Donuts – Homemade Spudnuts

This post is sponsored by Walmart, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

It has been a tradition in my family to make homemade soup, donuts, and root beer on each Halloween night.  There isn’t a halloween celebration that doesn’t call for such a feast and believe it or not, homemade spudnut or donuts are actually pretty easy to make! 

A Halloween Feast

First, to make matters quick and easy I utilize my Walmart+ membership to get FREE same day delivery of all my groceries and cooking supplies and stretch my budget even further by swapping to Walmart Brands like Great Value and Marketside. 

In addition, all Walmart brands are sourced ethically , environmentally conscious and organic solutions.

For the spudnut or donut recipe I saved $8.69 by purchasing Great Value which blows my mind everytime.  When comparing name brand to store brand it seems like the difference is only a few cents here and there, but when you add up all the ingredients it comes out to over $8 in savings for one recipe, and when looking at our whole Halloween feast I saved $20 total! 

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Homemade Spudnut Recipe (Donuts)

makes 4 dozen

Spudnut or Donuts
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
2 packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
additional oil for deep frying

1 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar


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1. Dice and peel potatoes and cover in water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes.  Second option is to purchase pre-cooked mashed potatoes and reheat according to packaging. 

2. In a small bowl dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tsp of sugar and lightly stir. 

3. In a large bowl combine mashed potatoes, warm milk, oil, sugar, eggs, and salt. Once combined add in yeast. 

4. Add in flour until it forms a soft dough. 

5. Grease a large bowl and place soft dough into bowl turning once to coat the dough in grease.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Punch down dough and let rise again until doubled. 

6. Roll onto a floured surface 1/2″ thickness and cut with a 3 inch circle cutter.  *we like to use a soda bottle lid to cut out the center spudnut donut hole.  Reserve donut holes to cook 

7. Heat oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees and fry donuts until golden brown.

8. Mix glaze ingredients to a smooth consistency.  

9. Place cooked donuts on a plate layered with paper towels and while still warm dip donut into glaze. 

10. Place on cooling rack over a covered surface to let cool and let excess glaze drip off. 

11. Enjoy while warm! 

Be sure to follow along on IG @honeybuilthome and for more DIY projects check out my posts on my blog.

until next time, Christine

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Meet Christine Gummersall, a mother of 4, coach's wife, former Labor and Delivery nurse, and self taught DIYer who decided to take a sledge hammer to her 1950's bathroom over a decade ago and hasn't stopped tackling her honey-do list since.  Folow along as christine breaks down the pretty afters, by showing the whole how to process and empowers you to STOP waiting, and START creating a home you love, with your own two hands! 

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