Recipe: Honey-Cinnamon and Honey-Chocolate Doughnut Glazes

A glaze is generally made from powdered sugar and used to top doughnuts and other confections. When going the extra step to make homemade sourdough doughnuts in your own kitchen, you may find yourself wanting a more natural option for glazing those golden treats. These honey-based glazes are perfect for dipping those fresh-fried sourdough doughnuts and sharing with a crowd. Put both of these glazes on the table, or dip them yourself, and you’ll have enough for a large batch of honey-glazed doughnuts.

Honey-Cinnamon Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. pourable honey
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey-Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. pourable honey
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Choose one of the above ingredients combinations


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl with a fork until a smooth texture is formed.
  2. After doughnuts have been fried and are cool enough to handle, invert them into the glaze and roll carefully around to coat the top half of the doughnut.
  3. Place glazed doughnuts on a cooling rack set over a sheet pan or on a serving platter.

At A Glance

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes
YIELD: Makes enough to glaze 12-24 doughnuts