This is a recipe handed down from my Grandma Thayer. My family tradition is to make these old-fashioned cake donuts Christmas morning. Enjoy! Roll warm donuts in sugar and cinnamon, if desired.
Beat eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer until whipped to a creamy color. Mix in sugar gradually until well blended. Mix in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix in butter.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl. Beat 1/2 of the mixture into the sugar mixture until well blended; beat in remaining 1/2. Let batter rest for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead as little as possible until it comes together. Roll dough out using a rolling pin until it is 3/8-inch thick; cut into donut shapes.
Lower donuts carefully into the hot oil and cook until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Remove from oil and let cool on a wire rack.
Per Serving: 595 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 83.5g; fat 24.7g; cholesterol 73.8mg; sodium 579.6mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to continue the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and gives me energy to take on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feel full all day , and less likely grab a side food out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Making fruit a morning habit is simple . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your cereal bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.