E-Z Doughnuts

"This recipe came from my son's Cub scout pack. These doughnuts are a favorite treat on camp outs, for both the kids and adults!"
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10 Doughnuts


  • 1 (12 ounce) package refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Separate biscuits and stretch slightly to enlarge them. Poke your finger through center of each one to form doughnut hole.
  • Heat oil in small size skillet (you can also use a deep fryer) to about 350°F.
  • There should be enough oil to float the doughnuts when cooking, so the amount of oil used will depend on the pan size.
  • Place several doughnuts in the oil and fry until golden brown on first side then turn over to finish!
  • Place cooked doughnuts on paper towel to drain slightly. In a bowl to which you have added a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon (you can vary this depending on your own taste), place one or two doughnuts at at a time and coat both sides.

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  1. For a quick doughnut, this is great! I would have loved more flavor but for how easy it was, and no kneading or rolling or cutting, this was perfect for me! I will be making these again!
  2. I have made this same recipe since the 70's. However, I no longer make these because my children are grown, and my grandchildren can't have a lot of sugar. A quick and easy donut recipe, as well as tasty.
  3. My mother made these for us, I made them for my daughter, now she makes them for her kids. Everyone has always loved these. But we make a variety of toppings. Glaze, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, sprinkles, powdered sugar. And everyone decides which topping they want. We never have leftovers (teenage boys) which is good because they don't taste nearly as good after they cooled off.
  4. What a treat! I hardly ever make fried food or crave doughnuts but, something came over me on Sunday morning and new I had to give your recipe a try. They turned out great and were on the table in a few minutes. DH couldn't believe his good fortune. Fresh doughnuts and football!! I know I'll be asked to make these again. Thanks for posting this Hubby pleasing recipe!
  5. I could never thank you enough - these are amazing!!! Thank you thank you thank you!


  1. I make these in my frydaddy as doughnut holes instead of regular doughnuts. I tear a biscuit in half and roll each half into a small ball and fry! I like a variety of toppings, so I do cinnamon and sugar, powdered sugar, and a glaze of powdered sugar and water. Yummy!


Cooking is a great passion of mine. I am a carpenter by trade. The recipes I submit are usually a mixture of ones that are brand new and ones that are 50 plus years old. I like to look through old cook books and find a new recipe I've never tried before.
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