Homemade Doughnuts

Indulgent treats feel healthier when made at home because you know exactly what is in them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword doughnuts, healthy doughnuts, homemade doughnuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 48 doughnuts
Calories 119kcal
Author Cultured Palate


  • 1 qt milk warmed
  • 10 Tbs raw sugar
  • 8 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg optional
  • 7 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 4 c unbleached flour
  • 4 c 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 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Roll dough out to 1/2 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


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.5mg