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Fresh Strawberry Donuts

These fresh strawberry donuts are made from scratch but super easy to make! Try with a glaze or powdered sugar and pair with a cup of coffee in the morning. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Rise for2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 302kcal


  • 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 5 cups all purpose flour

Strawberry Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp strawberry preserves
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • In a large bowl, add the warm water and sprinkle over the yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes so it can activate.
  • Once the yeast activates and becomes foamy add the milk, melted shortening, sugar, salt, eggs, strawberries, and 1/2 of the all purpose flour. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Add the remaining all-purpose flour and mix until the dough is smooth and slightly sticky.
  • Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for 2 hours.
  • Lightly flour your working surface and knead the dough for a minute or two.
  • Gently roll the dough 1/2-inch thick with a floured rolling pin.
  • Cut donuts using a donut cutter or round drinking glass and then using a bottle cap or a small round circle cutter to cut the holes in the center.
  • Cover the donuts and let them rise for 45 minutes.
  • While the donuts rise, prepare the strawberry glaze. Mix the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and milk. Set aside.
  • Heat some vegetable oil to about 350 degrees and then fry the doughnuts for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Coat one side of the donuts with the strawberry glaze and then garnish with fresh strawberry bits if desired.



Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.6mg