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Potato Donuts

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 24
  • Category: Breads


This potato donuts recipe turns mashed potatoes into a sweet treat and coats in powdered sugar which will make these disappear as fast as any other donut you have tried before.


440 grams / 2 3/4 cups plain flour
24 grams / 5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
125 grams / 2/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
42 grams / 3 tablespoons butter, softened
229 grams / 1 cup mashed potatoes (2 medium potatoes should equate to a cup of mashed potatoes)
1.5 liters / 6 cups vegetable oil (dependent on the size of saucepan you use, more may be required)
Sugar coating
230 grams / 2 cups confectioners/icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Potato donuts

  1. Place the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, place the butter and sugar and whisk to combine until smooth. Add the eggs whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the mashed potatoes into the sugar and egg mixture and whisk swiftly until it is a smooth mixture.
  4. Make a well in the flour and pour the potato mixture in. Fold together until it is a dough that holds together.
  5. Refrigerate for two hours.
  6. Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Press donut shapes out of the entire dough.
  8. Set a medium saucepan on high heat with a lid on (the oil splatters as it heats up).
  9. Once it is hot (you will see small bubbles) take a slotted spoon and place one doughnut carefully into the hot oil.
  10. Cook until browned on one side, flip and do so with the other side. Continue with the remaining donuts.

Sugar coating

  1. Meanwhile, place the confectioner's sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and stir. Set aside.
  2. Remove and place on paper towels to soak some of the oil up, and allowing to cool somewhate before dipping into the confectioner sugar coating.
  3. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, coating up to three times in the sugar, if necessary.
  4. Serve up and dig in!


Adapted from Potato Donuts


  • Serving Size: 1 donut
  • Calories: 233 calories per serve

Keywords: donut, potato recipe