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canned biscuit sugar donuts

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Sterling
Cypress, TX

My mother made these for us since we were young, and she made them when I married, too. I made them for my daughters (who loved them) and 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

This is 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 they're 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 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For canned biscuit sugar donuts

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

How To Make canned biscuit sugar donuts

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 removing 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 the cooking oil in a small skillet.
  • Sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    In a shallow dish, mix the sugar and cinnamon well.
  • Cutting holes in the biscuits.
    Separate the biscuits and cut a 1" hole in the center with a cookie cutter (I use a water bottle lid). Save the cut out holes to cook, too.
  • Frying biscuits in hot oil.
    Drop 3 or 4 biscuits into the hot oil and cook until golden brown.
  • Frying the opposite side of the biscuit.
    Flip them over and cook the opposite side. Do the same thing with the holes.
  • Coating biscuits in cinnamon sugar.
    Remove the donuts from the oil and dredge them in the sugar mixture. Place on a separate plate to cool.
  • Inside of the Sugar Doughnuts From Canned Biscuits.
    Note: You could coat with powdered sugar instead.