Biscuit Donuts; A Simple How-To Recipe.

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For years, I have torn pages from magazines of recipes that I'd like to later try. Back in 2009, I noticed a post in Southern Living for fried biscuits. They had formed refrigerator biscuit dough into bite sized balls, deep fried them and dusted them with powdered sugar.

While looking on Pinterest the other day, I saw that someone had made the biscuit donuts and they looked fabulous. I decided it was time for me to give 'em a try.

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Prep & Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 8 donuts

What You Need

  • 1 can refrigerator biscuits
  • 5 cups vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • or
  • cinnamon sugar
  • or
  • chocolate glaze, (recipe below)
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If you don't have a donut cutter, simply cut a hole in the center of the biscuit or use a plastic bottle cap to create a hole.
If you don't have a donut cutter, simply cut a hole in the center of the biscuit or use a plastic bottle cap to create a hole. | Source
  1. Pour oil into Dutch oven and heat over medium heat to approximately 350 degrees.
  2. While oil is heating, separate 1 can of refrigerated biscuits.
  3. Using a donut cutter, form biscuits into donuts or simply cut hole from center of biscuit.
  4. Gently place donut into the hot oil. If necessary, cook in batches. You will want to have enough room so that each donut can be turned ensuring that each side is nicely browned.
  5. Browning should take about 1 to 2 minutes. Watch donuts carefully, if the oil is too hot they will brown very quickly. The oil should be no hotter than 350 because you want to be sure the center of each donut has had time to cook.
  6. Remove donuts after browning and place onto a paper towel or brown paper bag to drain.
  7. When all the donuts are cooked, allow to cool and transfer to a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar.
Using  slotted spoon, turn donuts when they begin to brown.
Using slotted spoon, turn donuts when they begin to brown. | Source
When the donuts have reached the desired brown remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
When the donuts have reached the desired brown remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain. | Source
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Let me know if you've tried making these. 14 comments

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These look fantastic! I use to make biscuit donuts with my Kindergarten class years ago in an electric skillet. This brings back those memories. Voted up and shared!


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alifeofdesign 4 years ago from New Hamphire Author

So pleased that you enjoyed this hub, rebeccamealey. Thank you, also, for the vote and for sharing!

Best Regards,


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

This was a challenge fed by my morning hunger! So I'm headed to the store for the "1 can refrigerator biscuits" and I wil have to comment after lunch!


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alifeofdesign 4 years ago from New Hamphire Author

You go, Perspycacious! Make a hot pot of coffee and let me know what you think. ENJOY!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

My mom use to make these. They are so good. I also tried them when our kids were home they really liked them. Voted up and shared.


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

That recipe is mouth watering......i feel like hungry seeing such a nice ball with hole in the middle. I am going to try this in my kitchen and serve my nephew,who is going to enjoy it.


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alifeofdesign 4 years ago from New Hamphire Author

moonlake, thanks for stopping by. Thanks, also, for the Vote Up and sharing.


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alifeofdesign 4 years ago from New Hamphire Author

I hope that your nephew enjoys them, carriethomson. You could always drizzle a little bit of melted bittersweet chocolate on top, as well.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

These biscuit donuts look very delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Voting this up, useful and interesting.


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alifeofdesign 3 years ago from New Hamphire Author

Thank you, Rajan, for stopping by.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These look mouthwateringly delicious! Wow. I would never have thought to use canned biscuits for donuts. Great idea and they came out really pretty. The photos are simply beautiful.


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alifeofdesign 3 years ago from New Hamphire Author

I've just discovered them myself recently and I, too, was surprised that they were so tasty. Thank you, Peg, for stopping by and for commenting.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

I missed making donuts.... It's a clever recipe, using canned biscuits. I wanna try making it! Voted up and useful, awesome. :)


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alifeofdesign 3 years ago from New Hamphire Author

I wish that I didn't enjoy eating donuts as much as I do, but I guess we all must have vices! These are certainly no better for you, but they are easy and delicious! Thanks for stopping by, FullOfLoveSites!

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