Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

These were the homemade version of timbits in my house while I was growing up. Best eaten the night made, but just as wonderful the day after.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 34 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • additional oil (for frying)


  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Mix together wet ingredients and incorporate into dry. Stir until smooth.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls(no bigger) into hot oil (365 degrees, no hotter), turning after a few moments until golden brown on all sides.
  4. Remove and drain.
  5. Roll in cinnamon sugar while still warm and serve.


Most Helpful

To those frying this recipe in 3 tablespoons of oil---The 3 tablespoons of oil is an ingredient. Make the recipe and fry in in a pan of oil.

npick December 16, 2010

So good! I followed the recommendations of one review to only use 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 eggs, and vanilla. I mostly used white wheat flour, too. The resulting donuts were light and fluffy (you would never guess they were whole grain) and freakin' addictive! You really only need a teaspoon of dough because they puff up so well. Everyone in the family loved these, including my 7 year old who is uber-picky (he has autism and food aversions). Great with a glaze or plain. Also -- I ran out of oil halfway through the batch, so I made the rest into donut muffins! Pour the batter into cupcake liners 2/3-full, dust with cinnamon sugar and bake 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees. They rise beautifully and taste like a giant donut hole, without the frying!

rachruiz1 April 16, 2016

Ok, my daughter made this recipe twice. The first time, she followed the recipe exactly. They were bland so before she continued frying the entire batch of doughnuts, she added vanilla. They were very dense, but tasty. The second time she made this she added another egg, and whipped both egg whites until stiff peaks. She then folded this into the batter along with 1/2 c. less flour and 1 tsp. more of oil and some vanilla. This was a winning combination. It was awesome. They increased size x3 when they hit the oil. In general a good recipe that needed some tweaking. Thanks for sharing.

Funkymunky613 December 23, 2014

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