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Super Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts

Homemade Fried Doughnuts are my featured recipe, as well as my first recipe, for a Breakfast Week celebration!

Homemade fried doughnuts on a plate |

It’s a breakfast week here at Pass the Sushi!

How this happened, I have no idea. You’d think as the writer of this blog, I would have a plan, but really, I just wing it from week to week. The most planning I’ve ever done was the recent hostile take over of Peeps at Easterand even that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, but there’s always next year.

I’ve mentioned before (like every time I post a breakfast recipe) that I rarely 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 – is that fair? By the time I get hungry, it’s 2 in the afternoon and I want a sandwich, soup, or last night’s leftovers. Sugary cereals, heavy pancakes, and eggs are just not my cup of tea. If you want to feed me a steak at 9 am, I probably wont be ready to eat, but I’m not going to turn you down.

glazed and chocolate covered fried doughnuts on a tray |

So how was I able to compile a breakfast themed week at all, much less with a recipe for homemade fried doughnuts?

I’m left a little bewildered myself. I guess accidents happen.

Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts

These really are super easy to make. They use pre-packaged biscuits (i.e. Pillsbury) for the dough, so you don’t even have to get the sack of flour out! Bonus: after you cut the holes out, you can fry them too and have delicious little doughnut holes 😉

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More doughnuts!

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Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts
Chocolate Banana Doughnuts

Chocolate frosted doughnuts on a plate |

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Yield: 10 Doughnuts and holes

Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts

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Homemade fried doughnuts are the best part of any weekend. Fluffy and light, with a sweet vanilla glaze. They're delicious! The recipe to make them is here.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the Doughnuts

  • 1 roll biscuits – I used Pillsbury home-style biscuits.
  • Vegetable oil for frying

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: 

  1. Heat 8 cups of vegetable 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).
  2. Pop open biscuit container. If any of the biscuits look irregular, gently pat them down to even rounds and even thickness.
  3. Cut out doughnut holes.
  4. 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.
  5. Using chopsticks, turn the doughnuts and holes and fry for until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  6. 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: 

  1. Place confectioners’ sugar and salt in medium bowl.
  2. Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  3. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.

For the chocolate glaze: 

  1. Place confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in medium bowl.
  2. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
  3. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g

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