15 Minute Doughnuts

There is a reason why I only have one other doughnut recipe on my blog…I have no self-control when it comes to doughnuts. Many other desserts and treats I can have a bite or two and move on, but doughnuts? Now that’s a different story! I have bookmarked so many different doughnut recipes, but ultimately I usually pass them up when it comes time to make something because I know the outcome will be too tempting. And don’t get me started on the whole baked doughnut recipes. Yes, they may be better for you, but I don’t eat doughnuts nearly enough to necessitate purchasing a special baking doughnut pan. And besides that, if I am going to indulge in a doughnut-it better taste amazing! When I stumbled across this recipe for 15 minute doughnuts I nearly fainted! No yeast, no waiting for the dough to rise, no resting the dough? Count me in! Could these doughnuts really be ready in only fifteen minutes? That’s faster than running down to the local bakery and picking up a dozen! Needless to say, it didn’t take long before I had to give this recipe a whirl. These doughnuts were incredible and lived up to their claim of only taking 15 minutes to make! Lightly spiced and rolled in a cinnamon sugar crust…does it get any better than this? 😀

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15 Minute Donuts

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For the Doughnuts:

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Cinnamon and Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Add enough oil to a deep-sided pan to measure a depth of about 3 inches. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees. Have ready a plate lined with several paper towels.
  2. While the oil is heating, in a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, sugar and melted butter. Using a fork stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the doughnut coating; set aside.
  5. Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, measure out 1/2 tablespoonfuls dough and using your hands gently roll into a ball. Gently place dough ball into oil and fry until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain onto a paper towel lined plate. Dip the hot doughnuts in the melted butter and then coat with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately; doughnuts are best eaten the same day they are made.

Yields: about 30 Donut Holes

Source: adapted from Cooking Classy

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17 Responses to 15 Minute Doughnuts

  1. Love a fresh, warm donut – thanks for sharing – YUM!!!

  2. Amazing – so quick! Like you though, this is one I´d find hard to resist!

  3. Laura says:

    Mouth watering! And the way you describe other donut recipes does sound so time consuming. I’ve never made donuts before so I had no idea! For how easy these are I am shocked at how donuty they look!

  4. luv4wickless says:

    YUM! Sounds and looks AMAZING, and the fact that it is so quick to make is an added bonus! thanks for sharing :]

    -Melanie Gordon

  5. Donuts are definity a weakness of mine…Im going to have to try these sometime, your pictures are awesome!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    15 minute donuts? I wouldn’t have believed the hype had it not been for your recommendation, Christina. I have to try this recipe!

  7. The Teenage Taste says:

    Donuts in 15 minutes?! This could be dangerous…very dangerous…I like it! 🙂

  8. I don’t have self-control for donuts either!

  9. It seems impossible.. maybe it’s more of those cake-type of donuts that I much prefer over the yeast risen ones.. Well, I like those two, but in the morning with coffee, nothing beats this kind of donut!! *sigh* well, or at night just before bed.. xo Smidge

  10. This recipe was a trip down memory lane for me. We always made a version of these when I was growing up in the Midwest. You’re right– they are quick to make mad mighty tasty. Bravo!

  11. heartfelt hosting says:

    WILL be making this with my kids Saturday! Thanks for sharing!

  12. spiffycookie says:

    How great that these are ready so fast!

  13. Elisabeth says:

    mmmmmm! they look delicious!! and those strawberry shortcake cookies from one year ago, mmmm, those are awesome too. Maybe I should make some, it’s been awhile. We had strawberry shortcake pancakes for breakfast, so maybe we should make it a strawberry shortcake day… with doughnuts 😉

  14. LeAndra says:

    I too have no self control when it comes to donuts. When my sister and I were kids, my dad would take us to our small town’s donut shop every Thursday before he drove us to school. Those trips are pretty much one of my best memories ever.

  15. kat says:

    AHHHH! Finally a no yeast, super quick donut recipe! Love this 🙂

  16. Crystal Doherty says:

    Soo excited to try these when we go camping with the kids! Always looking for fun and exciting. recipes when we go camping.

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