This Homemade Doughnuts recipe make doughnuts that are also healthy doughnuts. Made with fresh whole wheat flour, these doughnuts are fun to make and even better to eat!
Why Make Homemade Doughnuts?
1. Homemade doughnuts are fun to make!
Whether you glaze them, fill them with creme, use an icing, or eat them plain, they please everyone. They are fun to:
- mix up
- froll out
- cut out
2. Healthy doughnuts can be made when they are homemade.
When making homemade doughnuts, you choose the ingredients to use (like whole wheat flour) AND you do not have all the unneccessary ingredients that the store bought doughnuts contain.
Homemade healthy doughnuts are just a FUN food! They are a must for everyone to try! The following recipe reportedly makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.
I am not sure about that because we triple and sometimes even quadruple the recipe!
- Have some fun and use sprinkles, chopped nuts or dried fruit to decorate the doughnuts
Other Tips For Making Healthy Doughnuts;
- If you are not using sprouted flour (which you can find from my affiliate -where to buy sprouted flour), to help break down the phytic acid in the whole wheat flour and make these really healthy, use the following instructions: Soak your flour, over night in enough of the milk to moisten it plus 2 tablespoon kefir. The next day, proof the yeast by mixing it with 1 c. of the remaining milk (warmed) and 1 tablespoon of the raw sugar. Leave for 5 - 10 min. until bubbly. Then, continue with the recipe.
- You can use any mixer but I use a Bosch Universal mixer (Purchase from my affiliate), for the following recipe, as well as, my homemade bread recipe. In fact, it is probably my favorite kitchen appliance! I do not mean to sound like a commercial, but the Bosch just does a wonderful job of kneading bread dough so as to develop the gluten which makes for a lighter bread.
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- 1 qt milk warmed
- 10 Tbs raw sugar
- 8 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs salt
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg optional
- 7 tablespoon dry yeast
- 4 cups unbleached flour
- 4 cups whole wheat flour sprouted
Preheat deep fryer.
Pour milk into the bowl of your mixer.
Add sugar, oil, salt and nutmeg.
Add yeast last (the other ingredients help cool the milk so it does not kill your yeast).
Add the whole wheat and all purpose flour and knead until well blended and dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
Place on oiled surface and prepare to roll the dough out to ½ inch thickness.
Roll dough out to ½ inch thickness and cut out.
Cut out the doughnuts and the holes - a plastic glass for the large round and a smaller container for the holes or whatever works!
Deep fry in oil at 375F. The doughnuts will float, so, after a couple of minutes, turn them to cook the other side. You want a nice golden brown.
Drain the doughnuts on paper towel.
Ice or glaze as desired. We dip the hot doughnuts into a warm chocolate icing allowing it to drip and then place on a platter.
- Try decorating the doughnuts with sprinkles, chopped nuts or dried fruit
Those look good and fun! Nice to have little helpers!
aww man! my hubby was just asking the other day when i would tackle homemade doughnuts! thanks for the recipe and pics of how fun this is to make with the fam!
Hi, just wondering what type of oil you are frying them in? From what I understand (still learning!), frying things is not healthy, unless of course using your own lard or tallow, which in my experience has caused our food to taste horrible! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Stephanie, I don't care for the tallow taste but do use peanut oil for frying. Peanut oil has a high smoke point which makes it much better for frying. Doughnuts are just about the only fried food we eat except for the occasional homemade french fries and they are delicious!
Emily Kemp says
These look like so much fun to make, thanks for all your tips!