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sugar donuts from canned biscuits

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Kathy Sterling
Cypress, TX

Since I was young, my mother made these for us and when I married. My daughters always wanted these also. Now my grandchildren look forward to making them, helping to cut the holes, and dipping them in the sugar. They are delicious served warm.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An easy and budget-friendly doughnut recipe kids (big and small) will love. Before there was a doughnut shop on every corner, this was a popular way to make doughnuts at home. It's simple and not time-consuming. Outside they're golden brown. Inside is soft and fluffy. We loved coating them in cinnamon sugar. But powdered sugar or a chocolate glaze would be delicious too. Serve these for brunch, a special breakfast, or just because it's Tuesday.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For sugar donuts from canned biscuits

  • 1 can
    buttermilk biscuits (8 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c
    cooking oil

How To Make sugar donuts from canned biscuits

Test Kitchen Tips
We used a 1M piping tip to cut the center holes in the biscuits. A wooden BBQ skewer is perfect for flipping the doughnuts and remove them from the oil. Also, we did drain the doughnuts on a paper towel for a few minutes before coating.
  • Heating oil in a cast iron skillet.
    Heat cooking oil in a small skillet.
  • Sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    In a shallow dish, mix sugar and cinnamon well.
  • Cutting holes in the biscuits.
    Separate biscuits and cut 1" hole in the center with a cookie cutter (we use a water bottle lid). Save cut out holes for cooking.
  • Frying biscuits in hot oil.
    Drop 3 or 4 biscuits into hot oil and cook until golden brown.
  • Frying the opposite side of the biscuit.
    Flip them over and cook opposite side. Do the same thing with the holes.
  • Coating biscuits in cinnamon sugar.
    Remove from oil and dredge in the sugar mixture and put on a seperate plate to cool.
  • Inside of the Sugar Doughnuts From Canned Biscuits.
    Note: You could also coat with powdered sugar.