15 Minute Donuts, From Scratch


To me, these homemade donuts taste just as good (or better) as any cake donut you could buy at your local bakery but you can make them at home in 15 minutes!

How to Make Donuts with an easy donut recipe

How to Make Donuts in 15 Minutes!

This post is going to be short and sweet today just like this simple donut recipe =).  I’m in love and hate with these homemade donuts.  Love because they are amazing, and hate because I could eat all of them.

You can make these at home in 15 minutes (some done in 15 the entire batch took about 19 to be more exact =).  I made this easy donu recipe because sometimes I just can’t wait 3 hours for a fresh donut.  These homemade donuts are purely amazing and deliciously tender, enjoy!


Piled homemade donuts made from easy donut recipe


15 Minute Donuts, From Scratch

4.28 from 11 votes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 30 Donut Holes
Calories: 50 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups vegetable oil , for frying
  • Granulated sugar , cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, for coating


  1. Preheat oil over medium heat in a 10 inch non-stick fry-pan (keeping an eye on it as it is heating). In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, sugar and melted butter. Using a fork stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combine (think of making biscuit dough, you just want to incorporate the ingredients).
  2. Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, measure out 1/2 tablespoonfuls dough and using your hands gently roll into a ball (gently rolling to keep them fluffy, think of rolling something really fragile. Again this is like a biscuit dough you don't want to overwork it). Gently place dough ball into oil and fry until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown. Carefully remove with metal tongs or a fork and drain onto a paper towel lined plate. Roll in sugar. Repeat this process with remaining dough (you can fit about 8 donuts in the pan at once if you can work that fast =). Note: these are best enjoyed the day they are made.
Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Donuts, From Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Amy: These look so yummy, and easy! I will be trying these! January 31, 2012 at 1:09pm Reply

  • Angela: Donuts are my Kryptonite! And these look fantastic :) January 31, 2012 at 1:44pm Reply

  • Kristina: yum! 15 minute donuts sound dangerous… that means I can make them all of the time.. and eat them all of the time :) January 31, 2012 at 2:57pm Reply

  • Molly @ Me and Madeline: Just made these with my 3 year old daughter! So super easy and very yummy! January 31, 2012 at 4:58pm Reply

  • shecooksandheeats: OMG 15 mins! Thanks so much for the recipe! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and I just LOVE it!! I love all your recipes, they are so yummy! :) February 1, 2012 at 1:20am Reply

  • nidhi: your photographs are amazing.i have been looking for eggless donuts recipe for a long time. thanks for the recipe. February 1, 2012 at 6:12am Reply

  • Linda @ Lemon Drop: gorgeous photos and great recipe. Looking fwd to making these !

    Linda @ Lemon Drop

    http://lemondropsfoodie.blogspot.com/ February 1, 2012 at 10:45am Reply

  • Anonymous: Do you think that you could use a mini donut maker to cook these? February 4, 2012 at 5:17pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous, I think you should be able to. I can’t guarantee it because I’ve never tried =), but I don’t see why not. Though I would recommend covering them in glaze after cooking rather than sugar because if they aren’t fried it would be hard to get the sugar to stick I think. I hope that helps! February 4, 2012 at 10:26pm Reply

    • tish: I can say that i tried another recipe for a cake ball maker, and it said dip the balls in melted butter and roll in sugar, TOTALLY worked!!
      maybe brush the butter if you want to use less… but this DID work! March 23, 2013 at 7:37pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for your comments everyone! February 4, 2012 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Sandra: These were so good….I did not have buttermilk and I was out of vinegar to make my own. I just used extra milk to make up the difference. So easy and the kids loved them:):) February 5, 2012 at 7:41am Reply

    • james: you can use lemon juice if you don’t have vinegar. November 10, 2017 at 9:16am Reply

  • Anonymous: Gotta Try these! February 7, 2012 at 12:29pm Reply

  • Jacquelyn: These are so adorable! My kids would love these and I am so going to make them this weekend as they both are having friends sleepover. February 7, 2012 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Joan@chocolateandmore: These look so wonderful and easy, can’t wait to try them. pinned and new follower here! February 20, 2012 at 10:07am Reply

  • Richelle: I can’t stop pinning your recipes :) March 21, 2012 at 10:41am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Richelle – thanks for the comment and thanks so much for the pins =)! Have a great day! March 21, 2012 at 3:57pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Would regular milk be ok to substitute for the butter milk? March 28, 2012 at 9:45am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – Regular milk would work, I just like how the buttermilk gives it just a bit more flavor. March 28, 2012 at 10:33am Reply

