I shared a few InstaStories a week or so ago where we made our favorite recipe for donut holes. You guys sent a TON of DMs, asking for the recipe. It’s super easy, so I am sharing it today! This is my easy, fried recipe for donuts because baked just never tastes the same! 😉
The girls love to help cutting and rolling the donuts, but this recipe does involve hot oil on the stove, so use caution!
What you need:
- 1 container of canned Grands Southern Homestyle Biscuits (we usually double the recipe, and share with friends!)
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- Or find a filling recipe to make filled donut holes
What you do
- Start by “popping” open the can of biscuits, and cut each biscuit into quarters. Pro tip: use a pizza cutter to make this quick and easy.
- Roll each quarter into a ball.
- In a deep pan, heat vegetable oil until it is at 350 degrees. You want about an inch of oil in the pan. (if you’re like me, and don’t have a fancy candy thermometer, wait until it is about to simmer, do not let it get to an actual rolling boil, because that’s too hot!)
- Put the balls into the oil in groups of 5-7. BE CAREFUL that you don’t drop them in from too high, and splatter hot oil.
- Using kitchen tongs, turn each ball regularly, until it is golden brown on all sides.
- Remove the donuts from pan. I place mine on a wire cooling rack with parchment paper under it. A plate with paper towel under would also do the trick.
Now, if you’d like to glaze your donuts, you will mix powdered sugar with a splash of milk and a splash of vanilla extract (I use clear vanilla extract). Stir well, if it’s too thick, add more milk. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. Once you’re happy with the consistency, drip each donut into the mix and coat evenly. Return to the wire cooling rack or to a sheet of parchment paper to set.
If you’d like to do a cinnamon sugar mix, that’s even easier! I mix up a little brown sugar, a little white sugar, and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a small bowl. Before allowing the donut to fully cool, drop it into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and roll to coat evenly. Then, set on a cooling rack or place to fully cool.
Once cooled, you can dig into them! Be careful, they’re addicting!! If you do try my recipe for donut holes, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
There are some awesome filling recipes out there. This blog post has a more involved donut recipe, but some really tasty options for fillings!
For more fun recipes, you can head here, and be sure to check out my delicious Banana Nut Bread recipe!