Hi new friends! I’m Carrian and I write at, Sweet Basil, a site all about reinventing family dinner. Our family loves to cook and bake but we especially love to eat. Well, the little one is being a little more difficult about the latter, but we are working on it. In fact, this recipe is pretty much her to a T, Nutella and berries. I mean, she does like other things too like, Oreo Biscoff Banana Bread,Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, and brown sugar butter grilled pineapple but a Strawberry Nutella Donut is definitely her favorite.
This recipe is kind of a mash-up between my past and my future. Growing up we always had Grandma’s fried donuts. My mom just glazed them, which is fine, but when we decided that we wanted our kids in the kitchen with us more, especially to learn recipes we grew up with so they could pass them on someday we decided to get a little more crazy. You see, our kids both started out such picky eaters. Oh my gosh, picky. It drove/drives me nuts. We let our oldest cook a lot with us to try to get her more excited about the food and we adopted two rules…
1. You eat what I make or you go hungry. I know, I’m a beast. But here’s the thing, I cannot make multiple meals. I don’t have the time or energy and it isn’t fair to me or any future person they eat with. It only took a few times of picking at her food that the second rule really started to change things.
2. You try at least one bite of everything. We try to keep at least one familiar thing on our kids’ plate just so that they at least have one thing to keep them from freaking out about new foods, but the rest they still have to try. I don’t care if they don’t eat it, but they have to try it. And fancy that, they usually end up liking it or at least a few times later liking it.
Anyway, back to the donut. So, we wanted to teach the girls about this recipe that I grew up with, but glaze just isn’t as fun, so we told them that they could choose any toppings they wanted as long as there was chocolate since that’s something my mom loves and this was all about passing on a recipe she taught to me. Well, I figured they would want candy bars, oreos, chocolate sauce, etc but I was wrong. Nutella and strawberries, and they both asked for it. I even asked one earlier in the day while the other napped and they both said the exact same thing. I guess we know their favorite. And you know what? It was blasted delicious.
Strawberry Nutella Donuts
- 1 Can Pillsbury Flaky Layers Biscuits
- Canola Oil for frying
- Strawberries or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
Heat a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat and fill 1/3 the way up with oil.
Pull apart the biscuits and using a donut hole cutter, cut out the center of each donut. Once the oil is hot, carefully lower each donut into the oil with your hand close to the oil to avoid splashes. Cook the donuts until golden brown, turning often. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and allow to drain a little.
Spread each donut with nutella and top with sliced strawberries or chopped Reese’s and enjoy.