Fried Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits 2

Happy Friday!! To celebrate the coming weekend (woo!), I’m sharing a yuuuuummmmm-EEEE breakfast treat with you! These little gems are a family favorite that my sister and I enjoyed a lot growing up. There are a few steps involved, but really, they couldn’t be easier! All you need is a can of biscuit dough, oil for frying, and cinnamon-sugar. Easy.

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits 3

Obviously, since these are deep fried, I don’t make them too often, but recently, the whole family got together for a birthday brunch celebration for my sister and grandmother, and I wanted to make something special for them. If you can’t eat fried dough on your birthday, then when can you, eh? šŸ˜‰

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

Fried Cinnamon-Sugar Biscuits

1Ā  8-piece can refrigerated biscuit dough
vegetable or canola oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

In a large dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet, heat about 2 inches of oil to around 350 degrees. To know when your oil is hot enough, you can either use a thermometer or put a drop of water into the oil; if the water sputters and pops, it’s ready. I kept my heat set on medium-low after reaching the desired temperature and was able to keep a pretty consistent 350 degrees.

Have a large platter lined with paper towels ready. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a pie plate or platter; set aside. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Drop 6-8 pieces of dough in the hot oil (carefully) and cook until they begin to brown on one side and float. Turn them over and cook until the other side is lightly browned. Remove from the oil and drop into the cinnamon-sugar; roll to coat and set on the paper towel-lined platter.

Repeat with the remainder of the dough pieces. If your dough seems to be browning too quickly, your oil is too hot. Reduce the heat just a little. Each piece should take about 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side. Serve immediately. Makes 32 pieces.

Recipe source: an old family recipe, not sure of its origin



  1. This sounds like such a fun recipe – I can totally see why your fam loves them!


    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 2, 2013 @ 2:47 PM

  2. What an awesome blast from the past! My mom used to make these (using just plain sugar; no cinnamon) and I thought that she was a genius. I totally need to make these again soon.


    Comment by Eva @ Eva Bakes — August 2, 2013 @ 2:51 PM

  3. These would go embarrassingly fast with my family. Fried dough with cinnamon sugar? Umm…yes please!


    Comment by Kelsey — August 3, 2013 @ 8:26 PM

  4. What a coincidence and perfect timing! My husband and I were talking about our moms making us these when we were kids just last night and wanting them for breakfast today. Now I don’t need to try to remember it on my own.



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