I woke up the other morning really wanting these Simple Glazed Donuts. No donut should ever be hard, but there are a few donut recipes out there that make it look like your kitchen blew up. Make life easier on yourself and make these Simple Glazed Donuts. When my kids want donuts, sometimes our first inclination is to go down to the store and hit up the bakery and I forget I have this awesome recipe on hand.
Easy Glazed Donuts can be made in big- batches so you can freeze them and pull them out when you are ready! If you’ve never made homemade donuts, this is your chance. They will be gone in a flash, so make sure you grab some before the kids get to them.
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Simple Glazed Donuts Recipe
What you need
1 package refrigerated biscuits (Use homestyle or Southern. The flakey ones will not work.)
1-quart Vegetable Oil
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
3-4 tbsp hot water
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How to make Simple Glazed Donuts
In a large stockpot, bring the oil to 375 degrees.
The doughnuts will come together super fast so get your area ready. Wire racks are the easiest to use but if you don’t have a cooling rack, plates will work fine. Have a paper towel set on one to put the doughnut after it comes out of the oil. Then, have a second rack ready for the doughnut to go after it is glazed. (Put some paper towels under it to help with clean up!)
Open your can of biscuits.
Cut a hole in the center. I used a cup that we had.
Set the holes to the side. These will be your doughnut holes.
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When the oil is ready, drop the doughnut into the oil. When it is golden brown, flip it over. It will not take long – generally only a minute to a minute and a half.
Remove with a slotted spoon. Set on the paper towel to get the excess oil off.
Quickly put the doughnut into the glaze.
Flip it over glaze both sides and set to dry.
These are best served warm. You can reheat it in the microwave if you want. If they are set out, the glaze will fully mix into the doughnut. But don’t worry, they are still tasty! In fact, they are so good, we’ve never had too many donuts and they usually disappear before they are cooled! 🙂
Simple Glazed Donuts
Change up your breakfast routine and make these simple glazed donuts instead.
What You Need
- In a large stockpot, bring the oil to 375 degrees.
- Open your can of biscuits.
- Using a cup Cut a hole in the center.
- Set the holes to the side. These will be your donut holes.
- Make your glaze. Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla, and the water. If you want your glaze thinner to add more water.
- When the oil is ready, drop the donut into the oil. When it is golden brown, flip it over. It will not take long - generally only a minute to a minute and a half.
- Remove with a slotted spoon. Set on the paper towel to get the excess oil off.
Quickly put the donut into the glaze.
- Flip it over glaze both sides and set to dry.