Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Easy and fast donut recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Cut or tear each biscuit in half.
  2. Roll in palm of hand to finger shape.
  3. Stretch and join ends together.
  4. Drop in hot lard at 350 degrees.
  5. Brown on both sides.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Drop in paper sack with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Shake until coated.
Most Helpful

5 5

Super Easy and tasty! I used regular (non-buttermilk) store brand biscuits, and they taste a bit like elephant ears, but they are still really good...I'm not sure if buttermilk biscuits might taste a bit more like donuts. I made 12 donuts plus donut holes for .51 plus the cost of the oil (which really is minute b/c I already had it on hand, and it can be re-used several times for frying.) Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

5 5

I have eaten these before but never made them . 5 stars for ease of making, for sure. I had these done and mostly gone in less time than it took for my oil to heat. I cut the recipe in half, using one of the small 5 biscuit tins available, making 3 regular donuts and 8 donut "holes", but cutting the 2 remaining biscuits in quarters. I will say, I think the sugar/cinnamon mix could be cut way back. I used 1 cup sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and had well over half my mix left . Family loved it, will make again.

5 5

I make these all the time. As other commenters, I punch a hole, then streach the hole bigger. These are super yummy, and an easy addition to breakfast, or a snack.