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Sugared Doughnut Holes

This doughnut hole recipe is easy to make. The perfect snack for brunch, after-school or anytime. — Judy Jungwirth, Athol, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 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 whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 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.
  • 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, about 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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  • shannonkalka
    Feb 6, 2016

    Very good This was my first attempt at making doughnuts. I changed out the nutmeg, because I don't like it, for vanilla. We really liked them. We plan making them often

  • Lizbird4
    Oct 25, 2015

    I liked it is was easy to make and not that much time to fry up at all. I thought that maybe next time I will cut the nutmeg in half it was stronger after they where cooked. I also made fronting for them and dipped them in chocolate which made it better I think. I would do this again.

  • rihanna4d
    Jan 11, 2015


  • PurrCat
    Jan 18, 2014

    Easy to make. Very tender. I am not sure about the nutmeg. Perhaps a reduced amount would be preferable. I thought the taste was more reminiscent of funnel cakes than doughnut holes, but they were still tasty.

  • avvassil
    Jul 4, 2013

    Easy to make ,fast, and super delicious!!! I can't see the stars on my screen but I give 5stars

  • Cassie1441
    Jun 30, 2013

    I made this recipe a few times and everyone loved it, so we made them for a fundraiser. Made about 1500, with a small cookie scoop they were the perfect size. Some tips, make the dough the day before they actually puff up a lot more. We stored the dough in zip lock bags. They are almost better after they have sat for an hour.

  • RWF Kitchen
    Jan 31, 2013

    GREAT RECIPE!! I substituted cinnamon in place of nutmeg. Rolled half the batch in cinnamon sugar and the other half in powdered sugar after frying them.

  • JennyT21
    Jan 26, 2013

    Tender and delicious! Delicate and light, yet they do not fall apart. The balance of flavors is perfect. Definitely a keeper!

  • dozer77
    Jan 25, 2013

    So easy and quick.. Something to take care of your sweet tooth.So good with a cup of coffee or a cup of hot tea.They are also yummy.

  • christymomof6
    Oct 14, 2012

    Made these this morning and they were very easy and taste awesome! My kids are in love! I will make these often :)