how to make donuts with pancake mix

How to Make Donuts with Pancake Mix


  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sprinkles, powdered sugar, or glaze for topping (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined and the batter is smooth.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Using a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off, pipe the batter into a donut shape directly into the hot oil. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can also shape the batter into small donut shapes with your hands.
  4. Fry the donuts for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully flip and remove them from the oil.
  5. Place the cooked donuts on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.
  6. If desired, while the donuts are still warm, roll them in sprinkles, powdered sugar, or dip them into a glaze of your choice.
  7. Enjoy your delicious homemade donuts!

Note: Be cautious while working with hot oil. Ensure you have proper ventilation and do not leave the oil unattended.

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