Fastnacht Recipe: Whole Wheat Donuts
Fat Tuesday, National Pancake Day, Fastnacht Day, Shrove Tuesday or what ever you want to call the Tuesday before Lent and the last day of Mardi Gras celebrations is a perfect time to make homemade donuts.
I shared this recipe at a “healthy” cooking class last year in celebration of the day we all eat donuts!
Whatever you decide to call the day, please enjoy this easy recipe.
While donuts are never healthy these do have some redeeming qualities.
Making a batch of scratch donuts once in a while is a fun way to make a snack and get everyone involved.
Pick a good for you oil like safflower or grape seed oil to fry your donuts in!
Homemade Fastnacht Recipe
Real Pennsylvania Deutch or German Fastnachts are donuts made with mashed potatoes.
2 cups hot mashed potatoes
1 cup milk
2 Tbs. melted butter
2 cups sugar
2 Tbs. baking powder
3 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tbs. cinnamon
How To Make Whole Wheat Donuts:
- In large bowl mix the first 6 ingredients together.
- Mix flour in slowly. Gently knead 2-3 times. Add more flour if sticky just to make it manageable.
- Divide the dough in half. Roll ½ inch thick. Cut with a cutter or use a knife to cut into triangular (or any) shaped pieces.
- Place powdered sugar & cinnamon in brown paper bag.
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add doughnuts and fry until golden brown
- Remove from oil and drain briefly. Then toss in sugar bag to coat.
Fresh donuts or fastnachts are best eaten warm!