Donuts…oh, they are just like little bites of Heaven, aren’t they? In an ideal world, where donuts were healthy and calorie free, I think I would eat them quite often. Too often. They are a REAL treat in our house. I bet I could count on my hands the number of times my boys have had them in their lives.
If you know me at all, you know that I am a pinterest junkie. Seriously, I could spend all my free time (and NOT SO free time) on there if I could. Yesterday, I came across this blog post by Little Bit Funky. She made semi-homemade donuts out of Grands biscuits! Seriously! I had those in the refrigerator! All you need is biscuits, oil, sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a round cookie cutter (I have PLENTY of those!). I will admit, I was a bit hesitant about the oil. I have never deep fried anything, butI figured I would figure it out as I went.
School starts for the boys on Monday….it could be a special breakfast treat for them, right? (as I write this post, I am wondering who I really made these for…the boys or me?) I will be declared the best mom ever, I think! I’d say we’re in business!
- canned biscuits (any brand seem to work as long as they aren’t the flakey variety) I used Grands
The first thing you want to do is take your round cookie cutter and cut a circle out of the middle. Save those little circles…they are perfect for donut holes!
I poured just enough oil in the pan to cover the bottom. Once the oil was hot, I placed the donuts in the pan. I think they took like 2 minutes or so to brown. I flipped them and did the same on the other side. The sides weren’t cooked all the way because of the low oil amount. So I had to lay them on their sides for a minute.
Once they looked cooked (I just eye balled this), I dipped them on both sides in a bowl of butter (low fat they are not). Then my boys dropped them into a paper bag that had sugar and cinnamon in it. Their favorite part was shaking the donuts around to coat them. **Side note** Next time, I think I would just sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on the donuts rather than coat them. In other words, I felt they had too much sugar on them.
Despite having a little too much sugar, they were SO good especially when they’re warm!! Melt in your mouth deliciousness! The outside of the donuts had a little crispness and the inside was SO soft. It was a perfect combination in texture.
I will definitely make these again on another special day!! Kid and mom approved!