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Quick and Easy Doughnuts

Simple Doughnuts Made from Pre-made Biscuit Dough

These simple donuts made from biscuit dough are incredibly easy to make and so delicious.
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For the Doughnut Dough:

  • 1 tube (10-count) homestyle biscuits (uncooked dough)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil amount may vary depending on the size of pan used

For the Doughnut Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • For the Dough - Remove the biscuits from the container and place them on a plate until they're at room temperature (about 5 to 8 minutes)
    This will make them more pliable for making the hole in the middle of the biscuit.  
  • Make a hole in the middle of each doughnut by pushing your finger through.  Shape the biscuit into a circular ring. Set aside.
  • For the Doughnut Toppings - In a small bowl, add sugar and cinnamon.  Mix together.  The bowl should be a bit larger than the size of one of the doughnut rings. Set aside. 
  • In separate small bowl, add powdered sugar and set aside.
  • Cooking the Doughnuts - In a large skillet add canola oil. The oil should be a little more than about 1/2 inch deep in the frying pan. 
  • Heat the pan on medium heat.  To the pan, add 4 doughnut rings. 
  • It’s a good idea not to add all 10 doughnut rings in the oil at the same time because they need to be coated with the toppings right after cooking so that the toppings will stick.  With 10 doughnuts the coating can't be added fast enough to stick.
  • When the bottom of the doughnuts turn a golden color, using a pair of tongs, turn them over.
  • When both sides of the doughnuts are a golden color, remove them quickly from the pan; turn the heat off of the pan and move the pan to an unused burner while coating the doughnuts...and put them into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  
  • Cover the entire doughnut (both sides) with as much of the cinnamon sugar mixture as possible.
  • For variety, some of the doughnuts can be coated with just powdered sugar.
  • For the remaining doughnut rings, repeat the cooking process and heavily coat each doughnut in the cinnamon-sugar mixture or powdered sugar. 
  • Serve warm.