Beaver Tails

Beaver Tails

These are Canadian donuts. They are particularly popular in Ottawa. Apparently they are named like this because they're shaped to look like beaver tails.


Warm water
2.5 cups
Plain flour
3 cups
Whole wheat flour
3 cups
1 tablespoon
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
Canola oil
3 liters
1/4 cup
Cinnamon, sugar, chocolate, banana, etc.
to taste


1. Combine the white flour and whole wheat flour in a large bowl thoroughly.
2. Add the sugar and baking powder to the warm water and leave for several minutes.
3. Gradually add Step 2 to Step 1 and knead until the texture of the dough is similar to bread dough.
4. Divide into portions and spread out until 1-1.5 cm thick.
5. In a deep-fryer heated to 350°C, deep-fry one side for 1 1/2 minutes. Flip over and fry the other side for 1 1/2 minutes. Drain the excess oil for 1 minute.
6. Use a paper towel to remove the excess oil and coat with melted butter. Top with your choice of toppings to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

My neighbour friend bought a deep-fryer and I really wanted to have some beaver tails so I made my own recipe. Even though there's no yeast, these are fluffy and plump.