Peach Donuts Recipe The Donut Man Knock-Off

These peach donuts are so yummy and easy. Definitely a new favorite recipe. at Rae Gun Ramblings

One of the first places I was taken as a college freshman in Southern California was to the 24 hour donut shop The Donut Man. Throughout my college years and every time we’re back in the area I make a point of enjoying their tasty donuts. One of my favorites is their peach filled donut. I decided to no longer fight the craving and make my own Peach Donut Recipe inspired by The Donut Man.

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If you missed my basic donut recipe donuts are surprisingly easy to make. Just find some ripe peaches and you’re good to go. You can tweak this recipe to be dairy free or even vegan just use egg and dairy substitutes (I’ve done it before and it works well).

I used these tasty donut peaches just because it’s what they had at my market and now I get the perk of double donuts in this recipe. But really any peaches will work great. I wanted to lighten the recipe so I decided not to glaze the fruit but you can easily glaze the fruit (which makes them more like The Donut Man ones). To do that just toss the peaches in the same glaze that’s used on the donut part.

Love this peach donut recipe. Quick and easy. at Rae Gun Ramblings

Peach Donut Recipe

Donut Dough Recipe

  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 2 TBS warm water
  • 3/4 C lukewarm rice milk
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp shortening
  • 2 1/2 C AP flour
  • Oil for frying
  1. Proof the yeast in a large bowl by sprinkling over warm water and letting sit for 5 minutes or more.  If it’s not foamy your yeast might be too old or your water might have been too hot and killed them.
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening, and 1.5 C flour. Mix on low. Slowly add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time until your dough starts to pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Knead for a few more minutes.
  3. Turn dough out spray the bowl with spray oil and put the dough back in the bowl covered to rise. Set in a warm place until it doubles in size. I put it on my front porch and it took about 30 minutes in 90F weather.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. You can use either a circle cookie cutter or glass cup.
  5. Heat oil to 300 F and fry donuts flipping to get both sides golden. Pay attention they brown very fast!
  6. While they are still warm glaze the donuts

Glaze Recipe

  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  1. Melt earth balance over low heat.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. While the donuts are still warm dip in the glaze. I like to dip both sides. The donut dough is not very sweet you need the glaze to get a good flavor.
  4. Top with sprinkles or other decorations.

Note: if you plan on glazing the peaches then you’ll want to double the glaze recipe.

Once glaze is dry cut in half with a serrated knife and fill with peaches. You’ll need about 6 peaches.

Peach filled Donuts just like the famous Donut Man recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

Foodie Extravaganza

I’m excited to be sharing this recipe in part with the Foodie Extravaganza ! The Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is one of my favorite summertime treats…PEACHES!

Be sure to check out the rest of these perfect peach recipes!

Perfect Peach Treats

Peach & Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bruschetta by Keep it Simple, Sweetie

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler by From Gate to Plate

Peach Mousse by Love in the Kitchen

Peach Orange Banana Smoothie by We Like to Learn as We Go

Peach Almond Cake by My Creative Days

Raspberry Peach Smoothie by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Peach Donuts by Rae Gun Ramblings

Peaches & Cream Dessert Bars by The Freshman Cook

Fresh Peach Salsa by Rhubarb and Honey

Skinny Vegan Peach Coffee Cake by Baking in Pyjamas

Pistachio Peach Pie Pops (not pictured) by Pantry Friendly Cooking

Like these? Be sure to stop by next month to catch the next fun ingredient! If you would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you!

Great The Donut Man peach donut knock-off recipe. Super yummy at Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. I think I saw The Donut Man on last year’s Next Food Network Star! Thanks for sharing a copy cat recipe so we can all enjoy!

  2. I have never had a donut like this before, but I am looking forward to trying your recipe! Sounds incredible and they look gorgeous!

  3. It’s a donut sandwich! Adorable!

  4. Your donuts look great! And, you are making them healthy with peaches! Love that! ;-)

  5. *Puts palm to forehead*
    Why have I never thought about doing this to a donut?! Love the concept and given I’ve never been to Cali before.. thanks for sharing this so I can enjoy a little of The Donut Man as well :)

  6. Who can resist doughnuts, love the idea of stuffing it with peaches.

  7. I’ve never had a peach donut before and I don’t think trying one has ever crossed my mind but boy does it look good! Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!

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