The Easiest Homemade Doughnuts

In honor of National Doughnut Day today our family had delicious homemade donuts with breakfast! What?! You’ve never heard of National Doughnut Day? I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago, but don’t worry it’s not too late to use this greatest excuse to eat a bunch of doughnuts — you can celebrate tonight by making some as a family!

Easy Homemade Donuts

I’m sure there are lots of recipes out there for making doughnuts from scratch, but I’m going to share my own Supermom’s easy shortcut recipe. Since before I can remember our family has made doughnuts at home using buttermilk pop biscuits as the dough. That’s right — no measuring or kneading, just pop, fry, eat! In fact, we always keep a couple of cans of pop biscuits in the fridge for when we need a quick and delicious treat. (I crave these almost every Sunday night!)

Easy Homemade Doughnuts

:: A couple of cans of pop biscuits (have more people, use more biscuits!)
:: Cooking oil
:: Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar or both!

Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Pop biscuits and shape into a doughnut — this is where the family fun comes. My favorite part as a kid was shaping my own donuts, and my kids love it just as much as I did. You can braid them, make a face… get creative!

Next Mom or Dad fries the shaped biscuit dough in the hot oil until the edge turns golden; flip over to finish frying the other side. Remove the cooked doughnut from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Let stand for about 30 seconds then coat with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.

VERY IMPORTANT: Eat these doughnuts while they’re still warm. Oh, and try not to eat too many. Enjoy!

Bettijo Bridges

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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