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“Homemade” Donuts Recipe

These “homemade” donuts made with biscuits are so easy to make you could have them for breakfast every morning.

Prep:  5 minutes | Cook time:  1 minute | Serves:  8

Chocolate, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar donuts



  • 1 can of buttermilk biscuits
  • Vegetable oil

Toppings of your choice

  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon and sugar

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (you can substitute 1/2 teaspon of maple extract)
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. Heat 2 inches of oil in a skillet.
  2. Put the powdered sugar in a large ziplock bag.  Put the cinnamon and sugar in a separate one.
  3. For the chocolate glaze, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa and milk.
  4. Use a small cap (like the one to the vegetable oil) to make a hole in the center of the biscuit.
  5. Place the biscuit and the holes in the oil.  Fry on one side until golden brown then turn and fry the other side.  Place on a paper towel to drain.
  6. Place the fried donut in the ziplock bag and shake to coat thoroughly or ice with the chocolate glaze.

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  1. My mom used to make these when I was a kid. We would use vanilla icing and sprinkles.

    Comment by RobinA2

  2. We used to make homemade donuts like that when we were younger. I am going to have to give your recipe a try!

    Comment by DallasGirls