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Mashed Potato Baked Donuts |

Mashed Potato Baked Donuts

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Total Time: 12 large donuts


Mashed potatoes and cinnamon sugar meet in these easy-to-make baked donuts.


  • 1 cup mashed potato, about 1 large
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together mashed potato*, brown sugar, yogurt, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mashed potato mixture alternatively with buttermilk and beat until just incorporated (dough will be sticky.)
  5. Grease a 6 count donut pan with cooking spray. Fill each cavity with dough.
  6. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until donuts start to turn golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on a rack.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Brush each donut with melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle each donut with about ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon sugar.

*For my mashed potato, I wrapped a russet potato in foil and baked in the oven for about 65 minutes at 400 degrees. I let it cool a bit and then mashed it for this recipe.