Did you know today is National Donut Day? Well I think that calls for a celebration! You may have caught my Halloween donuts with fangs here but today I went full-on fall tasty. Pumpkin spice. Because even though you see it everywhere…it still tastes so good! This recipe for icing also has a twist- keep reading to fall in love with the easiest donuts ever!
What’s the trick to making your own donuts at home the semi-homemade way? A can of biscuit dough & some oil for frying. No really- that’s it. You’ll never look at those cans the same way again. Now every time biscuit dough goes on sale, Ryan’s eyes light up with glee. Because donuts.
Lets talk icing- what makes this special? Well if you’re anything like me then you just might have a certain creamer in your fridge with a fall theme. Instead of milk as a thinner- use your coffee creamer! It gives more sweetness & definitely a creamy finish. Neat trick right?
- Peanut Oil
- 2 cans of Buttermilk Biscuit Dough
- For Icing:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice creamer
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- In a deep pan or Dutch oven heat about 2 inches of peanut oil for frying to about 350 degrees.
- Lay out the biscuits & using a cutter remove the middle. Set aside the middles for donut holes!
- Fry each biscuit donut until golden on one side then flip with tongs. Cook until golden on the other side.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Mix together the icing ingredients except for the creamer. Add creamer in small increments until desired consistency is reached.
- TO DIP
- Swirl each mostly cool doughnut into the mixture & rotate your wrist for an even finish. Let set on a rack. The icing will even out for a lovely finish. Top with fun sprinkles if you're awesome.
I like to finish our donuts off with some sprinkles- aren’t these fall leaves right on season? & there you have easy-peasy autumn donuts. Because looking impressive shouldn’t have to take 3 hours in the morning. What are your favorite donut flavors? Tell me about them in the comments below!