Homemade Doughnut Recipes

March 16, 2005

A homemade doughnut being coated in sugar.A quick and easy snack that kids will love, that isn't too messy and quick. Take a roll of pre-made biscuits and using a soda bottle cap take the middle of each one out, fry them for about 3-5 minutes, coat with light sugar and serve, hot fresh donuts. You can make donut holes out of the middle pieces.



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May 5, 2020

I was thinking of making doughnuts formed like corona virus to make our snack time fun. It was actually an experiment but surprisingly, it turned out really good and my boys loved it. I named it coroughnuts.

dipped Doughnuts


July 14, 2008

Recipe for Easy Doughnuts. 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.


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February 20, 2007

Mix together sugar, salt, butter, mashed potatoes, eggs, scalded milk. Let mixture stand until lukewarm and add yeast. Mix in flour.


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?


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June 3, 2008

Sift first 4 ingredients and 1/2 cup sugar together in bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in egg, milk and apple, mixing well. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.


September 9, 2005

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then beat in the egg.


Add the cider, milk, and vanilla to the creamed mixture.


May 27, 2005

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until blended. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.


April 4, 2005

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.


April 4, 2005

In large mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs shortening and 2 cup flour. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.


April 4, 2005

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).


April 2, 2005

Try these homemade donuts!


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January 18, 2003

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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January 23, 20030 found this helpful

This is not a made-from-scratch recipe, but for children to help it is perfect. Start with a tube of biscuits. Pat them out just a bit, and cut a hole in the center...a bottle cap will work for this operation...the cap off a 2 liter soda bottle, for example. Heat the oil in a deep fryer, a Fry Daddy, or even in a skillet until a drop of water sizzles in the pan.Using a fork, carefully lower each donut into the hot grease (do the donut "holes" also).


When they are golden brown, turn and brown on the other side, then, remove and drain on a paper towel for a couple minutes, and then put them in a brown paper bag with about 1/2 cup granulated sugar and shake well. Best eaten warm...Perfect breakfast. Hope this is helpful.

By Tanya (Guest Post)
May 23, 20040 found this helpful

I found an easy recipe here:


By (Guest Post)
October 18, 20040 found this helpful

Baked Doughnuts

6 T shortening 2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar 3 t baking powder
2 eggs 3/4 t salt
1 c. mashed potatoes 1/2 t mace
1/4 c. milk 1/2 t nutmeg

cream shortening, add sugar and beaten eggs. Stir in freshly mashed potatoes and milk. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture.


Bake in well greased muffin pans at 375-400 deg for 14 minutes. Brush with melted butter.
Makes 3 dozen

By mom2alilcherokee (Guest Post)
February 3, 20050 found this helpful

super easy quick fry bread recipe tastes just like a doughnut

2 c flour,
3 teas bakin powder
1/2 tea salt
1c water

mix them all and let sit for 15 - 20 minutes,
pinch off golf balls sized portions and flatten to about 1/4 inch some tribes put a hole in the middle for religious significants. i do because it is easier to get them out of the oil. and just deep fry for a few seconds on each side, pat off oil and put on some cimmamon and sugar. they are just like a doughnut but so so easy. hope u enjoy.

By suzq1287 (Guest Post)
March 17, 20050 found this helpful

This is a recipe that my mom did when we were young children. It was take a can of biscuit and cut a hole out from a lid from a liter soda container. Then fry them up in oil and place your fried doughnut in bowl with either powered sugar or cinn sugar mixture.


I did this with preschoolers during pj day. They loved it. They especially loved the doughnut holes that they made. Good luck

By Summbuddy (Guest Post)
May 13, 20050 found this helpful

Hi there. I too am looking for a better doughnut recipe. I do have one recipe for you to try and enjoy.

What you need:
A flour mix like Jiffy or Bisquik
Milk or Water
Vegetable Oil
Sugar/Cinnamon or Powdered Sugar
Frying Pan or Deep Fryer

What you do:
For a Pan:Use just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan about 1/2 an inch. Leave it to heat on the stove.
For a Fryer: Use about 4 inches of oil or just enough to let the balls float and not burn on the bottom.

