Our Biscuit Doughnuts stuffed with Nutella are part biscuit, part doughnut, and entirely delicious. They are sweet, fluffy, and incredibly fun to make and they’re the perfect choice for a breakfast treat or a satisfying dessert.

These stuffed biscuit doughnuts feature a warm, fluffy biscuit doughnut oozing with gooey Nutella filling. The combination of soft biscuit texture and creamy Nutella creates a heavenly indulgent treat. You can’t help but reach for seconds!

Whether you enjoy them fresh out of the oven for breakfast or as a decadent dessert after a meal, these Biscuit Doughnuts are sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces!

Close up image of Nutella stuffed biscuit doughnuts coated in cinnamon sugar.
Coat your doughnut biscuits in cinnamon sugar for an extra sweet flavor!

What Are Biscuit Doughnuts? 

A fun mashup of recipes, biscuit doughnuts, also known as doughscuits, are a type of fun homemade doughnut made with biscuit dough. There are endless flavor variations and methods of preparation. However, they always feature a base of pre-made biscuit dough. Then, we fry or bake them just like traditional doughnuts!

We love to stuff ours with homemade Nutella. It creates a rich chocolatey interior and soft, fluffy exterior that will have you drooling. 

Ingredients You’ll Need 

Thanks to the use of pre-made dough, the ingredient list for biscuit doughnuts is short and sweet. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Biscuit Dough – We love to use Grands! Flaky Layers Original Biscuits, because they’re large, easy to work with, and full of mouth-watering buttery flavor. 
  • Nutella – Feel free to use homemade or store-bought Nutella or chocolate spread for the filing. 
  • Cinnamon and Sugar – These ingredients combine to create a coating, making your doughscuit extra sweet. 
  • Oil – Used for frying to create the crisp, golden, doughnut-like exterior we’re looking to achieve. 

Alternative Fillings

If you know us, you know we’re all about all things chocolate. However, the filling options for biscuit doughnuts are endless! Some other great options include: 

  • Vanilla Cream 
  • Jam (Cherry, Strawberry, Etc.) 
  • Coffee Custard 
  • Peanut Butter Frosting 

Fun Toppings 

There’s a lot going on with this doughscuit recipe. So, we like to keep the topping fairly simple with just a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. But feel free to go crazy making your biscuit doughnuts extra fancy or sweet! Some alternative toppings include: 

  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • Vanilla or Chocolate Icing
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Melted Chocolate or Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorations (Sprinkles, Fruit, Chocolate Chips, Coconut Flakes, Etc.)

How to Make Fried Biscuit Doughnuts

Better than store-bought doughnuts, doughscuits are quick, easy, and fun to make! 

  1. Prepare the Dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten out each biscuit into a ¼-inch thick disc. 
  2. Fill. Dollop a scoop of Nutella on top of half of the biscuits. Layer the remaining biscuits on top, pinching the edges between your fingers to make a seal. 
  3. Fry. Place the raw biscuit doughnuts into a large pot of hot oil, and fry them on both sides until they’re golden brown. Transfer them to a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Repeat, frying all the doughscuits.
  4. Coat. Let the dough cool slightly. It will be easy to hand but still pretty hot. Then, roll each piece in a bowl of cinnamon sugar mixture, and dig in while they’re warm! 

Note: Make sure you fry your biscuit doughnuts long enough! Otherwise, they’ll be doughy and raw in the center. If this happens, you can still save them!

Just pop the donut biscuits in the oven at 350° Fahrenheit. Then, let them cook for 10-12 minutes or until the dough cooks through.

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Air Fryer Option 

Don’t want to go through the hassle of deep frying donuts? Air fry them instead to create sweet air fryer donuts with half the work!

  1. Prepare the dough as usual. 
  2. Then, working in batches so as not to overcrowd the air fryer, place the doughscuits in a greased air fryer basket. Cook for four to five minutes at 350° Fahrenheit or until they’re golden and cooked all the way through. Flip them over after every two minutes. 
  3. Coat your biscuit doughnuts in cinnamon sugar while they’re warm. 
  4. Repeat the process, greasing the air fryer basket as needed until you fry all the dough.
A Nutella stuffed doughscuit frying in oil.
Carefully fry each biscuit doughnut in oil, making sure they’re cooked all the way through!

How to Store 

Biscuit donuts are best to enjoy right away while they’re still warm! However, if you happen to have leftovers, let them cool completely. Then, place them in an airtight container or sealable bag, and store them in the fridge for up to two days

When you’re ready to eat, we recommend popping them in the air fryer or microwave for 10-15 seconds to warm them back up! 

A Nutella stuffed biscuit doughnut in a bowl of cinnamon sugar.
Roll your fried doughscuit in cinnamon sugar while it’s still warm!

Common Questions About Biscuit Doughnuts

What’s the best oil for frying a doughscuit? 

You want to use a neutral-flavored oil that has a high smoke point for frying. For this recipe, we recommend vegetable oil. 

However, you can use canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil, grapeseed oil, or safflower oil in its place. Just keep in mind that the flavor of your biscuit doughnuts may change slightly based on the oil you choose. 

Can I use a different biscuit dough? 

Yes! We’re partial to Grands!, but you can use any refrigerated biscuit dough you like best.

Can you make biscuit doughnuts in the oven? 

We haven’t tested it, but it should work just fine! Your biscuit doughnuts won’t be quite as crisp or golden brown. Prepare the dough, and arrange the doughnuts on a greased baking sheet. Bake them at 350° Fahrenheit until they’re golden brown and cooked halfway through, flipping them over halfway. 

Can I make donut hole biscuit donuts?

Sure! Just roll the dough into small balls, and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Overhead image of 3 Nutella doughscuits coated with cinnamon sugar with a bowl of Nutella next to them.
These Nutella stuffed biscuit doughnuts are guaranteed to have the whole family drooling!

More Sweet Breakfasts That Double As Desserts 

On the hunt for more breakfast recipes that satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are a few more of our favorites!

Half a Nutella stuffed biscuit doughnut in a bowl of cinnamon sugar.
Sweet, chocolatey, and fluffy, these biscuit doughnuts are what dreams are made of!
Half a Nutella stuffed biscuit doughnut in a bowl of cinnamon sugar with a full biscuit doughnut next to it.

Nutella Stuffed Biscuit Doughnuts

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Half biscuit, half doughnut, and stuffed with Nutella, these Biscuit Doughnuts are sweet, fluffy, and so fun to make!


  • ¼ cup cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can biscuit dough such as Grands! Flaky Layers Original Biscuits
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
    ¼ cup cinnamon, ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Working one at a time, use a rolling pin to flatten each piece of biscuit dough into a disc roughly ¼-inch thick. Repeat until all the dough has been flattened.
    1 can biscuit dough
  • Dollop a spoonful of Nutella in the center of half the dough rounds.
    ¾ cup Nutella
  • Place a piece of dough on top of each disc topped with Nutella. Use fingers to pinch the edges together, sealing the dough.
  • In a large pot, heat enough oil to submerge the dough to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Vegetable oil for frying
  • Working in batches, place each biscuit doughnut in the oil. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown and cooked all the way through.
  • Set aside on a paper towel, and repeat until all the dough has been fried.
  • Roll each biscuit doughnut in the bowl of cinnamon sugar, and enjoy warm!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.



Make sure the biscuit doughnuts are fried long enough! Otherwise, they will be doughy and raw in the center. However, if this does happen, preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and arrange the doughscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they’re cooked all the way through. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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