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7 Doughnuts to Make for Mardi Gras

Doughnut Holes with Raspberry Jam © Con Poulos

Deep-fried foods, specifically doughnuts, are Mardi Gras staples. Whether you're giving up dessert for lent or not, here are 7 incredible doughnuts to make for Fat Tuesday.

1. Vanilla-Scented Beignets
Gerald Hirigoyen's airy doughnuts are great for a crowd.

2. Sweet Potato Doughnuts
Sweet potato in the dough adds a delicious earthy flavor.

3. Fluffy Yeast Doughnuts
These delicious doughnuts are glazed with dark chocolate and topped with toasted coconut.

4. Dunked Dulce de Leche Doughnuts
Dulce de leche, a sweet, caramelized milk, flavors both these gluten-free doughnuts and their glaze.

5. Spiced Cake Doughnuts
Lauren Groveman shakes these warm doughnuts in a plastic bag filled with cinnamon sugar or a combination of unsweetened cocoa powder and granulated sugar.

6. Vanilla Raised Doughnuts
These fantastic treats can be made with vanilla, mint or cranberry sugar.

7. Doughnut Holes with Raspberry Jam
Sweet-tart raspberry jam is the perfect accompaniment for these crispy, sugary doughnut holes.

Related: More Delicious Doughnuts
How to Make Homemade Doughnuts
16 Best Doughnuts in the U.S.

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