Gourdough’s Copycat Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnut

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I’m so excited to share my Gourdough’s Copycat Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnut along with a fun doughnut blog hop and I included a little giveaway at the bottom of my post for you! Here is my doughnut: Gourdoughs copycat~peanut butter and jelly doughnut www.KristenDuke.com #doughnut #donut #peanutbutter A few weeks ago, I attended a food blogging conference in Austin, Texas, and met some amazing bloggers. Most of them share JUST food, while some others share a little bit of everything beyond food as well. All of them have fabulous blogs with beautiful pictures. While there, we sampled the local cuisine, and one little bakery swept us all away. The place is called Gourdough’s, and they have created some one-of-a-kind doughnuts that surpassed our expectations. I got to sample a bunch of Gourdough’s creations courtesy of PicMonkey at our PJ Party. A small group of us that met up at the conference thought it would be fun to each pick a doughnut from Gourdough’s to recreate and share a copycat recipe and have a little BLOG HOP. Here are the amazing copycat recreations: Gourdoughs Doughnuts Copcat Recipes To visit each of these sites and view their recipes, join the blog hop!

Want to check out some other Gourdough’s Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today! From the picture above, they are in order from the top left corner looking left to right:

PB & J by Capturing Joy

Granny’s Pie by Crazy for Crust

Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky

The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets

The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef

Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life

Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout

Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training

Mama’s Cake by The Domestic Rebel

The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil

Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs.

The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen

The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Black Out Cupcakes {inspired by Gourdoughs} by Cookies & Cups

ODB by Sweet Treats and More

The Puddin’ by Lauren’s Latest

Naughty & Nice by Life’s Ambrosia

Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda

Now, for the doughnut I recreated–the Peanut Butter and Jelly doughnut. It’s pretty simple, and oh so delicious! I served a tower full of them at my daughters breakfast in PJ’s birthday party. It was actually my VERY first time making homemade doughnuts! It was fun to do, and as I worked on the process, I shared an instagram picture, and so many people asked about the cutter I was using and pans, so I thought I’d offer a little giveaway of the tools I used and ingredients to make the peanut butter and jelly doughnuts. So keep scrolling down to enter. You can really use any ‘ole doughnut recipe as the base. doughnut cutter There is something about the perfectly cut circles in the dough that makes my heart happy! It was such a fun  process! making doughnuts doughnuts rising peanut butter and jelly doughnuts recipe jelly filled peanut butter doughnuts

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Gourdough's Copycat Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnut
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Delicious doughnut recipe made as a copycat of Gourdough's gourmet. Topped with a peanut butter frosting and filled with jelly goodness.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 1 T yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Crisco
  • 2 ½ cups All Purpose flour
  • 3 cups cake flour
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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup jelly of your choice
  • 1.5 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  1. Put milk in a pan and bring to a boil, then immediately remove from heat to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine hot water and yeast.
  3. Let sit while rising, about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, Crisco and the 2 ½ cups of All Purpose flour. Mix well, and then add yeast.
  5. After combined, add the additional 3 cups of cake flour.
  6. Mix on high for 3-5 minutes, until the dough is smooth.
  7. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let rise at least an hour.
  8. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface about ½ inch in thickness.
  9. Cut doughnuts with cutter.
  10. Let them rise another 30 minutes.
  11. In a large heat 1 qt of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  12. Fry the doughnuts and doughnut holes just until golden brown, flip.
  13. Grab with tongs and place on paper towels.
  14. Dip in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, glaze, or make a topping.
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  16. Make peanut butter frosting with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Mix the 3 until well blended.
  17. Use pastry tips to squeeze jelly into top of doughnut in a few spots
  18. Dip doughnuts into Peanut butter frosting
  19. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips
  20. Drizzle with jelly on top


jelly oozing doughnut Now for my little giveaway! If you’d like to make these same doughnuts, here are the tools with a giveaway!  You can also find the cutter, large baked doughnut pan, and small baked doughnut pan on Amazon (if you don’t happen to win. I used Jif Peanut Butter, Welch’s jam, and Reese’s peanut butter chips as well. The pans are from Wilton.doughnut making giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

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