  • Claudia: Is it bad that I want to skip the gym right now to make these donuts! I just created my own Dessert Recipe list Under 20 Minutes- You better believe that these Donuts were added to it: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/claudia/dessert-recipes-under-20-minutes April 4, 2012 at 6:07pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Claudia – I often run into the same problem =). Thanks for the comment and re-post! April 4, 2012 at 9:41pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Can you use olive oil for frying? April 5, 2012 at 8:34am Reply

    • Char: No, Def not!! Olive oil has a low burning temp. February 20, 2018 at 8:49am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I can’t guarantee how good they’d taste if fried in all olive oil because I’ve never tried it =), if you are wanting to try frying in olive oil I would recommend doing half olive oil half vegetable oil otherwise I think the olive oil flavor would be too overpowering. Hope that helps! April 5, 2012 at 3:56pm Reply

    • Kelly Bryant: maybe you could use coconut oil, that flavor would be pleasing with a donut February 26, 2015 at 11:10am Reply

  • Anonymous: YUM!!!!! Need I say more?? Haha :)
    -Elisabeth May 27, 2012 at 5:46pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I think “YUM!” sums these up really well =). May 28, 2012 at 10:14pm Reply

  • Alex Morrison: These were awesome!! Yum!! My boyfriend loved them. Can’t wait for the kids to try them in the morning. May 30, 2012 at 8:10pm Reply

  • Yanet Alvarez: As I’m typing this my mouth is full. I made them and they are delish!!! Will make them soon again. Thanks May 31, 2012 at 7:57pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Yanet – I love your comment!! So happy to hear you loved these and youre very welcome! Thanks for leaving a comment! June 1, 2012 at 9:47pm Reply

  • Author Anonyme: Thanks for the easy peasy recipe!

    I’m making these delish looking babies tonight to take to a friend’s for dessert. I think I’ll roll mine in orange/lemon zest sugar to give them a summer citrus-y zing :) June 22, 2012 at 8:55am Reply

  • Anonymous: I’m a huge fan of chocolate, so would there be a way to add some cocoa powder to these? I’m not sure what the measurement would be. June 23, 2012 at 6:53am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I would say maybe about a 1/4 cup, but since that would increase the dry ingredients in the recipe you would probably want to add another Tbsp butter. Also, keep in mind that is a total guesstament, I haven’t tested that yet =). Once I do I will post it. I would say to increase the amount of granulated sugar in the dough so it doesn’t have a bitter chocolate flavor. I hope those recommendations help, chocolate donuts are amazing! Wish I had one now. June 24, 2012 at 7:43pm Reply

    • Nancy Merrithew Stitham: I would substitute 1/4 cup of flour with 1/4 cup of cocoa and a tablespoon more of sugar to make the chocolate donuts..that is the way I make my chocolate waffles ..works fine July 30, 2014 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Anonymous: I have made these with a can of biscuits to. July 6, 2012 at 6:52am Reply

  • Anonymous: Can you adapt this recipe for vegans? Replace milk with soy milk and butter with marg? July 19, 2012 at 10:25am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I would recommend using soy or almond milk and using vegetable shortening instead of butter. I hope you enjoy! July 19, 2012 at 11:09am Reply

  • Cathleen: These look perfect! I definitely want to try this out! July 24, 2012 at 10:36pm Reply

  • Barb: I make these too & we love them. I do add 2 eggs & 1 tbsp vanilla extract to mine though. I think it makes them fluffier & gives more of that doughnutty taste with the vanilla in the background. August 6, 2012 at 10:36am Reply

  • Anonymous: way too oily. added more flour to help roll into balls, they were ok, but so so oily. kinda gross. I have better recipes from my nana. August 20, 2012 at 8:39am Reply

    • Beth: These turned out so awful for me, as well! The batter was too wet to roll into balls and fell apart in the oil and became a soggy, oily mess. I was convinced I must have followed the recipe incorrectly, but I double checked and did everything exactly as stated, especially the amount of flour. Can you post your nana’s recipe? I’m so disappointed by this recipe. March 2, 2015 at 11:16am Reply

      • Steph: I had the same problems too! And I thought I was doing something wrong but I followed the recipe exactly. The batter was too sticky to roll into ball and it just smeared all over my hands and it did turn out too oily. January 3, 2018 at 9:09pm Reply

