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Maybe the Simplest Doughnuts Ever
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Maybe the Simplest Doughnuts Ever

Maybe the Simplest Doughnuts Ever

Makes as many as you want. Who knew these things could be so crazy good and simple?


  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Jelly - grape or whatever you prefer
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Put about 1.5 inches of oil in a small pot, and heat to 360 degrees
  2. Combine cinnamon with sugar well and put on a small plate
  3. Remove biscuits from package and separate
  4. To make regular donuts, put a 1/2 inch hole in the middle of a biscuit and cook in oil until golden brown on each side - about a minute and a half each
  5. Remove from oil, dry on a paper towel briefly then put into the cinny-sugar mix on each side
  6. To make jelly-filled donuts: cook the same way (but with no center hole), dry and then make a small hole in the side and using a squeeze bottle, a pastry bag or even a ziplock and a small corner cut off filled with jelly. Squeeze jelly into middle of the donut & then sprinkle with powdered sugar