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easy homemade donuts

The easiest way to satisfy your donut cravings, with no finicky yeast or rolling required. Just mix, fry, and eat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade donuts
Servings: 4
Calories: 3557kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • saute pan


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 3 - 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • For Coating
  • 1/3 cup 66g granulated sugar


  • Pour about 1/2-inch oil into a large saute pan or pot and heat over medium heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • melted butter. and Pour into flour mixture and using a fork, stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combine.
  • Roll dough into 1/2 Tbsp balls. Once the oil has reached 355 degrees F, fry about 1/2 the dough balls at a time.
  • Fry until just golden brown on bottom, then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown.
  • Carefully remove with a spider strainer or metal tongs drain onto a paper towel lined baking sheet.
  • Pour 1/3 cup sugar into a dish, roll donuts in sugar. Repeat this process with remaining dough.


Calories: 3557kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 390g | Saturated Fat: 316g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg