Refrigerator Biscuit Donuts
Making biscuit donuts was always lots of fun for a Saturday morning with the kids. We just popped open a can of biscuits, cut out holes with a soda bottle top, and fried holes and rings in oil to a golden turn.
While they were hot, we flavored our biscuit donuts in ways only limited by our imagination. We made a traditional glaze made of powdered sugar and milk, or simply rolled then in powdered sugar or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes we got really fancy and frosted our donuts with different flavors and sprinkles.
Healthy Snacks for Kids
With a focus on better nutrition for children, I started experimenting with other creative ways for using refrigerator biscuits. I wanted to invent tasty, nutritious snacks that would be as fun and easy as our traditional biscuit donuts. Kids get a lot of their daily calories through snacking. We need to make sure that those calories aren’t just “empty calories” like cookies and potato chips but instead contain important nutrients.
Our new refrigerator biscuit treats are:
- mini biscuit quiches
- double crust mini pizzas
- spinach-cream cheese puffs
- ham and cheese sunrise surprises
- mini cinnamon buns
Healthy Snacks Using Spinach
Mini-quiches and spinach-cream cheese puffs are good ways to create snacks that kids will eat using the superfood spinach. Spinach is rich in lots of vitamins and minerals like vitamins K, A, manganese, folate and much more. In fact, it is said to be the world’s healthiest vegetable.
The biscuits are rolled out flat and filled with the ingredients.
Mini Spinach Quiches with Refrigerator Biscuits
- 2 eggs
- 1/2cup milk
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- Beat eggs and milk.
- Fold in spinach, cheese, salt and pepper
- Roll biscuits out flat. Sprinkle on a little flour if sticky.
- Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Press rolled-out biscuits into the muffin tin
- Fill biscuits with spinach-egg mixture
- Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven
Beat eggs and milk. Fold in other ingredients
Roll biscuits out flat
Spinach-Cream Cheese Puffs
Again, biscuits are rolled out flat for spinach-cream cheese puffs. Then they are filled with the cream cheese mixture,pinched closed and baked.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 TBS. milk
- Roll biscuits out flat
- Spray muffin tins with cooking spray
- Add biscuits, fill with cream cheese mixture
- Pinch flat and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes
Beat softened cream cheese with spinach and a little milk.
Fill biscuits with mixture; pinch closed and bake.
Ham and Cheese Sunrises
Great for a quick and healthy breakfast! Flattened biscuits are filled with ham and cheese. Fold over and pinch with a fork around the edges to make “sunrises.”
Double Crust Stuffed Pizzas
Double-crust stuffed pizzas can replace milk and cookies or a bowl of sugary cereal for an after-school snack.
Flattened biscuits are spread with tomato sauce, filled with healthy ingredients and topped with another flattened biscuit. We used chopped ham, cheddar cheese and diced Roma tomatoes.
Just as pizza toppings can be quite diverse, so can the stuffings for double-crust pizzas. Make gourmet ones with things like spinach and feta cheese or Canadian bacon and pineapple.
Healthy ingredients can be stuffed into double-crust pizzas
Place ingredients between two flattened biscuits and bake
Fun and Easy Cinnamon Bun Project
Cinnamon puffs are mini-cinnamon buns. They are fun for little hands to make. Brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with a little sugar and cinnamon, they make a sweet treat with a minimal amount of sugar. Cinnamon is good for controlling blood sugar levels.
Making aluminum foil cupcake wrappers is a fun “rainy day ” project. Use them to bake the cinnamon puffs in.
Kids can cut the biscuits into sections with a plastic or butter knife.
Help kids make foil cupcake wrappers
Don’t Forget About the Biscuit Donuts
We love our new, healthier refrigerator biscuit treats. But we will still have our biscuit donuts from time to time because everybody needs a little sweetness in their life.
Glazed Refrigerator Biscuit”Donuts” and Holes