Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My husband can remember standing on a chair at the table to be tall enough to watch his Grandma make doughnuts. Unfortunately I can't find her recipe but this one is from a different German Grandma and sounds much easier than what he describes to me! From Good Ol Cotton Pickin Recipes, Burton Cotton Gin, Burton, TX

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until thoroughly blended.
  2. Add oil, milk and egg and mix well.
  3. Drop by spoon into hot oil.
  4. Fry until light brown on both sides turning once.
  5. Drain well on paper towels or brown paper bag.
  6. Turn in or sprinkle with plain, powdered or cinnamon sugar while hot.
Most Helpful

These were amazing! They were soft on the inside and a lovely crispness on the outside. My first batch didn't turn out too well because I dropped too big a spoonful and they ended up being huge blobs which looked cooked on the outside but were raw on the inside. I didnt realise this until after I'd finished and poked them with a toothpick. Anyways I threw that batch away And made a new one using smaller spoonfuls and they turned out fantastic! Such a easy recipe, thank you so much!

Fatima-- August 12, 2012

Love these donuts, they're so yummy. Soft inside and crispy on outside.

Jackie J. March 29, 2015

I created an account just to say how amazing these doughnuts are! My two-year old son asked for doughnuts for breakfast this morning. I was just going to make simple doughnuts from canned biscuits but we didn't have any canned biscuits. I found this recipe, and it's incredibly easy and oh-so delicious! The only change I made was substituting cinnamon for nutmeg because I'm not a fan of nutmeg and I didn't have any on hand. So yummy! A definite hit in my house for sure!

Divastar981 November 29, 2013