Don’t these donuts look delicious? I made them all for about .50 cents and it took less than 5 minutes!
This little trick for making donuts from of a can of biscuit dough is one of my favorites. I use the small, 10 count, least expensive ones I can find.
You’ll be able to make 10 donuts and 10 donut holes from one can.
You want to heat your oil to about 250-300 degrees. Make sure there is enough oil in the pot for the biscuits to float. I pour the oil in the pot to be about an inch and a half to two inches deep.
Flatten a biscuit with your hand on a cutting board and then cut a hole in the middle. You can use a bottle top or anything small and round. I used one of the clear plastic measuring cups that comes with children’s liquid medicine (we all have one of those in our medicine cabinets).
Once your oil is ready, carefully place a few of the donut rings into the oil. I only put 3 or 4 in at a time because they cook very fast!
Keep an eye on them because you will have to turn them over in about 15-20 seconds depending on how hot your oil is. You want them to be a light golden brown on each side.
Remove them from the oil with a slotted spatula or fork and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. Please be careful, they will be really hot!
Once they have cooled off enough to handle it’s time to make them even tastier. You can sprinkle them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Sometimes I fill a small paper bag with powdered sugar and shake to coat them completely.
Where else can you get 20 fresh and hot donuts for .50 cents?
My kids LOVE it when I make these and I know yours will too!
- 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough (I used a 10 count can)
- 4-5 cups canola oil- This amount will vary based on the size of the pot you are using. Pour the oil into the pot until it's at-least an inch and a half deep
- 1 cup powdered sugar (you could also use cinnamon sugar instead of the powdered sugar)
- Heat the canola oil to 250-300 degrees. You can tell when it's hot enough when you drop the dough into the oil and it bubbles
- Take each biscuit and flatten it out to about ¼ inch thick
- To cut the hole out of the middle of the dough, I used a clear plastic medicine cup (the kind that comes with children's liquid medicine)
- After you've cut out the holes drop them into the oil 3 or 4 at a time. Keep a close eye on them because you will have to turn them over in about 10-20 seconds, depending on how hot your oil is.
- After you've browned both sides to a golden color, remove them from the oil and place them on plate lined with paper towels.
- When they are cool enough to handle you can either place the donuts in a bag with the powdered sugar and shake them or dust the tops with powder sugar