The Easiest Donut Recipe of All Time!
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The Easiest Donut Recipe of All Time! These delectable donuts made from Pillsbury refrigerated canned biscuits are hands down some of the most delicious donuts I’ve ever consumed in my life. You must give them a try.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated canned biscuits
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (can be replaced with any extract of your choice)
  • food coloring (to tint the frosting)
  • sprinkles (any variety will work)
  1. Begin by heating an inch of oil in a large pot or dutch oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With the oil beginning to heat up, remove the biscuits out of the can.
  3. With the biscuits out of the can, you can now go about creating the hole in the center of them. You have two choices here. First, you can simply use your finger to create a hole in the middle of your donut without removing any dough. The second option is to take a circular cookie cutter and actually remove a chunk from the center of the dough. If you go with option two, you’ll be able to make donut holes along with your actual donuts. Today I chose option 1.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together your powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. I’ve come to learn that everyone has a preference when it comes to the consistency of their frosting. For a looser frosting, add more milk. In the event you think your frosting is too loose, add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it back up.
  5. I split the frosting into three bowls to tint them different colors. This step is optional but makes a prettier donut in my opinion.
  6. On a plate, pour out some of your sprinkles to decorate later.
  7. Once you’re done with your prep work, the oil should be ready to go. Remember, you’re looking for a temperature of 350 degrees for your oil.
  8. Place 2 to 3 donuts in the hot oil. You’ll want to keep an eye on them because they will brown up super fast, like 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  9. Once browned on both sides, remove with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel lined cookie sheet.
  10. Continue the frying process until all 8 of your donuts are made.
  11. Now for the fun part, the decorating! To minimize the mess, I like to place a wired rack on top of a paper towel lined cookie sheet.
  12. Simply dip the top of your donut into the frosting.
  13. With the donut dipped in frosting, repeat the same process with the sprinkles.
  14. Place the donut on the wire rack to dry and that’s all she wrote!
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