Easy Donuts

"Easy and fast donut recipe"
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Ready In:


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


  • Cut or tear each biscuit in half.
  • Roll in palm of hand to finger shape.
  • Stretch and join ends together.
  • Drop in hot lard at 350 degrees.
  • Brown on both sides.
  • Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Drop in paper sack with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  • Shake until coated.

Questions & Replies

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  1. kcecile
    Can these doughnuts be baked like the biscuits?


  1. jps.snow
    I do them in my air fryer. Works great and no grease to fool with or get burned with.
  2. Homeschool Mommy
    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!
  3. GIBride01
    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.
  4. Joelle213
    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.
  5. 498291
    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!


  1. Gabesgirl
    Super easy and yummy! I used vegetable oil instead of lard and simply used a shot glass to cut the wholes in the middle and fried without tearing the biscuits, rolling them and stretching them into a circle again. I then fried the middles (cut outs) and they puffed up into little donut wholes!


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