Best Donut Recipe

Best Donut Recipe

Here is The Best Donut Recipe recipe for homemade donuts the classic yeast-raised doughnut. Here’s a recipe that you can use to make your own delicious donuts:


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm milk (around 110°F)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (around 110°F)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar or glaze for coating


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, yeast, and sugar. Mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl or measuring cup, combine the warm milk, warm water, and egg. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until a dough forms.
  4. Slowly add in the remaining 2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Once the dough comes together, knead it for about 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Add in the melted butter and salt, and knead for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  7. Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  8. Use a donut cutter or two round cookie cutters, one large and one small to cut out the donuts and holes.
  9. Place the donuts and holes on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover them with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a large pot to 350°F. Gently place the donuts and holes in the oil and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
  11. Remove the donuts from the oil and drain them on a wire rack or paper towel.
  12. Once the donuts are cool, you can roll them in powdered sugar or dip them in a glaze of your choice.

Enjoy your homemade donuts!

Note: This recipe is for traditional yeast-raised donuts, you can make other types such as cake donuts, gluten-free donuts, and others by adjusting ingredients accordingly.

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