Buttermilk Donuts

It is my personal opinion that buttermilk makes everything baked SO. MUCH. BETTER. 
And I’m in love with these buttermilk donuts. They’re so simple– no yeast (which means no rising!) and you can just mix the dough up right in your stand mixer. I think they’re very best warm and coated in cinnamon-sugar {but, as you can see, we did a glazed version too!}
And, while we’re not on the topic, I have a little announcement to make! I have recently befriended a certain Etsy shop owner with a very cute idea, and she has agreed to sponsor a giveaway at our Sweet Treats Party on Thursday!! More details to come through out the week, so stay tuned!
{and definitely don’t miss the party on Thursday!!}
But back to donuts. Here’s the recipe, enjoy!

Brigham Young’s Buttermilk Donuts
Recipe Source: adapted from Worldwide Ward Cookbook
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 5 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • oil (for frying)
  • cinnamon-sugar (for coating)


  1. Combine the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and butter in a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to mix.
  2. Roll out dough onto floured surface– you want the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut out donuts with donut cutter (you could also use a cookie cutter– cutting a hole in the middle will help it to not be doughy inside).
  4. Fry in hot oil (over medium high heat) until golden brown on both sides {tip: I always turn off the heat for a minute or two in between batches– that way the oil doesn’t get too hot (which would burn the outsides but leave uncooked insides)}.
  5. Toss in the cinnamon sugar, and enjoy warm!  
{if you’d rather make glazed donuts, this is the recipe we used for the glaze}
{I can also recommend, from personal experience, dipping them in warmed chocolate frosting with sprinkles on top!!}

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  1. These look amazing! Will be trying them soon :)

  2. That donut recipe looks so easy! I’ll have to give it a go.

    Following you back. :)

  3. Those look yummy! I have never made doughnuts but have always wanted to try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ohhh yum!!!!

  5. Oh these are making me drool. I’ve got to try your recipe!

  6. YES PLEASE! I can’t wait to make these. Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

  7. Sigh. These look SO DARN GOOD! I have buttermilk too. :) I’ve really been wanting to make donuts. This week I think I’ll have to give in.

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  9. Sorry, should have read my post before I hit enter!

    OMG! Those look soooo good! I am going to try them! I’ll pop back and tell you if I managed to make them delicious lol! I am NOT the world’s best cook or baker!

    Of course, if I cover anything in cinnamon and sugar, I will love it =)

    Spilled Milkshake

  10. Beautiful blog. Those donuts look great and tempting. You’re blog is going to get me in trouble!

  11. I am trying to figure out how to follow your blog!?

  12. @The Romer Family You should just be able to click on “Join This Website.” It’s on my left side bar. I wonder if blogger is acting up? I hope not! You’d be my 200th follower :)

  13. Those look really yummy! I think I’ve gained 20lbs just in drooling over th posts! haha

    My mom used to make some of the best home made donuts. Of course she is a die hard chocaholic haha so we had chocolate! =)

    I’m definitely going to have to come back and back and back =)

    Have a great night and I hope your recipe book goes well! =)

    Arizona Girls blog
    Arizona Girls

  14. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
    I hope to see you there!

  15. These look so YUMMY! I am pinning you so I can remember them later!

  16. How yummy. I have always wanted to try making donuts with my little ones at home, and I think this would be a great recipe to start with. Unfortunately my sister (cakesbyjyl.blogspot) stole all of the baking talent in our family. :0) I am excited to have stumbled upon your blog.
    Take care,

  17. Love doughnuts and this sounds like a great historical recipe, and easy too. I’m liking the sound of all three versions. Thank you for participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday.

  18. I’m dying to try these, but I fear my fryer. They look amazing!

  19. Hmm.. These look SO delicious!!
    I will feature them at tomorrow’s {nifty thrifty sunday}!!
    Can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week! ;)

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

  21. Visiting from Tatertots and Jello! YUM YUM YUM! I’m quite the sucker for donuts so we will be trying this out our house soon!

  22. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I’d like to invite you back this week.
    I hope to see you again!

  23. These look yummy and I will definitely be trying these (not just because they have Brigham Young’s name it it;)

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