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15 Minute Homemade Donuts | Fast, Easy & Delicious Donuts Recipe

15 Minute Donuts from Scratch

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 donute holes 1x


This quick donuts recipe comes together in only 15 min & is a great way to have fresh donuts on the table without spending hours prepping. Easy & delicious!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. In a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl add the sugar, eggs, and nutmeg together and whisk to combine. Add the milk, butter, and vanilla extract and whisk to combine.
  3. Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined, but don't over mix.
  4. Heat 3 inches of oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees. Using two spoons, make a ball of batter about the size of a ping pong ball. Use one spoon to carefully scrape the dough ball from the other spoon into the hot oil. Repeat this 5 or 6 times and then fry the donuts until they are crispy and very brown on all sides, 3-6 minutes total. Be sure to adjust the temperature as needed to keep the oil temperature at 350 degrees.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the donuts from the hot oil and place them on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Let the donuts drain while you repeat the process with the rest of the batter. Dust the donuts with powdered sugar and serve warm.
  6. These are best eaten right after making.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy donuts recipe, fast donuts recipe, no rise donuts, no yeast donuts