Mom's Cheat Doughnuts

Mom's Cheat Doughnuts Recipe

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debbie lopez


These were a rare and special treat my Mother would make for my brother and I when we were young. The topping I listed is sugar and cinnamon because that is what we always had as children. But these quick doughnuts can be topped with any number of things such as a chocolate glaze, powdered sugar or even a plain glaze sprinkled with nuts.

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10 doughnuts and 10 doughnut holes
15 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


oil for deep frying
7 1/2 oz
buttermilk biscuits (we like pillsbury)
4 Tbsp
1 tsp
cinnamon (optional)

How to Make Mom's Cheat Doughnuts


  • 1In a heavy saucepan or deep fat fryer, heat about 1 quart of oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2Separate dough into 10 biscuits.
  • 3Cut hole into center of each biscuit using a small cookie cutter.
  • 4Fry biscuits and holes in hot oil a few at a time for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • 5Drain on paper towels.
  • 6While still warm, roll in sugar or cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • 7Hope you enjoy these as much as we did growing up.

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About Mom's Cheat Doughnuts

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #doughnut, #breakfast