Super Easy Fried Donuts

These Super Easy Fried Donuts are so delicious- they require minimal ingredients and they come together super fast. My family loved them!

If you’ve been on Pinterest it’s inevitable that at some point you’ve come across the concept of using refrigerated biscuits to make donuts. I’ve come across them several times and always passed them by. Don’t get me wrong, they look delicious. But I was always distracted by pretty things like perfectly roasted chicken and super-cute crafts that I’ll never be able to duplicate.

Well, now I’m pregnant. And all I want to do is eat garbage. It’s crazy and delicious and terrible. So when I once again passed a post for these donuts I had to click. Next thing I knew, I was making these Super Easy Fried Donuts for our early Sunday morning breakfast. Needless to say, J and A were thrilled!

These Super Easy Fried Donuts are so delicious- I couldn't believe how quickly they were done. My family loved them! Click on the photo to read more...

I must say, I was pretty thrilled too. These cooked up so quickly and easy. It was no work at all popping a soda cap through to create a hole. The results had a delightful crispiness on the outside with the light, airy tenderness on the inside that you can only get in donuts that are fried.

These Super Easy Fried Donuts are so delicious- I couldn't believe how quickly they were done. My family loved them! Click on the photo to read more...

I gave J the option of cinnamon and sugar or glaze and he opted for cinnamon and sugar. I’ll bet these would be lovely with a light glaze or even chocolate sauce or confectioner’s sugar. Make sure you have everything set up before hand because once you start cooking, these will go fast. And take extra care not to let your finger accidentally dip into the hot oil while turning the donut holes like I did. It was not my favorite moment of the morning.

These Super Easy Fried Donuts are so delicious- I couldn't believe how quickly they were done. My family loved them! Click on the photo to read more...

Super Easy Fried Donuts

Source: The Southern Plate

Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated biscuits (I got Pillsbury Grands, Homestyle. Avoid the flaky ones)
  • Canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon

Heat a 1/2 inch of canola oil in your pan over medium to medium high heat (I was closer to medium high). I used my cast iron pan. It’ll take about 10 minutes to get hot enough.

Using a soda cap, pop holes in the middle of your biscuits to form you donuts.

When the oil is hot enough, test out a donut hole in the pan. You’ll know the oil is hot enough because the minute you put your donut hole in, the oil touching it will immediately start simmering and bubbling.

When you put your donuts in, make sure you don’t overfill your pan as it can bring the temperature of the oil down. I did them in two batches.

You’ll want to keep an eye on the donuts and as soon as one side is golden brown (a minute or two on each side) you can turn them.

Once they’re golden brown on both sides, transfer them to a paper towel to absorb access oil. Once all your donuts are cooked, dip each side lightly in the butter  and then dredge in cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    September 21, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Ah these look amazing and so easy! Donuts are a major weakness for me. I’ll need to do these ASAP. Thanks for sharing!
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      Jessy
      September 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      They are for me too- I really couldn’t get over how fast these go- thank goodness I had everything else laid out! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    Krista
    September 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve never tried to make my own donuts! These look so tasty, my kids would be thrilled!
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      Jessy
      September 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      I had never tried either but I am totally converted!

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    Shann Eva
    September 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Good thing we don’t have any refrigerated biscuits or I’d make these right now. They look delicious! Thank you for the recipe. My kids will LOVE them.
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      Jessy
      September 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      These are dangerously addictive- my one year old was in heaven!!

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    Jane
    September 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    These look really delicious! What a great idea to use a soda bottle cap to create a hole.

    Best wishes to you with your pregnancy. Enjoy the cravings, that’s the fun part, I think!

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      Jessy
      September 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you- I can’t take full credit for the pop cap (the blog that I linked in the recipe thought that up) but I was really happy with how easy it made it! Thanks for the kind words- the cravings are fun but totally dangerous haha.

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    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 22, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Wow, these look good. My hubby would love these!
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      Jessy
      September 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you- I’m really happy with how they turned out!

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    Yanique
    September 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    These doughnuts look so good. I bet my kids would devour them 🙂
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      Jessy
      September 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you- My whole family went to town on them 🙂

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    Aspen Jay
    September 28, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Hi Jessy!
    Wow these are fast to make! My little guy would love these! Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday!
    Cheers,
    AJ
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      Jessy
      September 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Thank you! I couldn’t believe how fast the came together 🙂

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