Easy Homemade Donuts - TSLCThe easy Homemade Donuts can be made, frosted and eaten in an hour! Recently, I posted my recipe for Homemade Yeast Glazed Donuts on the site.  The glazed donuts take yeast and they have to rise. I love yeast donuts but sometimes you just want to make an easy one.  Believe me they won’t last long and children will love to help you with the toppings and the eating.

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup white granulated sugar

4 tablespoons butter or margarine or 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup,  softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

2/3 cup buttermilk

Oil for frying (I use Canola and use a skillet. The oil should be about 1/2 inch deep in the pan or you could use a deep fryer, too)

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the vanilla extract,  egg and buttermilk and mix with a spoon.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead several times until dough is easy to work with and you can roll it out to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.  Cut out donuts and save the holes, too. Drop the donuts a few at a time into the hot oil turning once.  They only take a few seconds to cook on one side. I use a slotted spatula to turn them.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Add toppings of your choice. Do the holes the same way as the donuts. I got 14 donuts from this recipe.


Cinnamon and granulated sugar (Just mix together and roll hot donuts and holes in the mixture)

Powdered sugar (can sprinkle on the donuts or roll them in the sugar)

Chocolate ( I just melted a few chocolate chips in the microwave and spread on the donuts with a knife)

You can use you imagination and make all kinds of toppings for these.  A fun treat for everyone in the family. Enjoy!

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  1. Can’t we have your yeast recipe for real donuts? We are not all beginner chefs and I would love your recipe. Keep up the good work. I don’t comment much but I do follow your recipes. Thanks.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      There is a link posted in the very first paragraph of this recipe. You just click on that link and it takes you to the yeast donut recipe. Look where it says in the first paragraph “my recipe for homemade glazed donuts” and click there. It is posted under Breakfast recipes on the site, too, and here is the link again for you Patricia: https://thesouthernladycooks.com/2013/07/04/homemade-glazed-donuts/ Enjoy!

  2. Belinda Hough says:

    I used to make these w canned biscuits, but, this recipe sounds fantabulous! It’s what’s for dinner dessert tomorrow! LOL Thanks so much for sharing all your great recipes.
    Happy Spring (in a month or so)