How to Make Easy Homemade Donuts

No one will believe you started out with canned biscuits! These are amazing!

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How to Make Easy Homemade Donuts Recipe
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The ingredients are simple, you likely have them on hand. You’ll need vegetable oil and canned biscuits for the doughnuts and margarine, cinnamon, and sugar for the coating. Don't use flaky biscuits!

The ingredients are simple, you likely have them on hand. You’ll need vegetable oil and canned biscuits for the doughnuts and margarine, cinnamon, and sugar for the coating. Don't use flaky biscuits!

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In a bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar.

In a bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar.

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Until its a light brown color (that means its combined well)

Until its a light brown color (that means its combined well)

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Melt a stick of margarine and place the margarine and cinnamon sugar bowls side by side so you'll be able to use them as soon as the doughnuts are done.

Melt a stick of margarine and place the margarine and cinnamon sugar bowls side by side so you'll be able to use them as soon as the doughnuts are done.

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Pop your biscuits out of the can and lay them out.

Pop your biscuits out of the can and lay them out.

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Now, if you don't have a small round cookie cutter, just use a plain old bottle cap to cut the centers of your doughnuts out.

Now, if you don't have a small round cookie cutter, just use a plain old bottle cap to cut the centers of your doughnuts out.

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Continue to do this with all the biscuits. Save the doughnut holes that get stuck in your bottle cap or cookie cutter, reserving them to cook along with the doughnuts.

Continue to do this with all the biscuits. Save the doughnut holes that get stuck in your bottle cap or cookie cutter, reserving them to cook along with the doughnuts.

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Here are the finished donuts

Here are the finished donuts

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And donut holes

And donut holes

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Pour your oil in a skillet (little less than 1/2 in.) & heat on med. to med. high for several min.

Pour your oil in a skillet (little less than 1/2 in.) & heat on med. to med. high for several min.

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We want it to be so hot that the doughnuts instantly sear. This prevents them from absorbing too much oil & being soggy.

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To test my oil, I put a doughnut hole in it. It should sizzle and bubble around the edges and then you know its hot enough.

To test my oil, I put a doughnut hole in it. It should sizzle and bubble around the edges and then you know its hot enough.

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Now fry all your donuts!

Now fry all your donuts!

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By the time you have put them all in, some may already be ready to turn. It takes less than a minute for them to be ready to turn over.

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Remove cooked doughnuts from oil and place on paper towel lined plate. (To soak the excess oil) now lets add a little bit of heaven to them!

Remove cooked doughnuts from oil and place on paper towel lined plate. (To soak the excess oil) now lets add a little bit of heaven to them!

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The doughnuts should have cooled slightly so that you can handle them but they will still be very warm. Pick each one up and dip both sides in melted margarine…

The doughnuts should have cooled slightly so that you can handle them but they will still be very warm. Pick each one up and dip both sides in melted margarine…

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The press them down into the cinnamon sugar on both sides. Repeat with all doughnuts and doughnut holes.

The press them down into the cinnamon sugar on both sides. Repeat with all doughnuts and doughnut holes.

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Instead of cinnamon sugar, you can also use granulated sugar or sprinkles. Also you can glaze them or spread chocolate on them (without the margarine)!

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Eat them warm. They will positively melt in your mouth, they are so good! No one will believe you started out with canned biscuits so lets just keep that to ourselves... :) enjoy your doughnuts!

Eat them warm. They will positively melt in your mouth, they are so good! No one will believe you started out with canned biscuits so lets just keep that to ourselves... :) enjoy your doughnuts!

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