Angie’s Homemade Biscuit Donuts


Making donuts is a family favorite for breakfast, dessert, and craft time! This is one activity that has all ages in the kitchen talking, laughing and shaking things up!

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Homemade Biscuit Donuts

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 5 minutes


  • 2 cans of biscuits
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil


  • Line up the biscuits assembly line style.
  • Use a cap from a 20 oz. soda (or something similar) to make a hole in the center of the biscuits.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil on medium/high.
  • Place donuts and donut holes in the oil for about a minute on each side, until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  • Give each child a small bag with some sugar in it, add the warm donuts to the bags and let them shake, shake, shake until the donuts are coated!

2 cans of biscuits will make about 16 donuts and holes. The total cost is less than $1.50!

We usually do this activity before a movie night. Warm donuts and a family movie, now that is a great evening!

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  1. Sarena says

    I wonder if using olive oil instead of vegetable oil would change the taste? We generally only have olive oil in the house. Off to go digging through the cupboards…

  2. Connie says

    I grew up with biscuit donuts. We didn’t use a cutter, we just pulled a hole in the middle. Chocolate gravy on them. Yummy.

  3. Ally says

    I grew up on these but we baked them dipped them in melted butter and then cinnamon sugar!!! I never thought of frying them!!! I am definitely going to try this!!!!

  4. Lourdes says

    We do this except we empty a packet of hot chocolate mix (without the mini marshmallows) in the paper bag and then shake shake shake… the kids love these!

  5. says

    My mouth is watering. I am so excited to try these. We are going on vacation so I am thinking that this is a great breakfast treat to make. YUM! I am going to mix up the powder sugar and cin right now. I already packed the biscuits but I was wondering if this was the buttermilk biscuit or if the flaky layered ones would be good.

  6. Emma says

    This is a great idea, but calling them “homemade” is a bit of a stretch.

    Well, I guess google is only as perfect as the person using it; next time I’ll search ‘homemade donuts FROM SCRATCH’ :)

  7. patti says

    We made these when I was a kid and now I make them with my kids sometimes on sunday mornings when we’re all home together. They love it, its a super fun treat to make together. We always just quarter the biscuits with kitchen scissors and then fry them and then shake in powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar with a little cinnamon. Sometimes we cute a hole in the middle to, but quartering them makes a nice bite size ! So fun!Maybe my kids will teach their kids to do this on family sunday mornings to !:-)

  8. says

    I’m glad so many of you have fond memories of making these! I hope my kids feel the same way!
    You can pretty much shake them in anything, just do it while they’re still hot.

    And Emma, I thought about that, but since I was making them at home and they were not bought, I called them homemade. I hope you find a good made from scratch recipe!

  9. says

    This is just like the donuts they have at the Chinese restaurants. Some people call them biscuits and I laugh because they are fried so that makes them donuts. They are so yummy and good when they are fresh.

  10. Amber says

    Made these tonight and used a donut glaze I found on another site. These were amazing!! Even hubby who is not a sweets fan enjoyed them. Will definitely make them again =)

  11. Bonnie says

    what kind of cans of biscuits do u use? Is there a brand that i should look out for.. lol sorry if thats a silly question

  12. Jennyof3 says

    I decided to give this a try on a rainy day with my kids. I’ve never made homemade donuts before (I’m a huge dunk’n donuts fan!) and I love making my own biscuits but this sounded easy and has good reviews. So I made it as directed not knowing what a biscuit-donut was or if my kids would like it. It was super easy. Very cheap. And my kids loved them. So we have something now to tell friends and we’ll be making more soon! Thank you for sharing!

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