Kūmara Doughnuts

Kūmara Doughnut Kit, Serves 6

Back by popular demand, make our favourite kūmara doughnuts that your whānau will love! Using kūmara and our bespoke doughnut mix and covered in cinnamon sugar, all you'll need is milk, an egg, and oil for a delicious treat to welcome in Matariki!
If you haven't discovered it already, this recipe is from our Add Ons section. You can find this kit and more available to add to your next delivery after choosing your dinner recipes.
Servings 6


Kūmara Doughnuts

  • 400 g kūmara
  • ½ cup milk ^
  • 1 egg ^
  • 1 pack doughnut mix
  • 12 Tbsp oil ^
  • 1 pack cinnamon sugar

Pantry Staples ^


    • Preheat oven to 200°C (or 180°C fan bake), if using.
    • If you have a microwave, poke kūmara with a fork and microwave 6-8 minutes, until soft. Once cooked, peel off skin and mash with fork. If you don’t have a microwave, peel and dice kūmara. Place in a small pot and cover with hot tap water. Bring to a boil with lid on, then remove lid and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 15 minutes, until tender. Drain well and mash with fork. You will only need 1/2 cup mashed kūmara for this recipe.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together mashed kūmara, milk and egg. Add doughnut mix and stir until combined and resembles a thick paste.
    • Heat oil in frypan, about 5 cm deep, on medium heat. Place a small piece of dough in the oil; once it starts bubbling, the oil is ready (if you have a cooking thermometer heat the oil to 180°C). Using two teaspoons, spoon a small amount of batter onto one spoon, then push into the oil away from you, using the other spoon. Be careful the oil is very hot! Cook for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. Adjust the heat as needed. Repeat with remaining batter and place doughnuts on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
    • ALTERNATIVELY, fill 12 cups of a muffin tray with 1 Tbsp oil in each cup. Place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes to heat the oil. When oil is hot, remove from oven and use two teaspoons to scoop and dollop heaped teaspoons of batter into each muffin cup. Cook in oven for 8 minutes, then remove from oven. Use tongs to flip each doughnut, then return to oven and cook a further 8 minutes, until golden. Remove doughnuts from tray and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
    • Place cinnamon sugar in a bowl and toss doughnuts in the sugar. Enjoy while still warm.
    Calories: 433kcal

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