Plain Doughnuts Recipe

Doughnuts are a wonderful treat any time of the day. It pairs well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. Instead of having to line in lengthy queues, make them at home with this plain doughnuts recipe.

Plain Doughnuts Recipe

How To Make Plain Doughnuts

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg , optional
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • fat, for deep frying
  • granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar mix, etc. for coating


  1. Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cream shortening, blend in sugar thoroughly, then add beaten eggs and vanilla. 

  2. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 3 or 4 portions, stirring only until well mixed. Chill dough before rolling.

  3. Remove only part of dough from refrigerator at a time. Roll dough out on lightly floured board from 1/4-3/8” thick. 

  4. Cut out doughnuts with floured cutter. Fry in deep fat heated to 375° F. Fry only until underside is golden brown, then turn and brown on other side. 

  5. Lift doughnuts out with slotted spoon or in a wire basket. Drain on paper toweling. 

  6. Put granulated sugar, sugar or cinnamon and sugar into a paper bag, place doughnuts in while warm and shake to coat.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 41mg
  • Calories: 80kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 25mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 132mg
  • Vitamin A: 24IU
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