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homemade donuts

homemade Cinnamon donuts

Homemade Cinnamon Donuts or doughnuts however you spell them are the perfect treat to make at home. These fluffy donuts taste just like the ones you get at a bakery but made right in your own home! These homemade donuts are perfectly fluffy and make for a fun breakfast or brunch! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade donuts, homemade glazed donuts
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 452kcal
Author Lauren


Homemade Donuts Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Donuts Recipe Glaze Ingredients

  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup sanding sugar colors of your choice.


How to Make Homemade Donuts Recipe

  • Warm the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds. In a small bowl gently beat the eggs.
    In the bowl of your mixer whisk together the flour and yeast. Mix in the milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Using the dough hook of your mixer mix on low speed for about two minutes or until the mixture has combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula scrape down the bowl then add the shortening and turn the mixer speed up to medium speed for 8 minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl again and turn the speed up to high for 3 minutes or until the dough pulls away from the sides.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Allow the dough to proof for 30 minutes.
  • Gently fold the dough three times, cover and allow it to rest again for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour down onto your countertop. Place the dough on the counter and roll to 1/2 inch thick. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • With a 3 inch round cookie cutter cut the dough into the donuts. Using a round 1-inch cookie cutter to cut the centers out of each donut.
  • Allow the donuts to proof for 15 minutes.
  • While the dough is proofing heat oil of choice for frying in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 350 degrees. If you are using a pan or a dutch oven for frying then you wan to have 2 inches of oil in the pan.
  • Carefully transfer two donuts at a time into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on the first side then flip and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove the donuts from the oil and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Repeat this until all the donuts are cooked. You can also fry the little dough holes that were made from making the large donuts.

How to Make Glaze for Donuts

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the powder sugar, milk and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.

How to Decorate donuts

  • Dip the top of one donut into the icing and sprinkle the yellow, purple and green sprinkles in 1/4 to 1/2 inch strips alternating the colors until the whole top is covered.
  • Repeat this with every donut making sure to only do one at a time.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg