20 Minute Donut Holes From Scratch

Who doesn’t love a fresh homemade donut hole?  My mom made these all the time when I was a little girl. They are super easy and yes, I timed it, the entire batch can be ready in just 20 minutes. Simple and scrumptious. A perfect way to start the weekend and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee.

RECIPE: 20 Minute Donut Holes From Scratch

Yields about 30 donut holes


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
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).
2. 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.  Stir in dry ingredients with a fork and mix just until combined (don’t overwork it).
3. Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, measure out 1/2 tablespoonful dough (note: they will expand when frying) and using your hands gently roll into a ball (again you don’t want to overwork it, just gently roll keeping them fluffy).  Gently place dough ball into oil and fry until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown.
4. Carefully remove with metal tongs or a fork and drain onto a paper towel lined plate.  Roll in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. Repeat this process with remaining dough. Best served fresh and warm.

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