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Bread Machine Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Homemade Glazed Yeast Doughnuts
A delicious homemade treat, these light and airy yeast-raised doughnuts are definitely worth the effort! Make the dough in a 1 1/2-pound bread machine.
Yield 24 doughnuts




  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • Vegetable oil (for frying doughnuts)


  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • Make the dough: Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select dough/manual cycle. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. After dough cycle is complete, continue with next step.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide dough into 2 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12×6-inch rectangle. Cut out doughnuts with 2½-inch doughnut cutter. Place on lightly floured or greased cookie sheets. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • In large heavy pot, heat 4 inches of vegetable oil to 400°F (use candy thermometer to check temperature). Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper towels. Glaze doughnuts (see below) or shake warm in a paper sack with sugar.
  • Make Glaze: In small bowl, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze. Place on racks until glaze hardens.
  • Doughnuts are best eaten the same day.


Get Traditional Bread Making Method here.
Photo by Susan Moss.

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Review & Comments

Edna | Reply

Should the egg be slightly beaten?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Edna,

Yes, the egg should be slightly beaten.

Happy Baking!

Jessica Vitale | Reply

These are by far the best homemade donuts ever! These are so good it should be a sin! Thank you for this amazing recipe. Only problem is my family wants them all the time. 🙂

Debra bachmeier | Reply

Can I use Instant Yeast ? I don’t have active dry and is it the same amount as it is in the recipe?
ty Deb

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Debra – Yes, you can substitute 1-for-1 since you are not fully baking this in the bread machine.
Happy baking!

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