Easy Biscuit Donuts with Maple Buttermilk Glaze

Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze

This easy biscuit donuts recipe is made with buttermilk biscuit dough and a delicious homemade maple buttermilk glaze. The donuts are cooked in vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet. They are delicious and easy to make!

Last week I missed several personal emails (due in part to too many junk emails, ugh!) and it made me feel like a crazy person. There are times when my brain just simply can’t comprehend cooking from scratch. I just can’t go there.

I’m trying to make sure school papers are signed, clothes are clean, hugs are given, and deadlines are met. I need something easy, that tastes good, and makes my family happy. And these simple biscuit donuts are exactly that!

Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze cooking in a cast iron skillet

Biscuit Donuts with a Maple Buttermilk Glaze Ingredients

Makes 10 donuts

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Generic buttermilk biscuits (regular size, not the grands, and not the flaky style)

Icing

  • Powdered sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sanding sugar (optional)

How to Make Biscuit Donuts

Heat oil in a deep cast iron skillet or Dutch oven to medium-high heat. Open the biscuit can and lay the dough flat individually, then use a cap or small lid to cut donut holes in each donut.

Fry each donut until golden brown (this happens quickly, about 30 seconds per side), carefully flipping with tongs. Drain and cool on paper towels.

Whisk powdered sugar, buttermilk, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm donuts and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Best served fresh.

Quick tip! Use a leftover donut hole to test the oil’s temperature before frying the donuts. The dough should immediately sizzle.


Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze recipe (before glaze)

Frequently Asked Questions about Biscuit Donuts

Can I make mini donuts with this recipe?

You can make mini donuts with biscuit dough! Mini donuts are a fun and bite-sized variation of the classic treat. Here’s how you can adapt the recipe:

  1. Adjust the size: Instead of cutting out standard-sized donuts, use a smaller circular cutter to create smaller rounds of dough.
  2. Fry in batches: Since mini donuts cook faster than regular-sized ones, you may need to fry them in smaller batches to ensure even cooking and prevent overcrowding.
  3. Monitor cooking time: Mini donuts will cook more quickly than standard-sized ones due to their smaller size. Keep a close eye on them while frying to prevent overcooking or burning.

What are some creative toppings or flavorings I can add to my donuts?

  1. Classic Glaze: Make a simple glaze by mixing powdered sugar with a little milk or water until smooth. You can also add vanilla extract or other flavorings like maple or almond extract for variety.
  2. Chocolate Glaze: Melt chocolate chips and dip the donuts into the melted chocolate for a rich and indulgent treat. You can also sprinkle crushed nuts or sprinkles on top before the chocolate sets.
  3. Fruit Glaze: Puree fresh berries or fruit and mix them with powdered sugar to create a vibrant and fruity glaze. Raspberry, strawberry, and lemon are popular choices.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar: Toss warm donuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for a classic and comforting flavor combination.
  5. Nutella: Warm Nutella in the microwave and drizzle it over the donuts for a rich and chocolatey topping.
  6. Fruit Compote: Top donuts with homemade or store-bought fruit compote for a fresh and fruity flavor. Blueberry, cherry, and apple are excellent choices.
  7. Sprinkles: Add a pop of color and fun by sprinkling rainbow or chocolate sprinkles over glazed donuts.

Feel free to mix and match different toppings and flavorings to create your own unique and delicious biscuit donut creations!

Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze
Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze
Easy biscuit donuts with maple buttermilk glaze
Yield: 10

Biscuit Donuts with Maple Buttermilk Glaze

Biscuit Donuts with Maple Buttermilk Glaze

This easy donut recipe is made with buttermilk biscuit dough and a delicious homemade maple buttermilk glaze.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 can regular buttermilk biscuits (not the grands and not the flaky style)

Icing

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions

    1. Heat oil in deep cast iron skillet or dutch oven to medium-high heat.

    2. Open biscuit can and lay dough flat individually, then use a cap or small lid to cut donut holes in each donut.

    3. Fry each donut until golden brown (this happens quickly, about 30 seconds per side), carefully flipping with tongs.

    4. Drain and cool on paper towels.

Icing

1. Whisk powdered sugar, buttermilk, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl.

2. Drizzle over warm donuts and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Best served fresh.

Notes

Use a leftover donut hole to test the oil’s temperature before frying the donuts. The dough should immediately sizzle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 480Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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5 Comments

  1. I totally feel you on that. I’ve had a crazy week myself with so much to do that it’s overwhelming. Sometimes, you just need a sweet treat to linger over to bring you back down to earth… I love this idea!

  2. I love making homemade donuts! – They make my house smell amazing and this maple would only make it even better!!!

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