire rack.
  9. Enjoy these delicious brioche donuts warm or at room temperature!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 280 || Carbohydrates: 38g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 12g || Fiber: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The brioche donuts have a light and airy texture that is simply divine.
  2. The subtle sweetness of the glaze pairs perfectly with the rich brioche dough.
  3. These donuts are easy to make and can be customized with different glaze flavors.
  4. They make a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert, perfect for any time of day.
  5. The brioche dough lends a buttery richness to the donuts that is truly irresistible.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid over-kneading the dough, as this can result in tough donuts.
  2. Make sure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying to ensure even cooking.
  3. Do not overcrowd the fryer, as this can lower the temperature of the oil and result in greasy donuts.
  4. Be careful not to overmix the glaze, as this can make it too thin or runny.
  5. Allow the donuts to cool slightly before dipping them in the glaze to prevent it from sliding off.

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