Easy Doughnuts

Easy Doughnuts
The secret to these 15-minute doughnuts? Start with a package of refrigerated biscuits. Get the recipe. Photo: Yunhee Kim
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 serves


  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 8-count package large refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat ½ cup of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.

  2. Place the biscuits on a cutting board. Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter or shot glass, cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, reserving the extra dough for "holes."

  3. Test the heat of the oil by dipping the edge of a doughnut in the pan. When the oil is hot enough, the edge will bubble. Place 4 of the doughnuts and holes in the skillet and cook until golden brown, 1 to 1½ minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel–lined plate to drain. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, reheat, and cook the remaining doughnuts and holes.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Gently toss the warm doughnuts in the mixture a few at a time. Serve warm or at room temperature. This recipe makes 8 doughnuts, plus holes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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