Grandma’s Old Fashioned Donuts

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Donuts


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Craving some donuts but don’t want to make the trip to the bakery? With this recipe, you can make your own old fashioned donuts with a hint of grandma’s touch. The secret ingredients to these old-fashioned donuts are a dash of ginger and nutmeg. Remember, grandma knows best!

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Time needed

5-10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8-10 servings


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • A dash of ginger
  • 3 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Glaze:
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 5-8 tablespoons of milk

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the beaten eggs and sugar and mix well. Then, add the buttermilk, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract.
In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and all-purpose flour. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until it is well incorporated.
On a flat surface, flour the surface and begin to roll the dough to ½ inch thick. Use circle cutter to cut the donuts and holes from the centers. Re-role once only.
Using a fryer, heat the oil to 350F. Add the donuts one at a time. Cook both sides until they are golden brown.
Place the cooked donuts on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil.

In a large mixing bowl, place the powdered sugar. Slowly, add the milk one tablespoon at a time and stir in between each take. Continue to stir until the glaze reaches it desired consistency.
Dip the donuts in the glaze to coat. Use a fork or tongs. Let the excess glaze drip into the bowl. Place the glazed donuts on a cooling rack or a baking sheet with parchment paper underneath. Let the glaze dry and harden for 5-10 minutes.

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