Easy Baked Biscuit Donuts


We seriously live right across the street from a grocery store.  Right across the street.  Do you know how many times I go to this store in a week?  I really shouldn’t say, and Brett really doesn’t need to know.

But do you know what it’s like living across the street from a grocery store when you live with a two year old who knows that’s where the donuts are?  Torture.  For me and the two year old.


You’re probably wondering why on earth  I would ever make donuts when I can walk right across the street to buy them? Because said two year old’s eyes lit right up when I asked him if he wanted to help mommy make donuts one Saturday morning.  He’s never been so excited to help me make breakfast. 

Kids will love helping with these! 

All you need is a tube of refrigerated biscuit dough to get started.  Separate the biscuits and roll each one out just a little bit.

Then, cut out a hole out of the center of each biscuit.  I used the lid to our milk. 


Brush the tops and sides of your donuts and donut holes with a little bit of melted butter or vegetable oil.  Then pop in the oven for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Remove and frost with a glaze. You can have fun with this part and use any flavor or color of glaze, add sprinkles, etc.  Or just dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

But you know my boy’s a chocolate lover just like his momma.  So we stuck with a simple chocolate glaze.  They may not be the prettiest looking donut you’ve ever seen but believe me, your kids won’t care!

Easy Baked Biscuit Donuts
1 tube Pillsbury Refrigerator Buttermilk Biscuits
3-4 tbs melted butter or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 425.  Separate biscuits and roll each one out to about 1/4 inch in thickness.  
Cut a small hole out of the center of each biscuit using a small round cookie cutter, lid to a gallon of milk or other bottle.  
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Lightly brush melted butter over the tops of each donut and each donut hole. Bake for 12-14 minutes OR until just barely golden.
Dip tops of donuts into glaze.

source No. 2 Pencil

Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup butter, 
1/4 cup whole milk
1 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
In a medium saucepan combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla and stir over medium heat until butter is melted.   Turn heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted. 
Turn the heat off, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth with no lumps. Place the mixture over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts immediately.  Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.**or be a rule breaker and enjoy warm:)

source: Foodnetwork


  1. Sweet and Savory Eats August 17, 2012

    What a great idea! I recently got a doughnut pan – I wonder if I could stick the biscuit in the pan?

  2. Kris and Cath August 17, 2012

    Ok this looks DELISH! Cannot wait to try:)

  3. Those look so good!! Chocolate..nom nom!! 😉

  4. Amy's Kitchen August 18, 2012

    Great idea! So excited to be your newest follower! :)


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