Bread Maker Doughnuts


I finally found a good doughnut recipe! These light and fluffy doughnuts are made with a yeast dough that's prepared in a bread machine. When the doughnuts have cooled slightly, top them with sugar, chocolate, or your other favorite ingredients.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
16 doughnuts


  • ½ cup warm milk

  • ½ large egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 8 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Place milk, egg, butter, flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a bread machine in the order listed, or follow the order recommended by your manufacturer if different. Run Dough cycle.

  2. Remove dough from the machine after the cycle is done, about 90 minutes.

  3. Knead dough a few times on a floured work surface to collapse all the bubbles. Cut dough into 16 pieces. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 20 minutes.

  4. Stretch each ball out into a 1/4-inch-thick disk. Use a small cutter to cut a hole in the center of each disk. Let doughnuts rise on the floured surface until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.

  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Working in batches of 2 to 3, gently place doughnuts into hot oil; fry until they float to the top and turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip doughnuts and repeat on the other side. Drain on paper towels.


If you don't have a small cutter for Step 4, you can use the top of a salt shaker or a bottle top.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
14g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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