Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

/// November 17th, 2014

Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly – these bakery style doughnuts are a classic!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts Question: Is there anything better than homemade bakery style peanut butter and jelly doughnuts?!

The answer: NOPE. They are the best. And that’s that. These decadent treats are covered in sugar, oozing with a sweet, creamy peanut butter + jelly center, and totally CALLING YOUR NAME. Put this treat at the top of your “to-make” list, now!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic! Growing up my mother made these doughnuts once a year – on Christmas eve – as an appetizer. She always said, if you can’t eat dessert first on Christmas eve… then when? God I love that woman.

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic! When we were very young – my brother and I – we would patiently sit at our little breakfast bar – popped up dangerously on both knees (for the best view) – watching her cut the dough, fill it with creamy peanut butter and sweet jam, and then, quite dramatically, drop it in the fiercely shimmering hot oil hissing away on the back burner. It was quite a show!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic! Each year as we grew, our part helping in the magical donut making process progressed. It took me until I was 14 to face the oil and fry my very own batch (sizzling oil has a much louder bark than bite… as long as you’re careful), but since that day I’ve made them, just like mom, once a year.

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic! Ok… maybe more than once! More like 10 times a year. These doughnuts are far too enjoyable to make so infrequently 😉 They’re also a blast to make. The dough is easy to assemble, and although it does require two rises, you can busy yourself around the house, watch a tv show, or even run errands while it rests. And the filling couldn’t be easier! All you need is peanut butter and jelly. I used a jar of homemade raspberry jam we had hidden in the fridge as the jelly, and delightfully sweet Jif creamy peanut butter for the PB part. Easy peasy!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic! So… go get in the kitchen, friend! These doughnuts aren’t going to fry themselves. And you know you want a bite…  😉 xoxo

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts - Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly - these bakery style doughnuts are a classic!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm full-fat milk (110° to 115°)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling the doughnuts in
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup jelly
  • 1/4 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Crisco Vegetable Oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl dissolve yeast in warm water, set aside and allow it to foam up; about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine warm milk and butter, whisk until butter has completely dissolved. Add in sugar, egg yolk and egg, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft ball of dough (don't knead the dough just yet).
  3. Place ball of dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover tightly with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. When the hour has passed:
  5. Punch the dough down and turn it onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8 times.
  6. Divide the dough in half, creating two even sized balls of dough.
  7. Roll each portion out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut each side with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. round cutter. Place 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon jelly in the center of half of the circles. Brush the edges lightly with egg white, then top with remaining circles. Press the edges together tightly to seal.
  8. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  9. When ready to fry, heat oil to 360°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, then roll the warm doughnuts in extra sugar.
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30 thoughts on “Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

  1. Dana

    hi there! These look soooo good! I’m gone ng to try them out for my husband for Valentine’s Day. How many donuts does this recipe yield? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Dana! What a lucky husband you have :) This recipe makes about 1 dozen (give or take) and is best eaten right away. That said, they will hold for 24 hours. I just find they’re the most delicious right out of the oil… so crispy and sweet. Please let me know how they turn out!

      Reply
  2. Kioko Kozaki

    Do you use granulated sugar to mix and confectioners sugar to dust? Just wondering because it didn’t specify☺

    Reply
  3. Samantha

    Just made these for breakfast tomorrow. They are amazing and the directions were great! I had never attempted to make doughnuts before and I’m sure they will be a new regular. I also shared the link to this post on my facebook and instagram. Thank you for such a great recipie

    Reply
  4. Mimi

    These were outstanding! Simple to make and the texture is perfect. Tall glass of whole milk is recommended to wash them down!

    Reply
  5. mel

    Amazing recipe. Its easy and delicious. your recipes are awesome,love them all . I’ve made this donuts maybe 6 times by now and my family loves them. The recipe itself is easy and the directions are easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  6. Tanisha

    I need to make these for a wedding as a finger food for 75 people. They look really good! I can wait for a trial run. Can I prep these the night before then fry in the morning?

    Thank you for sharing this recipe…..

    Reply
    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Tanisha. I have never tried letting them rise overnight, so I would definitely do a trial run before your event if you plan to try the overnight method. I hope it works! And would love to hear your results :)

      Reply
      1. Tanisha Blanchard

        Awesome! Thanks for the response. Super busy helping my niece planning her wedding. I will definitely let you know. I hope to try tonight for a trial run and take them to work. My niece’s fiancé proposed to her on their hike in San Francisco while eating their peanut butter sandwich. That’s why I’m super interested in trying this and doing this for them. Sorry this is lengthy but I’m excited!!

        Thanks again

        Tanisha

        Reply
        1. bakerbynature Post author

          What a sweet story! You’re so thoughtful to make these doughnuts for them. I can’t wait to hear how they turn out. And congrats to your niece and her fiance :)

          Reply
  7. Chelsea

    Hi Ashley!
    In your recipe , you use two packages of yeast….does this mean 4 1/2 tsp?
    Thanks!
    Chelsea

    Reply

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