Old Fashioned Biscuit Doughnuts #Recipe |We Got the FUNK

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Old Fashioned Biscuit Doughnuts #Recipe

Every morning I ask my kids what they want for breakfast and 8 times out of 10 they say doughnuts. However, those can be super expensive more then once a month so I found this recipe on the Food Network a long long time ago and have been trying it periodically.  I think this weekend I finally nailed it! My kids loved these and I was pretty happy with them.

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Perfecting these has been slightly difficult as it really does matter what type of oil and sugar you use.  I usually try to cook as cheaply as possibly and use whatever I have laying around, however, in this case make sure that you get the correct oil.

Ingredients:


  • PEANUT oil (I have heard that coconut oil is great too!)
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Grands original biscuits (although I have the "Flakey layers" shown, these are not the best to use)

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Instructions:


  • Step 1: Using some sort of round cookie cutter, cut the center out of the biscuit.  Make sure that you are heating the oil as you are doing this.  I heated mine to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2: Deep fry biscuit until it turns a light golden brown. 
  • Step 3: Make sure to flip them using tongs and fry them until they are a light golden brown as well.
  • Step 4: Once they are cooked, use tongs and remove them from the oil, place them on a paper towel for about a minute and then coat them in cinnamon sugar.  (I used regular sugar in the picture because Emberlynn does not seem to like cinnamon, but I made a batch with cinnamon sugar and OMG yum!)

I used a deep fryer, but Paula Dean recommends a dutch oven.  I have also tried a regular frying pan.  All of the above works.  My deep fryer is just easier for me.

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11 comments:

  1. My grandmother used to make these for us all the time! Great memories, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. <3's Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't had homemade donuts in forever. I think I may treat the girls (and myself) to some this weekend. We always did powdered sugar on ours,but cinnamon sugar sounds really good too.

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    1. I tried the powdered sugar and literally it was such a mess with the kids I just gave up. Tasted good, but the cinnamon sugar was delicious!

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  3. My kids love doughnuts too, I bet they would love homemade ones even better!

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    1. They do! Also they are thick so one doughnut is good enough!

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  4. A friend's mom used to make donuts like this for all the sleepovers. The friend has adopted the tradition as well. Tasty!

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    1. Oh that is awesome and super thrifty!

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  5. I use buttermilk biscuits.. The cheap ones that come in a 4 pack (here is a link ......http://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/182737/Pillsbury-Buttermilk-Biscuit-Dough.htm?gclid=CPfIksuEur8CFeXm7AodJi4AeQ ) also if you use a brown paper lunch sack for your sugar... and then the kids can shake them!!! Then just throw away when done... works great

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  6. I love these! Its one of my favorite way to do doughnuts! Love how simple it is.

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  7. I've not done donuts like this but my daughter came over one day last year and I HAD to make something she had found on Pinterest. Same biscuit dough but just cut circle; wrap it around a Hershey's Kiss and deep fry them; sprinkle with powdered sugar just for looks...so I omitted it. I'm pretty big on cooking and baking from scratch but these little things were the bomb!

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