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Easy Air Fryer Donuts


Discover the art of creating delightful, tender, and mess-free air-fryer doughnuts that redefine the way you savor this classic treat. Skip the hassle of proofing and the mess of frying – our method brings forth a crispy, golden exterior encasing a tender, flavorful center. These doughnuts, baked in an air fryer, offer a delightful experience without the traditional fuss.

Ingredients Needed:

Tube of Biscuits: The premade biscuit dough mirrors the taste and texture of traditional fried doughnuts.

Cinnamon-Sugar: A warm blend of cinnamon and sugar adds an irresistible cozy coating.

Butter: Melted butter serves a dual purpose – brushing onto the cooked doughnuts and aiding in the adhesion of cinnamon-sugar. Who doesn’t love a bit of buttery goodness?

Vanilla: Adding a touch of vanilla to the melted butter brings a sweet, floral nuance to these delectable treats.

How To Make:

Separate the Biscuits: Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Separate the biscuits.

Create the Doughnut Holes: Use a 1-inch cutter to fashion out the centers from the biscuits. Remember to save these centers for later.

Bake the Doughnut Circles: Arrange the doughnuts in a single layer on a greased tray in the air-fryer basket. Cook until they turn golden brown and puff up – this typically takes around five minutes, ensuring to flip them once.

Bake the Doughnut Holes: Similarly, cook the saved doughnut holes until they achieve a delightful golden brown hue, usually taking three to four minutes.

Prepare the Irresistible Coating: While the doughnuts and holes bake, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. In another bowl, mix the melted butter with vanilla.

Coat and Serve: Brush the cooked doughnuts and holes with the butter-vanilla blend, then toss them generously in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve these treats warm for the ultimate indulgence.


Add a Glaze: Skip the cinnamon-sugar coating and opt for classic confectioners’ sugar glaze, rich chocolate glaze, or a seasonal maple glaze.

Decorate: Elevate your doughnuts with fun sprinkles, shaved almonds, or mini chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.

Crumb Topping: Indulge in the goodness of a sugary streusel by creating your own crumb topping, akin to the beloved Entenmann’s doughnuts.

Storing information:

For optimal freshness, store these delightful treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. However, for the best experience, indulge in these doughnuts on the same day they’re made.

For longer preservation, freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge and reheat either in the air fryer or microwave until warm.

Pro Tips:

Choosing Biscuits: Opt for biscuits that offer a tender inside and crisp exterior when baked. Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits are an excellent choice for oversized, flaky doughnuts.

No Doughnut Cutter? No Problem: Substitute with a shot glass or the bottom of a pastry tip to cut out the centers.

Greasing the Air Fryer: Use a minimal amount of olive oil spray to grease the air fryer for optimal results. Avoid baking sprays containing flour, as they can damage the fryer’s nonstick coating. Serving Suggestions: Pair these delectable air-fryer doughnuts with your favorite brunch spread or enjoy them alongside a comforting cup of coffee or your preferred homemade coffee shop drinks

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

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Recipe Enjoy these effortless and delicious air fryer doughnuts! No yeast required, they boast perfect fluffiness and come topped with a simple glaze.


  • 1 tube (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 count)

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Separate the biscuits and cut out centers using a 1-inch cutter; save centers. In batches, place doughnuts in a single layer on a greased tray in the air-fryer basket. Cook until golden brown and puffed, about 5 minutes, flipping once. Cook doughnut holes in batches until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a shallow dish, combine sugar and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix melted butter and vanilla. Brush doughnuts and doughnut holes with butter, then toss in the sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 1
  • Calories: 280kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 684mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 11g

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