Two-Step Homemade Donuts

Mitch here!

I’m the laziest person I know, and even I’ll admit that these donuts are too easy not to make. They’re just fried biscuit dough, and they take five minutes total. Why are you still reading this? Just go make them and come back.

I have a bit of a donut problem. They are, without question, my all time top food indulgence. I’d eat five or six in a sitting if I could, but I can’t because they make me fat.

Life is so tough!

Instead, I find little excuses here and there to justify donuts. Up and showered before noon on a weekend? Better get donuts! Family in town? Donuts. Kids didn’t sleep and neither did you? Pain-easing donuts. Sick? Donuts. Road trip? Donuts. Got fat? Donut holes.

But making donuts at home during a pandemic is the ultimate donut excuse. It counts as a fun family bonding activity and it fills the morning so don’t get on my case about this, alright?! Conversation over!

While I’m sure there are some fancy pants (actual) homemade recipes around, I’m about to share a donut life hack to your face. Fried biscuit dough with a hole cut in the middle of it tastes JUST like a donut, y’all. And if it looks like a donut and tastes like a donut, it is a donut–as far as I’m concerned, at least. Which, by the transitive property, means that fried biscuit dough is a donut. QED.

Now you can get wild and stuff your donuts with stuffing, elongate them into Long Johns or punch them into holes. You could also simply fry the entire biscuit patty if you’re feeling particularly lazy. I don’t really care what you do. But what you dough not want to do is skimp on the oil in your frying pan nor overheat it because that will make for an either overcooked or undercooked donut.


Also, please don’t burn your house down when you’re making these donuts. That would be a ridiculous way to ruin your life. Always practice donut safety.


  • Can of biscuit dough
  • Frying oil
  • Toppings of choice


  1. Pop open a can of biscuit dough. Cut a hole to make the biscuit resemble a donut. Save holes for donut holes (obviously).
  2. Add 3 inches of oil to deep sauce pan or skillet. Heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Add dough to oil, fry until golden brown and flip until uniformly browned.
  4. Top with frosting, glaze, sprinkles, powdered sugar, honey or anything else you can think of.
  5. The end.

Mitch. OUT!

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Delivery to the wife in her office!

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