Campfire Donuts Recipe

How to Make Campfire Donuts

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I’ve always loved the thought of making my own donuts at home. Unfortunately I always hated the thought of all the work that goes into it. There’s so many ingredients, so many things to clean, and frankly I’m a little too lazy for all of that.

That is until I found these bad boys. They’re called campfire donuts, and they’re incredible.


These are great for camping during the summer. That’s how easy they are to make.┬áSeriously, forget about s’mores. I love these way more.

You know those premade biscuits you can buy in the tins? The ones that pop and expand when you twist the packaging?

What if I told you those could be made into donuts?

Yup, it’s really that easy. Just take your biscuit dough, tear or cut a hole, deep fry, and top with whatever you’d like.

Here’s some specifics on how to do it.

What you’ll need:

  • Prepackaged biscuits
  • Oil for frying
  • Dutch oven

Open your prepackaged biscuits. Cut or tear a hole in the center. Flatten the donuts a little bit to make sure they cook all the way through.

Heat up about 2″ of oil in your dutch oven to 350 degrees. Make sure it isn’t too hot or the biscuit dough could burn. Carefully place the donuts into the oil and check the bottom of the donuts every 30 seconds or so.

It should take about 2-3 minutes per side, but this is the color you’re going for.

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Once both sides are golden brown, You can set them down on a paper towel to drain. Once most of the oil is gone, you can cover them in your toppings!

The most basic topping is dredging it in sugar or cinnamon sugar. You can also cover them in melted chocolate, or a basic glaze made out of powdered sugar and a bit of water or milk.

The possibilities for these donuts are endless, but the basic recipe is probably one of the easiest things you’ll ever do.

Check out Lupie Housewife‘s video below and get started on these awesome donuts!

What are you going to put on yours?

How to Make Campfire Donuts