Easy Doughnuts

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Easy DoughnutsRecipe
Photo: Yunhee Kim
Get fresh, hot doughnuts anytime of day with our simple four-ingredient recipe.
Makes 8 doughnuts, plus holes


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3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 8-count package large refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat 1/2 cup of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.

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."

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 1 1/2 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.

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.

Created date

April 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 126
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 332 mg
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 2 g