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Biscuit Doughnuts

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How to make delicious doughnuts from a can of biscuits! It is a quick, easy and inexpensive treat!
For the doughnuts:
  Pillsbury biscuit dough 5 Ounce (10 count can)
  Oil/Shortening 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the glaze:
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
For the cinnamon powder::
  Cinnamon powder 4 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1)On a cookie sheet place parchment paper and set aside.
2)Take the roll of biscuit dough and cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
3)Lay the pieces on the parchment paper and with the help of a bottle cap cut out holes in the center.

For the doughnut:
1)Heat 1 inch of oil or shortening in a skillet or heat up a deep fat fryer or Fry Daddy
2)Fry the biscuits in the hot oil until brown and then turn them over and fry the other side until brown.
3)Remove the doughnuts and place on paper towels to drain and let it cool.

For the glaze:
4)In a processor or big bowl add the powdered sugar and milk and stir well.
5)Glaze the doughnuts with the mixture.

For the cinnamon sugar:
6)In a bowl add the cinnamon powder and powdered sugar.
7)Coat with the mixture on both sides.

8)Serve on your favorite serving tray with your choice of hot beverages and enjoy!

Things You Will Need
Cap from water bottle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1779 Calories from Fat 600

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g103.9%

Saturated Fat 14.3 g71.7%

Trans Fat 7.3 g

Cholesterol 4.5 mg1.5%

Sodium 1489.8 mg62.1%

Total Carbohydrates 297 g99%

Dietary Fiber 33.6 g134.2%

Sugars 194.7 g

Protein 14 g27.2%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 3.8%

Calcium 70% Iron 47.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


aparna.priya's picture
Doughnuts are a favorite of my family. just one question... can we bake it instead of frying?
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi aparna.priya! How are you? For this particular recipe using biscuits, frying is the best way to achieve a doughnut like texture. I'll see if I can find a baked doughnut recipe for you that's just as good! Have a beautiful day! :-) Amy
foodpsychologist's picture
These biscuit doughnuts seem to be truly scrumptious ! They make a hard-to-stop snack. In such a case, I think, from the health point of view, the baked version of the recipe are preferable to the fried version.
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi foodpsychologist! Thank you for commenting. These truly are hard to stop eating. It's a treat that you should limit yourself with... but they are so good! I'll try to dig up a baked version to post! Have a beatiful weekend! :-) Amy
veg.foodie's picture, the delight of a doughnut in a biscuit... that looks more like a cookie... im tempted... will try these soon. thanks for ur posts. ur recipes are fun and easy to prep!
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi veg foodie! I'm sorry, here it is nearly 3 weeks later and I just found your post. Please forgive me. Thank you for your very kind comments. I really appreciate it! This recipe is almost too easy to make. I eat these faster than I can fry them up. Something addictive about these fried biscuits. :-) I hope you like them. Thank you again for posting ;-)
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