Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

It’s time to start your morning with a sweet peanut butter and jelly doughnut!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts by Nutmeg Nanny

Folks, I’m pretty sure I have died and gone to heaven. I have always had a soft spot for homemade doughnuts but it was just recently that I realized how much I love jelly filled doughnuts. Growing up the only jelly doughnut I was exposed to was the type filled with fake fruit flavored goo…which was super delicious…*sarcasm*

Don’t get me wrong. I know there are a lot of folks who love these type of jelly doughnuts but it totally weirds me out. I don’t know why. I have no explanation to why some foods just freak me out.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts by Nutmeg Nanny

I guess I should back up just a bit and make a teeny tiny announcement. It’s doughnut week! That means that myself and 10 other totally fantastic (and talented!) bloggers are coming together to bring you fried pillowy pieces of heaven. Obviously todays doughnut is this here peanut butter and jelly doughnut.

I also had to get over my irrational fear of yeast to make this baby. Even though I learned a lot about yeast bread when I went to King Arthur Flour I’m still secretly scared. It’s easy to lose your confidence when there is not an expert in your kitchen letting you know you’re doing it right.

At first I was a little worried thinking that the dough wasn’t rising but then I put my thinking cap on and realized it was probably rising a lot slower than normal because it was -500000000 degrees outside and my house felt like an ice box. Ok, it wasn’t that cold. But I do think it was around -20 with windchill the day I made these doughnuts. So I warmed my oven up a bit, then turned the oven off and let the dough rest inside. Within no time the little rounds of joy starting puffing up.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts by Nutmeg Nanny

So after my little balls of dough raised the roof they needed to take a bath in a big pot of boiling oil. Now, you should know I hate the smell of oil and frying (I swear that smell moves in and doesn’t leave for a week) but since I love doughnuts more I let it happen. As much as I love a good baked doughnut they cannot replace the crispy deliciousness of a fried doughnut.

Oh and that above picture? Well I couldn’t resist trying to get a photo of the powdered sugar making it’s new home covering the doughnuts. In the end the picture looks weird but I shared it to let you know that I did not skimp out on the powdered sugar. I covered those babies just for you…and my food monster butt.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts by Nutmeg Nanny


Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

This peanut butter and jelly doughnut is made out of a soft yeasted peanut butter dough and stuffed with sweet blackberry jam.

Yield: 8 doughnuts

Prep Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup seedless blackberry jelly, stirred
  • Powdered sugar, for topping

Slightly adapted from Peanut Butter & Co.


In a small pot add whole milk and peanut butter. Over low heat mix together until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the dough.

In a small bowl mix together yeast and warm water. Let sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.

In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk together flour, kosher salt and sugar. Mix in yeast, peanut butter mixture and egg. Once combined switch to your dough hook.

Using your dough hook knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it's smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Lightly oil a bowl, add in dough and cover with an oiled piece of plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm area (sunny room, warm oven, etc.) for about 1-2 hours until double in size. The rise time will depend on the warmth of your house. Keep this mind if you make these doughnuts in the winter.

After the dough has risen take it out of the bowl and pat it down until it's 1 inch thick. Using a large round biscuit cutter (mine is around 3 inches) cut out doughnuts. You should get 8 doughnuts.

Place cut doughnuts onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Let rest for another hour until double in size.

When your doughnuts have risen fill a pot with 3 inches of vegetable oil. Let the oil reach 365 degrees and start frying your doughnuts. Carefully place one doughnut in the hot oil and cook until underside is golden brown, flip and cook till the other side is browned.

Remove fried doughnut form the oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate.

Continue frying until all doughnuts are cooked. Remember to monitor your oil heat so that the doughnuts to not burn.

When the doughnuts are cooked start preparing your jelly.

Scoop jelly into a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour into a squeeze bottle or pipping bag. Using a long wooden skewer poke a hole all the way through the doughnut. Stick the head of the squeeze bottle into the hole and gently squeeze the jam into the doughnut. Slightly pulling the nozzle out of the doughnut until just a little jelly starts to come out of the hole. Flip the doughnut around and fill the other side just the same.

