Canned Biscuit Dough Donuts and Holes

Made these for breakfast this morning and they truly could not be any easier or tastier!  YUMMY!  (And for those of you who live near a WinCo grocery store, they couldn’t be any cheaper either with the biscuits on sale for .98 a tube!)  The recipe comes from the Food Network website from Paula Deen.  She gives a recipe for icing but this time around I just did the cinnamon and sugar topping which made them taste like a cross between a donut and a churro, win win people!

peanut oil, for frying (I used vegetable oil)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

2 cups powdered sugar, divided

5 tablespoons milk, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup cocoa

2 cans large buttermilk biscuits (I bought Pillsbury Grands)

colored sprinkles

chocolate sprinkles

1  Heat 2″ oil in large pot or Dutch oven to 350.  (I used my electric skillet or frying pan which worked great.)

2  In a shallow bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.  (I combined them in a paper lunch sack instead.)  For the vanilla icing, in a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and set aside.  For the chocolate icing, in another small bowl, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and 3 tablespoons milk and set aside.

3  Lay out the biscuits on a cutting board and with a 1 1/2″ round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit.  Fry biscuits in hot oil until golden and then flip with tongs to fry the other side.  You can even fry the donut holes (why wouldn’t you?).  Drain on paper towels and then toss in cinnamon sugar mixture (I put 1 donut in the paper sack at a time and then tossed gently until well coated) or ice and decorate with sprinkles.  (You could also put some powdered sugar in another lunch sack and toss the donuts in that too.)

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