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Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts with only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts
  2. Why We Love Canned Biscuit Donuts
  3. Ingredients
  4. Options
  5. How to Make Canned Biscuit Donuts
  6. How to Store Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Other Easy Donut Recipes
  9. Canned Biscuit Donuts Recipe

These Canned Biscuit Donuts are two things… so easy and so delicious! It’s so fun to make homemade donuts, and this recipe makes it incredibly simple to do so. There are just 5 ingredients and 5 steps to the instructions. In no time, you have soft and sweet cinnamon-sugar donuts!

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Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts

While I’m not always a huge fan of sweets for breakfast, I cannot say no to these canned biscuit donuts. The soft and sweet pastry, with the perfect toppings… is anyone else’s mouth watering?

We always have fun making these homemade donuts as a family, and we get creative with topping them off with our favorite things like icing, sprinkles, and nuts. I’ve included some ideas for you below for the ways you can finish off your delicious doughnuts. I can’t wait for you to see just how easy and insanely good these are!

Why We Love Canned Biscuit Donuts

  • Only 5 ingredients
  • Ready in less than 15 minutes
  • Canned biscuits base – super easy!
  • Fun to make with kids
  • Top with your favorite toppings
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Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Original Biscuits
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice, optional
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Options

While you could always leave your donuts plain, I think that these are so much better when finished off with a little bit of sweetness. There are loads of ideas for ways that you can doctor up your Pillsbury biscuit donuts! The possible toppings and garnishes are endless. It’s always fun to make a batch of donuts and get creative with how we will finish them off. Here are some of our favorite ways to spice them up.

  • CINNAMON & SUGAR: This is the recipe I have included here. There’s nothing like a classic cinnamon sugar flavor. This is a really simple, yet delicious way to finish off your biscuit donuts.
  • ICING: You can’t go wrong with a frosted donut. Everyone loves them! You can make your own homemade icing to add to your donuts, or simply use a store bought one. Just be sure that the donuts are cooled before adding the icing, or it will melt right off.
  • SPRINKLES & NUTS: After adding icing, why not add some crushed nuts or sprinkles to the top? My kids are crazy about sprinkles, so this is always their go-to. Not only do sprinkles and nuts add great crunch and an additional flavor, but they make the donuts look so pretty!
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE: This is my personal favorite. I love to melt chocolate chips (any variation works, like milk chocolate, dark or white chocolate) and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the donuts. It adds just the right amount of sweetness.

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How to Make Canned Biscuit Donuts

  1. In a shallow mixing bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk together.
  2. While the oil is heating, lay your biscuits on a flat cutting surface.
    lay your biscuits on a flat cutting surface
  3. Use a small round 1-inch cookie cutter to cut the middle out of each biscuit.
    cut the middle out of each biscuit
  4. Carefully place donuts into 350 degree oil. Let cook 30-45 seconds on each side, or until the dough turns golden brown.
    fry the donuts
  5. Remove donuts from the oil and place in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Flip over and coat both sides.
    place donut the cinnamon sugar mixture
  6. Serve warm!
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How to Store Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts

Store any leftover donuts in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container at room temperature. Be sure that if you are using a Ziploc bag, you squeeze all of the air out of it. The donuts will last for about 1 to 2 days, although they will begin to lose their softness pretty quickly! You can also opt for storing them in the fridge if you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these donuts in the air fryer?

Yes, you can make these donuts in the air fryer. Check out our Air Fryer Donuts instructions here.

What toppings can I use for my donuts?

The sky is literally the limit! Cinnamon-sugar is always my favorite, but you can dip these donuts in chocolate for a chocolate frosted donut too! We love a glazed donut – all you need is milk, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. You can also add fun toppings like sprinkles, fruity pebbles, coconut, nuts and more!

There you have it, an easy and delicious homemade donut recipe. With just 1 can of Pillsbury Biscuits and a few pantry items, you can make these soft biscuit donuts. Then top them off with your favorite donut garnishes like icing and sprinkles. They will satisfy that morning sweet tooth for sure!

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Other Easy Donut Recipes

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Canned Biscuit Donuts

Serves — 8
Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts with only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Pillsbury Original Biscuits
  • Vegetable Oil about 1 inch deep
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil over medium heat to 350 degrees.
  • In a shallow mixing bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk together.
  • While the oil is heating, lay your biscuits on a flat cutting surface. Use a small round 1 inch cookie cutter to cut the middle out of each biscuit.
  • Carefully place donuts into 350 degree oil. Let cook 30-45 seconds on each side, or until the dough turns golden brown.
  • Remove donuts from the oil and place in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Flip over and coat both sides.
  • Serve warm!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store any leftover donuts in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container at room temperature. Be sure that if you are using a Ziploc bag, you squeeze all of the air out of it. The donuts will last for about 1 to 2 days, although they will begin to lose their softness pretty quickly! You can also opt for storing them in the fridge if you prefer.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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