Homemade Handmade Doughnuts

Updated: Dec 25, 2020

Homemade doughnuts are a delicious grain and fun for kids to make, too! Ask your kids, what else is a circle? Cycles, moon, sun, snowflakes, get creative!


2 eggs

2 1⁄2 cups sugar

1⁄2 cup sour cream

5 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

10 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 1⁄2 cups buttermilk

Oil for deep-fat frying

Confectioners' sugar


In a large bowl, beat eggs; add sugar, sour cream, butter and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to sour cream mixture alternately with buttermilk.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1⁄4-in. thickness.

Cut with a 2 1⁄2-in. doughnut cutter, roll into balls, or shape into doughnut shape

In a skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F.

Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden, about 2 minutes; turn once with a slotted spoon. 

Remove with fork and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar, or sugar and cinnamon.

**This recipe is from Mindful Ways Village School Winter Menu**

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