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Buttermilk Drop Dounuts

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Why I Love This Recipe

These little donuts are soooo good. They are like the little ones you get at the flea markets. We found this recipe at For more Pictures go to:

Ingredients You'll Need

Vegetable oil
2 cups unbleached flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground nutmeg (we did not use)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla paste
Sugar, cinnamon sugar or icing sugar for coating


Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in dutch oven to 375F.

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and baking soda in mixing bowl. Add oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls (do not make to large or they will not cook through) into hot oil. Fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides; drain on paper towels.

Immediately after roll in sugar mixture of your choice

Questions, Comments & Reviews

These look great. How many does the recipe make? Also, how much oil do you use for frying?

Good morning, yes you can sub vanilla extract. The Brand we use is Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste ( here is a link to see the different varieties there are.

Could you substitute vanilla extract for vanilla paste??

They look delicious!

Your recipe sounds like something I would like to make but I have never heard of vanilla paste. Where did you get it at???

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