Easy Glazed Donut Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min / Cook Time: 5 min /

Total Time: 30 min

easy glazed donut recipe

These light and fluffy donuts are incredibly delicious and so easy to make. All you need is 5 ingredients and 30 minutes!

easy glazed donut recipe

Easy Glazed Donut Recipe

This semi-homemade donut recipe is one of the best-kept baking secrets of all time. If you didn’t already know that you can make bakery level glazed donuts from a can of Pillsbury Grands biscuit dough, then your life is about to change. (You’re welcome.) It is one of the easiest (and most delicious) recipes ever! So, if you’ve been wondering how to make donuts the easy way, you’ll be happy to know that all you need is 5 ingredients and 30 minutes!

One of the great things about this easy glazed donut recipe is that the options are endless. Don’t get me wrong, original glazed donuts are a classic, but you can easily add any flavor to your glaze to switch things up. I like to add maple, coconut or pumpkin spice! Another one of my favorite ways to spice up this donut recipe is by skipping the glaze and coating these freshly fried donuts in cinnamon and sugar.

easy glazed donut recipe

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Why Semi-Homemade Donuts?

When you want to make a treat at home, but you also want to do it as fast and easily as possible, a semi-homemade recipe definitely gives you the best of both worlds. Not only does it save you time, but it can also be a lot less overwhelming if you don’t have tons of baking experience. In this case, you can enjoy the fun of making homemade donuts, and you can do it in half the time.

easy glazed donut recipe

Easy Glazed
Donut Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min / Cook Time: 5 min / Assembly Time: 10 min / Total Time: 30 min

easy glazed donut recipe

These light and fluffy donuts are incredibly delicious and so easy to make. All you need is 5 ingredients and 30 minutes!

easy glazed donut recipe

What You’ll Need

FOR THE DONUTS

  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • 1 can of Pillsbury Grands Big Biscuits (I like the flakey layers original.) ** 1 can yields 8 donuts .

 FOR THE GLAZE

  • 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or other flavoring)

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKING THE DONUTS

  • In a deep fryer or large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat to 350°F. 
  • With a small round cookie cutter, cut holes in the center of each biscuit. Place 3-4 biscuits in the heated oil. Let one side cook until golden brown (about 1 minute). Flip over and let the other side cook until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a cooling rack.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and vanilla on low heat until warm. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until fully combined. (This will make a classic white glaze, but feel free to add in food coloring of your choice or cocoa powder for a chocolate glaze.)
  • Dip the donuts into the glaze and place them back on the cooling rack to set up for 2-3 minutes. When the first layer of glaze has set up, dip the donuts a second time and add desired sprinkles/toppings before serving.
  • ENJOY!

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