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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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Easy Air Fryer Donut Holes Recipe:

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 donuts are a frugal breakfast idea that I like to make about once a week.

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.

If you love using your air fryer also try Air Fryer Brownies.

Ingredients needed - can biscuits, sugar, cinnamon, butter

Ingredients: 

  • Refrigerated Biscuits (Grand Biscuits) 
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter Melted

How to Make Air Fryer Donut Holes with Biscuits: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare Air Fryer – 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.
  • Step 2 – Prepare donut holes – 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).
  • Step 3 – Air Frying – Place the donut holes in the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes (tossing them halfway through the cook time). 
The process of making the donut holes in the air fryer
  • 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.
  • 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).
The process of mixing the cinnamon and sugar together. Dipping the donut hole in the melted butter and then rolling into the mixture
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy! 
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.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes on a white plate

Tips for Donut Holes:

  • 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 on a white plate

Recipe Variations:

  • 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.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes on a white plate with a close up of one

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 to Store Leftovers:

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.  

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes on a white plate

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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

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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