Homemade Biscuit Donuts

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It’s still cold around these parts, which means it’s still Donut Season! I was really hoping things would warm up and the rain would stop by now, but this Houston weather is crazy. The second you think it’s warming up it’s back to freezing the next day. I just checked the forecast and it looks like it will continue to be cold for awhile. :/

In my mind there are only a few perks for when it’s cold and that includes cute Winter Clothes and warm foods like soups, breads an donuts!! This next recipe is one I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. They are Homemade Biscuit Donuts and let me tell ya- they are DELICIOUS!! Not only were they beyond easy to make but the whole family love them, and they were perfect for a cold day here in TX. But, let’s face it – these donuts would be great ANY time of the year. 😉

Don’t they look yummy? I love how the glaze is oozing off the sides. Mmmmmmm!

The recipe was adapted a bit from the Pillsbury website and is one we’ll keep around for awhile. It’s just so easy and perfect for when you’re craving some homemade donuts. :)

Homemade Biscuit Donuts
  • 1 can Pilsbury Biscuits, non flaky
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • milk
  • sprinkles
  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan on medium heat.
  2. Separate biscuits then with a cookie cutter or something similar, cut a whole in the middle to create your doughnut.
  3. Fry until golden brown. Let set on a plate with paper towels on it.
  4. Let cool a bit and then dip into your favorite topping.
  5. For a cinnamon sugar taste, dip doughnut into butter then into a cinn/sugar mixture (3 TB sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon)
  6. For a simple glaze taste, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk a little at a time to create a sweet sticky glaze.

Biscuit Donuts - 1

I use a sprinkles cap to push out the centers.

Biscuit Donuts - 2

Frying the donuts – A trick my mom always did was to use the other side of the wooden spoon to flip over the donuts and to take them out of the hot oil. :)

Biscuit Donuts - 3

Homemade Biscuit Donuts - easy and delicious!

Delicious and Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts! { lilluna.com }

Delicious. Easy. Quick. Definitely my kind of dessert!!! 😀

You can change things up by using chocolate frosting or a cinnamon/sugar mixture, and you can always change it up with the sprinkles. We used Wilton Turtle Crunch sprinkles from Michael’s, which were perfect.

For more yummy donut recipes, be sure to check these out:


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Our favorite homemade donuts recipe! #donuts

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All delicious!!

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Behind the Scenes - Biscuit Donuts

Good thing I started with the donut holes first – the oil was wayyyy to hot and totally burned them!! Make sure your oil is perfect by starting with a hole too. 😉

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  1. 1

    This is my very favorite way to make donuts!! So easy and delicious :)
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  2. 2

    These look so delicious. When I make these I normally just roll them in sugar and cinnamon, but they look so much better this way!
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  3. 3

    These look so good! I made my own version a few months ago but can’t wait to try this one. Yum!
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  4. 4

    Can’t wait to make these! The kids would love them!!!
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  5. 5

    What a fun combo!!!


  6. 6

    Looks so good… I am trying this recipe for sure!
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  7. 7
    Gina Kleinworth :

    Mmmmmm – donuts. That’s all I’m going to say. :)

  8. 9

    I’ve made them this way for many, many years. And tstill love em this way. You can even use the cheapo biscuits. I don’t cut the holes though. I just poke my finger through and pull until I have a large hole. Then shape it and deep fry it. I don’t cool it either. It goes straight from the oil to the confectioner/milk .
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  9. 11

    Oh how I wish I could just reach through my computer screen and grab one! They’re stunning. And I love how easy they are.
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  10. 13

    Super delicious and easy to make. Thanks so much :)

  11. 15

    Wow, these look so delicious! I’m supposed to create an at home date tonight for my boyfriend and I was trying to figure out what I can do for dessert. These will be perfect and looks so simple to make! I’m thinking about making it a little more adult friendly by adding some kahlua somewhere in the mix. Thanks so much for the awesome idea!

  12. 17

    so good and I made them this morning. But I couldn’t seem to get any of them to look nice and golden brown like yours. The one that was cooked all the way through Burnt and ones that did look golden brown were still raw in the middle.