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Sweet Potato Doughnuts

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Fried nuggets of spice-flavored batter made with sweet potatoes, dusted with powdered sugar for the perfect sweet potato doughnuts anytime.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup sweet potato, roasted and mashed
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the sweet potato on a small baking sheet (paid link). Roast in the oven for 55-60 minutes until the sweet potato is tender. Set it to the side when done and allow it to cool until it is cool enough to handle.
  2. Add the sweet potato and mash using a potato masher (paid link) in a large bowl. Add ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Blend until well combined using a hand mixer (paid link). Add your eggs one at a time, blending until the batter is smooth. Fold in self-rising a little at a time. Do not overmix.
  3. In a deep saucepan, add the oil until it’s 3 inches deep. Once the oil reaches 375°F, drop batter into the oil using an ice cream scooper or medium-sized spoon.
  4. Deep fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping each doughnut as it browns. Your doughnut should be golden brown when done. Ensure the oil retains its temperature of 375°F in between batches.
  5. Remove doughnuts from the oil and drain them on a paper towel. Once cooled slightly, dust with powdered sugar.


You can substitute all-purpose flour for self-rising flour by adding 1½ teaspoons baking powder and ¼ teaspoon (1 gram) salt to your all-purpose flour.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Deep Fry
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 514
  • Sugar: 61.6g
  • Sodium: 334mg
  • Fat: 12.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 86.1g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg