Baked Sugar Doughnuts (Bread Machine)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

These are soooo good. They take a little time to make, but are worth the effort to get great-tasting lower-fat doughnuts. The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine and is credited to Jill Shramek.

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  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; set liquid aside to cool to 70-80 degrees.
  4. Mash potatoes; set aside 1 cup to cool to room temperature.
  5. (Refrigerate any remaining mashed potatoes for another use).
  6. In bread machine pan, place dough ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer, adding reserved cooking liquid and potatoes.
  7. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; some flour may remain on top; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  8. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Knead in an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour if necessary.
  10. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  11. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
  12. Place on greased baking sheets; cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 25 minutes.
  13. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  15. Brush warm doughnuts with butter; dip in cinnamon-sugar.
  16. Note: Use of the timer feature is not recommended.