Best Donuts

One bite into these heavenly warm donuts will have you wondering why you haven't made this Best Donuts recipe sooner! Enjoy theses homemade, easy donuts for breakfast or dessert. Just add a cup of coffee or espresso.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
32 mins
about 15 doughnuts and doughnut holes


  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cup milk

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • cup sugar

  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

  • Cinnamon-Sugar or sifted powdered sugar


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; set aside. In another bowl combine milk and melted butter. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, and sugar; beat with electric mixer until thick (about 5 minutes). Add milk mixture; stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Cover dough; chill at least 2 hours (dough will remain slightly sticky).

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch round cutter. Use a 1-1/4-inch cutter to cut the hole for the doughnut. (You can also use a standard doughnut cutter.)

  3. Fry 2 or 3 doughnuts at a time in deep hot fat (375 degrees F) for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until brown, turning halfway through cooking with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and doughnut holes. Makes about 15 doughnuts and doughnut holes

  4. Shake warm doughnuts in a bag with Cinnamon-Sugar or powdered sugar. Serve warm (or reheat each doughnut 8 to 10 seconds in microwave on high).


  1. Stir together sugar and ground cinnamon.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
20g Fat
39g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Cholesterol 290mg 97%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Protein 11g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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