Whole Wheat Western Doughnut Holes

OK, so yesterday I made yeast-raised doughnuts (beignets) for my son Timothy, so today I had to make cake doughnuts (western) for my oldest son Thomas.  These doughnuts are really easy to make, but make sure to follow exactly the instructions for refrigeration of the dough before frying.

Mix together the following ingredients:
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour (freshly ground equal mix of hard and soft wheat if possible)
  • 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of melted and cooled butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk

  • 5 to 6 cups oil for frying (Use an oil with a high hot point.)

After mixing up the dough, put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Next, roll the dough into small balls and then refrigerate again while warming up the oil to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Drop dough balls into the hot oil, 5 to 7 at a time, for about a minute in length (or until the dough gets browned well all around).

The end result is good enough to please my 15 year-old many times over.


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