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Air Fryer Donut Holes make the perfect breakfast or after school snack. You only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious donut holes.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes in a stand with a side of dipping sauce
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If you are looking for an easy breakfast or snack idea for the kids, make these Air Fryer Donut Holes. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Holes are easy to make and only require 4 easy ingredients.

Save time and money and make these donut holes. I often get canned biscuits on sale so these air fryer donuts are a frugal breakfast idea that I like to make about once a week. If you love using your air fryer also try Air Fryer Brownies, Air Fryer Bacon, and Air Fryer Cookies.

Why This Recipe Works

Making donut holes at home is a easy way to save money when the kids want donuts. They are simple to make and will save you money.

Serve with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon and the kids will be full until lunch. I have also made them as a snack for after school. They are delicious anytime you serve them and are kid approved.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - can biscuits, sugar, cinnamon, butter

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Variations Ideas

  • Make a Glaze – These donut holes would be delicious with a powdered sugar glaze. You can dip the donut holes in the glaze or drizzle on top.
  • Powdered Sugar – Dust the bite sized donut hole tops with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Sprinkles – If you add a glaze to the donut holes add your favorite sprinkles. This would be the perfect way to celebrate someone special on their birthday.
  • Drizzle with chocolate – Before serving drizzle the tops with chocolate or caramel syrup.
  • Baked Donut Holes – If you prefer, you can bake these donut holes. Prepare the donut holes as indicated and place on a baking sheet. Place in a preheated oven at 350 and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – If you prefer you can use more or less of the cinnamon sugar blend. You can even just serve them plain with a dipping sauce.

How to Make Air Fryer Donut Holes with Biscuits

  • Step 1 – Prepare Air FryerPreheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option. Turn your air fryer to the 360 degrees F option and let it run for approximately 5 minutes.
Biscuit dough in the shape of balls on a cutting board with a bowl of melted butter

Step 2 – Prepare donut holes – Cut the donut holes from the biscuit dough with a small cookie cutter. Coat the air fryer basket with olive oil (do not use a non-stick cooking spray as those could damage your air fryer).

Biscuit dough balls in a air fryer basket with a bowl of melted butter

Step 3 – Air Frying – Place the donut holes in the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes (tossing them halfway through the cook time). 

A bowl of sugar and cinnamon with a bowl of melted butter on the side

Step 4 – Combine the cinnamon and sugar – While the donuts are cooking, combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and melt the butter in a separate bowl.

Rolling the biscuit dough balls dipped in cinnamon and sugar mixture with a bowl of melted butter

Step 5 – Dip the biscuit donuts – Remove the donuts after the cooking time. Dip the donuts holes in the melted butter. Then roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture (make sure to get the bottoms and the sides of the donuts).

  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Cutting Donut Holes – To cut out the donut holes, use a mini pastry cutter or you can use the lid from a drink bottle (that works great too).
  • Prepare Air Fryer – Make sure to preheat and spray olive oil on air fryer basket. Do not spray air fryer basket with cooking spray as this could damage your air fryer.
  • Cooking Donut Holes – While cooking the donut holes, make sure to toss the biscuits half way through. This allows the donut holes to cook evenly.
  • Covering the Donut Holes – Completely cover the donut holes with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes in a stand with a side of chocolate dipping sauce

How to Serve

These cinnamon sugar coating donut holes can be served many different ways.

  • On the Go Breakfast – If you are needing a quick on the go breakfast, make these donut holes. Cook while you are getting ready and they will be read as you head at the door.
  • Kids Breakfast – I like to make these about once a week for the kids. Add a side of fruit and eggs and you have a complete breakfast.
  • Dipping Sauce – Add a side of dipping sauce such as syrup, chocolate syrup or caramel sauce. This would be prefect for an after school snack.
  • Serve with Coffee – My favorite is to enjoy a few while I am having my morning coffee.
  • Greek Yogurt – These donut holes are delicious serve with yogurt for the perfect combination.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes on a white plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Any Brand of Biscuits?

Yes, we have used name brand and store brand biscuits and they both worked great. You can use flaky or buttermilk biscuits to make these donut holes.

How Long does it take to Cook Donut Holes in Air Fryer?

Cooking time will vary, but donut holes will cook within about 4-5 minutes in the air fryer.

How to Store Leftover Donut Holes

These are best served fresh but you can store the leftovers in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

How to Reheat Donut Holes

Reheat the leftover in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

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Air Fryer Donut Holes

5 from 7 votes
Air Fryer Donut Holes make the perfect breakfast or after school snack. You only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious donut holes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 312

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerated Biscuits Grand Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Butter Melted
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Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, turn your air fryer to the 360 degrees F option and let it run for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Cut the donut holes from the biscuits with a small cookie cutter. Coat the air fryer basket with olive oil (do not use a non-stick cooking spray as those could damage your air fryer).
  • Place the donut holes in the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes (tossing them halfway through the cook time).  While the donuts are cooking, combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and melt the butter in a separate bowl.
  • Remove the donuts after the cooking time, dip the donuts holes in the melted butter then roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture (make sure to get the bottoms and the sides of the donuts).
  • Serve immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To cut out the donut holes, use a mini pastry cutter or you can use the lid from a drink bottle (that works great too).
These are best served fresh but you can store the leftovers in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.  Reheat in the microwave before eating the leftovers.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 312kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 4g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 589mg, Potassium 136mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 179IU, Vitamin C 0.04mg, Calcium 40mg, Iron 2mg

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