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Homemade Flaxseed Donuts

Homemade Flaxseed Donuts

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Great homemade donut taste with a twist that the kids will never notice!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Whisk the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a bowl until evenly blended; set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a separate bowl; whisk the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into the egg mixture. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until no lumps of flour remain and the dough is firm enough to handle. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.
  2. Roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a generously-floured surface. Use a floured donut cutter to cut donut shapes out of the dough. Let the donuts stand for 5 to 10 minutes as the oil heats.
  3. Heat the frying oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  4. Fry the donuts in the hot oil in batches until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.
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Reviews

alex
22
7/20/2009

I have never made donuts before, and thought I'd try this one as I like flaxseed and sneaking it in things that my kids eat. They came out good. I'll have to try other recipes to see how it compares. It seemed not very stiff to make the shapes, and I didn't have the right kind of cutters, so I just dropped in spoonfuls. They were yummy. I also didn't have a thermometer to test the temp, but waited until it seemed hot. Not so bad for first time, I thought. I would make them again.

Janet A.
15
7/27/2011

I made these with an electric mini doughnut griddle instead of frying, so that probably changes the taste. Made this way, these donuts definitely tasted healthy, so I wouldn't recommend them to Krispy Kreme fans without heavy frosting. If you're looking for a less sweet doughnut, these work well after a roll in 1:3 cinnamon sugar.

MAGGIELB
11
3/29/2011

PS. If you dont have flaxseed, just substitute it with a cup of flour.