Frugal Friday ~ Make your own doughnuts at home


I LOVE doughnuts but sometimes it’s just not convenient to just run out and get a couple plus the cost adds up quick.  I found this recipe for bread machine doughnuts (I’m sure that they can be made without a bread machine also) last week and I made two batches of this recipe and it makes a whole bunch of doughnuts.  We had 2 1/2 freezer bags left over from what we didn’t eat.

3/4 cup milk or water

2 large eggs

4 Tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Vegetable oil (for frying)

1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer and set to dough setting.  When cycle is complete, remove dough, punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.

2. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick.  Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and let rise for about 1 hour or until very light.

3. Fry in preheated 375 degree oil, a few at a time, about 1 minute, each side.  Drain on paper towl.  Glaze or dust with powdered sugar, as desired.

Makes about 24 doughnuts


3 cups powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon butter, softened (optional)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Milk or water

1. Combine the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl.  Mix well and add just enough milk or water until glaze is the consistency you desire. (A thinner consistency will produce a thin glaze on the doughnuts or a thicker consistency will be more like a frosting.)


4 responses to “Frugal Friday ~ Make your own doughnuts at home

  1. Hmm, sounds very yummy!!! Gonna have to give it a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Oh my downfall….I love me some doughnuts!!

  3. I love love love doughnuts! When I was little we would just fry up some rhodes roll dough and cover them with cinnamon and sugar.

    I must try this recipe, I’ve never made them homemade before!

  4. These sound delicious! I wonder if I could make them subbing with rice milk and dairy-free butter? My son is allergic so he never gets to eat donuts. Poor dear!


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