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Spiced Doughnut Holes

Spiced Doughnut Holes

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  • Yield: About 15 doughnut holes
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs
  • Cook 4 hrs per batch

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Skip the bakery and make these homemade mini doughnuts. Cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and mace give these glazed breakfast treats their flavor.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice or ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace or ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Shortening or cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • Powdered sugar, granulated sugar or cinnamon/sugar
  • Glaze (see recipe)


  1. In a medium bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt, cardamom, and mace. In a small bowl combine milk and melted butter. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer about 3 minutes or until thick.
  2. Add flour mixture and milk mixture alternately to egg mixture, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour. Cover dough; chill for 2 hours.
  3. Sprinkle a 15x10x1-inch pan lightly with flour. With floured hands, shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls; place in prepared pan.
  4. Fry doughnuts, 4 to 5 at a time, in deep hot fat (365 degrees F) for 4-1/2 minutes or until a dark golden brown, turning occasionally. Remove doughnuts with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining doughnuts.
  5. For dusted: While warm, gently shake doughnut holes in a bag with powdered sugar, granulated sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  6. For glazed: Cool slightly; drizzle Glaze over holes or dip holes in Glaze. Allow excess glaze to drip off dipped holes and place on wire rack to dry. Makes about 30 doughnut holes.


  • If desired, substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and mace.



  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk or orange juice


  1. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, ground cinnamon (optional) and enough milk or orange juice to make of drizzling consistency. Makes about 2/3 cup - enough for about 15 doughnut holes.

Nutrition Facts

(Spiced Doughnut Holes)

sodium (mg) 63, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 19, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 31, cal. (kcal) 179

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