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canned-biscuit-donuts2These two recipes for baked and fried canned biscuit donuts are so easy and quick.  Children and adults love these for breakfast or a treat.  My family likes the baked ones better but I think the fried donuts give you more options for decorating.  Make them for the grandchildren and let them help with the decorating.  They are good to make for breakfast during the holidays and use red and green sprinkles or use orange for fall.  Make them over a campfire in an iron skillet when camping.

Baked Donuts

1 can biscuits (I use the jumbo flaky biscuits)

1/2 stick butter or 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup, melted

1/2 to 1 cup white granulated sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, more or less

Divide the biscuits and flatten out on counter top.  Make a hole in the center of each one either with the tip of a knife or a hole cutter.  Dip the donuts and the holes in melted butter and then in the sugar and cinnamon combined.  Place on sprayed baking sheet or on parchment paper and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 donuts and 8 to 10 holes depending on how many are in your can.  Enjoy


Fried Donuts

Heat cooking oil in skillet, cut hole in biscuits, drop biscuits and holes in hot oil.  Cook until brown on one side, turn and finish cooking.  This only takes a few seconds.  Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle on or dip in powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar combination.  Can melt chocolate chips and spread on donuts.  Use your imagination and add sprinkles. Makes the same amount as above.  Enjoy!



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Homemade Yeast Glazed Donuts

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  1. Love your recipes.. so many my precious mom made..

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Brenda. So happy you enjoy the recipes and happy to have you on the site. Have a great weekend.

  2. Growing up, we occasionally made donut holes, cutting the 10 buttermilk biscuits into four pieces each and deep frying, rolling in cinnamon sugar, sugar or powdered sugar. Bite size ambrosia! Because of the odd shape, they usually rolled themselves over in the oil when it was time. I’ll have to try the flaky biscuits some time soon.

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