Old Bread Donuts recipe

This simple recipe uses old bread slices - helping you make something really delicious out of something really rather plain and boring. Fill with jam, chocolate or custard - whatever you prefer.


  • 10 slices white bread
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125ml milk
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Jam or chocolate spread to fill donuts
  • Sugar to roll
  • Oil to fry


  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth and the sugar has dissolved. Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt and then whisk this in.

  2. Make 5 sandwiches using the bread and the jam or spread. Cut the sandwiches into quarters.

  3. Remove the crusts and then dip each sandwich quarter into the batter.

  4. Fry each donut in hot oil for a few minutes on each side or until golden brown and puffy. Drain on kitchen paper and then sprinkle with sugar.

You could also do a platter of mixed donuts if you were having a party rather than just one flavour of donuts. This recipe makes 20 donuts.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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Old Bread Donuts Review by Annie on 4th August 2012:

Great recipe for stale bread. Tried it using raspberry jam in some and nutella in others. Kids and adults all enjoyed! Will make again!