Golden Buttermilk Puff Doughnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

This recipe makes 24 doughnuts, my advise is, better make a double recipe of these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a deep-fryer to 374 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
  3. In another small bowl, combine/whisk together 1/4 cup oil, buttermilk and the egg; mix well to combine, add to flour mixture, and mix until very well combined with a wooden spoon.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls into 6 cups hot oil (375 degrees); fry about 1-1/2 - 2 minutes, or until very light golden brown.
  5. Remove, and drain on paper towel.
  6. Roll in 1/2 cup sugar, mixed with cinnamon.
  7. Note: It is impotant to keep the oil temperature at a steady 375 degrees, otherwise the doughnuts will be overdone, and won't have a light texture.


Most Helpful

Having made a number of Kittencal's recipes before with relative success, I tripled this recipe with no hesitation. Some people loved it, some did not like the nutmeg taste. Actually, taste was nice, but this reminds me more of a fry bread than a doughnut. I guess we are just used to Roosie's excellent donut recipe... so light and fluffy. I will try this one again because making it was so fast and easy, but will omit the nutmegs next time. Thank you for posting .

Ilovemy4kids November 27, 2006

My kids and I loved these doughnuts. This was my first time making them and they were very easy. I had everything on hand also. The changes I made were adding a half cup of sugar and the cinnamon into the flour mixture since I didn't plan to roll them after. I also used half whole wheat flour and omitted the nutmeg as suggested in the last review. They were light and fluffy and I had to seriously monitor my 3 year old's intake. Also, my husband called then 'dangerous' so I know they were good! Thanks for posting.

Kinglia July 12, 2012

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