Let me first say that personally I am not a fan of maple donuts but my husband LOVES them. With that said, I absolutely love these donuts. They are so soft and fluffy and that glaze is just to die for. Really people, these are amazing!
Maple Glazed Donuts
- 2 cans of regular buttermilk biscuits
- Oil for frying
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup milk (I use whole)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp maple flavoring
In a medium saucepan, melt butter on medium high heat. Add brown sugar and milk. Stir and allow to come to a boil. Once it begins to boil, turn the heat down to low and stir continuously for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 15 minutes.
While the glaze is cooling, fill a frying pan with about an inch or so of oil. Heat to a little over medium. I would say between medium and medium high.
Take your biscuits and gently flatten each one out to an oval shape.
Once oil is ready (you can test by putting a tiny piece of dough in the oil and if it floats to the top and has bubbles around it then it's ready) put 3 biscuits in the oil. Fry each side until golden brown. Should take between 20 seconds to about a minute each side depending on how hot your oil is.
Place the browned donuts on a cooling rack and allow to cool while you cook the remaining donuts.
Once the glaze has cooled for 15 minutes, mix in the powdered sugar, salt and maple flavoring. You will most likely need to use a whisk.
Dip one side of each donut in the glaze and put back on the cooling rack. These are so good warm as well.