February 14, 2017

5-Minute Homemade Donuts

5-Minute Homemade Donuts

I learned how to make these donuts in 8th grade Home EC class. One of the perks of growing up in the 80’s! These days, the food police would probably arrest a teacher for having her class prepare such a nutritionally unsound concoction.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll of refrigerated biscuit dough (Store brand works great. Do not use Grands or flavored varieties.)
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar (you can also use plain sugar or cinnamon/sugar.
  • Vegetable Oil

    Directions

    Pour powdered sugar into a brown lunch bag and set aside.

    Heat about half a cup of vegetable oil in small frying pan. Oil level needs to be high enough to cover bottom half of donut, so the amount will depend on the size of the pan.

    Using your thumbs, poke a hole in the center of the biscuits and using your fingers, pinch the sides together to form a donut shape. Fry in hot oil over medium heat, flipping so both sides turn golden brown. Be careful not to have heat too high, as outside will be dark and inside will still be doughy. Cook no more than 2 at a time.

    When donuts are done, set on a paper towel for a minute to remove excess oil. Place donuts, one at a time, in the bag filled with powdered sugar and shake until well coated. Serve immediately because they taste best warm when they’re warm.

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    • Cawcat333

      My mother made these for us growing up, yum!

    • Cawcat333

      My mother made these for us growing up, yum!

    • Bettye

      Karen,
      I used to make these all the time for my kids………..and that was about 35 years ago!  They really are so quick and easy and hit the spot for a nice treat!  😉

    • Bettye

      Karen,
      I used to make these all the time for my kids………..and that was about 35 years ago!  They really are so quick and easy and hit the spot for a nice treat!  😉

    • Duncan02885

      Karen, you are a troublemaker. I’ve never heard of these and my mom sure didn’t make them. She made them the old-fashioned way and with five boys I bet she would loved to know how to make this way!! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

      • I wish I had time to make things from scratch. Mostly, I go the semi-homemade route. 🙂

    • Duncan02885

      Karen, you are a troublemaker. I’ve never heard of these and my mom sure didn’t make them. She made them the old-fashioned way and with five boys I bet she would loved to know how to make this way!! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

      • I wish I had time to make things from scratch. Mostly, I go the semi-homemade route. 🙂

    • I wish I had time to make things the old fashioned way. I have to settle for semi-homemade most of the time. 🙂

    • cksm

      I do these the lazy way…..just little round balls! Yours look fancy compared to mine! lol

    • cksm

      I do these the lazy way…..just little round balls! Yours look fancy compared to mine! lol

    • Pam

      My kids and I have made these and put chocolate frosting on them or cinnomin.  They are soooooo easy and good.  We even make donuts holes.  They are always gone fast……………

    • Pam

      My kids and I have made these and put chocolate frosting on them or cinnomin.  They are soooooo easy and good.  We even make donuts holes.  They are always gone fast……………

    • pam

      We have even made twisted just make the dough like a regular donut and stretch it then twist way to easy!!!

    • pam

      We have even made twisted just make the dough like a regular donut and stretch it then twist way to easy!!!

    • David

      YUMMY! (And beautiful sunflowers!!!)

      • Yes, I thought the sunflowers “classed them up” a little bit. 😉

    • David

      YUMMY! (And beautiful sunflowers!!!)

      • Yes, I thought the sunflowers “classed them up” a little bit. 😉

    • Willis Palmer

      THANKS KAREN!  I HAVE TO TRY THIS WITH MY 5 YR. OLD GRANDSON.  I’M MOSTLY JUST IMPRESSED THAT YOU HAD 8TH GRADE HOME EC.
      AAAHHHH, THOSE WERE THE DAYS! 

      • Right! With all the budget cuts these days, they are probably going to end up cutting everything but math & english.

    • Willis Palmer

      THANKS KAREN!  I HAVE TO TRY THIS WITH MY 5 YR. OLD GRANDSON.  I’M MOSTLY JUST IMPRESSED THAT YOU HAD 8TH GRADE HOME EC.
      AAAHHHH, THOSE WERE THE DAYS! 

      • Right! With all the budget cuts these days, they are probably going to end up cutting everything but math & english.

    • Oh wow! When I saw this post, I thought, “I remember doing that in home ec in middle school,” and lo and behold, you learned the same thing! Some of us filled a couple donuts with strawberry jam, but they burst while cooking; I’m sure we could have sealed them better.

