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Easy Donuts from biscuits

This is a quick, fun way to make donuts with no skill needed. Made from refrigerated biscuits, they can be ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 303kcal


  • 2 tubes refrigerated biscuits
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ TBL cinnamon
  • 2 cups oil or crisco for frying


  • Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow dish.
  • Open biscuit tubes, place biscuits on flat surface. Cut holes in center of each biscuit.
  • Heat oil to 350°. I like to use an electric frying pan with edges. You can also use a deep skillet on the stove, and a thermometer to get the temperature correct.
  • Place donuts carefully into hot oil, avoiding splashes.
  • Fry donuts for 1-2 minutes per side, or till golden brown.
  • Place donuts onto paper towels to drain.
  • Dip each donut into melted butter, then into sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Serve warm!


One donut + one donut hole is one serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg