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Powdered Sugar Biscuit Donuts

Making your own donuts at home can be a lot of work – especially if you’re trying to make them from scratch! But I have a fun shortcut that will let you and your family enjoy fresh donuts at home without all that extra work. This simple donut recipe is one of the easiest ways to make your own donuts and you only need three ingredients to make them! 

Powdered Sugar Biscuit Donuts.

Ingredients for Powdered Sugar Donuts

If you love powdered sugar donuts, you’re going to love this easy recipe. In addition to being delicious, they’re also so simple to make! But the best part about this fun recipe is that you only need three ingredients:

With these three simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can enjoy fresh donuts for breakfast this morning!

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Supplies for Homemade Donuts:

In addition to those three simple ingredients, you’ll also need a couple of supplies for making these donuts. To transform canned biscuits into donuts, you’ll need:

  • A small round cookie cutter. When choosing a cookie cutter for cutting the center of your donuts out, the smaller the better! I used a 2-inch cookie cutter to cut out the center of my donuts. If you don’t have a cookie-cutter that small, consider using a sharp knife to cut a hole out of the center of each biscuit.
  • A sifter. To ensure your powdered sugar isn’t lumpy when you sprinkle it on your donuts, it’s a good idea to use a sifter. But the good news is that using a sifter makes sugaring your donuts so easy! Just place the sugar in the sifter and hold the sifter over the top of the hot donuts. You can sift the sugar right on top of the donuts directly from the sifter!
  • A large frying pan. Once the oil in your frying pan is hot enough, your donuts will cook very quickly. To ensure your donuts don’t stick to the bottom of the pan or to each other, you want to make sure they have plenty of room to fry. Choose a large, deep frying pan for best results.

How to Make Biscuit Donuts:

Now that you have all your supplies and ingredients ready, it’s time to start cooking! The first step to making your own homemade biscuits is to prepare the oil. Place your large frying pan on the burner and add the oil. For best results, you’ll need at least two inches of oil in your pan. Turn the burner to medium heat and allow the oil to heat while you prepare the biscuits.

Open the biscuit can and remove all the biscuits to a flat surface. Use the cookie cutter to cut out the center of each biscuit. Set the centers aside – don’t throw them away! You can use those centers to make donut holes after you’re finished frying your full-sized donuts.

When the oil is hot, add the donuts to the oil. You can test to see if your oil is hot enough by adding one of the donut holes to the pan. If the oil bubbles around the dough, it’s ready. If it doesn’t, wait a few more minutes to add the donuts.

 

Cook the donuts in batches of two to three at once to avoid burning your dough. Cook each donut for two minutes on one side, then flip them and cook them for two minutes on the other side.

When the donuts have cooked through, remove them from the hot oil to a wire cooling rack. Immediately sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the donuts. Making sure to sprinkle the sugar over the hot donuts will ensure the powdered sugar sticks to the donut as it cools.

Continue cooking the donuts until all the donuts have been cooked and covered with sugar. Then, you can add your donut holes to the hot oil. Since the donut holes are much smaller than the traditional donuts, they’ll cook much faster. Cook each donut hole for one minute on each side before removing it from the oil and coating it in sugar.

Biscuit Donut Variations:

Now that you know how to make your own donuts out of biscuits, you can start experimenting with different donut flavors! There are so many fun ways you can dress up your biscuit donuts after you’re finished frying them. Try these variations the next time you make biscuit donuts:

  • Cinnamon and Sugar Donut:

Instead of coating your donuts in powdered sugar, try cinnamon sugar donuts. Mix one cup of sugar with one tablespoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the donuts after they’re done cooking.

  • Glazed Donuts:

You could also coat your donuts in a glaze after frying them. To make a simple glaze, just mix one cup of powdered sugar with three tablespoons of milk. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the donuts after they have cooled to create a glazed biscuit donut.

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Powdered Sugar Biscuit Donuts
Makes 8 donuts

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can biscuit dough
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:
1. Fill a pan with two inches of oil and heat over medium heat.

  1. While the oil is heating, remove the biscuits from the can. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut
    holes from the center of each biscuit.
  2. Place the donuts in the hot oil in groups of three. Cook one side for two minutes, then flip each
    donut and cook for an additional one to two minutes.

  3. Remove the cooked donuts from the oil and immediately top with powdered sugar. Flip each
    donut over and coat the bottom with powdered sugar.

  4. Continue cooking the donuts and topping with sugar until all the biscuits are cooked.

  5. Cook the centers of each biscuit in the hot oil to make donut holes. Cook each donut hole for
    one minute on each side, then remove from the oil and top with powdered sugar.

 

More Donut Recipes:

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Red Velvet Donuts

HOW TO STORE BISCUIT DONUTS FOR LATER

I think donuts taste the best when they are fresh. If you are making these donuts in advance, then here are a few tips on how to store them:

ROOM TEMPERATURE

First, seal your donuts in airtight storage bags or containers. Make sure the storage bag or container is tightly sealed or the donuts will become stale.
If you store these bags or containers in a cool, dry area, they should last for at least 1 to 2 days. Leaving them in direct sunlight (even in a bag or container) can cause them to get stale faster.

When you’re ready to eat them, simply place the donuts on a plate and place in the microwave for 15 seconds. This will soften them up again, so they will taste just as good as a freshly-baked donut.

If you added your own icing or glaze to these donuts, instead of my cinnamon-sugar mixture, this short timeframe will also prevent that icing or glaze from melting off your donuts.

IN THE REFRIGERATOR

You can also store your donuts in your refrigerator! Just make sure you put them in an airtight container or bag first. They should last up to 1 week in your fridge before they start to become stale.

Whenever you’re ready to eat or serve them again, let them thaw to room temperature and then heat them up in your microwave for about 15 seconds.

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Powdered Sugar Biscuit Donuts
Yield: 8 donuts

Powdered Sugar Biscuit Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Making your own donuts at home can be a lot of work – especially if you’re trying to make them from scratch! But I have a fun shortcut that will let you and your family enjoy fresh donuts at home without all that extra work. This simple donut recipe is one of the easiest ways to make your own donuts and you only need three ingredients to make them! 

Ingredients

  • 1 can biscuit dough
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

1. Fill a pan with two inches of oil and heat over medium heat.
2. While the oil is heating, remove the biscuits from the can. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut
holes from the center of each biscuit.
3. Place the donuts in the hot oil in groups of three. Cook one side for two minutes, then flip each
donut and cook for an additional one to two minutes.
4. Remove the cooked donuts from the oil and immediately top with powdered sugar. Flip each
donut over and coat the bottom with powdered sugar.
5. Continue cooking the donuts and topping with sugar until all the biscuits are cooked.
6. Cook the centers of each biscuit in the hot oil to make donut holes. Cook each donut hole for
one minute on each side, then remove from the oil and top with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 457Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 20mgSodium 326mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 2gSugar 44gProtein 5g
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