Mom's Old Fashioned Donuts (Printable Recipe)

Okay, full disclosure here, this is my friend Crystal's recipe. She shared it with me recently and I had to try it. I've always wanted to make homemade donuts but have never been brave enough minus the failed attempt at refrigerated biscuit dough donuts. Let's not talk about that! I made a full batch of these and they were gone by nightfall. That's not good in a way because there are only three of us in this house. But, let's not talk about that either. Instead, let's talk about these donuts some more. They are crisp on the outside while still being nice and fluffy on the inside. The nutmeg adds a special something and seriously we didn't even need the powdered sugar. Would you like to know how to make them? If you want a printable copy there is a link to click in just a bit.

First let's gather our ingredients!

Mom's Old Fashioned Donuts

3 c. flour 
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
1 c. sugar 
1 tsp. salt 
3/4 c. milk 
1/2 tsp. nutmeg 
2 eggs 
2 T. melted butter
coconut oil or vegetable oil (for frying)

In large bowl, measure 1 1/2c flour and add remaining ingredients except oil. 

With mixer on low, beat until smooth, scraping bowl w/ spatula. Increase speed to medium; beat 1 min. constantly scraping. 

With mixer on low, beat until smooth, scraping bowl w/ spatula. Increase speed to medium; beat 1 min. constantly scraping. Add remaining flour to make soft dough. 

Refrigerate 1 hour.

On well-floured surface, roll dough 1/2 in. thick. And when I say, well-floured I mean it! 
It's very sticky dough.

Cut dough with doughnut cutter. Or, a glass cup and a shot glass. Ahem, whatever works.

Meanwhile heat oil 3-4 in. deep to 370. 

Fry doughnuts, turn with slotted spoon as soon as they rise to surface and turn often until golden. 

Drain on paper towel.

Try to resist eating them all. Trust me on this one.

Glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Maybe even cinnamon sugar. Or, eat them plain. Seriously, they are delicious. 

See? Mmm. Yes, they were good. A little too good!


Unknown said...

Hey! Dropping in from the Comment Promise Link up! I've never made my own donuts but I've always wanted to try, this looks like a great recipe to start with! Have a great day!
Jessica @

LoriBosworth said...

Also stopping by from the Comment Promise Link up. These donuts look delicious. I love recipes that are handed down!
Lori @

Rachel said...

I've never made HomeMade donuts before but I've had the pleasure of eating them a few times--way, better than Krispy Kreme!! I love the crunchiness of the outside! Great job!
And yep--coming by from the Comment Promise Blog Hop!

Unknown said...

My wilds would love this! Who doesn't love donuts right? Must try!

Caitlyn said...

I've always wanted to make donuts! My mom had a donut maker, but we only used it once I think. And to my knowledge, they didn't turn out very good. Your dounts look delicious though! I love how they all came out as different shapes and sizes :]

Coming from the Comment Promise Blog Hop. <3

Nicole Marica said...

These look delicious! and seem really easy to make, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Those look delish!!

Meghan said...

Yum!! These look delicious!! Definitely going to try this recipe.

H is for Home said...

I made oven doughnuts for the first time last week - absolutely delicious! Here's the link:

Anna Belle said...

These look so good!!! You might like also friend pizza (its a Neapolitan thing). I just use the trader joe's pizza dough, but the frying is similar to what you have done - and it can be savory with oregano and diced tomatoes or sweet like you've done here. Ok, now you have made me really hungry!