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Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts

Canned Biscuit Donuts are flaky and soft donuts made using Pillsbury Grands biscuits. These are easy to make and can be made in 6 minutes or less! The best part is, these are made in the air fryer so no oil is required!

cinnamon sugar donuts stacked on a table

I don’t know about you, but donuts are one of my FAVORITE desserts. In fact, if donuts weren’t so sugary and high in calories, I could probably live on them ha!

Oh, and don’t even get me started on Krispy Kreme – oh boy! Those donuts are good!

With that being said, if you are looking for some tasty homemade donuts that are quick and easy to make, these are for you!

The best part about these donuts is that there is no oil required and that means no unnecessary calories!

upclose cinnamon sugar donuts on a table

The Easiest Canned Biscuit Donuts

Canned Biscuit Donuts Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits (make sure it’s the flaky layers kind)
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
  • An Air fryer
  • A small cookie cutter (size of a donut hole)
  • Pastry Brush
  • Non-stick cooking spray (any kind will work)
cinnamon sugar donuts on a table

How to Make Air Fryer Canned Biscuit Donuts:

Start by opening your canned biscuits and separate each biscuit. I laid mine flat on my silicone baking mat.

Next, cut out the inside of the biscuit. This turns biscuits into donuts and make sure you set the dough from the centers aside (these will make great donut holes).

biscuits cut to look like donuts on a plate
Canned biscuits cut to look like donuts.

Next, spray the wire racks of your air fryer using a non-stick cooking spray. Spray really good to prevent the donuts from sticking.

Next, place the donuts onto the racks ensuring the donuts don’t touch and stick inside your air fryer. You can also stick the inside of the donut holes onto the trays as well.

Cook them in your air fryer at 360 degrees for about 3 minutes. Once the 3 minutes is up, flip the donut over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Once cooked, remove from the air fryer and allow to cool for a minute or two before touching.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.

Next, melt the butter in your microwave.

Using your pastry brush, dip it into the melted butter then apply it to the top of the donut.

Take the donut and dip it into the sugar/cinnamon mixture until it it entirely covered.

canned biscuit donuts covered in cinnamon and sugar

You can then enjoy your homemade cinnamon sugar donut right away!

This is the EASIEST way to make delicious homemade donuts that your kids can help make.

Notes:

  • Type of biscuits: If you can’t find the Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits, the regular Pillsbury Grands Biscuits will work just fine.
  • Donut Toppings: You can make any topping mixture you want. For example, melted chocolate, sprinkles, etc.
  • Reheating the donuts: You can warm up the donuts by placing in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
  • Storing leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
donuts on a table next to cinnamon sticks

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Canned Biscuit Donuts

Canned Biscuit Donuts

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Canned Biscuit Donuts are flaky and soft donuts made using Pillsbury Grands biscuits. These are easy to make and can be made in 6 minutes or less! The best part is, these are made in the air fryer so no oil is required!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits (make sure it’s the flaky layers kind)
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
  • An Air fryer
  • A small cookie cutter (size of a donut hole)
  • Pastry Brush
  • Non-stick cooking spray (any kind will work)

Instructions

  1. Start by opening your canned biscuits and separate each biscuit. I laid mine flat on my silicone baking mat.
  2. Next, cut out the inside of the biscuit. This turns biscuits into donuts and make sure you set the dough from the centers aside (these will make great donut holes).
  3. Next, spray the wire racks of your air fryer using a non-stick cooking spray. Spray really good to prevent the donuts from sticking.
  4. Next, place the donuts onto the racks ensuring the donuts don’t touch and stick inside your air fryer. You can also stick the inside of the donut holes onto the trays as well.
  5. Cook them in your air fryer at 360 degrees for about 3 minutes. Once the 3 minutes is up, flip the donut over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, remove from the air fryer and allow to cool for a minute or two before touching.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
  8. Next, melt the butter in your microwave.
  9. Using your pastry brush, dip it into the melted butter then apply it to the top of the donut.
  10. Take the donut and dip it into the sugar/cinnamon mixture until it it entirely covered.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Type of biscuits: If you can’t find the Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits, the regular Pillsbury Grands Biscuits will work just fine.
  • Donut Toppings: You can make any topping mixture you want. For example, melted chocolate, sprinkles, etc.
  • Reheating the donuts: You can warm up the donuts by placing in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
  • Storing leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 53gProtein: 2g

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