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Canned Biscuit Donuts + Glaze Recipe

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Learn how to make quick and easy canned biscuit donuts.  These delicious doughnuts are ready in no time since you start with canned biscuits to make both donuts and donut holes.  You can enjoy them plain, glazed, iced, or dusted with sugar.  

I heard about making donuts from canned biscuits a few years ago, but it was one of those things that we never got around to.  Since we are stuck at home right now, I thought it was time to cross that off of my bucket list.



I picked up two cans of biscuits on my weekly shopping trip and then didn't have time to make them.  Typical, right?

The kids knew what they were for and kept asking for them.  I was busy writing at my makeshift desk in the dining room.  My daughter asked me if she could make them.  So I grabbed my camera and we finally got to experience canned biscuit donuts.  

I'd heard that these were good, but I was still pleasantly surprised when I bit into one.  For as quick, easy, and inexpensive as they are, I didn't expect them to taste just as good as donuts from the bakery.

Canned Biscuit Donuts and Glaze Recipe


You won't believe how quick and easy these donuts are, and if you don't tell anyone that they started from a can of biscuits, they will never know!

Before we get to the recipe, let me share a few tips so you can get perfect canned biscuit donuts on your first try.

Tips for Making Canned Biscuit Donuts


I used the Aldi brand of Pillsbury Grands biscuits.  

One of the reasons that I put off making these was because I didn't have a 1 inch circle cookie cutter for the center.  I ended up using a plastic shot glass. 



Fry the centers to make donut holes.  I didn't even shape them; I left them flat.  A few separated, but they tasted great.

We use a stainless steel pan in the photos.  The temperature fluctuated a lot.  The next time we tried it, we used a Dutch oven.

You can set these on paper towels to dry, but I recommend a cookie cooling rack.  They can get soggy if you use a paper towel.

I like my spider strainer to use when I'm frying foods.  It lets the oil drain without squishing the food.

Canned Biscuit Donut Ingredients


  • Oil for frying
  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits

Directions


Step #1


Heat 2 inches of oil in a Dutch over or other pan until it reaches 350 degrees.

Step #2


Spread the biscuits on a baking sheet.  Use a 1 inch cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center.  (I used a plastic shot glass because I didn't have a round cookie cutter.)



Step #3


Fry doughnuts one or two at a time in the oil.  Fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.  Flip and repeat for the other side.  You can also fry the centers to make donut holes.



Step #4


Let drain on paper towels or on a cooling rack.  



Step #5


Dip in glaze, drizzle glaze on top, or coat with cinnamon sugar as desired.  



Donut Glaze Recipe


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
Combine milk and vanilla in a small pan.  Heat on low until water, then whisk in powdered sugar slowly.  Remove from heat.  Dip doughnuts in glaze one at a time.  

Cinnamon Sugar 


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine sugar and cinnamon.  Dip warm doughnuts into mixture.

Chocolate Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.  Stir in the milk and vanilla slowly.  Stir until it becomes a smooth glaze.  Pour over doughnuts.




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Dessert
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Yield: 16
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Canned Biscuit Donuts + Glaze Recipe

Canned Biscuit Donuts + Glaze Recipe

Prep time: 5 MCook time: 30 hourTotal time: 30 H & 5 M
How to make fried doughnuts from canned biscuits.

Ingredients:

Canned Biscuit Donuts
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits
Donut Glaze Recipe
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
CInnamon Sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Chocolate Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Heat 2 inches of oil in a Dutch over or other pan until it reaches 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the biscuits on a baking sheet. Use a 1 inch cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center. (I used a plastic shot glass because I didn't have a round cookie cutter.)
  3. Fry doughnuts one or two at a time in the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and repeat for the other side. You can also fry the centers to make donut holes.
  4. Let drain on paper towels or on a cooling rack.
  5. Dip in glaze, drizzle glaze on top, or coat with cinnamon sugar as desired.
For Glaze and Icing
  1. Donut Glaze - Combine milk and vanilla in a small pan. Heat on low until water, then whisk in powdered sugar slowly. Remove from heat. Dip doughnuts in glaze one at a time.
  2. Cinnamon Sugar - Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip warm doughnuts into mixture.
  3. Chocolate Icing - Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. Stir in the milk and vanilla slowly. Stir until it becomes a smooth glaze. Pour over doughnuts.

Calories

275.16

Fat (grams)

1.01

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.06

Carbs (grams)

68.00

Fiber (grams)

0.25

Net carbs

67.75

Sugar (grams)

66.83

Protein (grams)

0.28

Sodium (milligrams)

1.31

Cholesterol (grams)

0.05
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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