      • Katrina: I added 1/4c. to 1/2c. more flour since they were stick and it worked better. I think as long as it looks like biscuit dough it should be fine. 😀 February 18, 2018 at 2:03pm Reply

  • Karey: Just made these! So easy. Thanks for the recipe.
    I dipped mine in maple glaze – I am Canadian, afterall. August 20, 2012 at 5:32pm Reply

  • tanya: I’d love to try a maple glaze on these too, or maybe a sour cream glaze. September 19, 2012 at 11:06am Reply

  • Heather: Can I substitute evaporated milk for the regular milk? October 18, 2012 at 7:20am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Heather – I’d say you’d be fine to as long as you reconstituted it with some water maybe 50:50. I hope that helps! October 18, 2012 at 3:18pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Is it fine if I use milk mixed with vinegar (or lemon juice) as a substitute for buttermilk? Will it change the flavour of the donuts? October 20, 2012 at 11:59am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I think for this recipe you’d be fine to make that substitution, I’d recommend using 3/4 tsp of the vinegar or lemon juice + 1/4 cup milk. Hope you enjoy! October 20, 2012 at 3:03pm Reply

    • Anonymous: I used 3/4 tsp of the vinegar and 1/4 cup milk instead of buttermilk and they turned out fantastic! My little sister thought they were Timbits from Tim Hortons when she tasted them! Thanks again for the great recipe! October 21, 2012 at 1:53pm Reply

  • Anonymous: First timer and they turned out great! I did not have buttermilk so I substituted almost a 1/4 cup of sour cream and an extra dash of milk. Wife and kids wolfed them down! Thanks October 27, 2012 at 7:50am Reply

  • Betsy Herrington: Fun to make! Mine were slightly oily the first batch, and then got better as I went along. I had to add a little more flour due to the dough being too sticky for rolling. Other than that, lovely. Tasted like funnel cake! November 15, 2012 at 4:18pm Reply

  • dillu: how to make the substitute for buttermilk? jus as mentioned above shud i add milk (1/4cup) and vinegar (3/4tsp) together and mix and add to the recipe or any other method?? pls help! November 27, 2012 at 2:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes you just combine the 1/4 cup milk with 3/4 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice and let it rest a few minutes then add to the recipe. Hope you enjoy! November 27, 2012 at 4:55pm Reply

  • dillu: hi jaclyn!! wow!! i tried it! turned out really well!! got over in mins!! since i dint hv white vinegar nd ws impatient to buy….went ahead and replaced buttermilk with 1 1/2 tsp of yogurt mixed with 1/4cup of milk. The result : perfect balls tht melted away!! thnk u for the wonderful recipe!! November 28, 2012 at 6:05am Reply

  • Anonymous: Hey! I just made these, great great great except for that mine stayed doughy inside? even tried lower oil temperature and longer frying time but alas still doughy!! any ideas? December 5, 2012 at 7:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend that you try making them into smaller balls before frying and see if that helps. You could also try a few tbsp less milk. Hopefully that does the trick =). December 5, 2012 at 10:10am Reply

  • Whatever Dee-Dee wants: I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Yum! December 8, 2012 at 2:35pm Reply

  • Laura: I made donuts! I have always wanted to try making donuts but was just so intimidated by the deep frying process. Somehow, making these donuts made it all seem so easy that I just dove in and DID IT! Thank you so much for this recipe – I know I will be making them again often :) December 28, 2012 at 9:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you enjoyed them Laura! I like these too because they are much easier then cutting donuts and so forth =). Thanks for your comment! December 28, 2012 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Lucinda Welk: Could self rising flour be used in the recipe instead of all purpose flour, salt and baking powder? December 29, 2012 at 12:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It may work, but I wouldn’t recommend it just because I don’t know the exact amount of leaving agents that are in self-rising flour so you may not get enough rise. December 29, 2012 at 3:37pm Reply

  • Mark McC: Hi there! Thanks for posting this easy recipe. I surprised my wife with breakfast in bed, consisting of these doughnuts and fresh espresso made from coffee i roasted a day ago. I added about a 1/2 TBS of lemon zest (maybe more) and instead of buttermilk used greek yogurt. They were amazing. Thanks again! January 27, 2013 at 11:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mark – those additions sound delicious. I wish my husband would make me breakfast in bed, could you send him some advice haha =). Thanks for your comment! January 28, 2013 at 1:34pm Reply

  • thearith: mixture of donuts ready mixed , how long we kept in warm place ? do we have another way is easier than this ? February 9, 2013 at 2:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could mix the dry ingredients to store in an airtight container then add remaining ingredients when you want to make them. February 12, 2013 at 11:45pm Reply

