This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury.  The opinions and text are all mine.

The holidays are the perfect time to start family traditions.  When I was young, one of my favorite family traditions was making Glazed Donuts using Pillsbury  Grands!®.

Glazed donuts

Fast and Easy Glazed Donuts

Spending time as a family in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do.  My love for baking, started when I was young and I have tried to involve my own children in the kitchen as often as I can.  These fast and easy glazed donuts can be made with just a handful of ingredients and making them with your children can become a fun tradition that your family will love. 

When I was young, we would gather in the kitchen and make donuts using Pillsbury  Grands!® biscuits.  I loved being the one to cut out the donut holes and after the donuts were cooked and covered in glaze, we would hang them on a rotisserie chicken skewer over the sink so the excess glaze could drip off.  (I wish I had a picture of those moments!)  We don’t have a skewer to hang them on, but I love sharing this tradition with my boys and who doesn’t love homemade glazed donuts? 

How to Make Easy Glazed Donuts

Ingredients needed to Make Glazed Donuts:

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We headed out to Walmart to purchase our Pillsbury Grands!® Homestyle biscuits.

glazed donuts

My boys have to take turns popping open the cans.  Once the can was open, we spread them out on a cutting board and cut out a donut hole using a round biscuit cutter.  This was one of their favorite jobs!

homemade glazed donuts

While my boys were cutting the biscuits, I heated some oil in a pan until it was nice and hot. (Be really diligent and don’t leave the hot oil alone, especially if your children are in the kitchen!)  Once the oil was hot, we fried the donuts on both sides.

glazed donuts

While they were cooking, I made a quick glaze by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 3-4 tbls of water.  You can adjust the amounts depending on how many donuts you are making.

Once the donuts are cooked through and browned on both sides, remove them from the oil and let excess oil drip off.  Add them to the glaze and coat on both sides.

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I then place the donuts on a cooling rack that has been placed over a cookie sheet for easy cleanup.  If you want to add sprinkles, do it right away because the glaze hardens very quickly.

Glazed Donut recipe

Then enjoy!  My boys ask to make these glazed donuts all of the time and they are especially fun to make over the holidays when family is in town.  I love that Pillsbury  Grands!® make it so easy to continue a tradition from my childhood with my own children.

easy glazed donuts

What is your favorite holiday tradition? 


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.