homemade glazed donuts

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I love donuts. It's true. See.

Really though, I love glazed donuts. I'm an old-fashioned kind-a-girl. Simple, if you will. That is why I am going to get to the point and share my recipe today for homemade glazed donuts!

This is my personal recipe but it is by most means very generic.


1 can of Grand's Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 cup milk (I use skim)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
vegetable oil


Pull out a large pot and fill halfway with vegetable oil. Turn on your heat medium-high and use a candy thermometer to measure to 350 degrees. Pop open your can of biscuits and separate them from each other while your oil heats up. I use a water bottle cap on smaller sized biscuits and the cap to a spice bottle for these large Grand's biscuits when punching out the center. Feel free to use whatever you have around the kitchen that works best for you!

Once your oil is heated to temperature carefully place in your whole biscuit using a slotted spoon so you don't splash and burn yourself. You want to cook each side for 30-60 seconds until golden brown and then remove from oil. Let your donut cool completely before moving to your bowl of cinnamon sugar mixture.

While your donuts are cooling. Mix together milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl with a whisk (or even a fork). Be sure to add your milk last as to adjust the amounts according to you consistency preference. Less milk = thicker. More milk = thinner.

You can choose to coat one or both sides of your donut. Personally, when I'm in my PJs on Sunday morning, I do both sides. Shhh! lol.

*I feel like I should add that this post is not affiliated or sponsored by Pillsbury in any way and does not represent their views or opinions. I believe that when I'm lazy, canned biscuits are a wonderful substitue for donuts. Don't knock it 'til you try it. This winter I will be sharing my favorite from-sctrach yeast donut recipe. So keep an eye out!.

Well, there you have it. 20 minute "homemade" glazed donuts. If you haven't seen it yet, I also have a great recipe for vanilla creme filled donuts that my husband swears are better than Dunkin Donuts. Click here to check it out!

If you make this recipe are any of my others, please be sure to leave a link in the comments so I can check it out! I'd love to see what you make!