It’s been awhile since I shared a new donut recipe with you guys! What is even my problem? I love donuts. I need donuts. Donuts are my life.
Of course, I’ve been on a baked donut kick for awhile. I mean, they’re easy. They’re generally ready in about 20 minutes. They’re fun. I like baked donuts.
But, let’s get real for a second. Fried donuts? They’re the real deal. They’re what makes my world go ’round.
So, I busted open a tube of crescent rounds and I fried those bad boys up. I’m sorry, but fried crescent roll dough is basically the most delicious thing you’ll ever eat. It’s all flaky and soft and pillowy and amazing. Like a cronut without all of the work.
I went for a cinnamon roll flavor this time around, because who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?
What I Love About This Recipe:
They’re Quick: Since we’re not starting with a bowl full of flour and yeast, there is no wait time. You literally rip open a package of crescent dough and you plunge ’em into hot oil. You’ll go from start to finish in about 10 minutes.
They’re Fried: I know, I know. Frying food can be scary, but just be brave for a minute and do this thang. Open a window to air things out, hang on to an empty milk jug to pour the used oil back into after it cools, and just be careful. Don’t be throwing your dough into oil from across the room, but stand right there and carefully lower it into the pan like a normal human being and things won’t splatter all over the place. Nothing will catch you on fire. This is simple, friends. And fried food is delicious, so this is a skill worth learning.
That Glaze: I mean, everyone has probably had a donut tossed in a little cinnamon and sugar, but have you had a donut tossed in cinnamon and sugar AND topped with a thick, sweet glaze? If not, you’re living life wrong.
Cinnamon Roll Fried Donuts
- 1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rounds
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Oil for frying
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Place crescent rounds into hot oil, 1 at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 1 minute per side or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from oil to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon.
- Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until combined. Roll each donut in sugar mixture.
- Stir together powdered sugar and cream until smooth. Drizzle over donuts.
- Serve immediately.