Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are a simple and delicious breakfast treat. Sometimes kids call these sweet doughy treats cinnamon donut balls.
If you love donuts, then this recipe is for you. No need to go out to your favorite donut shop, when you can stay home and make a sweet donut hole in no time at all.
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Why you should make these Cinnamon Donut Holes:
Simple ingredients – You only need three ingredients to make these sweet donuts.
Kid-friendly – Kids can help make these. There is no heat involved in this recipe at all.
Delicious flavor – Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are tasty on their own or served with coffee or tea.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Fruit-Filled Waffle Tacos recipe.
- White sugar
- Biscuit dough
- Oil for frying
Substitutions and Variations
- Use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar for a powdered sugar donut hole.
- Make together a quick glaze with powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and dip your donut holes into the glaze if you like a glazed donut.
- If you love maple flavor, add a small amount of maple syrup to a simple glaze then dip the donut holes and allow them to dry before enjoying.
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
Steps to make recipe broken up with in-process ingredient images.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
Line a plate with paper towels and set it aside. Have a second plate or serving tray ready for the cinnamon sugar-dusted donut holes.
Place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350F.
Cut each biscuit with a small circular cookie cutter, then shape similarly sized balls of dough with the remaining biscuit dough.
Once the oil is hot, fry donut holes in groups of 5 or 6 for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown.
Set fried donut holes on the paper towel-lined plate for a minute, then while still warm, transfer to the bowl with cinnamon sugar and swirl to coat. Remove to a separate plate.
Once all donut holes have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are best enjoyed as soon as possible. Store all leftovers in an airtight container or covered with a piece of parchment paper to keep them fresh for up to one day.
Tips For This Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes Recipe
- Watch the donut holes carefully while they are frying because they cook quickly and you don’t want them to burn.
- Be sure to stir or flip the donut holes so that they brown on all sides.
- Don’t wait too long to roll the donut holes in cinnamon sugar. If you let them sit too long before rolling, the oil from frying will have made them a little soggy and the cinnamon sugar won’t stick as well.
Cinnamon Donut Holes FAQs
Yes, they can be frozen for up to three months.
You can bake these in an oven at 400F for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
If you prefer to make your own, use any biscuit recipe that you enjoy.
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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
- ½ cup (100 g) White Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Cinnamon
- 1 can (1 can) Biscuit Dough
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Line a plate with paper towels and set aside. Have a second plate or serving tray ready for the cinnamon sugar dusted donut holes.
- Place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350 °F (177 °C)
- Cut each biscuit with a small circular cookie cutter, then shape similarly sized balls of dough with the remaining biscuit dough.
- Once oil is hot, fry donut holes in groups of 5 or 6 for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown.
- Set fried donut holes on the paper towel lined plate for a minute, then while still warm, transfer to the bowl with cinnamon sugar and swirl to coat. Remove to a separate plate.
- Once all donut holes have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.