These Easy Donuts are so easy to make thanks to canned biscuits! They only take a few minutes to make and are melt in your mouth delicious.
It’s really not that hard to make donuts at home. I promise you. And when your kids ask for them all the time, it’s a lot easier to make them at home then drive to the store. So I learned how to make the easiest donuts ever because who am I to deprive my kids of their dream of donuts for breakfasts?
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The Secret to the Easiest Donuts Ever!
Before you start declaring that I am some wonder mom, let me let you in on a little secret.
Yes, these donuts are made from Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. No kneading. No waiting for the dough to rise. Instead, you have freshly made donuts in about 15 minutes. The only waiting you have to do is wait for them to cool off!
How to Make the Easiest Donuts Ever!
Pop open a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. Punch holes in the middle either with a circle cookie cutter or you can make the hole with your fingers. If you use the cookie cutter, you will also have donut holes!
Heat oil over medium heat. You need to use enough oil so the donuts can float. Place them in for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Make sure you keep an eye on them. The brown quickly!
Once browned, place on a paper towel to cool.
While they are cooling, it’s time to make the chocolate ganache topping! You will need 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 teaspoons of light corn syrup (to make them shiny) and 2 teaspoons of water. Place it all in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until you get this chocolatey goodness.
Once your donuts are cooled, dip in the chocolate ganache and then sprinkles (or jimmies if you come from Philly, yo!).
That’s it! Doesn’t get any easier than that! I can even make them in under 40 seconds (ok, not really!)
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The Easiest Donuts Ever
These Easy Donuts are so easy to make thanks to canned biscuits! They only take a few minutes to make and are melt in your mouth delicious!
- 1 can Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
For the Ganache
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons of water
- Pop open a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. Punch holes in the middle either with a circle cookie cutter or you can make the hole with your fingers. If you use the cookie cutter, you will also have donut holes!
- Heat oil over medium heat. You need to use enough oil so the donuts can float. Place them in for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Make sure you keep an eye on them. The brown quickly!
- Once browned, place on a paper towel to cool.
- While donuts are cooling, place ingredients for ganache in microwave safe bowl and in 30 second increments until melted.
- Once donuts are cooled, dip in the chocolate ganache and top with sprinkles.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 8mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 1g
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Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com says
My mom use to make these when I was a kid! Although she never made chocolate ganache for them! We always used a soda bottle cap to punch the holes and she covered them in powdered sugar or made a simple royal icing for them. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Board.
Just bought a donut pan! Thank you for sharing. Looks easy adn so fun!
Oh wow, what a great idea! These look so yummy! Pinning for later 🙂
SHUT UP! Donuts are like my favorite treat EVER. I am sooooo doing this.
Jennifer at Making Our Life Matter says
Wow, these look amazing. And you are right, they look so easy, I may even try them!
Sarah Halstead says
Those look so delicious!!
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
So easy! I’m going to try these with the biscuits I bought last week.
Yummy! My dear mother-in-law taught me how to make donuts this way when I was first married – they are always a tasty treat 🙂 Your icing looks amazing! Thank you for sharing – visiting from The Art of Home-Making Mondays. Hugs to you!
Lanae Bond says
Those are some very easy and tasty looking donuts!
Becky at Cooking with Vinyl says
Wow, this is easy! I love donuts, but I’ve never made them. I think it ought to try. I’m a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky
Hello from Merry Monday! Biscuit donuts are one of my favorite breakfast treats. We usually cover them in sugar but I haven’t even thought to try chocolate icing. What a great idea! The sprinkles add a festive touch and would love soo cute on a holiday!
Jennifer S. says
This look so easy and delicious. Definitely pinning this one.
kim @ hunt and host says
I used to make these with my mom!!! I forgot about them. We used to put them in a brown paper bag of powdered sugar and shake them up. Love the icing recipe though. My donut lovin son will adore me for making these 🙂 thanks for the memory!
Wow, that is the easiest way ever to make donuts. Almost too easy as I would be eating them all the time 😉 Your photos are so tasty looking!!!
Thanks for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!
These look amazing! I am definitely going to have to pin these and try them! I am obsessed (although I shouldn’t be) with doughnuts! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Thank you for the recipe.
That triple chocolate pudding cake looks good, too!
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Mary Collins says
Hello from a look at the book linky party! This recipe is incredible. I have never seen a donut recipe this simple. I never tried making donuts either. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by them. Thanks for sharing.
Mmmm, I can taste them now! I never would have dreamed about using a can of biscuits to make these either!!
I’ll be featuring your recipe on tomorrow night’s Merry Monday Link Party 8CST. Be sure to check it out!!
Katherines Corner says
I invite you to share this yumminess at my Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ( you can link up until midnight tonight or join the fun next week) Hugs!
Angi @ SchneiderPeeps says
yum! Thanks for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.
Miz Helen says
Your Donuts look fantastic! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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