Try these yummy homemade donut recipes you can make at home, including a super easy donut recipe made with refrigerator biscuits and a yeast donut recipe you can make from scratch. No matter which you choose, you’re destined for delicious!! Our older kids love the easy donut recipe because they can easily make it themselves!
How To Make Homemade Donuts
Homemade Raised Donuts Recipe
1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1/4 cup water, lukewarm
3/4 cup milk, scalded
4-5 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tsp. lemon rind (optional)
1/2 cup shortening, melted
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
vegetable oil for frying
Dissolve yeast in water. Add cooled milk. Add 1/2 cup flour and 2 tablespoons sugar. Beat until smooth. Let rise 1/2 hour.
Add eggs, lemon rind, shortening, flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Beat 4 or 5 minutes with mixer. Gently knead with a small amount of flour Let rise 1 hour.
Roll 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Let rise 1 hour.
Fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown on each side. Frost with chocolate frosting, or coat with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. Makes 2 dozen.
Super Easy Donuts Recipe!
1 can refrigerator biscuits
oil for frying
1 cup powdered sugar or
1 cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon
Punch a hole in the center of each biscuit. Fry in hot oil until donut puffs and is golden brown. Turn and fry the other side. Drain on a paper towel. In a paper sack, put about 1 cup of powdered sugar or 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Drop donuts into bag and toss until coated. Serve warm. Makes 10 donuts.
- A 1-inch-diameter piece of clean metal pipe cut down to 3 inches is a good donut hole punch.
- The powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar may be saved to use again.
Easy Donut Glaze Recipe
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
Enough milk to make a thin icing (about 1/2 cup)
Mix together and add enough milk to make a thin glaze.
Chocolate Donut Glaze Recipe
8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips or chocolate chopped into roughly even pieces
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted. Add the butter and stir. Use immediately.
Spice Cake Donuts Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 dash ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly. Then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.
Carefully drop doughnuts into the hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd the pan or the oil may overflow. Fry for 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
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