Kara's Party Ideas Must Try: Orange Drop Donuts Recipe | Kara's Party Ideas

November is the month where food traditions reign supreme! Everyone has their favorite pie that has to be on the table for Thanksgiving dinner, and when it comes to that feast, we all have our must-have dish, whether it be grandma’s chestnut stuffing or your mother’s fluffy mashed potatoes topped with her perfectly seasoned gravy.

Why not add a new delicacy to the menu? We have a new favorite at our house, and it is so good that I just had to share it with you!! They are the warm and sugary, eat with your hands, Orange Drop Donuts!

Warm, sugary, and delicious Orange Drop Donuts recipe via Kara's Party Ideas.

Don’t they just call to you?? They are super easy to make, and use ingredients that you would normally have in your pantry and fridge. Whipping up a batch of these donuts is even easier when we use our T-fal 7 in 1 Fryer. Yep, you read that right–7 in 1!!

T-fal 7 in 1 Fryer for Orange Drop Donuts recipe via Kara's Party Ideas

Let me just take a minute to tell you about this amazing cooking assistant, then I will share with you the donut recipe that will put a smile on your face as you take your first bite!

The T-fal 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer is a multi-functioning product, allowing you to simmer, braise, sauté, brown, boil / pasta, and keep food warm, and most importantly, FRY delicious donuts and other crunchy goodness like tater tots (love the tots, but that is a whole other post!). I’m telling you—life changing!!

Orange Drop Donuts Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Deep Fry: 3 ½ minutes

Serving Size: 4



  • 6 ½ cups oil (for frying)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup orange juice



  • Pour the oil into the bowl and set the thermostat to the Deep Fry mode and allow the oil to heat-up to a low boil (small bubbles start appearing at the bottom of the bowl.)
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs, butter, and grated orange rind. Set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Alternatively add the flour mixture to the beaten egg mixture along with orange juice. Don’t over mix.
  • With frying basket already lowered into the bowl, drop the batter into the hot oil by rounded tablespoons (use a small cookie scoop.) Make no more than 6 or 8 donuts at a time. Place the lid on the bowl. Deep fry for 2 to 2 ½ minutes or until golden brown. Remove the lid and turn over the donuts and cook an additional minute.
  • Raise basket. Remove donuts and drain on paper towels. Roll in sugar before serving.

If I don’t have orange rind, I don’t sweat it. It is good even without it! I hope you enjoy these donuts as much as we do!!

This post has been sponsored by T-fal. Goods and or compensation may have been received in conjunction with it. However, all views are 100% true and my very own.


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