Simple Homemade Donuts

We love fun treats but they are difficult to fit into the budget when you have a tight income these days. One easy thing you can make at home is donuts. Homemade donuts are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day. They are fluffy, soft and have that irresistible homemade taste that you can’t find in store-bought donuts.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own donuts from scratch, it’s easy to follow and the results are mouthwatering.

Why you will love these homemade donuts

Freshness: Homemade donuts are made with fresh ingredients and are free from preservatives, unlike store-bought donuts. This makes them taste fresher and more delicious.

Customization: You can customize these donuts to suit your taste preferences by adding different flavors, fillings, and toppings. This means that you can make donuts that are unique to you and your family.

Quality ingredients: With homemade donuts, you have control over the quality of the ingredients used. You can use organic, non-GMO, or gluten-free ingredients, which can be healthier options compared to store-bought donuts.

Cost-effective: Making your own donuts can save you money compared to buying store-bought donuts. With just a few ingredients, you can make a large batch of donuts that will last you a while.

What you need for homemade donuts

:: 2 cups all-purpose flour

:: 1/2 cup granulated sugar

:: 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

:: 2 large eggs

:: 1/2 cup milk, warmed

:: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

:: Vegetable oil for frying

:: For the glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons milk

:: Optionally you can add some spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger, or vanilla extract for extra flavor

How to make homemade donuts

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup warm water and the yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and yeast mixture.

Add the eggs, warm milk, and melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.

Place the dough back in the mixing bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about 1/2-inch thickness.

Using a donut cutter or a round cookie cutter and a smaller round cutter, cut out the donuts.

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F.

Gently place the donuts in the hot oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Drain the donuts on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.

While the donuts are still warm, you can prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl, then dip the donuts in the glaze or drizzle it over the donuts.

Let the donuts cool and enjoy.

Tips for the best homemade donuts

Keep the oil temperature around 350°F, if the oil is too hot, the donuts will brown too quickly and the inside will be undercooked. If the oil is too cold, the donuts will absorb too much oil and become greasy.

To check if the donuts are cooked through, you can use a thermometer, the internal temperature should be around 190°F. You can also cut one donut open, it should be cooked through with no raw dough inside.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

How to make your homemade donuts unique

Flavors: You can add different flavors to the dough or glaze to give the donuts a unique taste. Some popular options include chocolate, lemon, and matcha. You can also add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to give the donuts a warm, spicy flavor.

Fillings: You can add a filling to the donuts to give them a surprise twist. Some popular options include jelly, cream cheese, or chocolate ganache.

Toppings: You can top the donuts with a variety of ingredients such as nuts, sprinkles, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips.

Shapes: You can make donuts in different shapes, like hearts, stars or even animal shapes, it will make it more interesting and fun for kids.

Creative Glaze: You can make a unique glaze to drizzle over the donuts, like a maple bacon glaze, or a savory herb and cheese glaze.

Homemade donuts are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day. With this recipe, you can make them from scratch and enjoy the irresistible homemade taste.

This recipe is easy to follow and the result is a fluffy, soft and mouthwatering donut. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out in the comments below!

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