What better way to start your day than with fresh, hot donuts? I popped my head into Claudia’s room this morning and asked if she wanted to make donuts for breakfast. She was out of bed before I turned to walk down the hallway. My girl loves her donuts, so I’ve been wanting to try this recipe with her and Sam. They had fun, didn’t argue one time, and made some delicious donuts. Wait… I need to mark that on the calendar.
These donuts are homemade, but might be considered a bit of a cheat. They started out as Pillsbury Grands biscuits! In short order, I was enjoying a cinnamon sugar donut with my iced coffee, and my personal chefs were bragging about how awesome they are. (They are awesome, and so were their donuts!)
Recipe: Homemade Donuts
1 refrigerated can of Pillsbury Grands biscuits
canola or peanut oil, for frying
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2-3 Tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Pour about 3 inches of oil into a pan and heat over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees. (I tore a little piece of biscuit dough off and dropped it in the oil to gauge when it was hot enough.) Using a biscuit cutter (or an old dosage cup from my kiddos’ liquid suspension medicine!), make a hole in the center of each biscuit. When the oil is ready, gently lay the donuts into the oil. When one side becomes golden, turn with tongs until both sides are a nice golden color. Remove from oil and drain on a cooling rack.
For cinnamon-sugar donuts, dip donuts into melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
For glazed topping, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. Dip top of donut into glaze and immediately add sprinkles.