Donuts are an easy, yummy breakfast when you are looking to splurge a bit. But making donuts can be time consuming. Luckily, puff pastry dough is a fun, simple way to make donuts at home. Learn how to make delicious Puff Pastry Donuts in just minutes.
Why you'll love these puff pastry donuts
- Just 3 ingredients and very little prep time
- Easy way to make crisp and sweet donuts
- Can change the topping easily for different flavor combos
- A sheet of puff pastry - I used Pepperidge Farm
- Powdered Sugar
- Canola oil
- Donut Cutter or biscuit cutter or a mason jar lid and a water bottle lid
- slotted spoon
- wire cooling rack
- baking sheet
- paper towels
How to make homemade donuts
Heat 3 cups of canola oil over medium high heat.
Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. (Line this with a paper towel or parchment paper to make clean up easier!)
Roll out a puff pastry sheet so that it is somewhat thinner than when it comes from the package.
You probably have cookie cutters, but most people don't have a doughnut cutter. If you don't, that's OK! Puff pastry dough may be cut into rounds using a big jar lid.
You can use a small lid, like one from a water bottle, to cut small holes in the center of each donut. The small lid will make donut holes.
Drop the donuts one at a time into the hot oil.
Cooking time should be around 30 seconds per side. When the donuts are golden brown on one side, flip them. Remember to cook the doughnut holes as well. They'll cook quicker if you drop them in the oil, wait 20 seconds, and then remove them with a slotted spoon.
When you remove the donuts from the oil, put them aside and allow them to cool on the wire cooling rack.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the donuts after about 5 minutes of cooling, and serve immediately!
You can serve the donuts on a tray for a special breakfast or snack.
Puff Pastry Donuts
- A sheet of puff pastry
- Powdered Sugar
- 3 cups cooking oil
- Heat 3 cups of oil over medium high heat.
- Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. (Line this with a paper towel or parchment paper to make clean up easier!)
- Roll a sheet of puff pastry out so it is a little thinner than it comes from the package.
- With a donut cutter, or a mason jar lid, cut out rounds of pastry dough.
- Using a water bottle lid, cut small holes in the center of each donut.
- Drop the donuts one at a time into the hot oil.
- It should only take about 30 seconds per side to cook, flip the donuts when they look perfectly golden brown. Don’t forget to fry the donut holes too. They will cook faster, so be prepared to drop them in, wait 20 seconds and pull them out with a slotted spoon.
- Pull from the oil and allow to cool on the wire cooling rack.
- After about 5 minutes of cooling, sprinkle powdered sugar over the donuts and enjoy immediately!
Frequently asked questions
You can make a vanilla or chocolate glaze to cover the whole donut or drizzle on top of the donut.
You can store these donuts in an airtight pan at room temperature for 2-3 days.
When the donuts come out of the oven, you can brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
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