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Super Easy Biscuit Donuts

    Donuts don’t get much easier than this! The kids are gonna be begging you to make them these Super Easy Biscuit Donuts every weekend!

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    Super Easy Biscuit Donuts

    My mama used to make these donuts for me 40 years ago! Thanks to the help of Pillsbury Biscuits in a tube, they are so quick and easy to make that you’ll be done before your coffee is ready.

    I remember making them as a kid for “Special Weekends”. Honestly, I don’t know why there needs to be a specail reason to make these.

    They are ready in no time.

    They take next to nothing for effort.

    They deliver smiles all around!

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    Get the kids to decorate the donuts

    Grab those kids and put them to work! They can easily make the sugar glaze and sprinkle on ALL the sprinkles.

    I’m sure I don’t need to say this… but just in case… don’t let the kids near the hot oil! You need to be careful around that oil too. It’s HOT!! Getting a 350 degree oil burn will result in a trip to the ER.

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    I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have a dozen of these donuts instead of ones that have been sitting on a shelf for a few hours or days. These are great for the whole family, so just enjoy them.

    Serve with some fresh fruit, maybe some scrambled eggs and bacon if you’re concerned with a balanced diet.

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    But trust me – your kids are going to LOVE THEM!!

    Yield: 12

    Super Easy Biscuit Donuts

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes


    For the Donuts

    • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
    • Vegetable Oil

    For the Icing

    • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
    • 4 Tablespoons Milk
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • Sprinkles


      1. Open the biscuits and lay them flat on a cutting board. With a 1/2 – 3/4 inch round cookie cutter, punch out the centers.
      2. Add 3 inches of oil to a large pot (I like to use my Dutch Oven for this) and heat to 350 deg F. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.
      3. Carefully place a donut in the hot oil and cook for 30 seconds. Flip it over and cook the other side. Dry on a paper towel.
      4. Fry all the donuts and donut holes.
      5. Mix sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add more milk or sugar to achieve a thin glaze consistency. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let them drip over a cooling rack. The glaze will the thin and transparent.
      6. Add sprinkles to wet glaze or let dry and re-dip for more sugar glaze.
      7. Enjoy with a large glass of milk!


      Do not splash the donuts in the oil. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to move the donuts.

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