Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts

My boys love these canned biscuit donuts (and, full disclosure, I’ve been known to make them a bit more often than birthdays or summer parties demand). As a plus, it’s an easy recipe and simple to customize; it’ll only take a few minutes to make! A small price for dizzyingly good donuts, right?

Servings: 10 donuts

Melt in your mouth Donuts that take minutes to make!


  • ▢1 ten count can Texas style biscuits or your preference
  • ▢1 Cup Sugar
  • ▢1½ Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ▢Vegetable Oil For Frying


  • Pour oil into skillet to the depth of a little less than ½ an inch and heat on medium to medium high for about five minutes. In a bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
  • Using a small round cookie cutter, cut the center out of each biscuit. Drop dough into hot oil, watching carefully and turning when golden. Once doughnuts are golden on both sides, remove to paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all dough is cooked, including doughnut holes.
  • Press both sides into cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Can You Use Other Frozen Biscuit Doughs for These Donuts?

Of course! My family likes dough with flaky layers, but any kind of canned biscuit dough will work great for this recipe. Here are a few suggestions:

Mary B’s Frozen Buttermilk Biscuits

This biscuit will create a far lighter donut than Pillsbury Grands. BUT, the super soft, airy inside and crispy-skinned outside definitely makes up for it – in spades! It also comes with the added bonus of not being too buttery or artificial-tasting, so deep-fry (or air-fry) away!

Annie’s Organic Flaky Biscuits

These biscuits tend to rise much taller than other biscuit doughs, so expect some really puffy donuts! The firm crust provides a delicious contrast to the soft, warm insides that easily pull apart in your hands, so give this biscuit dough a try.

Publix Big and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

If you love flaky layers as much as I do, then these biscuits should do the trick! Not only do they have a stronger butter flavor than the Annie’s Organic Flaky Biscuits, but both the outside and inside turn out super soft and tender.

If you can’t pick a favorite, you can always mix and match the biscuit type according to what your grocery store has available or your budget allows. A tasty treat doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive!

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