Baked Sugar Doughnuts (Bread Machine)

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

These are soooo good. They take a little time to make, but are worth the effort to get great-tasting lower-fat doughnuts. The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine and is credited to Jill Shramek.

Top Review by Sandra E.

Oh my goodness! These were really good! I wish I made a full batch! I had such a craving for doughnuts today, I'm so glad I found this recipe. They were easier to make than I expected. I did mess up a bit and forgot to add the mashed potatoes to the bread machine. So I kneaded it in after it had finished rising. The results were good though. I used a glass and a shot glass to make the hole. Half a batch made 12 nice size doughnuts, and 20 holes. I brought these over to the neighbours and they were a big hit. I definately have to make these again! I'd like to see how long they last next time. I dipped half in melted chocolate and the other half in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I personally liked the cinnamon/sugar topping the best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; set liquid aside to cool to 70-80 degrees.
  4. Mash potatoes; set aside 1 cup to cool to room temperature.
  5. (Refrigerate any remaining mashed potatoes for another use).
  6. In bread machine pan, place dough ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer, adding reserved cooking liquid and potatoes.
  7. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; some flour may remain on top; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  8. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Knead in an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour if necessary.
  10. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  11. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
  12. Place on greased baking sheets; cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 25 minutes.
  13. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  15. Brush warm doughnuts with butter; dip in cinnamon-sugar.
  16. Note: Use of the timer feature is not recommended.

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