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

Homemade fried doughnuts on a plate | passthesushi.com

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 | passthesushi.com

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 😉

More doughnuts!

Irish Cream Filled Doughnuts
Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts
Chocolate Banana Doughnuts

Chocolate frosted doughnuts on a plate | passthesushi.com

If you’ve tried my Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts recipe or any other recipe on passthesushi.com please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also follow along for more good eats and travel tips on Instagram @passthesushi & @girlcarnivoreTwitter Facebook.

📖 Recipe

Incredibly Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts - Get the recipe on PassTheSushi.com

Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts

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.
4.67 from 6 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
20 minutes
Serves: 10 Doughnuts and holes


For the Doughnuts

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

For the Plain Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk


For the Doughnuts: 

  • 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 ½ 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 ½ minutes for small doughnuts and 2 to 2 ½ 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.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Blog is the New Black says:

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

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

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

  3. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum says:

    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. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    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. Steph@stephsbitebybite says:

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

  7. Mary at n00bcakes says:

    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.

    1. Totally join in! I'd love to have other people involved. 🙂

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

  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. briarrose says:

    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. 🙂

    1. I see nothing wrong with putting anything savory between doughnuts - actually - I rather love the idea!

  11. Dionne Baldwin says:

    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. Kali @ everyordinaryday says:

    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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