Mix the milk (or water) with the flour so that it has the consistency of dumplings. Use whatever flavoring you like in the dough: Sugar, Jelly, Powdered Jello Mix. Get creative. You can even add food coloring if you like.

*I guesstimate when I cook, so it would probably be about a cup of flour and 2/3 cup of milk for 12 balls*

Roll the dough into little balls about 1/2 an inch to an inch thick. However big you want them. Warning:The bigger they are, the longer they have to cook and the more susceptible they are to being doughy in the middle and burnt on the outside.

Prepare whatever you want to top your doughnuts: glazes, jellies, frostings, etc. A recipe for a topping is at the bottom. I like to use a cinnamon/sugar mix.

For the Pan: Now that your oil is ready put the balls into the pan. Cook them until they turn a nice golden brown. *Carefully watch these to make sure they dont burn! Roll them in the pan and make sure they dont stick to eachother.
For the Fryer: This is a lot easier, and kinda fun. Drop the balls into the fryer and let them cook to a golden brown. Then you get to go "Bobbing-For-Doughnuts"! *Wee*

After you remove the balls from the oil put them in your mixture and roll it around to get it to stick. Again you can use Powdered Sugar, Powdered Jello Mix, anything at all. The oil will make whatever it is stick to the balls. Or if you want, you dont have to cover them, you can dip them in icing or a nice cold glass of milk. Its a great treat for everybody.

Add sprinkles for more fun. Candies are good too!

As promised here are some topping ideas:
*For icing just mix powdered sugar and milk together. Maybe add some food coloring or lemon jello mix for spunk. *Be sure to use more milk than sugar, it will be a kind of runny state
*For Frosting use more powdered sugar than milk.
*I like to take a container of Betty Crocker Lemon frosting, a small 12oz container of sour cream and a package of raspberry jello mix and stir it all together to make a wonderful cake frosting. **VERY SCRUMPTIOUS**
*You can also dip your doughnuts in jelly or even *gasp* P-Nut butter!! YUM.

I hope this helps. Sorry its so long. Being a teen of course I talk a lot.
PLEASE if you have any other doughnut recipes let me know. This one is good but I want more. TeeHeeHee. ;0)

love summbuddy

By Amy Hinton (Guest Post)
July 12, 20050 found this helpful

1 can buscuit
sugar and cinnamon or powdered sugar
fry in oil

Quick, easy taste like homemade.

By Lisa (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

Great Donut recipe! Must try kids love it!

One loaf of white bread
Cut a hole in the center of each piece
Turn on grease on high and fry for 5 minutes high heat each side.
Then butter both sides immediately after taking out of grease.
Drizzle with remaining grease.
Lastly sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon!

Kids love it! ENJOY!!!

By Lynn (Guest Post)
April 27, 20070 found this helpful

This sounds silly but they are perfectly delicious and kids love to make them. Buy some Pillsbury biscuits in the can. Take them out of the can and stick your finger in the middle and make a hole. Deep fry two at a time for a couple of minutes in medium hot cooking oil, turning when brown.
In a paper bag put cinnamon sugar mix, about 1 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. As you take the 'donuts' out of the oil, shake off excess oil and put them in the bag, two at a time. Shake it up, remove and place on paper towels. Really good.

By tina (Guest Post)
September 10, 20070 found this helpful

omg I just made the baked dough nuts. They were awesome. Thank you so very much.

By julie (Guest Post)
October 21, 20070 found this helpful

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

By Linda Stilson (Guest Post)
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!

By angela (Guest Post)
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.

By mom326 (Guest Post)
May 11, 20080 found this helpful

Can I make donuts out of a cake mix?

By JAKE (Guest Post)
September 20, 20080 found this helpful

I need a recipe for homemade drop donuts. I finally found a donut maker, but have no recipes can some one help?

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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:

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.

By Jennifer & NATHAN (Guest Post)
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.

