Lazy Doughnuts Recipe

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These doughnuts have a great flavor without having to fry them. They come together so quickly on those busy mornings.—Eloise DeHoyos, Tracy, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • Butter, melted
  • Cinnamon-sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 178 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Dip doughnuts in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm. Yield: about 10 servings.
Originally published as Lazy Doughnuts in Country April/May 2001, p37

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27CrystaL27 User ID: 8116171 218283
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"This is an amazing recipe. It is very simple and mine came out with amazing results. They dont taste like doughnuts as much as they do as taste like cake., but still taste great"

rconrad06 User ID: 5491034 31276
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"These are awful! I was expecting the flavor and texture of a cake doughnut with the ease of a muffin. Boy was I disappointed. Yes, they are easy, but a huge disappointment to break open a warm, dry nutmeg flavored muffin."

SuzyJean User ID: 4448103 29931
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"easy to make."

jgoins User ID: 1365923 77486
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2008

"These remind me of my mom's drop donuts that she would sometimes make on Saturdays. We always loved them and my kids love these."

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