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Cinnamon Roll Fried Donuts

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 donuts
Calories 167kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 223mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg