Doughnut Holes..YUM!!

I’ve been trying to do things in the house that will help Dixie our foster dog become acclimated to living life in a home.  I’ve tried to sweep more, clang dishes, run the washing machine..all things that she will hear in her next home.  Today I wanted to spend a little time in the kitchen making food to see how she’d be with that.  So before long I found myself making a Kramer family favorite, dough nut holes.  I’ve been making these for many years and the recipe came from Judy Treloar.  She is actually known in our area for making them!

These taste a lot like cake dough nuts.  Don’t mind that they aren’t necessarily circular…remember, this isn’t a foodie blog.

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To make them, mix

2 c flour
1 egg
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 T veg oil
1/2 c sugar
1 c applesauce

Drop by a spoon into HOT oil.  Deep fry balls flipping so each side is golden.  Drain on paper towel.  Roll in 1/2 c sugar and 1 t cinnamon.

 

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I made many, many, many of these when I was doing childcare.  I made at least a double batch once a week.  The kids loved them.  Sometimes I would make them look like acorns by melting chocolate and dipping half of the ball in chocolate-then chopped nuts-then adding a stick pretzel piece for the stem of an acorn.  Here’s a link to photos so you can see what I mean.  It’s a cute breakfast idea for Thanksgiving.

Whether plain or dipped in chocolate they are a family favorite!

4 thoughts on “Doughnut Holes..YUM!!

  1. Vic in NH

    Wow, these look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe. And how is little Miss Dixie doing? Some dogs definitely freak out over brooms or vacuum cleaners, I know.

  2. Kristy Wilkinson

    Jo- so the ingredients listed all get mixed together? The 11/2 cups of oil with the flour, applesauce,sugar and cinnamon? Just want to make sure. These look and sound yummy. Thanks for all of your non quilting things you do besides all of the patterns and ideas that you share as well as your quilting tips too. K-

  3. Elaine M

    Kristy – I think it is 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil, NOT cups. Then you need more oil for frying. They do look good. Wonder if you could use pumpkin to replace the applesauce.

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