  • Mrs. Carol Duchscher: I am going to try Honey and cinnamon instead of Buttermilk. I haven’t yet. February 21, 2013 at 1:45pm Reply

  • Lauretta Grove: I am making these tomorrow. I love donuts and these sound great. LG February 21, 2013 at 6:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hope you enjoy! February 22, 2013 at 10:03pm Reply

  • nisnai: I just made them , first time ever!! with my kids..vey easy and yummy! not too sweet. Thank you!! February 24, 2013 at 2:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed these, thanks for your comment! February 24, 2013 at 7:07pm Reply

  • Asma: First time I tried doughnuts – and I am hooked! Thank you for the super easy recipe that even first timers like me can use! :) Now I just look for an excuse to make some. March 5, 2013 at 4:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed these and found them to be easy to make =), thanks for your comment! March 8, 2013 at 4:59pm Reply

  • Asma: :) Can we have a yeast doughnut recipe – easy one. i love bread (all kinds), but don’t have oven here – so things that can be made on stove are ideal. Have tried some recipe of skillet bread – not most astounding – but will do kinda thing.

    Maybe more of on-stove-bread/bakeries stuff?

    thank you thank you and thank you:) March 8, 2013 at 11:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Asma – I know I need to post a yeasted doughnut here soon, thanks for the reminder! I’ve been wanting to make one like Krispy Kreme (not sure if you’ve tried them or not but they are amazing). March 21, 2013 at 10:32am Reply

      • Asma: yay! and I look at these pics and I am going to make doughnuts again :) March 21, 2013 at 9:28pm Reply

  • Sara: They didn’t work out for me…twice in a row :( March 13, 2013 at 2:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry to hear that Sara! You may want to make sure to check the oil temp before you begin frying and also be careful not to over-stir the dough. March 14, 2013 at 4:05pm Reply

  • Rosario: I love doughnut ,and I’m going to make this it looks yummy March 25, 2013 at 8:16pm Reply

  • Leigh: can you change the measurements into grams instead of cups please (i’m new to the wonderful world of baking and have been using scales not cups) Xx March 26, 2013 at 2:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry unfortunately I don’t have this recipe in weight. Wish I could help more! March 30, 2013 at 10:42pm Reply

  • Dália: Thanks for the amazing recipe. I made and all love.
    See here my post of your recipe:
    Thank you. March 29, 2013 at 3:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They look fabulous =)! Thanks so much for sharing! April 2, 2013 at 7:39pm Reply

  • anto: A friend of mine made sweet potato doughnut holes and they were such a huge hit! Do you think this would work if i replaced the buttermilk with a sweet potato puree? April 12, 2013 at 6:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would say you could replace it with part potato puree but you would likely also want to up the amount of what you are replacing as the sweet potato puree won’t equal quite the same amount of liquid. Hope that makes sense. April 14, 2013 at 5:03pm Reply

  • S.A: Sorry this recipe did not work for me. I used the exact quantities as mentioned but my dough was of a thick batter consistency and i had to keep adding more flour. Also, the balls soaked in a lot of oil and didn’t taste anywhere like actual donuts. April 20, 2013 at 7:04am Reply

  • Tarsha: Just made these for a Sunday afternoon treat and they were just blissful! I don’t usually get much enthusiasm from hubby for my cooking but his reaction was the equivalent of breakdancing on the ceiling. A very definite ‘make these again – soon!’
    Thank you very much for the recipe! April 28, 2013 at 2:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Tarsha! So glad that these were enjoyed, thanks for your comment!! May 3, 2013 at 11:52pm Reply

  • Demotivated: Didnt work April 29, 2013 at 3:35am Reply

  • Happy & Healthy: Fabulous recipe. I’ll be trying these today with my nieces. Thanks. :) May 4, 2013 at 7:36am Reply

  • Leslie: These look sooo good! Could you substitute almond milk and lactose-free butter in this recipe? Thanks so much! May 14, 2013 at 4:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I think that should be just fine Leslie. I LOVE almond milk, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to cows milk. May 14, 2013 at 3:25pm Reply

      • Leslie: Oh good! Thanks! :) June 11, 2013 at 9:48am Reply

  • syera: can i use cake flour instead of all purpose flour? :) June 9, 2013 at 9:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That would probably work ok in this recipe, not completely sure but I’d think so. June 10, 2013 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Erren: I made these with my 5 year old son yesterday. We made a huge mess, but they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!
    Love your blog by the way! June 13, 2013 at 3:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Erren! I’m so glad you liked these, thanks for your comment! June 13, 2013 at 9:10am Reply

