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Enjoy Air Fryer Donuts in just 5 minutes. Everyone will love these light and fluffy donuts coated in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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If you are looking for Quick and Easy Air Fryer Recipes, these Air Fryer Donuts are a family favorite. Being a busy mom of 8, we use our air fryer to make desserts, side dishes and more. The biscuit dough cooks perfect with the perfect texture.

If you make these airfryer donuts, then you also need to make Air Fryer Donut Holes.

Why We Love This Recipe

Biscuit donuts in air fryer make the best breakfast, snack or an after dinner dessert. This easy air fryer donut recipe is easy to make and you can even add your favorite toppings.

Making donuts in the air fryer is so much easier than deep frying them in hot oil.

Ingredients

Close up photo of ingredients: biscuits, butter, cinnamon, sugar
  • Jumbo Flaky Biscuits – any brand will work. Just make sure to get the jumbo 8 count.
  • Sugar 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Butter

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Topping Ideas

We love the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Here are more ideas we love for donuts.

  • Sprinkles – Kids love sprinkles on donuts.
  • Powdered Sugar – Use a sifter and sprinkle all over the hot donuts.
  • Glaze – Make a glaze with powdered sugar by combining 2 cups powdered sugar and ¼ cup milk. The glaze is perfect for dipping the donut in this or drizzle it all over. 
  • Chocolate Sauce or Chocolate icing for a chocolate glaze on the donuts. We love using sprinkles of the chocolate sauce.
  • Cream Cheese Icing – This homemade icing is made with simple ingredients. Then add your favorite donut topping.
  • Vanilla Extract – I like adding in a little vanilla extract. It gives it that warm vanilla taste that I love.

Get creative and let us know what ideas you come up with. We love coming up with new ideas to make these air fryer donuts.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – First, go ahead and preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F. 
Biscuit donuts on a cutting sheets

Step 2 – Second, get the biscuits ready. Open the can and take the biscuits out. Cut out the center of each biscuit to make the donut shape. You can use a 1 inch cutter to cut the holes. If you don’t have one, an apple corer is the perfect size to make the holes.

Oiling the air fryer basket

Step 3 – Next, coat the air fryer basket with olive oil or coconut oil spray. You want to make sure not to use cooking spray because it could damage your air fryer.

Placing the biscuit donut dough in the air fryer

Step 3 – Go ahead and put the donuts in the air fryer and let them cook for about 4 minutes. 

a bowl of melted butter and a bowl of cinnamon and sugar

Step 4 – This is the when I start making the coating for the donuts while they are cooking. Just combine the cinnamon and sugar together. Melt the butter in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Brushing melted butter on the biscuit dough

Step 5 – The donuts should be ready now so go ahead and take them out of the air fryer. Coat them with melted butter. I use a basting brush and it makes it really easy.

Placing the biscuit dough in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar

Step 6 – This is my favorite part – adding the cinnamon sugar mixture. You can sprinkle this on or dip. I think it is easiest to lay the donut in the mixture and flip to get both sides. Use the baking sheet and line with parchment paper for easy cleanup. The donuts are best served warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Biscuit Cutter – Making these donuts with biscuits gives them the perfect shape. There is no need to use a biscuit cutter.
  • Air Fryer – If you have an air fryer that does not have a preheat option just turn your air fryer to the 360 degrees F. Let the air fryer run for 5 minutes and it should be all ready to go.
  • Homemade Biscuit DoughFeel free to make this recipe with a made from scratch, classic biscuit dough recipe.
Close up image of donut holes on a white plate.

Can you Make Air Fryer Donut Holes?

Yes! No need to waste the middle that you cut out of the donuts. Just place the biscuit donut holes in the air fryer basket and cook for 2 minutes. We love to top with the butter and cinnamon sugar mixture.

We are a big fans of air fry donut holes.

Close up image of donuts on a white plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

If we do have any leftovers, I will keep them on the counter for the kids to snack throughout the day. You can also store in an airtight container and place in the fridge. They will stay good for up to 3 days.

Can I Freeze Air Fryer Donuts?

These donuts freeze great to enjoy again. Once the donuts have cooled to room temperature, wrap in plastic wrap and store in a freezer container. They will stay fresh for up to 3 months

How to Reheat

When ready to enjoy these donuts again, thaw the in the fridge overnight then reheat in the air fryer or microwave.

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Air Fryer Donuts

4.84 from 6 votes
Enjoy air fryer donuts in just 5 minutes. Everyone will love these light and fluffy donuts coated in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 200

Ingredients

  • 1 can Jumbo Flakey Biscuits 8 count
  • 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.
  • Open the biscuits and cut out the center of each biscuit using a 1 inch cutter or an apple corer. 
  • 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 donuts in the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes. 
  • 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, use a basting brush to coat the donuts with the melted butter. 
  • Then top with 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 Video

Recipe Notes

To air fry the donut holes, place the donut holes in the air fryer basket and cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 minutes.  Then follow the same process with the melted butter and the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 200kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 2g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 305mg, Potassium 67mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 178IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 1mg

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