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Grab that Pillsbury Grand Dough and make your own homemade Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts with this simple five-ingredient recipe. Fried donuts don’t need to be something you have when you are out when you can make them easily at home.
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When it comes to donuts, you can get pretty fancy with the different frostings, toppings, and fillings. But there are times when you want something simple and easy to make. This recipe for Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts is that simple and delicious solution to your donut desires. All you need is just five ingredients to make these delicious donuts.

If this gives you the urge to try more homemade donut ideas, check out this Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut with its tasty glaze. Or you could see donuts in their more savory light with this Donut Breakfast Sandwich recipe.

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MORE DONUT RECIPES:
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts | Donut Breakfast Sandwich


PILLSBURY BISCUIT DONUTS INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

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

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Pumpkin Pie Spice: if you can’t find pumpkin pie spice in the shops which does happen, occasionally then you can easily make your own. Just mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ginger and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves.

HOW TO MAKE THIS DONUT RECIPE

STEP ONE: Heat the oil over medium heat in 350 F

STEP TWO: In a shallow mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, mixing together

STEP THREE: While the oil heats, lay your biscuits on a flat cutting surface and use a 1-inch round cookie cutter to cut out the middle of each one

pillsbury biscuit donuts process steps of donuts being cut on a cutting board

STEP FOUR: Carefully place the donuts in the oil and cook for 30-45 seconds on each side or until turning brown

PRO TIP: If you have an air fryer, you could also experiment with doing this stage in it. You will want to brush the donuts with the oil and cook on the basket then watch the cooking time as it will be different from a normal fry in oil approach.

pillsbury biscuit donuts process shots of donuts being fried

STEP FIVE: Remove the donuts from the oil and place in the sugar mixture. Flip over to coat both sides then serve warm

pillsbury biscuit donuts process shot of donuts being coated with cinnamon sugar on a white plate

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: you can store the unused Pillsbury Grand dough in the fridge by adding a couple of drops of water and storing it in a container or plastic bag. Once cooked, you can wrap in foil and store in the fridge then reheat in the oven for 10 minutes.

IN THE FREEZER: you can pop the unbaked dough into the freezer. Put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the freezer until frozen. Then remove and put them in airtight bags. You can freeze the dough for up to three months.

pillsbury biscuit donuts layered on top of each other in a white tray

Making donuts out of Pillsbury biscuits is a quick and delicious way to make the best homemade donuts. By covering them in a spiced sugar mixture, they also have that extra flavor while still being a simple to make recipe.

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Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts

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Grab that Pillsbury Grand Dough and make your own homemade Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts with this simple five-ingredient recipe. Fried donuts don’t need to be something you have when you are out when you can make them easily at home.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 donuts and donut holes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Pillsbury Original Biscuits
  • vegetable oil about 1 inch deep
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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