  • mandee: I just made these, my husband was eating them faster than I could take them out of the pan:) June 23, 2013 at 2:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Haha that’s what I like to hear :)! Glad they were enjoyed Mandee! June 23, 2013 at 9:59pm Reply

  • Carolyn Scaturro: Does it taste like cake or an actual donuts taste? July 31, 2013 at 9:45am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They taste like cake doughnuts to me. July 31, 2013 at 5:44pm Reply

  • Alyce: What can I use instead of baking powder? August 28, 2013 at 8:11pm Reply

  • RS: Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I made them, and they were really easy to make and yummy (: September 1, 2013 at 2:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them RS! Thanks for leaving a comment! September 1, 2013 at 12:25pm Reply

  • Heather: I just found your site today, while looking for a fast and easy doughnut recipe! This one was awesome!!! I’ve totally fallen in love with your site! Can’t wait to try so many of the other fabulous recipes! I love your “look”, the classy pictures and yet simple and easy instructions of how to make each one! Thanks so much!! September 9, 2013 at 9:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you like my site Heather :)! Glad you liked these doughnuts too! Thanks for your compliments! September 19, 2013 at 10:58am Reply

  • tati: I made these, they came out like chinese donuts from a buffet. I couldn’t roll them into a ball though so they came looking sort of like fritters. the taste was good though. most important thing is to let them sit on top of paper towels cuz of all the oil September 22, 2013 at 6:23am Reply

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  • Danielle: Mom used to make doughnuts at home. An easy trick to make perfect holes is flatten the dough by hand *gently* and cut it with an empty film canister.

    Cleaned, of course. And it’s a good idea if the film canister has a hole poked in the bottom of it.

    You can do that with round flaky Grands biscuit dough or croissant biscuit dough to make mock Cronuts on the cheap, too. I’m craving those things right now o.O October 21, 2013 at 9:14pm Reply


  • kerrisha: hiii… instead of making balls can i roll out the dough and use a donut cutter to cut it? November 9, 2013 at 5:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it would probably depend on how large it is, you just want to make sure they are going to cook through so I wouldn’t recommend a regular size doughnut cutter a mini might be fine though. November 9, 2013 at 9:14am Reply

  • kerrisha: i made these and now am in love with it!!! thanks for your awesome recipe!! :) November 9, 2013 at 12:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you’re in love :). Thanks for your comment Kerrisha! November 10, 2013 at 7:56am Reply

  • Groovy Mom: These were great. They are like the Chinese doughnuts, but better – like mini fritters. I’ve made some like these before, and lost the recipe. So glad to find another one. Thank you.

    I let them drain on paper towel for about a minute, then shook them in a bag of sugar. Very tasty. November 10, 2013 at 7:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you found another recipe you like :)! November 16, 2013 at 9:29pm Reply

  • MJ: I am in the process of making these; I am a newbie at doughnuts. When I am mixing the wet ingredients they do not seem to mix, the butter clumps. Is this normal? What do I do? Thank you kindly in advance, MJ. November 30, 2013 at 4:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The butter will clump a little into the wet ingredients as it cools it always seems to do this but it should be fine once it mixes into the dry. December 7, 2013 at 10:03pm Reply

  • Abhilash Saksena: try baking it instead of frying(flatten it instead of making balls), makes it taste better and definitely less oily. also try rolling it in chocolate sauce instead of sugar, shape it properly like doughnuts if you wish, and u have hit a jackpot (Y) December 1, 2013 at 5:49am Reply

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  • Rosario: Just made these for my ol lady. We both loved them. Thank you. January 29, 2014 at 1:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both liked them Rosario! Thanks for coming back to leaving a comment! February 2, 2014 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Vishakha Jain: How to know the right temp of oil without thermometer February 4, 2014 at 11:21am Reply

  • Barb: This was the second recipe I tried for donuts and I still had trouble. After a few donuts the batter seemed to get to warm to handle. I couldn’t roll these because the batter was too sticky. What am i doing wrong? I was afraid to refrigerate these to much thinking it would mess up the deep frying part, but the little bit that I did put them in the fridge seemed to help. Why does this donut batter get to sticky to roll into balls? Should i refrigerate it? I did make sure that I did not over mix the batter as well. Help lol! February 9, 2014 at 3:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: If they were super sticky I’d probably just try adding a little more flour next time. Sorry that happened! February 16, 2014 at 6:46pm Reply

