Growing up, my mom always made doughnut holes from biscuit dough and my brother and I would gobble them up faster than she could make them. Since my kids love doughnuts, I thought it would be fun to make them after I pinned a recipe for biscuit doughnuts last year. I have been notorious for pinning tons of recipes but never actually making them…..until now. As many of my readers know, I am dedicating the entire year of 2014 and living a Pinterest life. Each day I will recreate recipes and craft projects that I have pinned on Pinterest. So far this has been an exciting challenge and I am anxious to share my adventures with you.
Today I am featuring Biscuit Donuts that I pinned last year from the blog, Little Bit Funky. I was blown away by the simplicity of this recipe and the deliciousness of these sweet doughnuts. All you need is a can of biscuit dough (not the flaky kind), vegetable oil, melted butter in a shallow dish and toppings of your choice. I used cinnamon sugar, red cinnamon sugar and Nutella.
To begin, add the oil to a a pan over medium-high heat and prepare the doughnuts for frying. Pop open the can of biscuits and lay them on a working surface. I used parchment paper since it makes for an easy clean-up. To create the doughnut shape, cut holes in the center of each biscuit using a circular object. I used a shot glass since the size was perfect. Be sure to save the centers to make fried doughnut holes. Oh, on a side note, it is best to use buttermilk biscuits. They only had “butter tastin” at the market. While they came out great, my kid were asking what the yellow dots were.
Next place the doughnuts in the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Once one side is done, flip over and repeat.
When your golden fried rings of buttery deliciousness are done, place them on a plate lined with a paper towel to cool down.
When they are cool enough to handle, dip them into the melted butter (let the excess drip off) then dip in your mixture of choice. Be sure it is nice and coated then flip over and repeat for the other side.
I used both a regular cinnamon sugar mixture as well as a red cinnamon sugar mixture.
My kids and I LOVE Nutella, so I just had to spread some on one of the doughnuts. Oh yeah, it was good.
These are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning or any day of the week when you have a craving for something sweet and fried. I already have a few dessert ideas in mind.
I hope you all have a sweet week! xoxoxoxoxo