Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I just saw Sunny Anderson make these on Cooking For Real and had to post this recipe! So easy, quick and tasty! You could change this up with a little ground ginger or lemon zest mixed in with the sugar. Have fun! :)
- 1 orange, zested
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (8 count) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- vegetable oil, for frying
- Place zest, sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag and shake to combine.
- Place oil in a deep pan until it comes about halfway up the side of the pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice biscuit dough in quarters and roll into balls to form 24 donut holes.
- Working in batches, place donut holes in hot oil and fry until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Transfer hot donuts to the paper bag and shake to coat with orange sugar. Serve immediately.
Super fast and super easy. I would only make half of the sugar mixture for coating the donuts because I had a lot left over. I could easily have made a another batch with the coating that I had left over. I had a little trouble with the sugar sprinkling out of the bottom of the bag as I was shaking it. I ended up putting the sugar mixture in a medium size bowl and rolling the donuts in it. I took some over to my in-laws and they loved them too. Leftovers are best when they are popped into the microwave for about 10 seconds. Made for April 2011 Aus/NZ Swap.
Nice little breakfast treat or any time of the day for that matter. I reserved a half cup of sugar to use in my tea and still had plenty to dust the donut noles with which were ready in 5 minutes so keep an eye on them. A keeper. Made for RS#41
I also saw Sunny Anderson make these donut holes and they looked so simple and yummy. Did use an orange to zest and placed the sugar mixture in a brown paper lunch bag. Do make sure the oil stays hot or the donut holes will be soggy. Enjoyed these little treats a lot! Made and reviewed for ZWT 6 - Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens.