Donut Hole Recipe That Will Be the Smash Hit of Any Party

donut holesYou like donuts, right? (Of course you like donuts, who doesn't like donuts?) But have you ever tried making them? They're kind of a pain in the butt -- and they don't always turn out as planned. Womp, womp. A much easier (cuter) version is the donut hole.

I promise you, you won't break out into a cold sweat trying to make this positively adorable, unbelievably delicious dessert. And it will, without question, be the smash hit of any barbecue or party you bring them to.


Donut Holes


  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for the topping) (optional)
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon (for the topping) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (for the topping) (optional)


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add in milk, egg, and melted butter, and mix until well combined.

2. Fill a large skillet or medium pot with vegetable oil, about 2 inches deep. Using a fry thermometer, heat oil to about 375 degrees F. Make sure it stays around that temperature each time you fry the dough.

3. Place cinnamon-sugar (mixed together) and confectioners sugar toppings in two separate small bowls. Set out several stacked paper towels next to the stove for drying the doughnut holes, along with a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.

4. When oil is ready, place about 5-6 teaspoonfuls of dough at a time in the oil and fry on each side for about 1 minute (2 minutes total). Remove from the oil and place on paper towel to soak up excess oil. Then, using a fork, roll doughnut in either the confectioners sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture. Then place on cooling rack to cool slightly before serving warm.


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