Cinnamon Sugar Spudnuts

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Spudnut Donuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 36 donuts


  • 1 Cup yukon gold potatoes boiled with skins on
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening or lard melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • *Cinnamon Sugar for dredging
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs beaten slightly


  • Allow the potatoes to cool and then mash in a large bowl with skins on until no chunks remain.
  • Add the eggs, and milk to the mixture and stir.
  • In a small bowl add the sugar and baking powder and whisk to combine.
  • Stir into the potato mixture then add the salt, shortening and vanilla.
  • Add the flour 1 cup at a time (you may only need 2 to 3 cups depending on how much potato you used) until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms.
  • Do not knead the dough.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron pot to medium high or 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, on a floured surface, roll out the dough, about 1/2" thick.
  • Cut out your donuts and with your hand very near the oil (trust me, it will be less of a chance to splash and burn this way) drop the donuts, a few at a time in the oil.
  • Turn constantly with a metal spider or slotted spoon until golden brown.
  • Drain on a plate with a paper towel and then immediately into cinnamon sugar or desired topping.
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Spudnut Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Carbohydrates 17.4g6%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2.1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.