One day, I was looking through the pantry taking note of the things Mr. Hines bought at the grocery store: corn, green beans, tomato paste, Rotel, black beans…
I smiled as I wondered what he had in mind for those seemingly random ingredients.
Then, I opened the fridge to see Coke and Dr. Pepper (my favorite soda), a can of cinnamon rolls and a 4 pack of canned biscuits. When I saw the biscuits I thought, “Ah, he must want me to make some chicken and dumplin’s.”
Turns out I was only half right. He also wanted to make donuts with those biscuits. Just the idea of them brings back fond memories of making them with my sister when were growing up.
If you’ve never had donuts made from canned biscuits, then you’re in for a real treat today. They are super easy to make and would be a fun breakfast to serve your overnight guests this holiday season.
How to Make Biscuit Donuts
Heat some vegetable oil in a pan on medium high heat.
We don’t measure, but I’d say enough oil so that the biscuits can float to the top when they are done.
Cut holes in the biscuit. (We typically use a bottle cap.)
Drop the biscuits into the hot grease.
They cook very quickly, so you’ll use tongs to turn them over almost as soon as you drop them in.
Remove them from the pan with a big slotted spoon when they’re golden brown, then roll them in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
Again, we don’t measure. Just pour some sugar on a plate and stir in some cinnamon, or buy cinnamon sugar on the spice aisle in grocery stores.
Fry the donut holes, too!
Take 2, 3, 4… and enjoy with a cold glass of milk.
There’s nothing better!
When I shared that we’d had biscuit donuts on Facebook, so many people responded saying that their Mom used to make them, and I could hear the fondness in their words.
To me, this is one of those recipes that should be passed down for generations.
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||5 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
- vegetable oil (maybe an inch deep in the pan)
- 1 can plain biscuits (more if you are serving more people)
- cinnamon sugar mixture (you can buy a cinnamon sugar grinder or mix your own)
Let’s bring back biscuit donuts, y’all!
p.s. I ended up using the “random” can of corn and Rotel in Taco Soup.
See you in class,