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Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts

close up overhead shot of Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts on a wooden board
Make your own homemade fried Pillsbury biscuit donuts with this simple five-ingredient recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 donuts and donut holes
Calories 25 kcal


  • 1 can Pillsbury original biscuits
  • vegetable oil, about 1 inch deep
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, optional


  • Heat oil over medium heat to 350°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 hot oil. Let cook 30 to 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!


  • 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 frying approach.
  • Instead of using a plate, add the sugar mixture to a brown paper bag. Add warm donuts and give them a gentle shake to coat.


Sodium: 1mgCalcium: 3mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1IUSugar: 6gFiber: 1gPotassium: 2mgCalories: 25kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 7gIron: 1mg