Getting fresh donuts in the morning (or afternoon, or evening…) doesn’t have to mean a trip to the bakery or grocery store anymore. This simple cinnamon donut recipe delivers fresh donuts in 10 minutes and is pretty unbelievable.

Oh yeah, and the donuts are shaped into stars so double #win.

Cinnamon Star Donuts

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:8 mini donuts
  • Easy


  • 1 package cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2-1 cup canola oil
  • Powdered sugar
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  • Step 1

    Roll out cinnamon roll dough.

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  • Step 2

    2. Cut out star shapes from rolled out dough.

    #SpoonTip: Gently outline star shape with knife before cutting fully through dough — it will make the stars much easier to shape!

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  • Step 3

    Heat oil on medium for 4 minutes.

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  • Step 4

    Place stars in oil and fry for 2 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Flip stars and fry until golden.

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  • Step 6

    Remove donuts from oil and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

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  • Step 7

    Serve and enjoy.

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