Crazy Outdoors Guy

Easy Homemade Donuts – Great for Camping or at Home

I’ll be honest, I have a bit of a sweet tooth.  I love a good sweet breakfast.  Cinnamon rolls, cereal with marshmallows, and decadently sweet coffee cakes are some of my favorites.  Wash it all down with a glass of cold milk and I’m in heaven.

My family has been making homemade donuts out of biscuits since I was a little kid.  If you’ve never done this before keep reading!  It will change your life.  Even if you have done it, keep reading because I’m about to put your donut game through the roof.

These donuts are a real simple 3-ingredient classic.  4 ingredients if you count the oil.

  1. Canned Biscuits
  2. Sugar
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Oil for frying




Sometimes I struggle with writing up directions for incredibly easy tasks but I’ll do my best.  Open a can of biscuits and shape them into donuts.  I like to make some into donut holes too, mainly because they are easier to eat while I’m cooking.






This is where it starts to get hard.  Well, not really.  Heat some oil up with low-medium heat. You’re aiming for about 325-350 degrees.  Drop the donuts in to fry.  When you see them getting golden brown around the edges flip them over.  Take them out after both sides are cooked and set on a paper towel to let excess oil drain off.

Trust me, you’ll get the feel for this real quick.  If the donut takes more than a minute or two to cook then turn the heat up.  If it cooks really fast and turns out doughy then turn the heat down just a bit.  Trust me, it really is super easy.  I prefer using my dutch oven at camp as a frying vessel but a sauce pan works great too.

Frying Donuts

Frying Donut Bites


Have some cinnamon sugar mixed up like this and roll the donuts around in it.  Yeah, it’s that easy!



That’s it.  Eat them.  While they are still warm.

Warm donuts are really an amazing experience.  It will ruin store bought donuts for you.  But wait, there’s more.  In part 2 of this epic recipe we up the donut game to a whole new level.

Check it out here

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