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Easy Nutella Donuts Recipe


These delicious Nutella filled donuts are a quick and easy way to get your dessert fix – and you only need 3 ingredients! Mmmm….donuts.

😍 About This Recipe

This Nutella Donuts recipe is one of those easy recipes you can make in a flash. Perfect for when you need to whip up a quick and tasty dessert for guests or to simply satisfy your sweet tooth.

You only need 3 ingredients: canned biscuit dough, Nutella, and powdered sugar.

Yes! You can make homemade donuts with biscuits!

These canned biscuit doughnuts are a great “pantry dessert” because you can keep everything you need to make them in your pantry. So you can make them anytime the mood strikes.

Even better, you can fry them oil for a more traditional donut-like texture or use an airfryer or an oven.

You can also vary the topping and filling. Instead of powdered sugar, you can dip your fried biscuit doughnuts in cinnamon sugar, vanilla sugar or even sugar mixed with speculaas spice mix.

And if you’re not in the mood for Nutella stuffed donuts, you can instead use chocolate ganache, German plum butter or your favorite jam.

❓FAQ

What kind of canned biscuits should I use?

You really can use any kind of canned biscuits to make these biscuit dough donuts. Regular refrigerated biscuits, Pillsbury Grands (I’ve used both the regular biscuits and the flakey layers kind). The Grands are larger than the regular refrigerated biscuits.

Should Nutella be refrigerated?

Nope! You can store Nutella at room temperature. If you put it in the fridge it could become too hard to spread.

Can I make Nutella at home?

Yes! You can use my homemade Nutella recipe here.

Could I make mini donuts or filled donut holes instead?

Sure! To make Nutella biscuit balls roll the biscuit dough into balls, fry, and then fill with Nutella.

Can I use an airfryer to make these Nutella donuts?

Yes! If you don’t want to fry these easy biscuit donuts, you can instead make airfryer biscuit doughnuts by baking them in your airfryer at 350F. Be sure to use a little cooking spray and turn them once while frying to a golden brown. You can easily make delicious airfryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands.

Can I bake these donuts in the oven?

Yes! But with one caveat – they won’t be the same as if you fried them. They’re still a delicious treat, though.

🛒 What You Need to Make This Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Pre-made biscuit dough (regular biscuits, Pillsbury Grands, etc)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Nutella
  • Oil for frying (use a neutral oil)

Kitchen Tools:

  • Dutch oven or fryer
  • Candy thermometer
  • Baking pan
  • Cooling rack
  • Piping bag or baking syringe
  • Sifter

👍 Recipe Variations, Notes & Tips

  • Frying. You will need approximately 4 cups of oil to fry the donuts, but the amount will differ based on the size of your dutch oven or whatever you are using to fry them. You want at least 3-4″ of depth.
  • Oil. You can use peanut, canola or vegetable oil.
  • Topping. Instead of powdered sugar, try dipping each side of doughnut in sugar, cinnamon sugar, vanilla sugar or sugar mixed with speculaas spice mix.
  • Filling. Instead of Nutella filling, you can use chocolate ganache, German plum butter or your favorite jam.
  • Donut Holes. If you don’t want to add a filling, you can use a small round cookie cutter to create holes in the dough so you can make unfilled donuts and donut holes.

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😍 How to Make Nutella Powdered Doughnuts

Place a cooling rack over a baking tray and set aside.

Place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350F.

Stretch each biscuit to make it wider/bigger, by at least 1/2″ but up to 1″.

Once oil is hot, fry each donut individually for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown.

Set each fried donut on the cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.

Once all donuts have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.

Use a piping bag or baking syringe to inject approximately 2 Tablespoons of Nutella into the center of each donut. Set back on cooling rack and repeat with each donut.

Sift the powdered sugar over each donut, flip and repeat on underside.

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Yield: 8-10

Nutella Powdered Donuts

Nutella Powdered Donuts

You only need 3 ingredients to make these delicious donuts!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can pre-made biscuits
  • 1 cup [120g] powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup [200g] Nutella
  • Oil for frying (about 4 cups - see note)

Instructions

    1. Place a cooling rack over a baking tray and set aside.
    2. Place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350F.
    3. Stretch each biscuit to make it wider/bigger, by at least 1/2" but up to 1".
    4. Once oil is hot, fry each donut individually for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown.
    5. Set each fried donut on the cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.
    6. Once all donuts have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.
    7. Use a piping bag or baking syringe to inject approximately 2 tablespoons of Nutella into the center of each donut. Set back on cooling rack and repeat with each donut.
    8. Sift the powdered sugar over each donut, flip and repeat on underside.

Notes

  • Frying. You will need approximately 4 cups of oil to fry the donuts, but the amount will differ based on the size of your dutch oven or whatever you are using to fry them. You want at least 3-4" of depth.
  • Oil. You can use peanut, canola or vegetable oil.
  • Topping. Instead of powdered sugar, try dipping each side of doughnut in sugar, cinnamon sugar, vanilla sugar or sugar mixed with speculaas spice mix.
  • Filling. Instead of Nutella filling, you can use chocolate ganache, German plum butter or your favorite jam.
  • Donut Holes. If you don't want to add a filling, you can use a small round cookie cutter to create holes in the dough so you can make unfilled donuts and donut holes.
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