Great homemade donut taste with a twist that the kids will never notice!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a bowl until evenly blended; set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a separate bowl; whisk the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into the egg mixture. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until no lumps of flour remain and the dough is firm enough to handle. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.

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  • Roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a generously-floured surface. Use a floured donut cutter to cut donut shapes out of the dough. Let the donuts stand for 5 to 10 minutes as the oil heats.

  • Heat the frying oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Fry the donuts in the hot oil in batches until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.

Nutrition Facts

206.4 calories; 3.9 g protein; 28.9 g carbohydrates; 21.2 mg cholesterol; 104.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
I have never made donuts before and thought I'd try this one as I like flaxseed and sneaking it in things that my kids eat. They came out good. I'll have to try other recipes to see how it compares. It seemed not very stiff to make the shapes and I didn't have the right kind of cutters so I just dropped in spoonfuls. They were yummy. I also didn't have a thermometer to test the temp but waited until it seemed hot. Not so bad for first time I thought. I would make them again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
I made these with an electric mini doughnut griddle instead of frying so that probably changes the taste. Made this way these donuts definitely tasted healthy so I wouldn't recommend them to Krispy Kreme fans without heavy frosting. If you're looking for a less sweet doughnut these work well after a roll in 1:3 cinnamon sugar. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
I have never made donuts before and thought I'd try this one as I like flaxseed and sneaking it in things that my kids eat. They came out good. I'll have to try other recipes to see how it compares. It seemed not very stiff to make the shapes and I didn't have the right kind of cutters so I just dropped in spoonfuls. They were yummy. I also didn't have a thermometer to test the temp but waited until it seemed hot. Not so bad for first time I thought. I would make them again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
I have never made donuts before and thought I'd try this one as I like flaxseed and sneaking it in things that my kids eat. They came out good. I'll have to try other recipes to see how it compares. It seemed not very stiff to make the shapes and I didn't have the right kind of cutters so I just dropped in spoonfuls. They were yummy. I also didn't have a thermometer to test the temp but waited until it seemed hot. Not so bad for first time I thought. I would make them again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
I made these with an electric mini doughnut griddle instead of frying so that probably changes the taste. Made this way these donuts definitely tasted healthy so I wouldn't recommend them to Krispy Kreme fans without heavy frosting. If you're looking for a less sweet doughnut these work well after a roll in 1:3 cinnamon sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
PS. If you dont have flaxseed just substitute it with a cup of flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
These are delicious! I would never think of giving my two year old a donut unless there was something nutritious in them (he is terribly fussy and likes sweets). He is always asking for another one of these. I made a few alterations I baked mine as cookies on a cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 12 minutes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2012
Very yummy! I had to add extra flour to get a consistency that could be rolled and cut. Making sure the oil is at the right temp is also very important. Really enjoyed this breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2012
The onion was too intense for me. I would leave it out or try something else. If it wasn't for that I'd give it a higher rating. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
I replaced the flaxseed with more flour and added a hint of vanilla. they were delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2015
These were good as is although I like a lot of glaze on my glazed donuts so next time will probably double the batch for that part. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
I made these donuts yesterday and my family loved them! The flax definitely lent to a great texture. The dough was a bit sticky so I found myself adding about half a cup of additional flour (total) as I rolled out the dough. I sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar on the tops to make them look "more professional" but is wasn't necessary for flavor. They were delicious! I will make them again - soon. Read More