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Homemade Doughnut Recipes

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Doughnuts are a delicious treat for breakfast or as a snack. Making your own doughnuts gives you the freedom to make whatever flavors you enjoy for less money. This page contains homemade doughnut recipes.


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July 14, 2008

Easy Doughnuts I


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cups flour


Put margarine, sugar and salt in a bowl and add 4 cups hot water. Combine and add yeast. Put in remaining ingredients. Let rise and punch down and let rise again. Roll out and cut with a doughnut cutter. Let rise slightly then deep fat fry until golden brown.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Easy Doughnuts II


  • 1 can of refrigerated plain buttermilk biscuits
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture
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  • Vegetable oil for frying


Separate biscuits-there should be about 10 in a can. Break each biscuit into fourths-so now you have 40 total pieces. Roll each piece into a ball in the palm of your hand.

Fry a few of these dough balls at a time in the hot oil. Turn over when golden brown and cook the other side. Remove from oil and drain on a cookie sheet covered with paper towel. Add more balls of biscuit dough to the oil to cook. While they are cooking, place the ones that are done into a brown lunch bag. Dump in some cinnamon and sugar, roll the top down a little, and shake to coat. Remove doughnuts from the bag and place onto serving plate.

Continue on cooking, draining, and shaking until all of the dough balls are used up.

These are so good you may want to have 2 or 3 cans of biscuits on hand to cook into doughnuts!

Source: From my son when he was in school.

By Pat from Roseville, MI

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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

We used to call the Easy Doughnuts II, "Cheater's Doughnuts"! They really are good!

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August 12, 2005

I have been asked to make doughnuts by my husband. I have made doughnuts in the past but he wants "beer" doughnuts this time. I have never heard of them. My mother-in-law used to have a recipe her mother had given her but can not find it. Can anyone help me with this special request?

Bonnie from Vermont

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August 13, 20050 found this helpful

this is the only one that I have in my collection.

Beer Donuts

Adapted from King Arthur Flour, after a recipe by Jon Graber, Brewmaster, Mt. Hood Brewing Co.

prep time : 30 minutes to one hour


1 cup cake flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (fresh ground is best)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons dried buttermilk powder

2 large eggs

3 oz. amber ale

4 tablespoons melted butter, cooled

Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt butter and let cool. Sift all dry ingredients together into large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter and beer until well-blended. Grease the donut pan with a generous amount of butter or shortening (can also use mini bundt pan). Pour the liquid blend into the dry ingredients all at once, and mix just until blended (do not overmix, or the donuts will be tough). Fill each donut form half full. Bake in the preheated oven in the middle rack for 8-9 minutes for mini donuts, 9-12 minutes for regular size donuts. The donuts should not be browned on top. Remove pan from oven, let cool for a minute, remove from pan and roll in powdered sugar.

Yields 6 regular donuts, or 24 mini donuts.

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April 4, 20050 found this helpful

To make sponge: Put 1/2 cake yeast in pint of warm water. Add tablespoon of sugar and add enough flour to make it like bread sponge. Let raise until light.

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April 4, 20050 found this helpful

Mix the first 6 ingredients with 7 tsp. baking powder and enough flour to make a safe dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 3 inch doughnut cutter. Fry in deep hot fat (375 degrees).

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April 2, 20050 found this helpful

Try these homemade donuts!

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Bread Machine Donut Dough

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This page contains bread machine donut recipes. These handy kitchen appliances can be helpful mixing sweet doughs too.



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January 18, 20030 found this helpful

I am a new subscriber and I'm looking for a fun, easy recipe for homemade doughnuts to try with my son. Some I have found are very involved and time consuming in the making. If anyone has a few good recipes, of different varieties, I would really appreciate it! Thanks

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October 21, 20070 found this helpful

Can I use bisquick pancake mix and make little dough nuts and cook them in my fryer?

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

HOMEMADE DONUTS - Linda's Grandma Edna Hilligus

4 Cups flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

2 eggs, beaten

1 Cup sugar

2 Tbsp. oil

1 Cup buttermilk

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate 1 hour. Roll out and cut.

Drop into hot oil. Turn over. Cook until brown. Take out and drain. Can dip into 10X confectioners sugar while hot. This recipe has been around for many years as it was my grandmother's passed down from her grandmother. I used it for my children and their friends. Enjoy!

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March 20, 20080 found this helpful

i just got done making home made dough nuts with pancake mix that you just add water too. I mixed it up a little so its thick then add a little flour, so its not so sticky. Then deep fry it and roll in sugar. They are good.

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May 11, 20080 found this helpful

Can I make donuts out of a cake mix?

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October 31, 2013

Does anyone have a good recipe for glazed or filled doughnuts?

Thank you.

By Me from Canadensis, PA

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January 7, 20140 found this helpful

Use Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuit dough in the blue can. Use a plastic soda bottle cap to punch a hole in the center of each biscuit to make the donut shape. Fry in coconut oil, peanut oil, or canola oil until golden brown. Mix a couple of spoonfuls of powdered sugar and milk to make the icing. Enjoy!

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November 16, 2004

Does anyone have a recipe for baked doughnuts similar to Krispy Kremes?

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November 18, 20040 found this helpful

Here's a recipe for Krispie Kreme like donuts:

http://www.razz  y-kreme-like.htm

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November 18, 20040 found this helpful

I got this receipe from the internet:

Krispy Kreme Inspired Baked Doughnuts

1 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup buttermilk

3 eggs

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or doughnut baking pan.

In a medium bowl, mix sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and flour. Mix buttermilk, eggs, honey, and butter in a separate medium bowl, and stir into the dry ingredients. Then spoon the mixture onto the prepared pan in doughnut shapes.

Bake the doughnuts for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

You can sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of the doughnuts while they're warm or you can make your own glaze to dip them in. I had to have glazed doughnuts, so I boiled 1 cup of water and mixed in three cups of powdered sugar to make sure I'd have enough.

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October 24, 20070 found this helpful

I was in the mood for doughnuts, and living in Hawaii I cannot get them except for the grocery store kind. So my brother found this recipe, and we thought we would try it. These are not what I had in mind at all as far as Krispy Kreme doughnuts go. They do taste ok, but they are not doughnuts. Thanks for the recipe anyway.

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Wow, I think I will try your doughnut recipe but with brown sugar and whole wheat flour, it's healthier I think. Thanks!

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April 16, 2014

I am seeking a good fried doughnut recipe.

By Doug from Sevierville, TN

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