Bakery style donuts made in minutes and with only THREE ingredients. Let me show you how to make easy homemade biscuit donuts. That's right, grab a can of refrigerated biscuits and let's have donuts for breakfast!
I couldn't believe how incredibly easy these canned biscuit donuts are to make. Even better news...they bake up fast too!
You'll be enjoy semi-homemade powdered sugar donuts in minutes when you follow this recipe I'm sharing with you today.
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- Cast iron pan - you can also use a heavy skillet if you don't have a cast iron pan. I love using my Cast Iron Silicone Holder to put on the end of the handle.
- Small sifter
- Cookie cutter - if you don't have a small cookie or biscuit cutter, you can use a small frosting or piping tip.
Exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!
- Refrigerated Biscuits
- Cooking Oil
- Powdered Sugar
Fill a cast iron pan or heavy skillet with about two inches of oil and heat over medium heat.
While the oil is heating, remove the biscuits from the can. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut holes from the center of each biscuit.
How to Fry Biscuit Donuts
Place the donuts in the hot oil in groups of four. Cook one side for two minutes, then flip each donut and cook for an additional one to two minutes.
Remove the cooked donuts from the oil to a baking cooling rack.
How to Add Powdered Sugar
The best way to sprinkle the powdered sugar on top of the donuts is to first add the powdered sugar into a small sifter.
Then hold the sifter over each donut and gently tap the sifter which will allow the powdered sugar to evenly coat the warm donuts. If you want, you can also flip each donut over and sprinkle the bottoms with powdered sugar.
Don't forget to cook the centers of the biscuits too! Add the centers of the biscuits in the hot oil to make donut holes. Cook each donut hole for one minute on each side, then remove from the oil and top with powdered sugar.
Could I dip the donuts in melted chocolate?
Yes! Oh my word, we were thinking the same thing after taking the first bite that these donuts would taste amazing dipped in melted chocolate.
Or even dipped first in melted butter and then sprinkled with a cinnamon/sugar mixture. You could even warm up canned frosting in the microwave for 15 seconds and then drizzle that over the freshly cooked donuts. Don't forget to add sprinkles!
What is the best oil to fry in?
For this recipe I used vegetable oil to fry the donuts. In fact, I use vegetable oil for most of my recipes.
Vegetable Oil heats up fast and made the donuts really crispy on the outside which is just what you want for this recipe.
Can you make biscuit donuts in the air fryer?
If you are looking to save a few calories on this recipe, then yes, you can definitely use an air fryer to prepare the biscuit donuts.
- Place 4 biscuit donuts in a single layer in the preheated 350 degree air fryer.
- Cook for about 3 minutes and then flip the donuts and continue to cook another 3 minutes or until the donuts are golden-brown.
- Remove the donuts to a baking cooling rack and then sprinkle with powder sugar.
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- 1 can biscuit dough; 16.3 ounce size
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Oil for frying; about 1 to 2 cups
- Fill a pan with two inches of oil and heat over medium heat.
- While the oil is heating, remove the biscuits from the can.
- Use a small round cookie cutter to cut holes from the center of each biscuit.
- Place the donuts in the hot oil in groups of four. Cook one side for two minutes, or until you see them turning slightly brown. Then flip each donut and cook for an additional one to two minutes; or until they're golden brown.
- Remove the cooked donuts from the oil to a baking cooling rack.
- After a few minutes, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar.
- Flip each donut over and coat the bottom with powdered sugar.
- Continue cooking the remaining biscuit donuts and topping with sugar until all the biscuits are cooked.
- Cook the centers of each biscuit in the hot oil to make donut holes.
- Cook each donut hole for one minute on each side, then remove from the oil and top with powdered sugar.
The nutritional information does not include the oil to fry the donuts in.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.