Egg-less Doughnuts


Finally I made doughnuts the challenge as a part of egg less baking challenge.

I am late this time but then something’s I could not help. I had an asthmatic attack and viral flu together and frying was not a good idea not especially when  I cannot stand for long.

Doughnuts are my girls favourite so they were very disappointed that I could not make them but they understood.

I had written off making them in fact I told Gayatri so, Gayatri is the person whose brainchild is Eggless baking by the way, then I read about baking and not frying them so I was back in action. I had the dough ready and was about to start the oven when the lights went off! Well I cannot let the dough go waste can I? So I fried them.

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Actually I have rolled the dough a bit thinner than necessary so the doughnuts they are a bit flattish and not the big fat ones that the girls pick up at the local bakery.  They have a solution for that though it’s called “make again”. So I can safely say they have loved the doughnuts. They got me sandwich two together.

Thanks Gayatri &  Jayanthi of Sizzling Veggies for choosing these yummy doughnuts as the challenge else I would have never make them at home.

I have used whole wheat flour to make these doughnuts and no eggs. In fact I do wonder why you need the eggs.

Let’s get straight down to the making of doughnuts it’s this video that I watched and have followed the recipe to the T. The glaze is from the Hershey’s Chocolate cake here.

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Doughnut Sandwich!


For the doughnuts:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 40 grms sugar (½ of 1/3 cup)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tblspn butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tblspn of yeast
  • ½ tblspn sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
For the Glaze:
  • ¼  Cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 40 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Warm the milk and dissolve the sugar in it. Check the heat of the milk before you add the yeast. How? Drop a drop of the milk on your inner wrist, is it warm? Then your milk is at the right temperature for the yeast. Stir in the yeast and let it rest on the counter for the yeast to grow and become all bubbly and frothy.
  • On the warm gas keep the bowl of butter and let it melt a little.
  • Mix the flour, salt and the sugar well.
  • In the risen yeast mix add the melted butter and the essence mix well.
  • Mix the yeast and the dough. You will get sticky dough that’s fine.
  • Move the dough on the counter and with some flour knead it for 6-8 minutes. The dough is ready when you poke a finger in it the dough should not bounce back.
  • Transfer the dough to well oiled bowl and let it rise for ½  hour or till it becomes double.
  • Roll out the dough in a thick chapatti. It should be ¼ inch thick. If you have a doughnut cutter use that else use a cookie cutter and the cap of a bottle like me to get your doughnuts with their holes.
  • Let them rise again for ½ hour.

As the dough is rising now make your glaze/ dip/ coating for the doughnuts

  • Melt the butter add the cocoa. Mix well. Add the milk mix add the sugar mix, repeat till all the milk and sugar is used up. Add the vanilla essence. Mix well. Set aside.

Let’s get back to the doughnuts now

  • In case you are baking them then bake them at 200deg centigrade for 10-12 minutes. But now that I have to fry them heat oil and deep fry them till nice golden brown on both the side.
  •  Drain them on a paper towel then when they are still warm dip them in the glaze that you have made and let them drip out.
  • Keep them hidden if you can till you get some decent pictures.  Then let them ATTACK!

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Linking to

Pallavi & Sheelu’s Mission Food: Whole grains guest hosted Chef Mireille’s Global Creations

Yeast Spotting


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11 thoughts on “Egg-less Doughnuts

  1. Sourav (@AllStuffCodes) June 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Looks yummy….

  2. Gayathri Kumar June 6, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    The sandwich looks nice, Archana. Great that you could take part in this challenge.

  3. Carole Vicari October 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm Reply

    Im confused, why do you mention in your recipe for doughnuts, twice about ? Do you mean use a 1/3 cup of sugar total or do you mean only use 1/2 of that 1/3 cup plus 1/2 tbl extra. Not sure what you mean with the sugar.

    • themadscientistskitchen October 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm Reply

      Carole Vicari first let me thank you for taking time to read in such detail. I have used 1/2 tblspn yeast to proof the yeast and 1/2 of 1/3 cup which is about 40 grms of sugar. I am more comfortable in cups so I have mentioned that. You need 40 grms +1 tblpsn of sugar in total. I hope this helps you, incase you still have doubts please get get in touch with me.


  4. pedro almeida May 8, 2014 at 3:28 am Reply


    Can you help me with this recipe?
    can give me the right ingredients?
    ‘m from Portugal .. and there are words I do not understand …
    thank you

    • themadscientistskitchen May 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Pedro Almeida for the feedback. I will definitely help you to the best of my capacity. Can you tell me what you have not understood I will get back to you.

  5. minnie June 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm Reply

    wat if we use all purpose flour instead of wheat flour

    • themadscientistskitchen June 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

      I am sure you can use APF but I want to feed my girls with healthy food so I prefer wheat flour.

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  7. sandy December 13, 2016 at 6:24 am Reply

    which yeast u used active or dry?

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