Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Sweet Potato Doughnuts


These sweet potato doughnuts are made completely from scratch – it’s the perfect way to sneak some sweet potatoes into your favorite sweet breakfast!



  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk, lukewarm
  • sweet potato puree (from about one medium sweet potato)
  • 6 tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups flour


  1. Combine all ingredients except flour. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Add flour and knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Place in a greased, covered bowl and allow to rise for about an hour.
  4. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut out doughnuts.
  5. Place cut doughnuts and doughnut holes on a greased plate. Cover and allow to rise in a semi-warm place until doubled in size (about 30 minutes).
  6. Heat oil to medium heat (about 350 degrees). Fry each doughnut a minute or two on each side until cooked. Place on a plate with paper towels to drain.
  7. Dip in glaze and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


For the glaze, I used 3/4 cup cream, 2 tbs. butter, and about 1 1/2 cups sugar melted together.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet potato doughnuts, homemade doughnuts, sweet potato puree doughnuts