      Best home ec class ever… even with the fire that someone accidentally started!

    • Oh wow! When I saw this post, I thought, “I remember doing that in home ec in middle school,” and lo and behold, you learned the same thing! Some of us filled a couple donuts with strawberry jam, but they burst while cooking; I’m sure we could have sealed them better.

      Best home ec class ever… even with the fire that someone accidentally started!

    • Barbara

      My sisters and I used to make these when we were kids. They are yummy! Also, instead of powdered sugar, you can coat with cinnamon-sugar. Also very good!

    • Barbara

      My sisters and I used to make these when we were kids. They are yummy! Also, instead of powdered sugar, you can coat with cinnamon-sugar. Also very good!

    • Naomi Green

      You can afford it, Karen.  Sounds yummy, but they must have jelly.  And the way you know it is a good jelly donut is if it squirts out onto the white pants you just brought back from the dry cleaner.

      • Jelly on clean white pants, yep, that sounds like me! 🙂

    • Naomi Green

      You can afford it, Karen.  Sounds yummy, but they must have jelly.  And the way you know it is a good jelly donut is if it squirts out onto the white pants you just brought back from the dry cleaner.

      • Jelly on clean white pants, yep, that sounds like me! 🙂

    • Grammyg

      I made these as a kid too! Yummo!!

    • Grammyg

      I made these as a kid too! Yummo!!

    • Lrmickey

      My older sister and I used to make these for an after school snack.  I remember powdered sugar everywhere, white faces and fingers.  Yum plus lots of gigles……

    • Lrmickey

      My older sister and I used to make these for an after school snack.  I remember powdered sugar everywhere, white faces and fingers.  Yum plus lots of gigles……

    • Evestar39

      I cut each biscut into four pieces, the fry.  Donut holes!  I use powdered sugar for some and a mix cinnamon and sugar for other.  Great variety.  This is great for a large group of people.

    • Evestar39

      I cut each biscut into four pieces, the fry.  Donut holes!  I use powdered sugar for some and a mix cinnamon and sugar for other.  Great variety.  This is great for a large group of people.

    • Not a chance I will be making these, I’d call this recipe My big butt donuts!! 

      • C’mon, Heather! You’re tiny. You could eat a whole batch of these and get away with it.

    • Not a chance I will be making these, I’d call this recipe My big butt donuts!! 

      • C’mon, Heather! You’re tiny. You could eat a whole batch of these and get away with it.

    • andrea

      delish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • andrea

      delish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Daveshomenowadays

      donuts look yummie there making me hungry yum yum

      • M23boyz

        These are sinfully simple to make and look delicious; shame on you Karen

    • Daveshomenowadays

      donuts look yummie there making me hungry yum yum

      • M23boyz

        These are sinfully simple to make and look delicious; shame on you Karen

    • Tink

      These sound yummy! Thanks!

    • Tink

      These sound yummy! Thanks!

    • Mary

      Mom made these when I was a kid except we rolled them in regular sugar.(which was very yummy) We would punch a whole in the center with a small lid or pill bottle and then we would use the center to make doughnut holes. brings back many memories

    • Mary

      Mom made these when I was a kid except we rolled them in regular sugar.(which was very yummy) We would punch a whole in the center with a small lid or pill bottle and then we would use the center to make doughnut holes. brings back many memories

    • A2burns

      what companies make biscuit dough.  i am not a cook i burn water !!!!!!!!!!!! lol i live on a can of tuna !!!!!!!!!!!!!  i would love to try to make these and the won ton goodies !!!!!!!!!!!

      • Pilsbury makes biscuit dough. Most grocery stores also carry their own brand. 🙂 look in the refrigerated section next to cookie dough.

        • A2burns

          thank you karen !!!!!!!!!!!!  please what about won ton wraps ? thank you

    • A2burns

      what companies make biscuit dough.  i am not a cook i burn water !!!!!!!!!!!! lol i live on a can of tuna !!!!!!!!!!!!!  i would love to try to make these and the won ton goodies !!!!!!!!!!!

      • Pilsbury makes biscuit dough. Most grocery stores also carry their own brand. 🙂 look in the refrigerated section next to cookie dough.

        • A2burns

          thank you karen !!!!!!!!!!!!  please what about won ton wraps ? thank you

    • Dale Crone Crawford

      In the 50s my mom cut them in 4 and did doughut holes, same thing, just smaller. We loved them.

      • I’ll have to try that next time, Dale! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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