6 Easy No-Bake Ideas for Turning Donuts Into Decadent Desserts: Donut French Toast, Donut Tiramisu + More

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Donut French Toast Aired September 25, 2018

Our culinary producers are totally obsessed with donuts (who isn't?!), so they decided to see how many different desserts they could make out of them.

And let's just say -- do-nut doubt them! 😉

Here are all their genius assembly-only dessert hacks that don't even require you to touch an oven.

1. Donut French Toast

In this over-the-top breakfast dish, donut halves get soaked in a combination of eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, then cooked to golden brown perfection in the pan. Served with a confectioners’ sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup, this is French toast like you’ve never seen it before! Watch them make it in the video above!

GET THE RECIPE: Donut French Toast

2. Churros Donut

How did we never think of this before? This hack features old-fashioned cake donuts sliced, then crusted in cinnamon-sugar. And of course, there’s chocolate sauce for dipping—they’re churros after all!

GET THE RECIPE: Churros Donuts

3. Pumpkin (or Apple Cider) Donut Icebox Cake

A treat that sandwiches salted maple whipped cream (yes, you read that right) in between donut slices?! So much yes.

GET THE RECIPE: Pumpkin (or Apple Cider) Donut Icebox Cake

4. Holy Cannoli Donut Sandwiches

Holy cannoli indeed! Grant turned a plain cake donut into a cannoli by piping creamy sweetened ricotta studded with chocolate chips in between donut halves.

GET THE RECIPE: Holy Cannoli Donut Sandwiches

5. Donut Tiramisu

Cake donuts sub in perfectly for ladyfingers in Grant’s take on tiramisu. Mascarpone is whipped with sugar, cocoa powder and salt, then spooned onto coffee-soaked donut halves.

GET THE RECIPE: Donut Tiramisu

6. Chocolate Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Peanuts

How could we resist sticking ice cream in between donuts? *Of course,* we couldn’t. Here, Grant takes things to the next level, sandwiching vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce between donut halves. As if that weren't enough, the sides of each ice cream sandwich get rolled in crunchy salted peanuts!

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Peanuts

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