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baking pan with fresh cooked donuts sprinkled with white sugar

Bread Machine Donuts

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine donuts, homemade donuts
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 189kcal
Easy to make homemade donuts using your bread machine.
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  • cups milk slightly warmed
  • ¼ cup water room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter soft (room temperature)
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups bread machine flour
  • 2 ½ tsp bread machine yeast
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar optional


  • Place milk, water, butter, egg, sugar, salt, flour and yeast into bread machine pan in exact order listed. Do not stir!
  • Insert baking pan securely into baking unit, close lid, select dough setting and push start.
  • When cycle is complete, remove dough from pan and transfer to lightly floured surface.
  • Using rolling pin lightly dusted with flour, roll dough to ½ inch thickness.
  • Cut with floured dusted donut cutter or circle cookie cutter.
  • Transfer donuts to baking sheet that has been covered with wax paper. Place another layer of wax paper on top, then cover with clean tea towel. Let rise 30-40 minutes until slightly raised.
  • While donuts are rising heat vegetable oil to 375º (190ºCº) in deep fryer or large heavy pot.
  • Fry donuts 2-3 at a time until golden brown on both sides. About 3 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Sprinkle with granulated or confectioners sugar


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.4mg