African Donuts Recipe

Explore the delightful flavors of African cuisine with this easy-to-follow recipe for traditional African donuts. These golden treats are perfect for any occasion and are sure to impress your friends and family with their unique taste and fluffy texture.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar (optional, for dusting)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground nutmeg. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter or oil until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a thick batter forms. If the batter is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or pot over medium heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C).
  5. Using a spoon or your hands, carefully drop small portions of the dough into the hot oil. Fry the donuts in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  6. Cook the donuts for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Once cooked, remove the donuts from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Allow the donuts to cool slightly before serving. If desired, dust the donuts with powdered sugar for extra sweetness.
  9. Serve your African donuts warm and enjoy their delicious flavor as a snack or dessert.
  10. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat briefly in the microwave before serving, if desired.

Enjoy your homemade African donuts and savor the taste of this delightful African treat!

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