These quick and easy bisquick donuts are so yummy and easy to make! And since these are really donut holes rather than donuts, you can roll them in your favorite toppings. Then Voila, you'll have homemade donuts everyone will love.
I love this homemade donut recipe as it's a quick and easy recipe that everyone loves! So ditch the donut shop and embrace the fun of baking with this quick and easy recipe, perfect for a weekend breakfast or a midday treat.
These homemade donuts only require 2 ingredients, Bisquick and milk. You'll also need some oil to fry them up in.
It makes it so easy to whip these puppies up. Then simply top them with your favorite donut toppings. Yumm!
For these donuts we don't use a donut pan. Instead we are going to roll them into bite sized donut holes. It makes for a no fuss breakfast.
They come out dense but still cripsy and delicious, much like cake donuts.
- Bisquick: Our star ingredient, Bisquick baking mix, acts as a quick start to our donut dough, bringing in a perfectly balanced mix of flour, leavening, and shortening.
- Milk: Enhances the dough's texture, making it soft and fluffy.
- Oil: Used for frying, it makes our donuts crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Use a high heat oil like peanut oil to avoid burning the oil and donuts!
- Favorite Donut Toppings: From powdered sugar to chocolate glaze, there are so many yummy toppings you could use.
- Large Pot: To deep-fry our donuts. If you don't have a pot, a deep, heavy skillet will also work.
- Mixing Bowl: To combine our ingredients.
- Cooling Rack: Perfect for cooling the donuts and keeping them crispy. If you don't have one, you can use a plate lined with paper towels.
To make your bisquick donuts, start by letting the oil heat in a large pot.
Then take the bisquick and mix it into the milk until a dough starts to form.
Continue to knead in extra bisquick mix until the donut dough is no longer sticky.
It should have a similar texture as the dough in the photo below.
Once your oil is hot, grab small bite sized amounts of dough and drop carefully into the oil.
You'll now you're oil is hot enough when you do the water drop test and the oil bubbles. (Just literally let a drop of water fall into the oil.)
Cook the donuts for 2-3 minutes, until they are completely browned on the bottom.
Flip the donuts carefully and cook another 2-3 minutes until browned.
Remove the donuts from heat and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
Place paper towels underneath to catch any oil drips.
Once the donuts are cooled, you can roll them in your favorite donut toppings.
These donuts are so easy to make, you may find yourself making them often like us!
Quick and Easy Donut Toppings
Want some quick and easy topping ideas? Here are a few of our go to's.
Powdered sugar: To top these donuts you can simply roll them around in some powdered sugar.
Simple Glaze: You can also make a simple glaze recipe mixing powered sugar with a bit of milk or condensed milk.
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: You can also create a simple 1:1 mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon. Roll the still wet donuts around in the mixture to coat the entire surface in the delicious powder.
Chocolate Glaze: For an easy chocolate flavored glaze you can add in some cocoa powder to the powdered sugar and milk glaze.
Ensure your oil is at the right temperature; too cold, and the donuts will absorb too much oil. Too hot, and they'll burn before cooking inside.
Don't rush the dough-making process. Give it time to come together for the best texture.
Be creative with your toppings. The sky's the limit!
These quick and easy homemade doughnuts are made from only 2 ingredients! Bisquick and milk. Toss them in a bit of powdered sugar and you have yourself a fun and easy breakfast in no time!
- 3 cups oil to fry in
- 1 ½ cups Bisquick
- ½ cup milk
- Favorite doughnut toppings
- Heat high heat oil in a large pot
- Mix bisquick into the milk in a mixing bowl, until dough forms.
- Continuing to knead in extra bisquick until dough is no longer sticky
- Once oil is hot, grab bite sized amounts of dough and carefully drop into oil
- Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the donut is brown on the bottom, then flip
- Cook on other side for 2-3 minutes until completely brown
- Remove the doughnuts from the heat and place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath
- Once all dough is used, add donut toppings
- Enjoy your homemade treat!
Absolutely. To bake, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the donut balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Do keep in mind that the texture will be slightly different from fried donuts; baked ones tend to be a bit more cake-like.
Yes, you can use non-dairy milk like almond, soy, or oat milk. The results should be similar to using regular milk.
It's essential to maintain the right oil temperature, ideally around 350-375°F (175-190°C). If the oil is too hot, the donuts will burn on the outside and remain uncooked on the inside. Conversely, if the oil is too cold, they will absorb too much oil and become soggy. Also, remember to flip your donuts halfway through the cooking time to ensure an even golden color.
Overmixing your dough can lead to dense, tough donuts. When combining your Bisquick and milk, mix just until the dough forms. Kneading in extra Bisquick should be done gently, just until the dough is no longer sticky.