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!
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.
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.
Very good! Don't let it sit too long in the oil (I used veg. oil) or it will have a slightly burnt taste. Still VERY good!
Very good, quick and easy. My four year old kept dipping her cookie in the leftover sugar/cinnamon mixture. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing how a dinner time side can turn into a deliciously sweet, fast and EASY treat! I just poked a small hole and stretched the dough out on each biscuit. I used vegetable oil and had a small piece of dough to use as an "oil temperature tester." Be careful with the hot oil and all will go smooth, you cannot mess these up!
These are great!!! We had just been to the Carnival the the kids wanted some "Carnival Donuts". This was the first recipe I tried (because it was the easiest) and I have to look no further. Everyone loved these and they took 5 minutes. The kids rolled the dough around their fingers to make the holes. My 9 year old daughter told me to give this recipe a million stars, five times. Thanks for a great recipe.
I am a bigger fan of doughnuts than your average cop and I must say, This recipe is the BOMB!! SNAP!! I was very leary of makin' doughnuts w/ bisquit mix because I do not particularly care for them. But I must say they make GREAT doughnuts. They are better than hot doughnuts from Krispy Kreme Because they are hot and ready when I want them and I always have the flavors I want. I too used a shot glass to cut the holes and fried them too!!
Paula Dean made these and all she did was punch a hole in the biscuit with her thumb. I use a store brand biscuit (they have no butter) so that my dairy allergic son can have donuts. My variations: 1) melt chocolate and dip the donut (then cover with sprinkles); 2) dust with powdered sugar; and 3) fry without the hole and pipe in custard, jelly, or whipped cream. Dip in chocolate or dust with powdered sugar. YUMMY!
These are good. I used a donut holer to make a hole instead of tearing them.