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  • Amrey: Hi, Jaclyn! I’d like to thank you for this quick recipe. It surely helped satisfy my cravings! I shared your recipe on my blog. I hope that’s okay. Thanks again. :)

    http://amreyskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/crazy-for-donuts/ February 18, 2014 at 11:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s fine! I’m so glad you tried them! March 9, 2014 at 1:45pm Reply

  • ben: Are they supposed to be so doughy inside March 2, 2014 at 7:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No – did you check the oil temp before frying? Also make sure that they aren’t too large or they won’t cook through in the middles. Hope that helps! March 2, 2014 at 11:53am Reply

  • David Nanaut: What can I substitute the Butter Milk with?, i’m from the real north and we only get the regular milk unless we order it from down south which can get a bit expensive up here. March 24, 2014 at 4:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just add 3/4 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup then add enough milk to reach 1/4 cup. I hope that helps! March 31, 2014 at 8:59pm Reply

  • holly: Could you substitute something for buttermilk? March 26, 2014 at 9:34am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just add 3/4 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup then add enough milk to reach 1/4 cup. March 31, 2014 at 8:59pm Reply

  • Stephanie: Instead of frying these in oil how would turn out if I wanted to bake them in the oven…would they loose there shape in the oven..is just balls u make or can u do the larger donuts with the holes in the middle? What about putting a filling in the middle April 6, 2014 at 7:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they probably would loose their shape but they might work in doughnut pans in the oven? April 15, 2014 at 8:53pm Reply

  • Tracy: You have changed my life!! I just made these & they were delicious!!! I used more milk instead of buttermilk as I didn’t have any. Initially the dough looked weird as I was concerned about the lumpy butter bits in the cold milk but alas it all worked out perfectly!!! Now I better go to gym as I’ll be eating these often :) May 11, 2014 at 5:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Tracy! Thanks for your review! May 26, 2014 at 11:21am Reply

  • Irissa: I couldn’t get then correctly. The dough was really watery and I added more flour to it till its firm enough to form a ball. However all I tasted was the raw flour. Help please? June 28, 2014 at 12:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I might just recommend instead of shaping them into balls just drop using two spoons into the oil. They won’t be perfectly shaped but that might help with the flour taste, which would likely come from using too much flour. July 14, 2014 at 10:51pm Reply

  • Mally: I just made these, they are awesome!! My 4 yr old is allergic to eggs and I’ve tried the yeast doughnut recipe but no good, this recipe was super easy and delish! We loved them, i added a splash of vanilla extract, but the recipe is amazing! Deff will make them again July 10, 2014 at 1:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear your family liked these Mally! Thanks for your feedback. August 2, 2014 at 9:52pm Reply

  • Suppe: this is good, i’m gonna try this at home this weekend, and try to make during the party at home,,, woow excited, and appreciated the website, thanks :) July 15, 2014 at 12:12am Reply

  • fils: these very delicious i made another batch August 4, 2014 at 4:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you enjoyed them! August 25, 2014 at 9:55am Reply

  • Lucinda: Would using my deep fryer work as well as your method? August 27, 2014 at 11:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I think that would also work great! August 27, 2014 at 11:30am Reply

  • Lucinda: Just made these in my deep fryer. Worked great. Fried about 3 minutes. Wow, just wow! Definitely will make again!! Thanks! August 28, 2014 at 11:27am Reply

  • Ashley: I would love to make them what can I substitute baking powder for the baking soda and what would that be October 19, 2014 at 7:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend subbing that. November 13, 2014 at 4:49pm Reply

  • Peanut: Hi :) I had a problem with the insides not being quite done yet the outside was crunchy and brown… do any of you have tips? I really want to create the yummy delicious doughnuts you are talking about. November 25, 2014 at 9:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would make them into smaller rounds and just make sure the oil is hot enough before adding them. Hopefully that helps! November 26, 2014 at 10:02am Reply

  • trula: Just made a half batch of these this morning…perfect for two! I also made a maple glaze for them and they were delicious! Thanks for this quick fix! November 26, 2014 at 11:24am Reply

  • Tanya: I made these this morning! YUMMY for my “little kid” tummy!!!!! I used powdered sugar and a mix of powdered sugar and cocoa powder. CHOMP!!!!!!! November 29, 2014 at 9:42am Reply

