Bread Machine Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Glazed Doughnuts
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Rising and Resting: 10 hrs
Total: 10 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
205 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 40mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It may seem daunting to try to replicate the doughnuts from your favorite bakery, but when you use your bread machine, the process becomes much simpler. The machine takes care of mixing and kneading the dough, saving a lot of time and effort. Then after rolling, cutting, and rising, the doughnuts are fried until nice and golden and coated with a chocolate glaze.

This dough includes evaporated milk, water, butter, egg, sugar, flour, salt, and yeast, which are added to the bread machine to be mixed and kneaded. Then the dough goes into the refrigerator overnight to rise, so make sure to plan ahead. The next day the dough is rolled out, cut into rounds with holes in the middle (or other desired shapes), and fried in hot oil until they puff up and turn golden brown. Then the really fun part begins: coating the doughnuts with the homemade shiny chocolate glaze.

Feel free to have fun with the toppings, like adding flavors and/or colors to the glaze, or sprinkles or candies to over top.


For the Doughnuts:

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • Oil, for deep-frying (enough to cover the doughnuts)

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons hot water, plus more if needed

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

Make the Doughnuts

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add all of the ingredients except the oil to the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

  3. At the end of the kneading cycle, cover the pan with plastic wrap (or transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover) and place in the refrigerator. Leave overnight.

  4. Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/2-inch thick.

  5. Using round cookie or biscuit cutters, cut into doughnut shapes. (You can also form into strips to make knots or cruller shapes.) Cover and let rise for about 1 hour.

  6. Heat the oil to 360 F; add the doughnuts and fry until light and browned. Make sure not to crowd the pan.

  7. Place on a wire rack and let cool before glazing.


Chocolate Glaze

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat; add the cocoa and water. Stir constantly until the mixture is thick.

  3. Remove from the heat. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla; beat with a whisk until smooth.

  4. If needed, add additional hot water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until a drizzling consistency is reached.

Glaze the Doughnuts

  1. Dip the top side of the cooled doughnuts into the chocolate glaze and place on a tray to let the glaze set.

  2. Enjoy.

Recipe Variation

For a vanilla glaze, omit the cocoa and add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.