I’m all for supporting local businesses, we have a few favorite donut shops around town that are worth checking out if you’re ever around Burlington, NC. We have Tasty Bakery which is found in downtown Graham, which is a town favorite to say the least. Daily Donuts which is also located in Graham, another favorite of the household. Then lastly we got NC Donuts located in Mebane, NC, which is roughly a 15 minute drive from where we live.
Now if you want to go with a more at home experience when it comes to donuts, you can make them rather easy actually. Let me share with you, one of the kid’s favorite activities to do when they’re down visiting for summer break and that’s making donuts!
What you’ll need for making homemade glazed donuts:
- can of biscuits (8 biscuits per can)
- cupcake corer
- cooking oil
- cake frosting (I used cream cheese)
- neon food coloring
First off, bust your can of biscuits on a cutting board, while you’re there go ahead and start to boil the cooking oil on the stove in a pot or a fryer if you have one. You need enough oil that it’s about an inch and half deep, bigger pan the better.
Next, you can use a cupcake corer or a shot glass (don’t judge) to cut out the “hole” of the donut. You can put those in a pile to fry as well, those are just as good.
You can do just a plain glaze, but we divided it into 4 bowls for the 4 neon colors I picked. Add about 4-5 drops of each color to the bowl of icing, mix well before melting. To melt them so you’re able to dip them correctly, melt it in groups of 10 seconds, takes about 1 or 2 tries.
Gently place 2 or 3 biscuits in hot oil. (Biscuit holes can also be fried!) Fry on one side until golden brown. Gently turn with tongs; fry until other side is golden brown. Place on cooling rack; cool 3 to 5 minutes.
So the next part can be a dip in each color or mix a scoop of each into a 5th bowl and dip it, for that galaxy look. That’s what I did, but the kids did half & half. Or even used a spoon to give it that drizzle effect. Lastly add your sprinkles if you wish. Make sure you do this while the donuts are cooled down, but not hot or it will totally melt the icing.
My husband likes to take something to work with him for when he has his coffee break. These look not hard and I am sure they will be a hit with him.
These look like a great option for my mid morning snack
At first, I thought “No way! There’s no easy way to make your own donuts!”. I was wrong!
This recipe looks so delicious! I would love to make this
I have made donuts from canned biscuits but it has been a long long time. Those turned out nice!
These look amazing. I am so wanting to try and make my own. Thank you for the recipe
I love how easy these are to make! The colorful icing and sprinkles are so pretty too!
I have never made donuts before. But I am going to make these. Thanks for the great recipe.
These look like they wouldn’t be too hard make and would taste real good.
I never thought of using biscuits to make homemade donuts before. They look delicious!
These look great. I love the versatility of canned biscuits.
My niece would enjoy making these with my careful supervision of course.
Oh my, these look like they would be great for parties! I need to make them!
That looks so yummy I love donuts
these look delicious and easy to make
I made these a couple of weeks ago. My very first time many donuts!. And they turned out pretty great! Thanks for the recipe.
Yummm! Your glazed donuts look AMAZING! Pinned!
These look great and I love how easy the recipe sounds.
Never would have thought of using bisquit dough!
My niece would enjoy making this. I would enjoy consuming this.