Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

“Guests will have a touch of nostalgia when they bite into one of these old-fashioned doughnuts. Accents of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a subtle burst of lemon, make them hard to resist.” — June Jones, Harveyville, Kansas

Old Fashioned Buttermilk DoughnutsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2-1/2dozen 20minutes 5minutes/batch
Servings Prep Time
2-1/2dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. In a large bowl, beat the potatoes, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, butter and lemon zest until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and baking soda; gradually beat into potato mixture and mix well.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine sugar and cinnamon; roll warm doughnuts in mixture.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 doughnut with 1 doughnut hole: 184 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.