10 Minute Easy Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts: a super tasty camping treat!

I saw the idea for these quick and easy Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts in a camp food roundup post last week, but the link in the article didn’t go anywhere – so I decided to just wing it. It turned out pretty well, if I don’t say so myself.
Easy Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts: A perfect treat for Camping food!These easy donuts don’t have to be reserved for camping trips, but we can all agree that eating deep fried foods is not an every day occurrence, right? They’d be super easy to make in your deep fryer, but they’re also not challenging to make on the stove – just exercise extreme caution with hot oil, always. I don’t even think about deep frying if my kids are around – they always want to have a hand in everything, and I just can’t take that chance with oil.

All you need for this recipe is a can of refrigerated biscuit dough, cinnamon & sugar, a pot of hot oil, a very small circle cutter, a slotted spoon, and paper towel.
Donuts from Refrigerated Biscuit dough: Camping Food
I picked up a packet of 6 nested circle cookie cutters at Dollarama a couple months ago, and the smallest size in there was the perfect size to use to make the donut holes. If you don’t have one of those, a small shot glass would work nicely – but you might want to grease it first so that you can get the donut hole out of it. ;)

10 Minute Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts
A quick & tasty treat that melts in your mouth!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
  1. 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough (like Pillsbury)
  2. About 1 litre of sunflower oil
  3. 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  4. 1 cup white sugar
  1. Mix cinnamon & sugar together in a bowl (or Tupperware container, if bringing camping).
  2. Heat oil in deep pot to 350/375 degrees.
  3. Open the roll of biscuits. One by one, gently stretch out a bit, then lay on cutting board & punch the middle out with a small cookie cutter.
  4. Once oil is hot enough, test with 1 donut hole - it should brown on one side in about 60 seconds, then flip it over. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  5. Before it cools, toss it into the cinnamon & sugar bowl & coat thoroughly. Serve warm (but not hot!).
  6. Repeat with remaining donuts & holes - cook about 3 donuts.
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These donuts are incredibly tasty the day that they’re made, but the one downside of this recipe is that they go downhill dramatically the next day. If you have leftovers, take them off to the neighbours while they’re still delicious!
The Best Camping Food: Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts made from Canned Biscuits

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. What a delicious treat. I would love to make some of those.

  2. These sound delish although I have diabetes. I would only make enough for one each for everyone else on a card night, camping trip or even a movie night.

  3. Mmmm so yummy. I have to pin this for later. My kids and I would enjoy making these together.

  4. 10 minutes to get hot fresh donuts.. i can handle that..

  5. This is very simple and easy to make. I used to love the pancake puppies before I was vegan and I think this is a great alternative! Thank you!

  6. What a creative use for packaged biscuit dough! Thanks for the tip

  7. These are great! I love how quick and easy they are to make.

  8. These sound super easy to make and look delicious! This would be great for my daughter and I to make together! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. omg I would die for some of these right now – Heaven!!!

  10. I just might have to give these a try! We don’t eat a lot of junk food over here, but these donuts look like a good alternative.

  11. Awe…I want to make some doughnuts. I love the versatility of that refrigerated Pillbury dough.

  12. Those are such a favorite of mine. I never thought to try to make them at home though. They look so good!

  13. My mom made something almost identical to this when we were growing up. Oh the memories of waking up to that smell on Saturday mornings! I think I sense a can of biscuits being tossed into my shopping cart in the very near future :)

  14. These look so tasty and seem super easy to make! Thanks for the share :)

  15. Wow 10 minutes. I love finding short cuts. These look really good!

  16. They look excellent; even professionally made ones don’t always look this good. Yummy.

  17. What a great idea to do with my Girl Scouts for a sleepover breakfast meal. This is so easy, that they will just have fun doing this and eating. Thanks for the awesome idea!

  18. those look so good. i don’t think i should make them or i would eat all and not share

  19. These look yummy! Having leftovers wouldn’t be a problem!

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