Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Glazed Doughnuts

by Jennifer on July 1, 2013

in Breakfast Sweets, Nutella Desserts

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Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Glazed Doughnuts by notyourmommascookie.com Oh man, you guys. 

Normally I start each post with a funny/witty/amusing little tale which has little, if anything, to do with the actual recipe I’m posting. Because I think everyone likes those kinds of stories. Especially when they involve imaginary turkeys or Paul Anka.

But, I just can’t this time.

These are too freakin’ good. They deserve their own post. 

They are one of the tastiest things I’ve ever concocted – and I don’t throw that around lightly! Even better? They are BEYOND easy.

Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Glazed Doughnuts by notyourmommascookie.com

You start with refrigerated biscuit dough – that’s right, no mixing, no yeast! I had seen several bloggers using this method and I was intrigued, but not totally convinced. Could they really be as a tasty as they all said?

YES. Yes, they are. 

They fry up nice and crisp in some hot oil, and then I dunked ‘em in a simple (microwaved!) glaze of unsalted butter, chunky peanut butter, and Nutella. Oh, and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips too.

My husband tried one and I knew from the look on his face that if I didn’t photograph them immediately, I would have nothing to show you all! Obviously, that is unacceptable, so I snapped the pictures I needed and gave him permission to have at it.

The things I do for your guys :)

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Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Glazed Doughnuts
Serves: 8
  • 1 can refrigerated large biscuits (8 per can)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ⅓ cup chunky peanut butter (you can also use creamy, as long as it is not natural/homemade)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • Mini chocolate chips, optional
  1. Place about 1½ to 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Heat to approximately 325 to 350 degrees.
  2. While oil is warming, remove biscuits from can and peel apart. Using a small, round cutter, cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit (save the middles and fry them to make doughnut holes!).
  3. When oil is ready,gently place 2-3 doughnuts at a time in oil until lightly browned on each side (watch out – they cook fast!). Place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain when done.
  4. In a medium bowl, place the butter and chunky peanut butter. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until melted. Stir to combine. Add the ½ cup of Nutella, mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Dip doughnuts into the Nutella mixture. Use a spoon to add more glaze if it comes out uneven. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 8 large doughnuts (and 8 doughnut holes!). Recipes can be easily doubled.


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1 Sarah July 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

Lordy Lordy, do I love donuts. Yes ma’am, yes I do. All I can say is that it’s a good thing you can’t get refrigerated biscuits here in Australia.


2 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

Haha, good call, Sarah! Perhaps it is for the best…they are addictive! :)


3 susie July 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

Yes please…2 for me! I can just taste these (as Paul Anka plays in my head!) I had my first donut in years at church Sunday. Bacon Maple…can’t really decide if I like it. I sure wish it had been a Nutella Peanut Butter Donut!


4 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

That’s so funny – I almost added candied bacon to these (minus the peanut butter). But, I’m definitely in love with them as is!


5 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen July 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

Jennifer, your Nutella Peanut Butter Glazed Doughnuts look off…the…chain DELISH! I adore everything Nutella and PB! Enticing photography, too! xo


6 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

Thanks so much, Stacy! They are so good- totally addictive! :)


7 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

Oh man, these sound insanely good! I am a sucker for anything with Nutella. I have seen the biscuit trick with donuts too, and wondered how it worked. I have to test this out!


8 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

Yes, definitely try it out, Erin! I was skeptical, but it turned out so delicious! Now, I don’t know if it would be as tasty as a cinnamon sugar doughnut (since there is no sweetness in the biscuit dough), but any type glaze would be delicious! :)


9 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen July 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

This is amazing! I am in love with them!!!


10 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thanks so much, Katrina! I’m kinda in love with them too :)


11 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me July 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Yum. Just pure yum!


12 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Thanks, Michelle! They are mighty tasty :)


13 The Partiologist July 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Oh, I’ll have to make these for a brunch – they look delicious!!!


14 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Seriously, so good, Kim! You could even use creamy peanut butter and then add colored sprinkles for a party :)


15 Mike @ Semi Sweet July 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I had no idea you could make donuts with biscuit dough! I have to give this a try.


16 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

It was news to me too, Mike! I had to give it a try – super yum and easy :)


17 Shelan July 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Those look soooo GOOD! I’ll take five! ;)


18 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

You got it, Shelan!…that is, if we had any left ;)


19 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

“Easy” and “doughnuts” are two very dangerous words when used in the same sentence! Now I have no choice but to make these devilish little thangs! They look amazing, Jennifer!


20 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Thanks, Georgia! It’s actually kind of dangerous that they are so easy…you can whip them up so quickly and then you always have doughnuts around…super dangerous if you ask me! ;)


21 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

It’s so funny how many people are using biscuit dough for doughnuts-my mom used to do that when I was a kid :)



22 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

What!? My mom never did this! I’m going to give her a talking to… ;)


23 Paula July 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Oh My…heavenly *sigh*.


24 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Thank you, Paula! :)


25 The Bearfoot Baker July 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

My dad would by biscuits to make doughnuts for me and my brother years ago! It is one of those happy kitchen memories that I will always cherish. Thanks for sharing these delicious treats with us:)


26 Jennifer July 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I’ve been deprived – my family never did this! ;) I told my mom that I’m going to make it for her when I visit her this month, so maybe I’m starting the tradition :)


27 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

OMG that glaze. O. M. G. I need that in my life, pronto. These are amazing Jennifer!


28 Jennifer July 2, 2013 at 10:36 am

It is SO good, Dorothy! I’ve been thinking about what else I could glaze with it…hmm… ;)


29 Nessa July 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I have no words other than yummmmmmmmmm…………….. :)


30 Jennifer July 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

My thoughts exactly, Nessa! :)


31 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

You had me at Nutella!


32 Jennifer July 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I’m all about the Nutella! :)


33 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel July 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Nutella and peanut butter donuts? This officially makes my granola and yogurt breakfast parfaits look like garbage. I need someone like you to bake me donuts in the morning! ;)


34 Jennifer July 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’d do it happily, Hayley! :)


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