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Receta donuts caseros como hacer donuts en casa

How to make donuts

Today I'll show you how to glazed donuts. Homemade donuts are easy to make and taste so much better. Make those tender, melt-in-your-mouth glazed donuts at home today!
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Rest time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 264kcal
Frito | Fried



  • flour - all purpose 280 g
  • sugar 40 g
  • salt ½ tsp
  • nutmeg ¼ tsp
  • butter - melted 40 g
  • egg 1
  • milk - full fat 120 g
  • instant yeast 7 g


  • icing sugar 250 g
  • butter - melted 75 g
  • milk 70 ml
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp



  • In a bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Mix
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, and melt it. Add the egg, the milk, the instant yeast and mix.
  • Pour this into the initial flour mixture and mix with a spatula. The dough will be quite sticky. Although it is tempting, do not add flour. This sticky texture will give us very tender doughnuts.
  • On a surface, add a pinch of oil and pour the dough. Knead. If you have a Kitchen Aid, you can use it on medium speed for 5 minutes. Otherwise, knead the dough by hand for about 15 minutes until the dough is elastic and smooth.
  • Put the dough in a bowl and cover it with cling film. Leave it to rest for an hour and a half or until it has doubled in size.
  • After this time, flour the surface. Pour the dough, flour the top a little to prevent it from sticking, and begin to roll it out until it is half an inch thick.
  • Cut the doughnuts. You can use a doughnut cutter or like me, two cookie cutters. One about 3 inches and the other about 1 inch.
  • Transfer the doughnuts to a baking paper to prevent them from sticking and repeat with the remaining dough. Roll out the dough and cut it out. When there is not enough dough left to make more doughnuts, do not throw it away, you can make doughnuts holes.
  • In a frying pan, add the oil and heat it to 160ºC, controlling the temperature well, and fry until golden brown. Remove.


  • In a bowl add the icing sugar, the butter, the milk and the vanilla extract. Mix together.
  • Add the donuts, one at a time, coat them well. Transfer to a rack and let them to rest until the glaze sets.


Donuts are at their best they day they are made but can be stored in an air-tight container and reheated for 20 seconds in the microwave. 


Nutrition Facts
How to make donuts
Amount Per Serving (12 donuts)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 388IU8%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.