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Lazy Day Homemade Donuts

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lazy Day Homemade Donuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Carrie Barnard


  • 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!


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg