Doughnuts

Homemade Doughnuts

A simple recipe for warm, fresh, and delicious homemade doughnuts!

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Doughnuts remind me of beingย on holiday (not abroad). We would always buy them from a doughnut truck whenever we went away – I just can’t resist the warm, sugar-coated goodness!

It was my boyfriend who came up with the idea of making them at home. I’m glad he did, these are scrumptious. Warm and cakey in the middle, and crisp, sweet and sugary on the outside. I didn’t add any extra flavourings, besides vanilla, to this recipe, but I bet a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg would take these doughnuts over the edge! See recipe notes below if you’d like to add extra flavourings.

Now, if you don’t have an electric deep-fat fryer, you can use a large deep skillet or pan like I did. You want to fill it up to 1″ of oil, and get it up to 375F/190C. Use a cooking thermometer like this one. Fry one side of the doughnut for about 15 seconds or until golden, then flip and fry the otherย side. Done!

Enjoy!

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction
4.5 from 4 votes
Homemade Doughnuts
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 28g, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and 4/5 cups plain flour 350g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk 120ml
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then stir into the sugar mixture alternating with the milk until combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter, or you could use a large round cookie cutter, and a small one for the centre. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1" of oil in a large deep skillet to 375F/190C. Fry for 15-20 seconds (or until golden brown) on each side, then remove from the oil.. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Roll the doughnuts in the melted butter, then the sugar whilst still warm, or frost with your preferred frosting.
Notes

You can also add your own flavourings, like 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon! Add these in with the flour mixture before combining the wet and dry ingredients together.

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda @ Today She Loves
    21st August 2015 at 12:58 pm

    These look delicious! I may try to make this, but heart-shaped donuts. :p

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st August 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks, Linda! They’d be super cute in a heart shape! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    21st August 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Yum, my family just loves doughnuts! I’ve never made them from scratch before, but have always wanted too. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st August 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Joscelyn! You’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Jess
    22nd August 2015 at 11:31 am

    My Sunday activity is sorted for tomorrow! Can’t wait to try these – they look amazing. I’ll definitely be dousing mine in cinnamon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      22nd August 2015 at 11:48 am

      Thank, Jess! I have a cinnamon doughnut recipe coming tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    22nd August 2015 at 1:16 pm

    My mom used to make doughnuts when I was a kid all the time. I need to get the in the habit of making them now. Such a special treat!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      22nd August 2015 at 2:01 pm

      They’re so easy to make too!

  • Reply
    Linda@ Today She Loves
    22nd August 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Marsha, thanks for this recipe. My boyfriend and I made it this morning and it is delicious and crispy.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      22nd August 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
    23rd August 2015 at 12:50 am

    Oh man these look good! I remember being in Mexico one time and you could buy cinnamon sugar doughnuts (fresh!) like this, off the street for 25 cents. I could totally go for one now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd August 2015 at 8:06 am

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m actually making cinnamon doughnuts today!

  • Reply
    StressedMum
    23rd August 2015 at 10:38 am

    They look gorgeous, I am going to have to try making them x

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd August 2015 at 11:03 am

      Thank you! I hope you do try them!

  • Reply
    Sara
    23rd August 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Yum!!! I’ve been meaning to try to make donuts at home for a while and I think this week we’re finally going to do it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd August 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks, Sara! You’re very welcome!

  • Reply
    Charlene Asay
    23rd August 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I just found your blog. I love it. Very cute. Oh and love love love homemade donuts. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd August 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks, Charlene! I’m loving your blog too! You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Marvellina
    23rd August 2015 at 8:27 pm

    These look decadent !!!!

  • Reply
    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    23rd August 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look incredible! Doughnuts are my weakness – I definitely wish I had one right now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd August 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you, Kelly! I hope you try these!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    24th August 2015 at 6:53 am

    Wow! These homemade donuts looks absolutely stunning and delish! Lovely share, Marsha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 7:49 am

      Thanks, Anu! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Bargain Baglady
    24th August 2015 at 8:24 am

    They look amazing! Nice post.
    Sammy @ http://www.bargainbaglady.com {xx}

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, Sammy!

  • Reply
    Kerstin
    24th August 2015 at 8:01 am

    Oh my god that looks amazing! Wish I could dig in right now!!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, Kerstin!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    24th August 2015 at 12:57 pm

    They look sooo good and sooo bad lol But actually surprised that there isn’t even a cup of sugar in them! So actually not so bad yay! And even better if oil isn’t used, do you think this recipe would work baked in donut tin for the oven?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Yes! Just use less flour so the mixture is runny instead of a dough. I’d say 250g flour instead of 350g. Spoon the batter into the doughnut cavities.

  • Reply
    204 Park
    24th August 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Oh my gosh I’ve never made donuts before but they are 100% my weakness! haha These look SO tasty, excuse me as I wipe the drool off of my keyboard! lol XO, Diana

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks, Diana! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Yaya
    24th August 2015 at 4:49 pm

    These look so good. following your blog is going to be dangerous. you are going to make me get back into baking

    http://www.randomlyyaya.com

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks, Yaya! Hehe, I’d love to see if you bake any of my recipes!

  • Reply
    Isabel @ From Cats to Cooking
    24th August 2015 at 7:11 pm

    These look soo good. I’ve actually never made doughnut and am totally inspired!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      24th August 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks, Isabel! I’m happy to hear! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    25th August 2015 at 1:39 am

    I’ve never attempted frying my own doughnuts–I’m such a scaredy cat! I usually bake my doughnuts, but you made frying them seem so easy! I’m going to have to try this recipe.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      25th August 2015 at 6:13 am

      Thanks, Lindsey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Liz
    25th August 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Yummy!! I normally stick to my Clean Eating Protein Donut recipe.. but these look like they would be a delicious treat ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      25th August 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks, Liz! Your protein doughnuts look so scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Swati Hegde
    26th August 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE DOUGHNUTS!!
    Buuuut I doubt I could ever make them from scratch. Still, I shall try someday. Under careful supervision, lest I burn the house down.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      26th August 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks, Swati! These are super easy to make! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Urvi
    1st September 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I love donuts.. It looks yummy… I will definitely try these

    • Reply
      Marsha
      1st September 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks! I hope you do!

  • Reply
    Jessie
    12th July 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Should there be two lots of melted butter – one mixed in and another for coating? How much do you reckon on using for coating?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      13th July 2017 at 12:20 am

      Sorry for the confusion, I didn’t mention a second lot of butter for the coating! I would use about 1/2 cup (115g) melted butter for coating, just to be sure there’s plenty ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Jessica Robinson
    28th December 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Oh boy these look great! One of my fondest memories of growing up on a small farm, was my mama frying doughnuts. Our Golden Retrievers would stand under her feet, waiting for doughnut holes to “drop!”

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