Mashed Potato Doughnuts Recipe

An easy mashed potato doughnuts recipe for a homemade doughnut that is baked in the oven. These are also known as “spudnuts” in some circles.

These doughnuts are made with mashed potatoes, milk, butter, sugar, and yeast. Because they are baked, they are a healthier alternative to fried doughnuts.

Brush these baked doughnuts with butter and roll them in sugar. Watch them become a hit with your friends and family. Serve them for breakfast or brunch.

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You can now have fresh, hot doughnuts at home without a deep fryer. It is nice not having to deal with the spatters and deep fried food smell. You will have a lot less mess to clean up with these doughnuts. This is one of my Grandma’s doughnut recipes that has been a family favorite for many years.

Instead of baking on a baking sheet, you can also use a mini-doughnut maker with this recipe.

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Previous FB Comments

Marion B.
HOPE THIS RECIPE WILL WORK WITH MY NEW MINI DOUGHNUT BAKER.

Mary Ellen W.
I think they call these fashnaughts (?) PA/Dutch goodie.

Lynn G.
Ashlyn just saw all the little doughnut and other bakers. Does it work well?

Marion B.
Yes, and I have an extra one that I will send next week. Just keep it clean after each batch. Also I have a marvelous book for Ashlyn. I got it with her in mind and it is wonderful. I read it and was amazed at how well written and imaginative the author is…..OK

Marion B.
Just about fabulous! Lots of new ideas to try.

Mashed Potato Doughnuts Recipe

Enjoy these hot, homemade doughnuts as soon as possible. They are best fresh!

Mashed Potato Doughnuts Recipe
 
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These doughnuts are made with mashed potatoes, milk, butter, sugar, and yeast. Because they are baked, they are a healthier alternative to fried doughnuts.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk, scalded
  • ¾ cup butter or lard
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 small cake of yeast (.6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup warm potato water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4-1/2 cups flour
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  • ½ cup softened butter
  • Granulated Sugar
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  • Kitchen Equipment Needed
  • small sauce pan
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking sheets, buttered
  • rolling pin
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, scald the milk on the stove top. Remove from the heat and add the butter, sugar, and salt to the milk. Cool the mixture.
  2. Pour the cooled mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the mashed potatoes and cake of yeast that has been dissolved in potato water.
  3. Blend in the beaten eggs. Stir in the flour.
  4. Cover bowl and let the dough rise about 10 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough with a rolling pin to ½ inch thick. Cut with a doughnut cutter.
  6. Place doughnuts on a buttered cookie sheet. Let rise 5-10 minutes.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees.
  8. After removing from oven and still hot, brush with softened butter and roll in granulated sugar.
Notes
Enjoy these hot, homemade doughnuts as soon as possible. They are best fresh!

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Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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