  • Mags: woow made these yesterday!! got a compliment from my 5 year old that I am the best mum ever! Delicious. My problem though was that the sugar did not stick on so in the end I left them as they are. still enjoyed them. They were crusty but soft inside. December 10, 2014 at 6:02am Reply

  • lachanta Eduardo: Love this donuts it’s so easy and delicious wow I enjoyed makeIng it thanks January 22, 2015 at 4:49pm Reply

  • Fran: Made the mini good but a bit bland. Found sugar didn’t stick well baked them in a baby cake mini donut electric skillet
    Ant tips to make sugar stick to them .
    Thanks fran February 10, 2015 at 5:28pm Reply

  • Alyssa: My family loved this recipe! They told me it reminded them of the munchkin donuts from dunkin donuts. Easy to make and fun to eat! Thanks for this recipe, I hope you could share more of these easy stove top sweets! February 26, 2015 at 2:55am Reply

  • Rachel: Perfect to whip up for quick weekend breakfasts March 3, 2015 at 7:35pm Reply

  • Fijianangel: Tried this last night, was so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe:):):) March 16, 2015 at 1:35pm Reply

  • LoveCompassionateLee: So glad I found this recipe! I will be testing it out tomorrow. Happy Friday :)
    April 17, 2015 at 9:10pm Reply

  • Nossa: thank you Jaclyn. I was so happy to find this recipe but I do not know why it did not turn out good. how the dough should feel? i find it difficult to roll it and when I placed it in oil it was fried very quickly but raw inside. can you please help me solve it. May 26, 2015 at 8:06am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend shaping them smaller and checking the oil temp with a oil/candy thermometer to ensure it’s not too hot. Sorry they didn’t turn out perfect! June 29, 2015 at 10:44pm Reply

  • Travis: Just made these, turned out great – For ball size I did have to keep them a bit on the small side in order to cook all the way through, but I suspect my oil was too hot – I don’t have a thermometer for that yet, it is on the list. Thank you for an easy-to-follow recipe!

    For anyone having problems, the dough should be barely at all tacky when handled with a light touch, and by the time you are done rolling should not feel tacky at all. June 14, 2015 at 5:44pm Reply

  • Emma: hello! I haven’t tried making these yet but am wondering, how easy would these be to fill?

    I have a killer ganache sitting in my kitchen but would rather fill than dip, what would you recommend? July 25, 2015 at 9:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I don’t think this batter would be the right consistency for filling but you could try injecting the ganache after the fry. July 25, 2015 at 10:31am Reply

  • Jennifer: These bad boys were super delicious. I substituted the salt for Himalayian pink salt, and substituted the all purpose flour for 100% whole grain whole wheat flour. Turned out fantastic!😋💕 Super easy recipe to follow
    thank you for sharing!!!! September 24, 2015 at 12:13am Reply

  • Taha: Hey ! Just tried em. Turned out ok actually. Not great. The batter was too runny n sticky. Had to add whole lotta floyr for it be firm eniugh to be shaped into balls. Fried ok. Shaped ok. Only turned out bland. As if sugar was too less cuz of so much flour added. Icing sugar saved the day though. Lol October 25, 2015 at 6:27am Reply

  • Linda Dewey: Thank you for this recipe. It seams today that everyone wants to make things the fast and easy way. But what happened to making things from scratch. That what I want. Not a biscuit cut up and fried. Everyone knows that hack. And it’s mainly a child’s treat.
    I really look forward to making this little delicate bites. Again thank you. April 6, 2016 at 5:39am Reply

  • Annisah Teko: Looks so yummy Iwill try this out. May 19, 2016 at 9:44pm Reply

  • plasterer bristol: I’ve never tried making my own douhnuts before, sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon May 23, 2016 at 12:08am Reply

  • Levi: I never made doughnuts in my life befor and I made it was yummy. Thanks for sharing.😀 July 11, 2016 at 5:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed them Levi! July 11, 2016 at 2:25pm Reply

  • Jennifer: Thanks for the recipe. This was my first time making fried doughnuts, and I had no idea what to do lol.

    This turned out to be a good “base” recipe. I can’t tolerate dairy so I had to make some adjustments:

    Dry ingredients:

    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup + 1 tbsp white sugar
    About 1 tbsp cinnamon
    1/8 to 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

    Wet ingredients:
    1/2 cup soy buttermilk (take 1.5 tbsp lemon juice + 10 mins to curdle)
    2 eggs
    3 Tbsp melted vegan margarine
    1 tsp vanilla extract (artificial)

    I fried these in a small pot, with about 1.5 cups canola oil. The wooden spoon bubbling trick is actually pretty accurate.

