Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

With Spring Break getting closer and closer, my roommate and I were having a hard time getting our vacations off our minds. This year I have had an exceptionally difficult time avoiding spring break fever; I will be traveling on the other side of the world to China, for a study abroad trip! I have literally been counting down the days for the past three months! So we decided we needed to distract ourselves from our growing anticipation by making the perfect comfort food… homemade cinnamon sugar doughnuts! They were so easy to make and we had every ingredient on hand!

Total Ingredients Cost: $5.o0


  • Any type of biscuit except layers/flaky layers (we used  Grands Homestyle)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Butter – 4-6 Tbs.
  • Vegetable oil


  • Large deep skillet
  • Tongs
  • Mixing bowl – 2
  • Plate or tray
  • Paper towels

Pour vegetable oil into skillet creating a coat about 1/2″ thick. Heat on medium. Mix sugar and cinnamon together until you achieve desired taste. We preferred ours to be a light brown color.

Cut circles out of the middle of each biscuit. We rolled several of our doughnut holes together to form larger doughnut holes.

Once your oil is hot insert several doughnuts into the pan at a time (be sure not to overcrowd the pan). Once the bottom is golden brown, flip over. Remove once both sides are golden brown, being careful not to burn the doughnuts.

Place some papertowels on a plate or tray. After each doughnut is done place on the plate and allow the excess oil to soak up.

Melt the butter. Dip each doughnut into the melted butter being sure to allow any extra butter to drip off. Lastly coat in sugar/cinnamon mixture.


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