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buttermilk donut holes

Easy Buttermilk Donut Holes

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Donut Holes 1x


Quick and easy buttermilk donut holes rolled in cinnamon sugar.



For Donuts 

  • 23 C Frying Oil (Vegetable, Canola, Peanut…)
  • 3 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Lg Eggs
  • 1 C Buttermilk
  • 4 TBSP Unsalted Butter, melted

For the Cinnamon Sugar 

  • 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Cinnamon


  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan to 345-355 degrees
  • Line a cookie sheet with paper towel and top with a cooling rack. Set up near stove top.
  • Mix up the cinnamon sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry.
  • Use a 1 TBSP cookie scoop to drop 6-8 donuts at a time into the oil. Don’t over crowd the pan.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes per size or until golden brown.
  • Let donuts drain the excess oil on the cooling rack for a couple of minutes, then roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Enjoy as is or dunk in some chocolate ganache!

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