Crispy, buttery, and coated in cinnamon sugar. These Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Donuts are super fast to make, only require 3 ingredients, and are fool-proof! They are warm to the bite and perfect all year round.
I am a donut fanatic. In fact, I think it is a problem. But it is a problem that I am okay living with. I absolutely love donuts!!! Although donuts can be tedious to make, these are perfect because the only thing you need is refrigerated canned biscuits. So if baking with yeast makes you nervous like me, don’t worry when it comes to this recipe.
I chose to cover these donuts with cinnamon sugar because it is the time of year. Everything with cinnamon is a must by being in the ingredient or the main ingredient. However, you can absolutely coat these donuts with whatever topping you like. Here are some coating ideas you can consider when it comes to these Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Donuts.
Coating Ideas for Biscuit Donuts:
Powdered Sugar: Once your biscuits have finished frying, you can toss them in a bag of powdered sugar or dust them lightly.
- Powdered Sugar: Once your biscuits have finished frying, you can toss them in a bag of powdered sugar or dust them lightly.
- Chocolate: This is the same concept with powdered sugar, you can drizzle the donuts in chocolate or completely coat them in chocolate ganache and allow them to set.
- Simple Glaze: In a medium bowl, you can combine some powdered sugar, about 2 cups, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of milk and whisk until smooth. Then, cover the tops of the donuts by dipping them in the glaze and let them set.
- Vanilla Bean Sugar: Take two vanilla beans and 2 cups of sugar. Scrape the beans from the inside of the vanilla beans and place them in a plastic bag or a bowl, mix the sugar and the vanilla beans well. You can even shake with the vanilla bean shell to extract more vanilla bean flavor with the sugar and coat the biscuits with the vanilla bean sugar instead of the cinnamon sugar.
After you have selected the coating that you would like to use for your canned biscuit donuts, you can’t forget about the donut holes. When you fry your donuts, be sure to fry the holes from the inside of the donut. They are just as perfect and you can coat them with whatever your topping choice will be.
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Commonly Asked Questions
For sure! I see people do this all of the time and this is an easy alteration to frying the donuts in oil if you prefer. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the temperature and length of time for cooking these biscuits. Then, you will coat the donuts with your desired topping.
Although I am not getting paid or have been asked to endorse any brands in the post, I do typically use Pillsbury Grands biscuits for this recipe. However, other store name brands are fine as well.
Whenever I deep fry something I typically use vegetable oil. However, lately, I’ve been using canola oil to fry things that are not heavy in weight. For instance, if I am frying fish or fried chicken, I use vegetable oil. For these homemade donuts, I used canola oil. However, you can use peanut oil as well.
How long do these donuts stay fresh?
I don’t keep any of my baked goods longer than a week (personal preference), so I would say the same for these donuts. Just be sure to keep them in an air-tight container.