Quick and Easy Doughnuts

Quick and Easy DoughnutsFirst off, I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. My family was on vacation, and as we rented out a great condominium, equipped with kitchen, and outdoor grill, I was still on vacation, cooking for five kids under the age of nine. Most of the cooking involved noodles, rice, and not too many twists in flavors beyond teryaki skewers of beef, chicken, and shrimp, of which created leftovers of stir fried rice. It was a fun week, but a week where I was away from my usual blog posts.

Now that I am back in the groove of things, I thought I would kick up my week with a kids favorite, the doughnut.

Who doesn’t love a doughnut? Doughnuts are great any time of day, however we feel guilty, almost, when we eat them. Why? Because we typically cannot just eat one. I know I’m guilty when it comes to that.

Let me begin by talking about my kids. Before most any meal, the first question out of my 7 year old’s mouth is ‘What is for dessert?’. It is a tough one to answer, but most commonly we have ice cream, or cookies, and sometimes cake or pie, but this time around I wanted to answer with something that would shock the little guy. I said, “We are having doughnuts tonight.” His eyes opened wide and you could tell he was super excited.

This recipe, if you want to even call it that, is super simple, and is ready in no time. I usually do not tend to use store bought, pre-made items, but this one was a must.


  • Can of store bough biscuits, preferably Pillsbury Grands
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

Begin by placing your biscuits on a cookie sheet. If you have a small enough cookie cutout for a circle shape, now is the time to use it, but if you do not have one, get out your shot glass to cut out circle shapes, in this case your ‘holes’, and place these on the cookie sheet as well. Now you should have doughnut shapes, and holes, from your biscuits! Let these rise on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes, at room temperature.

During this time, preheat your oil on medium heat. When the oil is heated, drop in the holes, and cook until golden brown, this only takes a couple of minutes. Place these on a plate, and sprinkle a bunch of powdered sugar on them. Continue the cooking process, and powdered sugar process.

The kids had doughnuts in no time, and the little guy was happy. Talk about doughnuts on the cheap, and being able to make a simple glaze, or cover them in sprinkles, well, you know where I’m headed.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

7 thoughts to “Quick and Easy Doughnuts”

  1. How funny – my sisters and I were just talking about these on Sunday, because my mom used to make them when we were kids!

  2. Oh, man. I remember my step-dad making these for us on weekends. Just the other day I was thinking about making homemade donuts and then I remembered these. They were so good! I may have to try them again soon. (Even if my hips never forgive me.)

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great idea! I never would have thought of that.

    It reminds me of the donuts they make at the Farmers Market in my town, they are either powdered like that, or cinnamon and sugar…so good!

  4. Wow, that brings back memories! Many years ago, when I was in high school, I worked for Wendy’s. Our assistant manager once brought in supplies to make donuts like these, which we cooked in the fryers after closing time. We got in such big trouble when the manager found out, but the donuts were wonderful!

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