How to Make Homemade Donuts

by wenkrick

Learn how to make donuts and eat them too.

I Love Making Homemade Donuts!

I love donuts but I don't buy them very often for a few reasons. The main reason, of course is that donuts, although delicious can be very fattening. But sometimes you just need to treat yourself to a donut. Donuts are a good treat for the entire family. So sometimes I surprise my family by taking them to the local Duncan Donuts to pick out a dozen donuts and of course there are never any objections. I mean, who doesn't love donuts?!

But sometimes, if I'm in the mood, I pull out the deep fryer and make my own homemade donuts or donut holes.  There simply isn't anything that tastes as good as warm donuts. Warm homemade donuts just seem to melt in your mouth.

If you are not sure how to make your own donuts, don't worry. You can follow my recipe or you can simply do a search for donut recipes on the Internet. There are thousands of recipes you can follow. There are also many cookbooks available that only focus on donut making. Believe me, if I can make donuts you can.

The Simpsons - Jaws Donut

This picture just cracks me up!
The Simpsons - Jaws Donut

Donut Recipe Books

Donuts: The Hole Story
$13.59  $8.4

Which is better? Donuts or Donut holes

Yummy Donuts Recipe


2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup  white sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 ts vanilla

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Once it is mixed well, make little balls for donut holes or you can make dough strips that are about 1 inch in diameter. Then connect the strips making a round donut shape for traditional looking donuts. Drop the dough shaped like a donut in hot oil (I prefer a deep fryer but you can also just use oil in a pan). Let the dough cook in the oil for about 2 minutes. Remove and let cook on cooling rack or paper towel.

Serve your donuts just as they are or for an extra treat, you can dip your donuts in powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.

How to Make Donuts

Prefer Baked Donuts?

A healthier option for making donuts is baking your donuts. And there are many donut pans that you can use to bake your donuts in the oven. There are also many donut makers and donut machines available that make donuts in just a few minutes.

Smart Planet MDM-1 Mini Donut Maker

The Smart Planet MDM-1 Mini Donut Maker is perfect for making donuts at home. This donut machine is easy to use and makes perfect donuts every time. These donuts are much healthier the fried donuts. These mini donuts are also perfect for those who want to watch their portion size.

The thing that I love about making donuts from scratch with my kids is the opportunity to have some family time. It simply is fun to hang out and make donuts.

Mini Donut Maker

Babycakes Donut Maker, Mini
Select Brands Inc (Kitchen)
$25.95  $14.99
Updated: 06/08/2011, wenkrick
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mary foret on 12/30/2012

These turned out like thick dough balls! The taste was good but the texture was all wrong

Jimmie on 06/08/2011

I thought donuts had yeast. I didn't realize it was a quickbread recipe. I've never made them because I LOVE donuts too much. I think I'll eat too many.

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