The tasty little doughnut balls are better than ones we have bought from the shop. It is great that you can eat them as soon as they are cooked as there is nothing better than eating a warm doughnut on a cold winters day. We made these to take to see the fireworks.

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They went down a treat with the children. We looked up lots of recipes as we wasn’t quite sure how to make them but in the end we took ideas from different recipes and made our own. We didn’t have yeast for one thing, and that seemed to be needed in most of the recipes. So if you fancy trying to make your own doughnut balls then this simple recipe is for you!


As you can see we kept them wrapped in tin foil for the evening. I would like to say it was a great idea as it kept them nice and warm but in reality I didn’t have any paper bags to put them in. Also I apologise for the bad quality of images but I wasn’t planning on sharing this recipe just yet and was going to take more photos in the week. But due to such a high demand for this recipe I am sharing now.


Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Balls


225g Self Raising Flour

150ml Milk

5 tbsp. Caster Sugar

2 tbsp. Baking Powder

1tsp Cinnamon

1tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar

150g Caster Sugar

2 tsp Cinnamon


Heat oil at around 190C. We used a deep fat fryer but you can heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry.

Put all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt) into a bowl and mix together. Gradually pour in the milk and stir until combined. If you need to you may need to put your hands in and knead the dough.

Pour oil onto your hands to help stop the dough sticking to your fingers. Roll out small, slightly larger than golf ball, sized balls. We got around 10 balls out of this recipe but its all dependent on size.

Before frying the dough balls you then need to make the cinnamon sugar. Pour the sugar and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Once rolled, place the balls in the hot oil.

Fry until they are golden brown, and if using a deep fat frying pan, fry until the dough balls are floating on the surface of the oil.

Remove from the oil and place onto kitchen roll, dab to remove excess oil. Then whilst they are still hot place them in the bowl of cinnamon sugar and coat them with the sugar.

Then take a bite and enjoy!


12 thoughts on “No Yeast Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Balls

  1. Oh these sound so yummy – I’ve always been put off doughnut recipes because of the fiddling about with yeast but this one looks really simple. Wish I had some to scoff right now! #ChasingNature

    1. We were desperate to make some doughnuts to watch the fireworks with and when I saw that you needed yeast I was so disappointed as I knew we didn’t have any. But my partner came up with these and they were just incredible. Just as good, if not better than shop bought ones x

  2. Oh wow these look yum – I will have to try these with the kids 🙂 my mouth is watering – thanks for sharing the recipe! xx

  3. They look so tasty – and a perfect treat for Bonfire Night. I wonder if they would taste as good with gluten-free flour? I’ll have to give it a go. #chasingnature

  4. Yum! I tried to make donuts once and they failed miserably..will try this out to see if I have more joy xx #coolmumclub

  5. Mmmm these look so delicious! Who knew doughnuts were so easy to make? Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

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