Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
  • Yield:8 doughnuts
  • Prep Time:3 hours 20 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:3 hours 25 minutes


1/2 cup milk 

1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator 

2 tsp. active dry yeast (from 1/4 ounce package) 

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled 

1/2 tsp. kosher salt 

1/4 cup sugar 

1 large egg, lightly beaten 

Vegetable oil for frying 

1/2 cup grape or strawberry jelly


  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator, stirring until smooth. Let stand until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water; let stand until foamy. 

  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together flour, salt and sugar. With mixer on low, add yeast mixture, milk mixture and egg; switch to dough hook. Knead on medium speed until dough pulls away from sides of bowl, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer dough to a large greased bowl; cover and set aside to double in bulk, 1 to 2 hours. 

  3.  Pat dough into 1-inch thickness; use a 3-inch cutter to cut dough into rounds. Transfer dough rounds to a parchment-lined baking sheet; let stand until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. 

  4. Meanwhile, pour enough oil in a large pot to reach 2-inches; heat to 360°F. Fry doughnuts in batches, turning once, until browned and puffed, 2 to 3 minutes. Pipe jelly into center of doughnuts; dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving. 

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