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How to Make: Easy Homemade Donuts


So I have just recently discovered this delicious recipe hack and I just had to share, because who doesn’t love donuts?! I mean they’ve really become all the rage lately, I’m glad, because they’re less high-maintenance than the popular macaroon. Clearly, I’m #TeamDonut, but I digress.

Below is the recipe to make easy-peasy, 5-minute no-bake cinnamon & sugar donuts. Prepare to be amazed! The secret? You’ll be using a can of biscuits, yup – ultimate hack and yup, they’re delicious.


  • 1 Can of Biscuits (regular biscuits, not the flaky biscuits)
  • 3-4 Tbs of melted Butter
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil (Use an oil you prefer to fry in)
  • Cinnamon & Sugar

Donut Recipe


  1. Open the can of biscuits and separate them (I placed them down on wax paper).
  2. With a small cookie-cutter or slim shot glass (which is what I used), cut out the middle hole.
  3. Save the middle parts to make doughnut holes. The donuts holes are also the best way to taste test the donuts and test how hot the cooking oil is.
  4. In a pan, pour cooking oil – about 1/2 an inch deep and heat it up on medium heat.
  5. Use the doughnut holes to test the oil, place them in the pan and turn after a 20-30 seconds or so – these cook very fast! Keep your eyes on them and turn over just once.
  6. Both sides should be a nice brown color, remove from pan and place on top of paper towels to dry off.
  7. As donuts are drying off, melt butter and brush donuts lightly.
  8. On a flat plate, add the cinnamon and sugar mixture and coat each side of the doughnut to your liking.

Doughnut recipeDonut FryingIMG_2272

And that’s it, it’s so simple! They cook so easily and they’re delicious. You can always coat them in chocolate, add sprinkles or go crazy decorating them.

Hope you try this and enjoy!


TIPS: Be sure to use tongs when turning over the donuts. Be cautious when pouring cooking oil, you don’t want your doughnut to be soaked in cooking oil. Use doughnut holes to taste test donuts, how cooked they are, how much cinnamon & sugar you like etc.

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  • Reply Vanessa

    Happy Wednesday, my love! This looks so yummy! I will try and make them too! Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    04/01 at 7:45 am
  • Reply Wishes & Reality

    My favorite! These look amazing!


    04/01 at 8:38 am
  • Reply K / Pure & Complex

    How did you know I wanted to make some donuts this weekend? I just love this recipe. So simple and so wanted in my house. Love it .

    Kay of Pure & Complex

    04/01 at 8:56 am
  • Reply sweetsimpleday

    Yum yum!!! Wow!! How can u make these at home??
    Such a wonderful talent! Xoxo

    04/01 at 10:10 am
  • Reply jenessa

    STOP IT! Girlll my hips are not going to be lying after this! Thanks for the recipe!

    04/01 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Kiki

    How fun! They look delicious, I’ll have to try them out sometime when I’m home and have a real kitchen to use instead of a dorm one πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    xo Kiki

    04/01 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Sammie

    These look seriously delicious! – I love donuts especially when you eat them whilst they are still warm πŸ™‚
    Great post! xx

    Sammie |

    04/01 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Christine

    Oh my! I would have never thought to do this. I’m going to have to give this a try!
    Also, great tip to test the oil using the donut holes!

    04/01 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Karen Farber

    YUMM!! Made me hungry

    04/01 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Yummy! These are so cute & they look amazing!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    04/01 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Chidiogo

    WOw…i never though of that.
    Such an amazing idea!

    04/01 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Carrie

    oh my god. now i want them. yummy

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    04/01 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    omg yummy, I want one

    04/01 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply sandy

    Nice blog you have, it is charming πŸ™‚
    Bisous bisous

    04/02 at 1:42 am
  • Reply charity

    I will have to try making these donuts! We make a similar recipe with the same ingredients although we cut up the biscuits and bake them in a bundt cake pan!

    04/02 at 6:11 am
  • Reply Ramy

    Such a mouth watering recipe! looks like must-try! πŸ™‚

    04/02 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Kaley

    Wow!!! I have to do this!



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    04/02 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Esmeralda

    Oh my they look delicious! xx

    04/03 at 3:48 am
  • Reply Sukriti Dahiya

    Ahh! These look so sumptuous! Always a fan of donuts! πŸ™‚

    04/03 at 6:09 pm
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