Once your done filling your doughnuts sprinkle with powdered sugar and devour.

38 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts”

  1. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 13, 2014 at 7:23 am

    You are so awesome for all your help getting this organized! It was super fun, and I love these doughnuts. PB and Jelly is always a hit.

  2. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 13, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Love jelly donuts and of course that action shot 😉

  3. #
    kita — January 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I am shocked there aren’t more peanut butter doughnut recipes out there! Im on the hunt myself and will be sourcing pb & co too. Craziness. We must correct this. These look killahhh!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 13th, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

      I know! Since I’m not super confidant in my yeast bread skills I stuck to the PB&Co directions but I was shocked there were no more yeasted pb bread. Do people not love PB as much as I do?…haha 🙂

  4. #
    Joanne Bruno — January 13, 2014 at 8:37 am

    This is officially pretty much the best week EVER. Bring on the fried carb love! And the PB. These are ULTIMATE.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

    LOVE doughnut week! Such a genius idea. And I love that photo of the powdered sugar sprinkling a heavenly halo atop these delicious doughnuts. And now I will proceed to make and eat all of them in one sitting.

  6. #
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — January 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Loving doughnut week! I feel like I have gained 5 pounds just from reading these posts. If only there was the technology to be able to reach into your computer and pull out these beautiful baked doughnuts. I want them all! Love your take on PBJ 🙂

  7. #
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — January 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Loving doughnut week and LOVING your take on PBJ 🙂

  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Ahhh I love the powdered sugar raining down on these donuts!! Love the pb&j combo – childhood throwback!

  9. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — January 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I kind of hate PB&J (I know, I’m a freak) but these have me willing to consider my position.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 13th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

      Say what!?!? It’s ok, I still love you 🙂 I do however think these doughnuts will change your mind. They are pretty amazeballs….can we still say that?

  10. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    1. you rock for helping coordinate this awesome doughnut filled week.
    2. Jelly doughnuts for the win! (they will always be my absolute favorite)
    3. Why didn’t we do some of the baking/frying/cooking for this together? Duh.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 13th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

      Ok, seriously why didn’t we fry together??? That would have been so much easy. Plus only one pan of gross oil. Also, thank you for throwing your healthiness to the wind and making some fried doughnuts…haha 😉

  11. #
    Heather Scholten — January 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I am seriously crushing on these doughnuts Brandy. Holy moly. Love that powdered sugar action shot too. GIMME!

  12. #
    Claire Gallam — January 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I’d eat the SHiiiiizzz out of these!!

  13. #
    Samantha — January 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm


  14. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Doughnut week – I’m in love! These doughnuts are rocking my socks off. Seriously!

  15. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    These donuts are heavenly! I’m coming over to clean up the leftovers!

  16. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    It’s PEANUT BUTTAH JELLEHHH TIMEEE!!! These are beyond brilliant! Thanks for organizing this shindig, love!

  17. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 14, 2014 at 12:54 am

    These are all kinds of gorgeous!

  18. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — January 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

    These look amazing! I would put the hurt on a couple of those right now.

  19. #
    Emily {Jelly Toast} — January 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, Brandy…For the sheer amount of powdered sugar, alone, these are incredible! I am loving this week!

  20. #
    grace — January 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    i will never not love something made using peanut butter and jelly. that’s an unbeatable combination for me.

  21. #
    Blessings! — January 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my, yummies! Our seven year old son and I were delighted to see a recipie for this tasty goodness. Thank you for shraing with us. *smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

  22. #
    Blessings! — January 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Ug! He is not seven any longer, he is eight. Sorry for the misprint. Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

  23. #
    Carla — January 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Mmm love the pairing of peanut butter and jelly!

  24. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — January 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm


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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — October 15, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Um. Wow! These look absolutely amazing! LOVE your powdered sugar pix 😉


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