Vermont Doughnut Holes are the simplest and most delicious fried treats you can whip up! With an effortless dough mix, fry until golden brown for a crispy exterior and wonderfully fluffy interior. Pair them with either a delightful cinnamon sugar or heavenly powdered sugar coating for an irresistible YUM overload sensation!
I love to make homemade doughnuts. Most of the time I make baked doughnuts. Although, once in a while, I will dive into frying them.
If you haven’t fried doughnuts yet, don’t be intimidated! They are pretty easy. The key is to make sure your oil is just the right temperature and to keep a close eye on them while they are frying.
- Flour + Baking powder + Salt
- Canola oil
- Cinnamon sugar or Powdered sugar ( for topping)
- Two mixing bowls
- Whisk ,
- Electric mixer (see note below) or a wooden spoon to stir the batter.
- Deep skillet
- Kitchen tongs
- Large platter/baking sheet for the doughnuts once they are removed from the oil.
- Paper towels or paper napkins for draining of oil from the doughnut holes.
Mixing Your Dough
Don’t over mix it! Mix the dough just until everything is combined. Also, I used my Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment and it worked perfectly!
Be sure to keep track of your oil temperature. You do not want it too hot. Start frying once the oil temp is between 340-359 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, stick the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If it’s ready, the oil will bubble around the handle.
- After you are done frying, you can either eat them plain (let them cool!) or coat with powdered sugar or a simple cinnamon sugar mixture.
- If you use powdered sugar, wait until the doughnuts cool before coating.
- If you opt for the cinnamon sugar mixture, let the doughnuts cool for a few minutes, but, be sure to coat while they are a bit on the warmer side.
If you like, serve these with a cup of maple syrup for dipping. They are crazy delicious together.
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- 2 cups flour
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 1 1/2 TBSP baking powder
- dash of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- for topping: cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar
- canola oil (approx 3-5 cups), for frying
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Add the milk/egg mixture into the flour ingredients. Mix just a bit. Then, add in melted butter and mix until combined and dough is formed.
- Fill a deep skillet with approx 3-5 cups of canola oil. You want the oil to be about an inch deep into the skillet. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- When oil is ready, scoop 1 tablespoon of batter at a time and drop into hot oil. Cook for 2 minutes, then, turn over and cook an additional 2 minutes or until they are deep brown. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Remove doughnuts from oil and let them drain on a large baking sheet or platter lined with paper towels or paper napkins.
- Coat with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar for serving.
- adapted from king arthur flour
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
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