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Sugared Doughnut Holes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


about 3 dozen

These tasty, tender doughnut bites are easy to make. Serve them warm in a small paper bag, as is done at the fair, or tucked in a small gift box wrapped with ribbon as a party favor. No matter how they arrive, they make any day special. —Judy Jungwirth, Athol, South Dakota
Sugared Doughnut Holes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and butter. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, 5 or 6 at a time, into oil. Fry until browned, 1-2 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm doughnut holes in confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 doughnut hole: 47 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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