We love warm, homemade donuts. Alright, you caught me… we love donuts.
But warm ones take it to a whole new level.
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.
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!
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.
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
- Lay your biscuits out on a cutting board and with a large, round pastry trip, cut out the centers.
- Place paper towels on counter for later use.
- 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.
- Using tongs or spatula, carefully place biscuits in heated oil being careful that they don’t touch each other.
- 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.
- Remove once they are completely golden and transfer to paper towels.
- Repeat with remaining biscuits including the center holes you cut out.
- Let cool for a minute or two and then toss in cinnamon sugar mixture or drizzle with chocolate glaze.
- Cinnamon Sugar: In small bowl, mix 1 cup granulate sugar with 1-2 tsps. cinnamon
- Chocolate Glaze: In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. cocoa and 2-3 tbsp. milk. mix until smooth.