    My batter was a little too wet, since I used a bit less flour than above, but I found it didn’t affect the quality of the doughnuts at all! I even took these to a bar meet up with some friends, and everyone loved them. Even though the doughnuts had spent a day in my fridge!

    I glazed mine with melted vegan margarine, sugar (half white and half brown), a little vanilla, and more cinnamon.

    They were so good I’m making another batch tonight!

    I think people are making the mistakes of not frying with hot enough oil, and maybe over mixing the batter? I don’t feel like I did anything special aside from swapping some ingredients, and my doughnuts were awesome. July 31, 2016 at 10:27pm Reply

  • katie: I just made these for my class, and they came out amazing. I add about 1/5 cup sugar to the dry mix in addition to 1/4 in the wet mix. I also added some vanilla and almond extract to the wet mix, then sprinkled on cinnamon sugar mixture when they were done cooking. I use a 1/2 tbs measuring spoon to measure out the dough to form the donuts and found that the perfect size requires just under a 1/2 tbs. In total I got 26 donuts, but it probably would of be 30 if my first 2 weren’t so big. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is amazing. April 11, 2017 at 4:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great suggestions! Glad you love them Katie! April 18, 2017 at 12:44pm Reply

  • joseph: I just made this I love them very easy to to make I cook all the time the only change I made to this was a filled them with cherry pie
    cherry made a hole in them and stuffed them with one cherry very tasty I got many complement’s on them I also used powdered
    [sugar instead of regular sugar June 11, 2017 at 5:45pm Reply

  • phill: Really good, I made 2 batches one i dipped in melted chocolate the other in the cinnamon sugar. Also I pan fried mine so i did not know the exact temperature, but they cook really fast, like 10 seconds per side, and i flip em back for an extra 5 or so. the first one I dropped in I by the time I had the second one ready it was a burnt crisp. September 10, 2017 at 7:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great input! Glad you liked them Phill! September 11, 2017 at 12:52pm Reply

  • Kmy Jackson: i cannot wait to try this 15 min. donut recipe, sounds amazing!!!!! December 3, 2017 at 9:20pm Reply

  • Summer T.: These look amazing. Gonna try them soon. I have been wanting to make donuts for ever. It is quick too. Thx for the recipe February 4, 2018 at 10:13am Reply

  • Eileen: I made these tonight!
    Amazing! I did sprinkle a bit more flour.
    The dough was sticky, but I did not over mix. They had consistency of homemade biscuits. The doughnuts were amazing. Light, not oily at all. I did use milk/vinegar as I did not have buttermilk, they were amazing. So many possibilities.will make these again. It’s a keeper. February 7, 2018 at 7:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review Eileen! February 9, 2018 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Sus: LOVED this recipe!! Super easy, and taste delish! Thanks!! February 12, 2018 at 6:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! February 16, 2018 at 9:42am Reply

  • Bob: The recipe only made 8 donut holes. It was very good though. March 5, 2018 at 5:17pm Reply

  • Faith Zar: Hi,
    I want to start by saying these are ABSOLUTELY addicting!!!! Theses are SUPER fast & easy to make! I feel like I they should come with a warning. The warning should be you CAN NOT eat just one item will cause arguments over who gets the last one please make a double or triple batch! I do have a question is there any way you could tell me how many calories are in a serving and how many are a serving or if there’s an app or something I can use? Hubby and daughter are on a diet. My solution is tell them don’t eat any…. More for me ( insert evil laugh here) Thank you so much. April 13, 2018 at 3:28pm Reply

  • Faith Zar: Sorry about the typo I have my 2 year old on my hip. Also I have made these multiple times while holding here without a problem!
    **** If I could I would rate 20 ⭐️ If I could.****
    My mother HATES butter milk and she ate 12 of these including my last one!!! I was so mad I didn’t talk to her for what felt like Years (actually was more like a week and a half).
    Thank you,
    Faith Zar April 13, 2018 at 3:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the feedback Faith! I added the nutrition info to the recipe – it looks like its about 50 calories per hole. April 16, 2018 at 4:54pm Reply

  • Monika S: The flavour was nice, but they were very greasy. May 9, 2018 at 8:11pm Reply

  • Fatsplat: Not so great. Made according to instructions but did not go down well, very biscuit like. Will be trying another recipe because these are not worth the calories. 👎 May 24, 2018 at 4:08pm Reply

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