Homemade Donut Holes

If you would have asked me a year ago about buying something vs. making something from scratch, I probably would have looked at you with crazy eyes. I never made things from scratch. It just wasn’t my thing. Too time-consuming, too frustrating, too much effort.

Now, I like to try and make everything from scratch. Sure, I take a shortcut or two here and there. And there are still many things that allude me (French macarons, for example). But I want to at least attempt making something at home before I go buy it. Most of the time, the taste is better than store-bought anyway.

Take these donut holes, for example. It took a little time to master. When a recipe tells you to heat the oil to a certain temperature, do it. Do not go over or else you end up with burnt outsides and undercooked insides. But once you get the hang of these babies, you’ll never buy another donut hole. You can coat them in whatever you want, dunk them in whatever you want and sprinkle them with whatever you want. Get creative!

Homemade Donut Holes
Recipe type: dessert, snack
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Serves: 4

  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • vegetable oil
  • cinnamon sugar (optional)
  • powdered sugar (optional)

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl combine milk, eggs and butter.
  2. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well-combined.
  3. In a skillet over medium, heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees.
  4. Drop teaspoons full of dough into the oil. Fry for one minute on each side until golden.
  5. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
  6. If you choose, dredge donut holes in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.
  7. Serve warm.


8 thoughts on “Homemade Donut Holes

  1. I used to feel the same way, and here I am cooking for a living! Who knew right!? Thank you so much for all your kind words over the past few months. I’m sorry that I’ve been so distracted and self-absorbed to acknowledge them. But please know that they are SO deeply appreciated!

  2. Hi Kim! I am just like you. I can’t even go to the store and purchase a bag of oreos because in the back of my mind I think…hmmm…I bet I could make these myself! Most things (though nothing beats an oreo) are so much better home made. And I bet these donuts were incredible….all fresh and warm! I definitely have to put these on this year’s bucket list! : )

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