Easy Donut Recipe - homemade sugar donuts made with yeast. It’s crispy & golden on the outside, light & fluffy on the inside, and coated in sweet sugar crystals

Easy Donut




– 3 cups all purpose flour 15 ounces if using a measuring scale – 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast or rapid yeast – 1 teaspoon sea salt – 2/3 cup whole milk luke warm – 2 large eggs room temperature – 1/2 cup sugar organic, plus more for rolling – 6 tablespoons butter unsalted, softened – 2 quarts oil for frying, I like to use avocado oil

12 donuts

3 hrs

Step 1

In a stand mixing bowl, whisk flour, yeast & salt. In a different bowl whisk milk, eggs and sugar. Whisk until sugar dissolves.

Step 2

Attach dough hook to the mixer and turn it on low speed, slowly pour milk mixture into the flour mixture, mix until no flour remains, about 2 minutes (scrapping down the bowl if needed with spatula).

Step 3

Turn the stand mixer to medium/ low speed and add butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough until butter is incorporated and the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes (the dough will stick to the bottom but not the sides).

Step 4

Transfer to floured surface and knead it few times, about 30 seconds. Form a round ball and place it into a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until it almost doubles in size, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Step 5

Using 2 baking sheets, place wire rack onto a baking sheet and line another baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly flour it. Transfer dough onto lightly floured surface, roll it into 12 inch round about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough using a 3 inch donut cutter or large glass and mini mason jar.

Step 6

Place donuts and holes on floured baking sheet. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until doubles in size for 45 minutes in warm place.

Step 7

Pour oil into a dutch oven, about 1 1/2 inches deep and heat over medium heat, measuring 325-350F. Once the oil is heated, add 3 donuts and 3 donut holes, fry until golden color, about 45-50 seconds on one side, flip on the other side and fry 45-50 seconds (be careful not to over fry them). Transfer donuts onto a wired rack and let cool for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Add sugar to the bowl, about 1 cup. Roll donuts and donut holes in sugar, or dip one side into a white or chocolate glaze, then add sprinkles over the top.

Step 9

White Glaze – Mix 1/4 cup whole milk with 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until everything is combined and there are no lumps.

Step 10

Chocolate Glaze – Combine 4 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup hot whole milk, whisk until chocolate melts. Add 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, whisk until no lumps. Use for dipping donuts.