Peach Donuts Recipe inspired by the famous Donut Man - Rae Gun Ramblings


Miss late night runs to The Donut Man? Check out this easy peach donuts recipe. Perfect when you can't have the real thing.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dessert, Food, Recipe, Snack


Donut Dough Recipe

  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast or 1 packet
  • 2 TBS warm water
  • 3/4 C lukewarm rice milk
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp shortening
  • 2 1/2 C AP flour
  • Oil for frying

Glaze Recipe

  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla


  • Proof the yeast in a large bowl by sprinkling over warm water and letting sit for 5 minutes or more. If it’s not foamy your yeast might be too old or your water might have been too hot and killed them.
  • Add milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening, and 1.5 C flour. Mix on low. Slowly add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time until your dough starts to pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Knead for a few more minutes.
  • Turn dough out spray the bowl with spray oil and put the dough back in the bowl covered to rise. Set in a warm place until it doubles in size. I put it on my front porch and it took about 30 minutes in 90F weather.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. You can use either a circle cookie cutter or glass cup.
  • Heat oil to 300 F and fry donuts flipping to get both sides golden. Pay attention they brown very fast!
  • While they are still warm glaze the donuts
  • Melt earth balance over low heat.
  • Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • While the donuts are still warm dip in the glaze. I like to dip both sides. The donut dough is not very sweet you need the glaze to get a good flavor.
  • Top with sprinkles or other decorations.
  • Note: if you plan on glazing the peaches then you’ll want to double the glaze recipe.
  • Once glaze is dry cut in half with a serrated knife and fill with peaches. You’ll need about 6 peaches.
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