My kids LOVE donuts but with that being said, I don’t always feel like making them from scratch or driving to go get some. These canned biscuit donuts are so easy to make. They are definitely a special treat around our house.
Another great thing about these canned biscuit donuts is that you can easily customize them. Make them extra fun by subbing the cinnamon and sugar for chocolate icing and sprinkles on top. You can get creative and use whatever else you might like. You can also make these super festive for holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s Day with red and green or pink and red sprinkles and icing.
Why make canned biscuit donuts?
We love to make these donuts on lazy Saturday mornings as a special weekend treat. It’s so nice to enjoy something really tasty together as a family. These donuts are also great when you don’t want to make a donut run!
What type of oil should I use to fry these in?
I used vegetable oil for frying these canned biscuit donuts, but you can use whatever type of oil you prefer to cook with. Note that some oils have a longer heating and cooking time than others. I know I have a friend who has a daughter with a severe peanut allergy and because of this they’re unable to buy donuts from regular donut shops. She was so thrilled when I introduced her to this recipe! They use safflower oil to fry theirs and said the taste was still great.
What ingredients do I need for this recipe?
This recipe is very simple you only need canned biscuit dough, oil, and sugar really. I prefer to use powdered sugar or a mix of cinnamon and sugar to top them with.
What are some fun toppings?
You can sprinkle these donuts with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, spread chocolate frosting over them or even try them with a vanilla glaze.
Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts
- Large pot or dutch oven
- 1 can biscuit dough (I used a ten count)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ¾ cup white sugar
- oil for frying
- powdered sugar (optional, for dusting)
- Begin by opening the package of biscuits and separating them.
- Using a small knife cut a small hole in each of the biscuit and set aside the extra dough for doughnut holes.
- Mix the white sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Heat some oil in a large pot on the stove top to about 350 degrees.
- Fry two donuts at a time for about one minute per side or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Cool slightly and serve warm.