The Easiest Homemade Doughnuts

If you are a foodie or gourmet or anything like that – just stop reading now.

If you are on the lookout for easy, cheap, delicious treats for your family – even if they’re not so healthy once and awhile – this one’s for you. And this will also be the shortest recipe post you’ll ever read. I’m going to tell you how to make 20 hot and fresh doughnuts in about 10 minutes – for $1.

Ready?

This is what you need:

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Two tubes of biscuit dough and some powdered sugar. Not pictured is some frying oil. You want enough oil to give you about a half inch in the bottom of your pan.

Optional is a cute princessy helper.

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Preheat the oil until a sprinkle of water in the pan sizzles. While you’re heating your oil, show your princessy helper how to pop a hole in each of the biscuits. That hole instantly turns the biscuits into doughnuts.

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Get all your doughnuts ready while your oil is warming because once you start frying, this goes really fast.

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The steps are pretty simple. Fry each doughnut for about 30 seconds on each side. Drain well on a cooling rack. Then you can dust with powdered sugar orĀ  dip each doughnut into a powdered sugar glaze. You could also make a simple apple cider glaze (1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 3-4 tablespoons apple cider, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla = simple & delicious) to bring a bit of autumn to this yummy treat. These doughnuts taste best fresh and warm.

The bonus? If you have an Aldi store near you, these tubes of buttermilk biscuits are only $.49. Forty-nine cents. For ten doughnuts. You cannot beat that price! Not to mention that this particular brand of biscuits is also dairy and egg free, making these safe for our daughter with food allergies.

This is definitely not a regular occurrence in our house but it is nice to have a couple of biscuit tubes hidden in the back of the fridge for an extra-special treat. What’s your favorite once-and-awhile snack?

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