Make Your Own Fastnacht – Donut Recipe

Celebrate Fastnacht Day With Homemade 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 this week in celebration of the day we all eat donuts!

Deb Bixler shakes a batch of FastnachtsWhatever you decide to call the day, please enjoy this easy recipe. Donuts are not health food and making a batch of scratch donuts once in a while is a fun way to make a snack and get everyone involved.

Using half wheat and half white flour does bring a bit of nutritional fiber into the recipe.

Pick a good oil like safflower oil to fry your donuts in!

Potato Donut Recipe

Real Pennsylvania Deutch or German Fastnachts are donuts made with mashed potatoes. homemade fastnacht recipe

2 cups hot mashed potatoes
1 cup milk
3  eggs
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
Frying oil

How To Make Whole Wheat Donuts:

  1. In  large bowl mix the first 6 ingredients together.
  2. Mix flour in slowly. Gently knead 2-3 times. Add more flour if sticky just to make it manageable.
  3. 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.
  4. Place  powdered sugar & cinnamon in brown paper bag.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add doughnuts and fry until golden brown
  6. Remove from oil and drain briefly. Then toss in sugar bag to coat.

Fresh donuts or fastnachts are best eaten warm!


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    One Response to “Make Your Own Fastnacht – Donut Recipe”

    1. Loretta Says:

      Thank you for the healthy donut recipe. I am looking forward to making them.

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