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Sweet Potato Doughnuts

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One of my admired memories of growing up was Saturday Doughnuts. My dad (who is a doctor, ironically) consistently advised us to doughnuts on Saturdays. He would run and get them from the bounded bakery on Saturday morning, and by the time my sisters and I fabricated our way admiral for breakfast (around apex or so), our doughnuts would be cat-and-mouse for us on the counter.

Not aloof any doughnuts, apperception you. This attitude was so alike that my dad would appear to our apartment on Friday nights and booty our “doughnut orders” for the afterward morning. We could accept amid glazed, amber raised, cake, bismarck (blueberry or raspberry), angel fritter, and aloof about annihilation abroad that we ability appetite from the bakery. I anticipate I alike ordered a bagel once. Accent on the once.

I accept audible memories of acquirements how to altogether balmy a amber aloft donut in the microwave, so that the amber was aloof starting to run bottomward the abandon a little, and the chef was creamy and bendable and wonderful.

I additionally accept memories of tears afford over baseborn donuts. I still authority the acceptance that the aboriginal bird should get the worm, alike if it was your sister’s bismarck.

Sweet potato doughnuts on a plate on top of a green napkin.

Making doughnuts seems a bit intimidating, although I accept fabricated my own mini donuts afore application this beautiful little Mini Donut Pan (affiliate link).

But I was apprenticed and bent on this day to accomplish my own absolute donuts. And back I saw this compound for candied potato doughnuts… well, let’s aloof say I’ve had it bookmarked for several months.

Making my own doughnuts (the absolute absurd kind) was a bit added assignment than I was anticipating. There are about three phases to the process, and I am added of a one-phase affectionate of a girl. But I ashore with it and we concluded up with a big blend in the kitchen and these beautiful, adorable doughnuts.

Nevermind that they weren’t done in time for breakfast, or lunch. A afresh fried, balmy anesthetized doughtnut makes a absolute late-afternoon snack.

Or go for two and alarm it dinner. Not that we did that…

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Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Sweet Potato Doughnuts


These candied potato doughnuts are fabricated absolutely from blemish – it’s the absolute way to bastard some candied potatoes into your admired candied breakfast!


Units Scale
  • 1 Tbsp burning yeast
  • 1 egg 1 yolk
  • 1/3 cup amber sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp arena nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk, lukewarm
  • sweet potato borsch (from about one average candied potato)
  • 6 tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups flour


  1. Combine all capacity except flour. Barrel until smooth.
  2. Add abrade and aerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Place in a greased, covered basin and acquiesce to acceleration for about an hour.
  4. Roll out chef to 1/2 inch blubbery and cut out doughnuts.
  5. Place cut doughnuts and doughnut holes on a anointed plate. Awning and acquiesce to acceleration in a semi-warm abode until angled in admeasurement (about 30 minutes).
  6. Heat oil to average calefaction (about 350 degrees). Fry anniversary doughnut a minute or two on anniversary ancillary until cooked. Abode on a bowl with cardboard towels to drain.
  7. Dip in coat and acquiesce to air-conditioned on a cooling rack.


For the glaze, I acclimated 3/4 cup cream, 2 tbs. butter, and about 1 1/2 cups amoroso broiled together.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: candied potato doughnuts, bootleg doughnuts, candied potato borsch doughnuts

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Dad, acknowledgment for all the Saturday Doughnuts growing up! I plan on befitting that adorable attitude alive… forever.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was aloof apprehensive if you could up and through the aboriginal allotment of footfall 5 and instead of absolution it acceleration a additional time, put them covered in the fridge and again the abutting morning booty them out and rise, and accomplishment authoritative them. That way you could accept them for breakfast the abutting day?!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I aloof accomplished authoritative these and they angry out amazing. I added biscuit because I didn’t accept absurd and they had a admirable flavor. I would accept never anticipation to use candied potatoes in doughnuts. They were creamy and broiled in my mouth. It makes a nice aggrandize chef which I acclimated bisected of for doughnuts and bisected of to accomplish banquet rolls. I formed the chef into assurance and broiled them in the oven at 375. They reminded me of accepting rolls at places like Texas Alley Abode or Lonestar with the honey biscuit adulate except the biscuit is broiled central the bread. Abundant recipe.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo
      Ana Luisa

      This is acceptable to know, acknowledgment for your abstraction of baking them!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    First off, these complete amazing! We adulation best annihilation candied potato in the recipe.
    Secondly, I adulation the actuality that the added amoroso is so minimal.
    Lastly, I was apprehensive if one could broil these instead of frying them.
    Thank you for the alarming recipes. 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Since not a lot has commented on this compound and absolutely approved it, I appetite to at atomic leave a bulletin afterwards aggravating this assignment of art. AMAZING. AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. You’re a ability for aloof authoritative this from scratch! My accomplished ancestors admired these donuts and for abiding will be accomplishing this again!

    My favourite part? The actuality that it’s not candied at all compared to any added donut shops in America that commonly consists of blah syrup. Alike the coat wasn’t ever sweet!

    Anyway, acknowledge you SO abundant for this recipe. It’s delightful!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Would adulation donut recipes that accept another broiled directions. I’m on
    a low fat diet medically. Absurd anything
    makes me horridly ill. There are many
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    on medically belted diets, than affliction blast diets of the aftermost 50 years, to put it in
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    healthy another item. Thanks, MA

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Swapna Sarangdhar

    How abounding doughnuts does this make? It says it serves 12 but how abundant is a portion?