Yummy little munchkins, donuts and even jelly filled if you like. Relatively cheap and easy to make. Fun to make with the kids.
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- 15 ounces Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits (2 Cans out of the value pack. Don't Use the Grands)
- oil (Enough to cover the donuts, amount varies by pan)
Toppings or Fillings (Optional)
- 1You'll also need a soda cap and a few ziplock bags for this recipe.
- 2Remove biscuits from packages, separate. One can yields ten jelly filled donuts or ten donuts and ten munchkins. Use as many packages as you like; I usually use two and save the other two to make at dinner.
- 3Munchkins & Ring Donuts:.
- 4Position a soda cap in the middle of the biscuit and press down hard, rock the cap back and forth to make sure the dough has been cut through on all sides. What's left will be one tiny ball of dough and a ring shaped piece of dough. Set aside until all biscuits are cut. (These cook quickly so you won't have time to cut and watch the ones cooking at the same time.).
- 5Fill a sauce pan with just enough oil to cover the donuts completely, heat the oil. A deep fryer works especially well.
- 6Drop all the munchkins into the pot making sure they don't stick to each other as they begin to cook. They will float once they expand so make sure to keep an eye on them. Flip them over in the oil once the submerged side is browned.
- 7Place on a plate covered in a paper towel to cool and dry off the excess oil.
- 8Drop four donut rings into the oil at a time. Flip after one side turns brown then place on the paper towel covered plate.
- 9When the donuts are cool enough to handle but still warm enough, roll in sugar and/or cinnamon if preferred. If using frosting, wait until they are cooled completely before coating.
- 10For Jelly/Cream Filled:.
- 11Drop four biscuits into the heated oil whole. It will take slightly longer to cook through than the munchkins and rings but be careful not to let them burn.
- 12Let cool on a plate with a paper towel to soak up excess oil.
- 13Once cooled completely, use a butter knife to pierce a hole into the side of the donuts.
- 14Cut one of the bottom corners off of a ziplock just big enough to fit into the hole you pierced through the donuts.
- 15Fill the ziplock with jelly or cream of choice. Use a separate ziplock for each different flavor.
- 16Insert end into the donut, use the butter knife if you need to and gently squeeze enough filling until it starts coming back out. Don't over fill too much.
- 17Coat in sugar or frost if desired.
- 18Viola~ Don't eat too many.
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Nutritional Facts for Homemade Donuts
Serving Size: 1 (165 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 976.7
- Calories from Fat 171
- Total Fat 19.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.5 g
- Cholesterol 0.4 mg
- Sodium 1008.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 199.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
- Sugars 144.4 g
- Protein 6.1 g