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Homemade Flaxseed Donuts Recipe
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Homemade Flaxseed Donuts

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

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Original recipe makes 18 donuts Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 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.

 

9 Ratings

Mar 29, 2011

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

 
Feb 11, 2012

These are delicious! I would never think of giving my two year old a donut unless there was something nutritious in them (he is terribly fussy and likes sweets). He is always asking for another one of these. I made a few alterations, I baked mine as cookies on a cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 12 minutes.

 
Apr 19, 2013

I replaced the flaxseed with more flour, and added a hint of vanilla. they were delicious!

 
Dec 19, 2012

These did not turn out at all. I followed the recipe exactly. They were tasteless and tough.

 
Nov 16, 2012

The onion was too intense for me. I would leave it out or try something else. If it wasn't for that I'd give it a higher rating.

 
Nov 05, 2012

I made these donuts yesterday and my family loved them! The flax definitely lent to a great texture. The dough was a bit sticky, so I found myself adding about half a cup of additional flour (total) as I rolled out the dough. I sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar on the tops to make them look "more professional" but is wasn't necessary for flavor. They were delicious! I will make them again - soon.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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