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Home-made donuts

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Home-made donuts

When my younger son came in and saw me frying these he totally freaked out. He’d never seen me deep fry anything before, and I am pretty sure he’s right, I don’t think I have!

There is a story behind this though. My older teen had just used an eye watering amount of expensive oil to test out some potato fries recipe he’d seen on YouTube.

I just couldn’t bear the thought of wasting all the oil so quickly looked at some ideas. I also didn’t have a lot of time so needed something that I could whip up super quickly.


I reckon this would be a winner for many fussy eaters and aside from being deep fried it’s not a disaster from an ingredients point of view.


½ cup flour (I used wholemeal)
¾ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
¼ cup yoghurt
Oil for cooking
Optional icing sugar and/or cinnamon for dusting
Optional jam, honey or choc sauce to dip into


Heat oil in a pan. Use a small pan and then you need less oil. You don’t want the oil hot enough to smoke, just hot enough so when you drop a test piece of dough in it goes golden brown and floats.
Mix all the ingredients together
Form into small balls
Drop into the oil and cook until golden brown
Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on a napkin or kitchen roll
Dust with flavourings, or dip into jam or honey, if you wish

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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