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Homemade Donuts

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We love warm, homemade donuts. Alright, you caught me… we love donuts.

But warm ones take it to a whole new level.

Biscuit donuts with chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar! The easiest donuts and so good when they're warm!


My mom used to make these donuts from biscuits when I was little and toss them in cinnamon and sugar. It was such a treat for me and now it is for my kids too!

I’ve even heard my son tell friends that he’ll invite them for a sleepover because he knows he can talk me into making more of these! And, yeah, he’s got me pegged. It doesn’t take a ton of convincing.

I start with a pack of refrigerated biscuits then use one of my frosting tips to make a hole in the center. Don’t you dare throw away those centers!! Donut holes are THE.BEST.

Biscuit Donuts

I’m madly in love with my cast iron skillet, but I suppose you could use any large, deep frying pan to heat your oil.

Once they’re fried nice and golden, transfer to a paper towel to cool slightly. By slightly, I mean just a minute or two. You want to toss them in the cinnamon sugar while they’re still nice and warm. Trust me, SO much better warm!

Bsicuits donuts fried

I used Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder for my glaze, because dark chocolate is my kryptonite. Feel free to use regular cocoa if that isn’t your shtick. And, honestly, I don’t really measure my glaze ingredients… I just put a little of each until I get it the consistency I want it! So if you want yours more like an icing and less like a glaze, just adjust your milk accordingly.

Biscuit donuts with chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar! The easiest donuts and so good when they're warm!

Homemade Donuts

Try all kinds of different toppings: tossed in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, chocolate glaze, powdered sugar glaze and more!

  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits (large size with 8 biscuits)
  • Canola/vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  1. Lay your biscuits out on a cutting board and with a large, round pastry trip, cut out the centers.
  2. Place paper towels on counter for later use.
  3. Pour oil into your skillet over medium high heat until it is about 1.5″ deep. Heat until a small piece of dough dropped in starts sizzling immediately.
  4. Using tongs or spatula, carefully place biscuits in heated oil being careful that they don’t touch each other.
  5. They should immediately start sizzling and turning golden. Cook for about a minute and then flip over and cook the other side for about a minute.
  6. Remove once they are completely golden and transfer to paper towels.
  7. Repeat with remaining biscuits including the center holes you cut out.
  8. Let cool for a minute or two and then toss in cinnamon sugar mixture or drizzle with chocolate glaze.
  9. Cinnamon Sugar: In small bowl, mix 1 cup granulate sugar with 1-2 tsps. cinnamon
  10. Chocolate Glaze: In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. cocoa and 2-3 tbsp. milk. mix until smooth.

Biscuit donuts served warm with cinnamon sugar or chocolate glaze!

Linda holding

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Yummy!! I love donuts. And I like plain or with glaze . I'm definitely going to treat myself to these easy treats. I see I'm not the only one that is ready donuts, hahaha. Yea aren't those cast iron skillets awesome! Thank you for your easy recipe Natalie. Linda

Life with Kaishon

Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

I could go for one right this second! : )