Have you been hesitant to make homemade donuts? We have an easy Homemade Donut Recipe that is absolutely delicious and very simple. These little donuts are soft and fluffy and amazing! The sugar coating just completes these yummy donuts.
This homemade donut recipe is the absolute best recipe! You will not believe that donuts can be this amazing from a can of biscuits! They are that good. Be prepared to make these again and again because they are SO delicious. My kids like them with an ice cold glass of milk and I think they are great with a cup of coffee. They are such an easy and delicious breakfast!
I could eat these donuts all by themselves. However, they are perfect served with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe. Talk about a fabulous brunch!! My kids have requested this for breakfast after a sleepover. It was a big hit with all of their friends.
The recipe is not only really yummy but it’s very inexpensive to make! We can often get a can of biscuits on sale or even super cheap regularly priced! I love recipes that are frugal and do not bust the budget! My kids get so excited when I make these and it’s become a special treat around here.
Let’s get started making homemade donuts with biscuits!
How do you make donuts at home?
You might want to start off with grabbing a couple of cans of biscuits. 🙂 I only bought one the first time I made these and the donuts went very fast. 🙂 Everyone gobbled these amazing donuts up!
It’s so simple to make homemade donuts. Everyone will love these little treats!
Tip to make Homemade Fried donuts:
It’s helpful to have an apple corer to make the hole in the center of the donut. It’s certainly optional but makes all of the donuts uniform. It also just helps to make the donuts come together quick. And we all know that means getting to eat them faster! 🙂 You can also use cookie cutters if you have small round one. Or if you want to be all fancy, try a doughnut cutter!
Ingredients for Easy Homemade donuts:
- Biscuits (I used Pillsbury Original Grands Flaky Lakers 8 ct)
- Vegetable Oil
- White Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
How to make homemade donuts:
- Add sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix well. Make sure the bowl is big enough to hold your donuts.
- Add oil to a small saucepan. You’ll need about 2″ of oil. Heat on medium heat until hot.
Use an apple corer to cut a hole into each of the biscuits.
- Drop biscuits into hot oil, one at a time, cooking for 1 minute on each side. This is essential. If you go by “looks” your donuts will probably be doughy/uncooked in the center. It seems like a minute is a long time and they tend to get pretty dark in the oil, but it’s enough time to cook each side. Flip when 1 minute is up and continue to cook on the other side for 1 minute. You want the donuts to be golden brown.
Remove from oil carefully and place onto a plate lined with paper towels. Let set for another 2 minutes before dunking the hot donuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Coat all sides evenly.
- You can also dip the donuts in melted butter prior to dunking in the cinnamon sugar mixture if you prefer.
- Makes 8 donuts. Place on baking sheet to cool. Use plastic wrap to keep fresh once completely cooled. That is if you have leftovers. 🙂 We never have any left! You can also use paper towels to pat excess oil if needed.
This Homemade Donut recipe is just that simple!
You can also use powdered sugar as a topping. Those are just as yummy too! You might want to make an assortment. The kids will go crazy over these yummy donuts!
Did you know you can also use donut holes? Save the dough from the center you cut out. Fry those just like the donuts. You will have donut holes! So tasty and fun! If I am only making donut holes, I will roll the donuts out and use an apple corer to make individual holes. It makes a ton of donut holes and they are so good.
Print this Homemade Donut recipe below:
Homemade donuts are simple to make! You can make these easy homemade donuts with a can of biscuits! Learn how to make homemade donuts that are delicious.
- 1 tube refrigerated biscuits (I used Pillsbury Original Grands Flaky Lakers 8 ct)
- vegetable oil (enough to fill your saucepan about 2″ deep)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Add sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix well. Make sure the bowl is big enough to hold your donuts.
Add oil to a small saucepan. You’ll need about 2″ of oil. Heat on medium heat until hot.
Meanwhile, use an apple corer to cut a hole into each of the biscuits. Drop biscuits into hot oil, one at a time, cooking for 1 minute on each side. This is essential. If you go by “looks” your donuts will probably be doughy/uncooked in the center. It seems like a minute is a long time and they tend to get pretty dark in the oil, but it’s enough time to cook each side. Flip when 1 minute is up and continue to cook on the other side for 1 minute. Remove from oil carefully and place onto a plate lined with paper towels. Let set for another 2 minutes before dunking the hot donuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Coat all sides evenly.
Makes 8 donuts
Have fun trying different toppings! We love this cinnamon sugar topping, but a powdered sugar topping is also a hit at our house. And don’t forget a glaze with some sprinkles!
The entire family will love these Easy homemade donuts!
We love these homemade donuts made from a can of biscuits. Not many of us have time to make a traditional yeast donut and drag out the stand mixer for the yeast mixture. However, if you are feeling adventurous, those are yummy too. Make sure they are in inch thick and they will have doubled in size because of the yeast.
I think this easy homeamade donut recipe is just as delicious and it’s so very simple! You can have donuts in just minutes! Wow! We sometimes just make doughnut holes and they are so good!
The sugar topping on these homemade donuts make it SO delicious!
How do you make a glazed Doughnut?
You can also use this recipe to make glazed donuts. Simply cook donuts as instructed. However, instead of the sugar coating, make a glaze topping for the donuts. Learn how to make homemade glazed donuts here. The yummy glazed topping is out of this world!
Make this homemade donut recipe today!
I love to make an assortment of different types- sugar topping, powdered sugar, glazed and more! Just get creative. The kids help and it’s so much fun. You can even put sprinkles on the donuts. This might be a fun idea if you are celebrating a birthday or other fun event! You could even make a donut cake instead of a traditional birthday cake. No need to spend tons of money when you can create delicious donuts at home!
For another quick and delicious idea, try this Easy banana bread recipe!
Try our lazy day crock pot lasagna for another lazy day recipe that is easy and delicious.