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Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Donuts

These Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Donuts are a delicious treat that's easy to make and much lower in fat than coffee shop donuts!
Course Coffee Break, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert, snack
Keyword Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Donuts
Servings 24 donuts
Calories 82kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cooking spray to grease the donut pan
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for dipping (use more if desired)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a medium 12-donut donut pan (or two if you have) with vegetable oil cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In a glass measuring cup, measure the buttermilk.
  • Add the eggs and vegetable oil to the buttermilk and whisk with a fork to combine and break up the eggs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together gently with a rubber spatula just until any streaks of flour disappear. Over-mixing can make the donuts tough and rubbery, so mix gently and only as much as you need to.
  • Add the batter to a large piping bag and pipe the donuts into the donut pan cavities only about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7-9 minutes, or until the donuts are just golden brown on top and lose their shine.
  • Cool in the donut pan for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat the steps for the next 12 donuts (this recipe makes 24 mini donuts).
  • Once cooled, dip the donuts in powdered sugar (use a light spritz of vegetable oil spray on the donuts if the powdered sugar needs help sticking!) and enjoy! 


Store these donuts in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They are best enjoyed fresh!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 0.002mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg