Homemade No-Rise Donuts


I made these for a holiday party and they were a huge hit. Simple to make, don’t take time to rise and are lightly fried instead of deep fried. These will be a go to favourite that remind you of a classic bakery donut. Special thanks to VLK for being the master frier and helping make these donuts.

This recipe comes directly from Bigger Bolder Baking and is completely unchanged. It worked perfectly completely unchanged (I successfully doubled it)


For the donuts:

3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs
vegetable oil for frying (I used Grapeseed oil)

For the Glaze:

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Cinnamon Sugar:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.


In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, melted butter and eggs. Mix well and add to dry ingredients

Whisk or combine dough using your hands and transferred to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out the dough to be approximately 1/2 inch thick.




Heat 1 inch of oil in a large frying pan. Should take 5-7 mins to heat on medium low.


Prepare glazes (as instructed below)

Using a 1 large and 1 small circle cookie cutter (size of your choice) cut out donuts.


Place donut (and donut hole) in the frying pan for approx. 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Once flipped and fried on the other side remove from pan and place on rack to cool.



Glaze donut. For chocolate glaze one side, and vanilla and cinnamon sugar glaze both sides.


These keep well in a container for a day. They are best served immediately.


For the Glazes:

Chocolate: Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.


Vanilla: Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.


Cinnamon Sugar: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.


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