Chocolate-Glazed Biscuit Donuts


Easy biscuit donuts are our favorite morning treat! You won’t believe how good fried biscuits are – especially when tossed in cinnamon and sugar or dipped in a simple glaze.

These biscuit donuts are made from scratch with homemade biscuit dough and then deep-fried until golden. You can enjoy these on their own or coat them in cinnamon sugar or sugar glaze.

They are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or as a sweet mid-day snack.

No matter when you enjoy them, I am sure you will agree that these homemade biscuit donuts with chocolate glaze make a quick, easy, and delicious treat.

How to Store

While chocolate frosted biscuit donuts are best when enjoyed freshly baked, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Enjoy at room temperature or better yet microwave them for 10 seconds to soften them up a bit and give them more of a freshly baked taste.

For longer storage, wrap biscuit donuts in foil then place in a freezer baggie to freeze for up to 2 months.


For this recipe you will need:
1 (10-count) can refrigerated biscuit dough
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups canola or vegetable oil, for frying*

How to Make Donuts with Biscuits

  •  Heat at least 3 inches of oil in a large Dutch oven or deep, heavy bottom pan over medium heat to 350° F. Top a baking sheet with a wire cooling rack and set aside. This will serve as a place to lay your fresh-out-of-the-fryer donuts.
  •  While the oil is heating, cut out the center of each biscuit using a small cookie cutter. Stretch the biscuit just a bit to make the hole and biscuit donut slightly larger.
  •  Fry each doughnut, just a couple at a time (do not overcrowd), until lightly golden brown and cooked through–around 60-90 seconds per sides
  • Set each fried donut on the cooling rack to allow the excess oil to drip off. Once all donuts have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Whisk together.
  •  Whisk in the milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Dip the donuts into the glaze one at a time. Place on a cooling rack to set for a few minutes, then enjoy
  • Donut Toppings:

    Vanilla Glaze: This classic glaze is, well, classic! For a reason! Just whisk together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth.

    Chocolate Glaze: Mix together 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 2-3 tablespoons of milk until smooth.

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