Canoe Paddle Doughnuts Canoe Paddle Doughnuts

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These Canoe Paddles are a delicious Canadian dessert. Enjoy with cinnamon sugar topping and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2014


Cinnamon Sugar Topping:


In large bowl, dissolve 1 tbsp of the sugar in milk. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.

In separate bowl, whisk together 2-1/4 cups of the all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour and salt.

Whisk eggs, oil and remaining sugar into yeast mixture. Using wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until combined. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.

Scrape dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining flour just until dough comes together, but is still very sticky, about 15 to 20 kneads. Divide dough into 12 pieces; using hands, shape into flat ovals. Place on lightly floured surface; cover with tea towel and let rest for 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Meanwhile, in large shallow dish, whisk together sugar and cinnamon.

In deep fryer, wok or deep saucepan, pour enough oil to come about 2 inches (5 cm) up side; heat until deep-fryer thermometer registers 375ºF (190ºC). Working with one piece of dough at a time, gently stretch out dough with hands to scant 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Deep-fry canoe paddles, gently pressing down with tongs and turning once, until golden, about 1 minute. Using tongs, transfer to paper towel–lined rimmed baking sheet to drain, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.

Brush tops with butter; place, buttered side down into sugar mixture. Turn over and sprinkle with sugar mixture to cover completely. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutritional facts Per doughnut: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 252 mg
  • Sugars 26 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 542.0
  • Total fat 33 g
  • Potassium 168 mg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 57 g


  • Iron 20.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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