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sweet potato donut with slivered almonds and vanilla drizzle

Sweet Potato Almond Donuts

Soft, cake donuts with the flavor of sweet potato pie.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Fall
Servings 12


  • donut pans (2)


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup crushed almonds


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease or spray donut pans.
  • Combine all dry ingredients with whisk. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet donut ingredients, including sweet potato. Add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture, stirring just until fully combined. Fold in crushed almonds.
  • Using a large spoon, fill both donut pans. Each donut cavity should be full. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until donut is springy and firm.
  • *Glaze: Combine all ingredients with whisk and drizzle desired amount on donuts. Donuts can also be dipped while warm for a more traditional glazed look. Garnish with slivered almonds.
Keyword almond, donut, doughnut, fall recipe, sweet potato