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Coffee Flavored Donuts

Is there anything better together than a cup of coffee and a donut? Maybe having both in one gratifying bite. A subtle flavor of coffee lays in deep undertones for this simple yeast donut.

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Coffee Flavored Donuts

Coffee and donuts together in happily baked bliss.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
rising time1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee, donuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 347kcal


  • cooking thermometer


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup coffee cooled
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • oil for frying


  • Pour the milk into the coffee and let cool until temperature reaches 106-112F. Add the yeast. Cover with a tea towel and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the rest of ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes on medium speed.
  • Let dough rise until double in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to 1/2" thick and cut with a 4" circle. Cut out donut holes with a 1" circle.
  • Place on a baking sheet and let proof (double in size) about 60 minutes.
  • 50 minutes into the rise time, heat oil over medium heat and get the temperature to 350F. Get a drip tray ready by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and setting a cooling rack on top.
  • Once the oil has reached 350F, start frying the donuts. Let them turn golden on the bottom then flip over, about 60-90 seconds per side. Set on the drip tray. Repeat until all the donuts are fried.
  • If desired, roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy!


Sodium: 217mg | Calcium: 29mg | Vitamin A: 202IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 123mg | Cholesterol: 17mg | Calories: 347kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 61g | Iron: 3mg

Nerdy Tips

  • use a thermometer! You will need to measure the temperature of the coffee before adding the yeast. Too hot liquid will kill the yeast and your dough will not rise. You will also need to measure the temperature of the oil before frying the donuts.
  • take the time to let these rise. If your oven has a proof function, this is a good time to put it to use.
  • eat warm- they are just so delicious!!!
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Donut Glaze

For an extra sweet treat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts, frosting, glaze
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Mix ingredients. Add food coloring if desired.

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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