The Ultimate Maple Syrup Donut Recipe!

Jenny/ November 12, 2020/ Family Life

Have you ever had homemade donuts? Oh my goodness if you haven’t you are truly missing on something special! These donuts are EXTRA special because they are 100% Whole Wheat, Maple Syrup Donuts!! Trust me, you are going to LOVE these 🙂

How to Make Maple Syrup Donuts & Recipe…

Donuts aren’t actually difficult to make, just somewhat time consuming. However, here are a few tips to get you going in the right direction from the start.

  1. Make sure your yeast is fresh and active.
  2. Make sure your water is warm but not hot.
  3. Be very sure your oil is HOT (325 degrees is my favorite).
  4. Don’t overcook.

Now, on to the RECIPE:

2 1/2 tsps. yeast

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/3 cup maple syrup

3/4 tsp. salt

2/3 cup whole milk

6 tablespoons butter ( I used light olive oil)

2 large eggs

3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

dash of raw sugar

canola oil for frying

First off, I tripled this recipe because this size makes about 10 donuts plus holes. It turned out FANTASTIC!

Want more maple syrup recipes? Check out the Maple Syrup Blueberry Muffin

Warm your milk and add your yeast. Another option is to add powdered milk to warm water and then add your yeast. Let sit about 10 minutes until bubbly. I add a dash of raw sugar to this but that’s optional.

Then in a stand mixer add eggs, oil or butter, flour and mix on speed 2 until well mixed.

Add salt then knead on speed 2 until it pulls away from sides of bowl. Add flour as needed.

Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth.

Place in oiled bown and cover to rise until doubled. Approximately 45-60 minutes.

Then its time to roll your donuts out. Roll out to about 1 inch thick.

Then cut out with donut cutter or whatever shape you prefer.

Let rest about 10 minutes.

Now pour 2-3 inches of oil in a large iron skillet or deep fryer. Heat on medium high until you reach 325 degrees.

Add donuts one at a time being careful to not overload your pan.

Cook about 60 seconds on one side and then flip. Cook an additional 30- 60 seconds until golden.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

Now you can either let your donuts cool and dip in powdered sugar or dip them while they’re hot. This will make a glaze!

Enjoy these delicious maple syrup donuts hot or cold!

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About Jenny

Jenny is a homeschooling mom of 4 and wife to a wonderful husband. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and spending time outdoors with her family. You can find her writing about Jesus, homeschooling, and life on her blog Our Inconvenient Family, and contributing regularly at Lifeschooling Conference.