Mashed Potato Doughnuts Recipe

    13 Servings


  • 2 1/2-3 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for kneading and cutting
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Vegetable Oil
For the Topping:
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir in the cardamom and nutmeg and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then mix in the eggs and mashed potatoes.
  3. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the sugar mixture, starting and ending with the flour. The dough will be more like a very stiff batter when finished — add up to 1/2 cup flour, a little at a time, to achieve this consistency.
  4. Pour vegetable oil into deep fryer or dutch oven and heat oil to 365°F.
  5. Scoop dough onto a very well floured surface and knead to make stiff enough for rolling and cutting, adding more flour as required to prevent sticking.
  6. Pat or roll dough 1/2-inch thick and cut out doughnuts and holes. (You can cook the holes or save to reroll the dough scraps.)
  7. Place clean paper grocery bags on a cookie sheet, for draining doughnuts. (The bags will soak up excess oil.)
  8. Fry doughnuts in batches for about 2 minutes per side, turning carefully with a wooden chopstick or fork. Drain doughnuts on prepared rack, and repeat with remaining dough, rerolling and cutting as needed.
  9. Mix together the 1 cup sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. When doughnuts have cooled for about 10 minutes, roll them in the cinnamon sugar and serve.
  10. Doughnuts are best the day of, but extras can be stored in a paper bag.


Source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
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Author: Megan Myers
Source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Recipe Yields: 13 doughnuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 doughnut
Servings Per Recipe 13

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 41
Calories 280

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 157mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 31g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.