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Easy Fried Donuts and Donut Holes

Making fried donuts at home is easier than you might think. These cinnamon sugar donuts and donut holes are better than store bought!

Easy Fried Donuts and Donut Holes

Every time you cut out a doughnut from the dough, you also keep the middles to make doughnut holes. So this recipe makes a total of 40 doughnuts – 20 3” donuts and 20 donut holes. 

What You Need for Homemade Donuts

To make this easy doughnut recipe, you will need the following (go to the recipe below for detailed amounts and instructions):

  • eggs
  • salt
  • sugar
  • sour cream
  • whole milk
  • nutmeg
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • cinnamon

How to Make Donuts

How to Make Donuts

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for oil, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Pat out dough on floured board and roll out to 1/2” thick. Cut donuts and holes using a 3” cutter and 1 1/2” cutter, or a 2-in-1 donut cutter.
  2. Fry donuts. Add 2 inches of oil to pan.  Heat cooking oil to 375°. Add donuts and donut holes to oil. When donuts are light golden, turn with wooden spoon and repeat on flip side.
  3. Let cool. Cool slightly on paper towel.
  4. Make cinnamon sugar. Combine cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar in shallow dish. Toss doughnuts in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Easy Fried Donut Holes

Tips for Making Donuts

Easy Fried Doughnuts

Easy Fried Donuts and Donut Holes

Easy Fried Donuts and Donut Holes

Yield: 20 donuts and 20 donut holes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Making fried donuts at home is easier than you might think. These cinnamon sugar donuts and donut holes are better than store bought!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5-5 ½ cups flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for oil, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar.
  2. Pat out dough on floured board and roll out to 1/2” thick.
  3. Cut donuts and holes using a 3” cutter and 1 1/2” cutter, or a 2-in-1 donut cutter.
  4. Combine cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar in shallow dish.
  5. Add 2 inches of oil to pan. Heat cooking oil to 375°. Add donuts and donut holes to oil.
  6. When donuts are light golden, turn with wooden spoon and repeat on flip side.
  7. Cool slightly on paper towel.
  8. Toss doughnuts in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g

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