By susan (Guest Post)
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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March 4, 2011

There used to be a local bakery that made fasnacht. They are doughnuts that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday. They do not have holes in them. The ones I had were made out of some sort of potato dough. They came out light and fluffy and were sprinkled with powdered sugar. You could get them with or without some sort of filling. The filling was this lightly sweet cream. I am trying to find the recipe to see if we can duplicate it.

By Sharon from Cherry Hill, NJ


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March 4, 20110 found this helpful

Go to and type in your request and scroll down until you find the title of the recipe. It is there.

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June 8, 2010

I need a good yeast donut recipe.

By Red from LaFayette, GA


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June 9, 20100 found this helpful

Fluffy Yeast Doughnuts
(As a make-ahead strategy, prepare separate batches of the dry ingredients in advance and store them in labeled and sealed plastic bags.*)
Active Time: 1 hr. Total Time: 5 hrs 15 min.
Makes about 1-1/2 Dozen doughnuts

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 extra-large yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
About 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more sifted flour for dusting
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Dark Chocolate Glaze or Vanilla Glaze
Chopped nuts, toasted coconut and sprinkles, for decorating (optional)

In a small saucepan, warm the milk with the shortening over low heat until the shortening is almost melted. In a large bowl, stir the yeast into the warm water, sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and let stand until foamy, about 3 minutes. Stir the warm milk mixture into the yeast along with the 1/2 cup of sugar and the sour cream, the whole eggs, egg yolk, salt and vanilla. Gradually stir in 4 3/4 cups of the flour until a soft, sticky dough forms. Scrape the dough out onto a floured surface and use a pastry scraper to knead the dough until smooth, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky, but smooth and elastic.

Gather the dough into a ball, transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a sheet of oiled plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free spot for 2 hours. Punch down the dough and turn it over in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or overnight.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the chilled dough 1/3 inch thick. Using a 3 1/2-inch doughnut cutter dipped in flour, cut out as many doughnuts as possible and transfer them to a sheet of floured wax paper. The scraps can be rerolled once to cut out more doughnuts. Loosely cover the doughnuts with wax paper and let rise until soft and billowy, about 20 minutes.

In a large, heavy skillet, heat 4 inches of vegetable oil to 365°. Line a rack with several paper towels. Working in batches, fry the doughnuts until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Check the temperature of the frying oil to make sure it doesn't get too hot or cool. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnuts to the paper towel lined rack to drain. Serve warm or let cool before glazing with the Dark Chocolate Glaze or Vanilla Glaze and decorating with chopped nuts, coconut and sprinkles.

Make ahead*: The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. The finished doughnuts can be made up to 4 hours ahead.

Notes: Variation: To make jelly doughnuts, cut out 2 1/2-inch rounds of dough with a biscuit cutter. Fry as instructed above. Once the doughnuts are cool, use a piping bag to squeeze jelly into the sides of the doughnuts.

Dark Chocolate Glaze: Makes 2 cups
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place the chopped chocolates in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream with the sugar and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Pour the warm cream over the chocolate and let stand until melted, about 5 minutes; whisk until smooth. Whisk in the butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Let the dark chocolate glaze cool until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

Vanilla Glaze: Makes 1-1/2 cups
5 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar with the milk and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.

Variation: To make a frosting suitable for piping, stir 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar into the glaze.

Enjoy!-good luck.

June 14, 20100 found this helpful

If you like sausage and peppers.
2 greens peppers, one red pepper. 1 1/2 bulk sweet sausage, 1 large sweet onion. 1 pound penne pasta.
put olive oil on prepared peppers, cut into bite size pieces. coat thickly sliced onions with olive oil. Put on a cookie sheet and bake in over at 400 degrees to taste. Fry Sausage. Cook penne pasta. Combine and stir.

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April 16, 2014

I am seeking a good fried doughnut recipe.

By Doug from Sevierville, TN

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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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October 30, 2010

How do you make the butternut topping for doughnuts?

By Kathy from Nashua, NH

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