Friday, July 6, 2012

Homemade Donuts


We have been waiting to share these with you for sooooo long.  Homemade Donuts!!!! Aside from our Cream Cheese Blintzes this breakfast is probably one of our favorites.  Our mother's fastest way to get us kids out of bed was to have donuts ready to eat.  In our house it's survival of the fittest when it comes to good food.  We realize that might sound a little harsh, but having 5 kids fighting for food can be ruthless.  So yeah, we would get up as soon as possible for these cinnamon sugar donuts because they were just too delicious.

This is truly the easiest recipe ever. It requires biscuits, sugar, cinnamon and some oil to make them in.  Pillsbury makes the biscuits, but the Ralph's brand was on sale for $.49 each so we went with that brand.  Yeah this meal costs $.49 per 10 donuts. CHEAP ftw!

Start by warming up some oil in a pan.  When we normally make these we use a large skillet so more donuts can be cooked at once, but the pan works fine as well.

After we finish we used to save the oil, label it donut oil and then use it again.  This saves money, plus it's kind of a waste to just dump it, but do what's best for you.

Good luck opening the containers.  Aubree had a hard time opening the package, so this is me, Ashley publicly making fun of her :)

So you must be asking how do we easily make biscuits into a donut shape? Well we stole the pumpkin carver from those cheap little kits and use them.  Yup, pumpkin carving tools.  They're perfect.

Dig the tool into the biscuit and twist.  There's some finesse involved, but not too bad. 

Then pull them apart and keep the donut hole.  That's arguably the best part of this recipe. 

Next throw the donuts into the hot oil.  Okay maybe not throw, but carefully place them in so you won't get burnt.  The donut holes get thrown in as well.

Once they puff up flip them over and cook the bottom half.  It takes a few minutes on each side.

For the donut holes, try to flip them around. They're a little more difficult.

While the donuts are cooking put 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon into a bowl.  It's not exact measurements, but basically you want to taste the cinnamon in the sugar.

Once the donuts are cooked place them on a plate that has a paper towel on it.  Flip it over.  This takes the unnecessary grease off.

 Last step is to put the donuts into the cinnamon sugar mix.  Flip them again. And they're done.

These donuts are best warm, so don't wait around.  Truly one of the simple and most cheap recipe we could possibly have.  Plus they're freaking amazing.


1 pkg biscuits
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Use pumpkin tool to make biscuits into donut shape.
Fry in pan of warm oil.
Cook both sides and then let rest on paper towel.
Dip into sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Eat immediately.

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