Canned Biscuit Donuts

Easy biscuit donuts are our favorite morning treat! You won’t believe how good fried biscuits are – especially when tossed in cinnamon and sugar.Sugared biscuit donuts on a white plate

Donuts are a girl’s best friend. Besides diamonds, of course. And chocolate. Oh, and shoes.

Either way, donuts are up there in the top ten. That explains why I have so many donut recipes on this site. The funny thing is that I was missing my favorite donut recipe. I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with all of you yet.

I’ve made these biscuit donuts for as long as I can remember and, not only are they beyond simple, they are absolutely delicious. Just don’t burn your face off trying to eat them straight out of the hot oil. That’d be a bummer. I would know. I have to eat them as soon as I pull them out or my kids sneak them. These donuts aren’t made to be shared.

Super easy donut recipe using canned biscuits

I know many of you are scared of frying, but I’m going to continue posting these types of recipes every now and then, because 1) It’s my blog and I’ll fry if I want to, 2) You need to get over your fear, and 3) You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Cinnamon and sugar biscuit donuts with donut holes piled up


Canned Biscuit Donuts

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 8 donuts
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 259 kcal

Easy biscuit donuts are our favorite morning treat! You won't believe how good fried biscuits are - especially when tossed in cinnamon and sugar.


  • 1 tube canned refrigerated biscuits I get the flaky layers kind
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or more, to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a donut cutter (or the cap from a 2 liter soda bottle), cut the center from each biscuit.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. Place a few donuts in the pan of hot oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Fry until golden brown on one side, about 1-2 minutes, and then flip and fry until gold brown on the other side.
  5. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  6. Shake each donut in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Canned Biscuit Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.