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

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

These were delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I like the fact that I don't have to use yeast and wait to make the doughnuts. Great rolled in cinnamon sugar or plain! The best part is that my 3 year old daughter gave them a thumbs up and she can be picky! We'll definitely keep this recipe and my mom has already asked for it. Thank you for sharing.

browniepie November 14, 2013

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