Easy Homemade Donuts with 3 Topping Options

May 24, 2016 by Kari Karch

"Abs are cool..but have you tried donuts?" Trust me, there will be no leftovers once these tasty treats hit the table. And with three topping options (Vanilla Bean Glaze, Maple Bacon, and Cinnamon Churros), everyone can dip into their favorite sweet dessert. Happy Eating!


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




1 can of cold biscuits homestyle (8)

1 vegetable oil



Directions: In a large heavy bottom pot, heat oil to *375. Separate biscuits and cut circles in the center of each disk. Roll each cut out into 8 balls (these are for the doughnut holes). Place donuts 2 at a time into hot oil until golden. Flip onto other side and fry again until golden. This should only take about 1 minute for each side. Scoop doughnuts out with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined wire rack. Repeat the frying process for remaining doughnuts. In between each batch, coat the hot doughnuts in toppings of choice (recipe below) on both sides by dunking each side quickly. Set them on the second bare wire rack to let the excess drip off onto the paper towels underneath. Remember to keep a consistent temperature of 375 degrees the entire time while frying and adjust heat settings as needed. Vanilla Bean Glaze 2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 vanilla bean, seeded 3-4 Tbsp. hot water Mix and add 3 Tbsp. to start, add more if you want a thinner consistency. Dunk doughnuts into glaze. Maple Bacon Glaze Same glaze recipe but add 2 Tbsp. maple syrup and only 1 Tbsp. water. Top with cooked crumbled bacon. Cinnamon Churro Topping 2 cups granulated sugar cup cinnamon 1 tsp. grated nutmeg Mix together and toss with warm doughnuts

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.