I LOVE jelly filled donuts!  I love making them for friends to take on all of our adventures, because what could possibly be more nutritious, hearty, and just keep you going than a jelly filled donut?  Not to mention how AMERICAN they are!  And kid friendly!  So everyone, make jelly filled donuts for your hiking trip which involves battling little critters and half-brained villians today!


  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (or 0.25oz packet) Yeast
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon Sugar (separated)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons Melted Margarine
  • 1/2 cup Superfine Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Jelly/ Jam


  1. Mix yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar with 1 cup of warm water in a measuring cup. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the mixture is frothy and smells yeasty.
  2. Whisk together flours, remaining sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg in a large bowl. Grease separate bowl with oil.
  3. Stir yeast mixture into flour mixture with a wooden spoon until sticky dough forms. Add up to 1/4 cup warm water to make smooth dough.
  4. Stir in the melted margarine.
  5. Dough is very soft and sticky at this stage. Turn it onto a well floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes using extra flour as kneaded, until the dough is soft, smooth and pliable.
  6. Transfer to the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Flour a baking sheet. Roll the dough into 1/4” thick round on a well-floured surface. Cut into circles using 2” round cutter and place them on the floured baking sheet.  Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat oil until hot but not smoking. Fry donuts in oil for 3-5 minutes, or until deep golden brown on all sides, flipping 2-3 times. Drain on paper-towel lined baking sheet.
  9. Roll the donuts while still warm in superfine sugar. Cool.
  10. Poke small hole in side of each donut with a toothpick or a skewer. Using a pastry bag fitted with small round tip, fill each donut with 1tsp of jam/jelly.