Brewers Saved Grain Flour Doughnuts




For Toppings:

  • Chocolate for dipping
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., sprinkles, chopped nuts, shredded coconut)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, salt, and yeast. Let it sit for a few minutes until the yeast is activated and starts to foam.
  2. Add the egg to the yeast mixture and mix well.
  3. Gradually add the all-purpose flour, barley flour, and butter to the mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough for 5–7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can use a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment or knead by hand.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm environment for about 90 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air bubbles.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  8. Use a 3–3.5-inch doughnut cutter to cut out doughnuts from the dough. Place the doughnuts on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet. You can also cut out doughnut holes using a smaller cutter.
  9. Cover the doughnuts loosely with a kitchen towel and let them rest for 30 minutes.
  10. While the doughnuts are resting, heat vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven to 375°F (191°C). Use an oil thermometer to ensure the correct temperature.
  11. Carefully place 2–3 doughnuts at a time into the hot oil. Fry each side for about 1 minute or until golden brown.
  12. Using a slotted spoon or spider strainer, remove the fried doughnuts from the oil and place them on a wire rack to drain excess oil.
  13. Let the fried doughnuts cool for about 15 minutes.
  14. In the meantime, melt the chocolate for dipping in a microwave-safe bowl or over a double boiler.
  15. Dip each cooled doughnut into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.
  16. Immediately sprinkle your desired toppings over the chocolate-coated doughnuts.
  17. Let the chocolate set before serving. Enjoy your homemade Whole Grain Donuts!


Note: You can customize your toppings according to your preference. Some popular options include sprinkles, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or even a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

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