Best Homemade Glazed Donuts

Homemade Glazed Donuts recipe makes light and fluffy donuts that are truly the best donuts I’ve ever eaten. They’re my absolute favorite!

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"This is the best donut I have ever tasted. Thank you for the recipe. - Sarha


01 Whole Milk

02 Sugar

03 Yeast

04 Eggs

05 Unsalted Butter

06 All-Purpose Flour

07 Oil

08 Vanilla

09 Powdered Sugar


Warm the milk and add to a mixing bowl. Add sugar and stir to combine. Add yeast and stir to combine. Let the yeast rest for 5 minutes. Add beaten eggs & melted butter and stir.


While the mixer is running, slowly add the flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Mix for five minutes to work the dough well. Turn off the bowl and let the dough sit in the bowl of the mixer for 10 minutes.


After the rest period turn the dough out into a lightly oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours


Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it is ½ to ⅓ of an inch thick. Use a three-inch donut cutter to cut out the donuts.


Place the cut donuts and holes on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Cover the donuts and let them rise until doubled in size.


Carefully add the donuts to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 ½ minutes per side. The donut holes will only take about 30 seconds per side.


Let donuts cool slightly. Dip the hot donuts in the glaze (I like to flip on both sides so it's fully covered) and enjoy right away.

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