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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts made with Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

I think I may be the only person on this planet who didn't know you could deep fry store bought refrigerated biscuit dough and create a light and crunchy doughnut. This recipe appeared on Pinterest and had about a zillion repins and comments.  Most people wrote that the doughnuts reminded them of their childhood or they'd been making biscuit doughnuts for years.  Who knew?

I was intrigued.  The recipe fit right into the genre of my blog - a quick but high quality product that the whole family could enjoy.  As well, aren't doughnuts the new cupcakes - the darling of the baking industry?  Aren't we looking for something sweet, decadent and inexpensive in this day and age?

I dipped the warm cakes into a cinnamon sugar mixture but, you can also use powdered sugar or any kind of glaze you fancy.  These turned out to be a very popular after school treat, washed down with a cold cup of milk.

One quick tip - definitely keep your oil at 375 degrees.  Some of mine got a little too hot and the outside became too dark while the inside was still gooey.

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
1 can Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
2 cups canola oil
1 cup superfine sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon

Heat oil in a fry pan until 375 degrees.  Separate biscuits and cut a hole out of the center with a small cookie cutter, shot glass or anything small and round in your kitchen.  Place doughnuts and doughnut holes in oil and cook until golden brown on each side (about 3 minutes per side).

Drain on paper towels and quickly dip in the sugar cinnamon mixture.


  1. great post, I'm mildly obsessed with donuts, only in theory so far.... just haven't started acting on it yet.... soon!

  2. Remember Crutchley's donuts in Bridgehampton. I think they had Nutmeg in the dough. Maybe you could add it to the sygar and cinnamon. I'm going to try it.

    1. Yes - I remember Crutchley's! I agree, nutmeg would be a wonderful addition. I am going to try it next time. Pumpkin pie spice would be interesting too :))


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