Super Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts to Kick Off Breakfast Week!

Its a breakfast week here at Pass the Sushi! How this happened, I have no idea. You’d think the writer of this blog would have a plan but really – I wing it from week to week. The most planning I’ve ever done was the recent hostile take over of Peeps at Easter (and even that was not the way I wanted things to really turn out… There’s always next year).
I’ve mentioned it before – like every time I post a breakfast recipe – I don’t really eat breakfast. I don’t wake up hungry (ok, I am a bold face liar as I type this because I just told Handsome to get up and get ready, we’re going out to breakfast – I’m starving! But like always, I’ll end up ordering something savory and having to negotiate a bite of his waffle from him).
99% of the time I don’t wake up hungry – fair? By the time I get hungry its 2 in the afternoon and I want a sandwich, soup, or last nights leftovers. Sugary cereals, heavy pancakes, and eggs are just not my cup of tea. If you want to feed me a steak at 9am, I probably wont be ready to eat, but I’m not going to turn you down. So how I was able to compile a breakfast themed week at PtS – I’m left a little bewildered myself. Accidents happen?

Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts

From Serious Eats

For the Doughnuts
  • 1 roll biscuits – I used Pillsbury home-style biscuits.
  • 8 cups vegetable oil

For the Plain Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Glaze:


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk


For the Doughnuts: Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet with high sides over medium-high heat until temperature registers 350°F. (Oil should be 1- to 1 1/2 inches deep). Pop open biscuit container. If any of the biscuits look irregular, gently pat them down to even rounds and even thickness. Cut out doughnut holes.

Add half of the doughnuts and half of the doughnut holes and fry until the bottoms turn golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes for small doughnuts and 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for large doughnuts. Using chopsticks, turn the doughnuts and holes and fry for until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Transfer doughnuts to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to cool slightly, 1 to 2 minutes before dipping in glaze. Serve warm.

For the plain glaze: Place confectioners’ sugar and salt in medium bowl. Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.

For the chocolate glaze: Place confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.

I couldn’t make these fast enough for the BF. He kept coming in, popping a few into his mouth and walking away before the trusty Nikon ever got busted out. Goes to show that they were yummy – just hard to photograph. When I finally told him the last few I had to take pics of he whined and then I realized he’d almost eaten a whole container of biscuits himself! These little babies disappear quick, so do yourself a favor and by two packaged of the biscuits if you want to try one.

PS. I had a ham sandwich and stole a bite of his pancakes….

Pass the Sushi is going to be taking part in Steph’s Bite By Bite Bake sale this week! Get ready to bid on some awesome goods from all sorts of talented bloggers!


  1. I bought a donut pan so long ago, and have yet to even take it out of the package!!! These look great.

  2. I am all for breakfast week! These look so delicious!

  3. Ok, I am so glad you shared this. I made donuts FROM SCRATCH (they were actually sweet potato donuts) and they were so time consuming. Delicious, yes. Worth all the time and energy? Maybe not, if I could make something equally as delicious that would take half the time (such as YOUR variety)! Thanks for the great post!!

  4. RavieNomNoms says:

    I keep saying that I am going to make homemade donuts and I never ever do. Yours look SO good Kita! I just need to make the plunge and do it! haha

  5. I love how you made these w/roll biscuits. I will take any kind of donuts. But the less work, the better. These look DELICIOUS (chocolate ones look soooo so good):)

  6. Donuts are my weakness!! I wish I had a box of Kita Donuts right now on my desk!

  7. Wow, I really like the way those turned out – very “real doughnut”-looking – love those giant sprinkles, too. ^_^ Are we allowed to join you for breakfast week? Because I totally have something I’ve been wanting to bake for a breakfast-y type thing.

  8. What a great idea to use biscuit dough to make doughnuts! … TOTALLY makes sense! :D

  9. Homemade donuts would definitely make me smile in the morning, especially your ones. I have tried planning the different things I want to make on my blog too but life keeps getting in the way.

  10. I am so drooling. What a quick way to make some fresh doughnuts.

    I’m usually the one who craves all things sweet for breakfast…while the hubby goes the savory route. It would be wrong to make a sandwich using the donuts as bread, right? It’s a compromise between sweet and savory though…a heart exploding compromise. :)

    • I see nothing wrong with putting anything savory between doughnuts – actually – I rather love the idea!

  11. Seriously, biscuits? That’s an AWESOME idea! I never thought of that!! I have a great somewhat wholesome doughnut recipe but what a pain it is. These doughnuts look perfect and we are GOING to try this!

  12. Oh I think I’m going to like breakfast week-these doughnuts look incredible!!

  13. I love how simple these donuts are! I think I could easily down them all in one sitting – did I just admit that? lol

  14. Those look awesome! I’ve been wanting to try donuts at home but I’ve been a little apprehensive about it.. but after seeing this, I’m going to have to do it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I’m ready for breakfast around 10 a.m. But if you put these in front of me at 6 a.m. – I would not refuse. I have (shhh) never made a doughnut and my husband has pointedly mentioned his mother’s doughnuts quite a few times… when I see your results – I now know what I’m missing.


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