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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

Guests will have a touch of nostalgia when they bite into one of these old-fashioned doughnuts. Accents of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a subtle burst of lemon, make them hard to resist. — June Jones, Harveyville, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the potatoes, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, butter and lemon zest until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and baking soda; gradually beat into potato mixture and mix well.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine sugar and cinnamon; roll warm doughnuts in mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 doughnut with 1 doughnut hole: 184 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Elizabeth
    Jan 31, 2021

    These are delicious donuts! I used instant potatoes and only used boiling water to rehydrate them, it worked perfectly! Also, I used freshly grated nutmeg . Easy to make!!

  • Vicki
    Aug 7, 2020

    is this a cake doughnut ??

  • Denise
    Apr 1, 2020

    This recipe is perfect without changing a thing! Absolutely delicious, even the next day,