Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters Recipe

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters using #Pillsbury Grands biscuits!

My favorite food group happens to be the deep-fried-carbs-and-rolled-in-cinnamon-sugar group.

Because oh. my. gosh.

There is simply no other taste to compare.

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters using #Pillsbury Grands biscuits!

I know, I know. Deep fried dough literally covered in sugar doesn’t exactly spell out healthy start to the day. I get it. This is definitely a special occasion breakfast to be served with a hefty serving of fruit on the side.

But I think food is so much about feelings. And sometimes, it’s nice to have a little indulgence that says, “Let me give you a cinnamon hug and wrap you in a warm, fuzzy feelings from the inside out.” Especially on a day when you’re starting the first grade, or you’re taking the bus to school for the first time, or when you’re new class schedule doesn’t match up with your best friend’s. Those are the days you need mom to send you to school with a little extra love in your tummy.
Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters using #Pillsbury Grands biscuits!

Not only are these delicious, and warm, and comforting… they’re super easy to make. And don’t let the words “deep fry” scare you. All you need is about 4-6 cups vegetable or canola oil and a 2 quart saucepan. E-A-S-Y.

So here’s to making a little comfort food for breakfast to soothe those back-to-school jitters! …and maybe pack a salad in their lunch boxes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grand Muffins
  • 4-6 cups vegetable or canola oil (you need about 4 inches of oil)
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar


  1. Heat oil in a 2 quart (or medium) saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minute. Test the oil by sprinkling a few water droplets into the pan. If the oil bubbles a little, it's ready. If it boils a LOT and starts splattering, take it off the heat for 2-3 minutes, lower the heat a notch or two, and then put it back on for frying.
  2. Prepare a stack of paper towels. This is for absorbing some excess oil from the fried biscuits. I usually set my stack of towels on a wire cooling rack.
  3. Cut a small hole in the middle of the biscuits like a donut (this keeps the center from being doughy-- it's not just for looks ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Place the biscuits, one at a time, into the hot oil. Let it fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Let it sit on the paper towels for a minute to absorb some of the excess oil before dipping it into the cinnamon sugar and serving warm!


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15 thoughts on “Easy Cinnamon Sugar Fritters Recipe”

  1. I think the deep-fried-carbs-and-rolled-in-cinnamon-sugar group just became my fave, too! Looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜€
    P.S. Just discovered your blog and I can already tell I’ll be spending a lot of time on here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The problem with these.. is that they are way too easy to make! Which we all know equates to trouble ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just made homemade donuts for the first time last weekend, and was shocked at how easy it was and equally trouble that it would be no problem to make them every weekend, haha. These look fantastic!

  3. The ingredient list calls for Pillsbury canned muffins. Where on earth so you find them? I’ve never heard of canned muffins.

  4. the easy cinnamon sugar fritters calls for a can of Pillsbury Muffins. I have never seen muffins in a can. Is it something new?


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