10 Minute Delicious Homemade Donuts


When I posted about our canoe trip to Maine, so many of you were interested in the camping donut recipe so I thought I’d recreate it for you today. I thought maybe they were just so good because we were caught in the middle of a rainstorm, in the middle of nowhere in the Northern Maine woods. But when we re-created them here in the studio they were just as amazing and SO easy to make. Made from a pop and ready-to-bake can of biscuits, they take 10 minutes from popping the canning to popping in your mouth.  Here’s the recipe…

10 minute donuts

1.  Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a pot for about 5 minutes on high.

2. While it’s heating, pop open a can of those ready-to-bake biscuits.

10 minute donuts

3. Using a bottle cap (we used the cap on the oil bottle) and a knife, cut out the inside of the donuts

10 minute donuts

If you have a food thermometer, the oil should be about 375 degrees. But when you’re camping (or too busy to find one), you can also just use the donut holes to test the oil. Drop one in at 5 minutes and if it takes about 1-2 minutes to brown to this color above, it’s ready to go. Lower the heat a bit to keep the temperature consistent for a few minutes.

3. Drop your donuts in and flip when they reach a dark brown (should be 2 minutes for each side).


10 minute donuts

5. Lay them onto some paper towels while you finish the next batch. We worked on 3 donuts at a time.

10 minute donuts

6. Toss in cinnamon and sugar and enjoy! They are SO good. Such an easy after school treat for fall too.

Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sarah Iveson


These are the exact doughnuts we made growing up! So easy and delicious!

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