Biscuit Doughnuts Easy Recipe
Canned Biscuit Doughnuts are super easy to make and perfect for a quick and easy homemade dessert.
No need to talk about how great doughnuts are because we already know that, right? My personal favorites are Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts but I enjoy a good Butternut doughnut at Dunkin on occasion also. While those are both good, homemade biscuit donuts are even better.
The great thing about homemade biscuit donuts is how easy they are to whip up, quick, easy, and
cheap affordable homemade dessert.
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More Donut Recipes
- Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts recipe
- Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze
- No Bake Reindeer Donuts (Kids can make these)
The ingredients to make donuts from biscuit dough are simple and there are only a few. Most of these ingredients are likely already in your pantry.
- Canned biscuits
- Oil for frying, about 1 cup
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon
How To Make Biscuit Doughnuts
Begin with a can of biscuits. I selected the small biscuits to make mini doughnuts but if you would like to use jumbo biscuits that would be fine also. I have used this recipe to make both full-size donuts and mini-donuts.
Open the biscuits and line them up on a cutting board.
Use a small round object to cut the hole from the center of each biscuit to create the doughnut shape. I used the orange core tool from Tupperware. It worked like a charm.
You can also use a small biscuit cutter, the cap from a milk carton, or any small round kitchen object you have on hand.
Prepare a paper bag or a Ziploc bag with your choice of sugar coatings. I used Cinnamon Sugar and Powdered Sugar. You can use both or just your favorite one.
For the cinnamon sugar coating, combine one cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and stir or shake to blend and set aside.
For the powdered sugar, place one cup of powdered sugar in the bag and set aside.
Pour about one cup of oil into your skillet. You may need more or less depending on the size of your skillet. You want shallow oil.
Heat the oil in a large skillet with high sides on medium-high heat. Drop the biscuit donuts into the hot oil carefully. When the top begins to turn golden brown, carefully turn it over using a fork to brown the other side.
Place a layer of paper towels onto a sheet pan. Then set a cooling rack over the paper towels.
Drain the hot donuts on the cooling rack prior to adding the sugar coatings.
Place the donuts, one at a time into the bag with your choice of sugar coatings. Shake, shake, shake. Coat half of the fried donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture and half in the powdered sugar.
Remove the sugar-coated doughnuts using tongs. Serve and enjoy!
How To Make Homemade Fried Biscuit Doughnuts
Quick and easy homemade dessert using an old recipe cheat, canned biscuits. Biscuit doughnuts are better than store bought and remind me of those little doughnuts for dessert at the Chinese buffet.
- 1 Can of biscuits (5 per can)
- Oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Mix the cinnamon and granulated sugar together in a paper bag and shake to blend. Set aside
- Pour the powdered sugar into a paper bag and set aside.
- Heat a skillet with shallow oil. No need for deep oil. The amount of oil you use will depend on the skillet size. Pour oil to about 1/4 way up the skillet, not even half full. Do Not Walk Away from hot oil.
- While the oil is preheating. open the biscuits and create a center hole. I used a Tupperware orange juicer for this. It's the perfect size for small canned biscuits.
- Once the oil is hot, fry the biscuits until golden brown. Flip over carefully and fry the other side. Only takes a very few minutes.
- Drain on paper toweling.
- Turn the burn off and remove the hot oil skillet from the heat
- Place one or two biscuits at a time in the bag of sugar and shake to coat.
- Serve and Enjoy!
This recipe is for one can of 5 small biscuits. You cab make these with Grands or larger biscuits as well. Make plenty, they disappear quick.
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Now that you know how to make donuts from biscuits in a can you can treat your crew and yourself with this sweet treat any time of the year.
Canned biscuit donuts are good to have any time but great for a Mother’s day brunch, sweet breakfast treat, party food, and game day dessert. This easy recipe for fried donuts is perfect for Mardi Gras too.
Storing Biscuit Donuts
Leftover donuts can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for a day or two on the kitchen counter. I doubt there will be any leftover donuts though.
More Homemade Dessert Recipes
We made these Scrumptious Caramel Iced Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls using only three ingredients. You can do that when you know how to use recipe cheats properly.
Sticking with the idea of stuffing cinnamon rolls with your choice of flavors I created the Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls for a fall treat. No real pumpkins were harmed, we only used the spice.
Fresh apples and Crescent rolls come together perfectly to make Homemade Apple Turnovers without making the dough first.
One more Cinnamon Roll trick that is really popular at my house is the Mardi Gras King Cake. My grandson loves these so I make a few each Spring.
We are not quite done with the cinnamon roll recipe cheats. One more are these Cherry Sweet Rolls Not Quite from Scratch. Inspired by my mother’s love for cherry cinnamon rolls.
Here is how I took a bag of Chocolate Chip Cookie mix and turned it into a dessert you can talk about and take to the office party.
My kind of recipe!! Thanks for sharing at the “What’s for Dinner” link up
What a great way to make donuts! I’ve never tried this, but it’s going on my to make list. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.
I will have a couple right now with my coffee thank you! They look great. Thanks so much for linking up with us at #WednesdaysWisdom
We do this too! My hubby actually introduced this to me. He said his mom used to make these for them when they were kids. Love that it’s so easy to make.
When I met my hubby he told me his mom used to make doughnuts this way. We’ve been doing this for quick desserts. Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.
That is a nice story! Thanks for hosting Tasty Tuesdays! Lots of good recipes there 🙂
That’s it? This is got to be the easiest donut recipe I’ve ever seen! I never make donuts because they seem to take a while. Pinning!!!!!
Thanks for the Pin Zan. Be sure to come back and tell me how your family enjoyed their donuts you make for them 🙂
Okay that is such a cool idea. And it looks so easy. I will try it this weekend. Cinnamon sugar for me.
Isn’t it just too easy! I’m a fan of both cinnamon sugar AND powered sugar 🙂
Oh my goodness, could it be that easy?! My husband would DIE. I’m going to do this for him! Pinned!
I know, right! I was talking about this at work today, almost wanted to go home and make them. 😉
My kids love biscuit doughnuts! And I love that they are so easy to make! Pinning!
Thanks for the Pin, Alli. These are just so easy to make 🙂
One of my friends used to make these when we were kids. I always loved having them at her house. My mom rarely ever fried anything, so they were always a treat. But she didn’t put powdered sugar on them. I bet they are 10 times better like that!
Ohhh, I just don’t know which I like better, the powdered sugar or the cinnamon sugar?!