A tray of cinnamon sugar donut fries drenched in a maple glaze on a plate.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Fries

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 serving


Donuts that are deep-fried in oil, coated in cinnamon sugar, and drenched with a sweet maple glaze.


For the Donuts:

  • 1 bottle vegetable oil (48oz)
  • 1 sleeve Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits (48oz)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

For the Glaze:

  • 1 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, browned
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. In a medium-sized pot, empty a full container of vegetable oil. Attach a candy thermometer to the size of the pot. Heat oil over medium heat until it reaches 360-375° F. Turn your heat down slightly to prevent the oil from getting too hot. Use extreme caution, oil will be very hot.
  2. Remove biscuits from container and roll out flat, lengthwise. With your hands, roll each cutting into a long string with a pizza cutter. Cut in half if necessary.
  3. Drop biscuits in oil.
  4. Fry for about 20-30 seconds a side until golden brown. Remove with a pair of tongs and set on a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil. When finished deep-frying, leave your candy thermometer in the oil until it is completely cooled.
  5. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a Ziploc bag. Throw fried donuts in the Ziploc bag, seal it and gently toss to coat the fries in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

For the Glaze:

  1. Sift the powdered sugar. This step is necessary to create a smooth glaze.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan. Once melted, continue to stir until butter turns a golden brown.
  3. Pour melted butter over powdered sugar. Add maple syrup and milk.
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. For a thicker glaze, add only 1 tablespoon of milk instead of two. Or add additional powdered sugar. To make glaze thinner, add additional milk
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American