Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? We love sweet foods for breakfast, but I don’t love all how processed store-bought doughnuts are, so we decided to try to figure something else out.
Justin’s family has made doughnuts from refrigerated biscuits before, so that gave me the idea that we could make some from bisquick. I make regular biscuits out of it, so why wouldn’t it work for this too? So I made my normal drop-biscuit recipe, and we put them in some oil to fry them up. And guess what, they worked!
Once you have them cooked, you have many options for a way to top them. We just shake up the doughnuts in a bag with powdered sugar. You could also make an icing/glaze out of powdered sugar and milk. We also found this recipe for a chocolate glaze that is amazing. It tastes just like the chocolate from a doughnut shop
Now that we’ve made them a few times, we’ve got the recipe down pretty well. Our original recipe left the dough very sticky, which made it hard to form the doughnuts. Recently we make sure to add more bisquick into the dough until it’s a better consistency. You want it to be just slightly tacky so that it will roll together well, but dry enough that it doesn’t stick to your hands.
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
- 3 cups oil
- 1 1/2 cups bisquick
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Heat oil in a large pot
- Mix bisquick and milk until dough forms, continuing to knead in extra bisquick until dough is no longer sticky
- Once oil is hot, grab small bits of dough and carefully drop into oil
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until brown on the bottom, then flip
- Cook another 2-3 minutes until completely brown
- Remove from heat and place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath
- Once all dough is used, put cooked doughnuts in zip-top bag with powdered sugar and shake to coat
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