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African Doughnut (Drop Doughnut)

African Doughnut (Drop Doughnut) - a 15-minute African Doughnut recipe that is crunchy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. Packed with flavor bite-sized treats! 
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 -20 donuts
Calories 132kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 1/4 cups (312.5 grams ) All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk , whole or 2%
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup (115 g) melted butter or vegetable oil
  • oil for deep frying


  • In a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, salt, sugar, grated orange, and nutmeg.
  • Stir in the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil, mix well until everything has been fully incorporated. The batter should be smooth, thick, and spoonable.
  • In a large saucepan, pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.
  • I use my hands to scoop up the batter, you can do the same or use 2 spoons - one to scoop up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil- in the shape of a ball. Do not overcrowd the pan. Do so in batches.
  • Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
  • Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
  • If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter.


  • If the mixture is too thick add one to two tablespoons of milk.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg