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Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

These air fryer donuts made from biscuits are better than traditionally fried and taste just like your favorite donut shop with just 2 ingredients!

These air fryer donuts are made with just refrigerated biscuits! It's insane how fast you can have a delicious treat thanks to the air fryer!

We love our donuts with powdered sugar, but the best part is you can make different types of donuts depending on your preferences. You can use refrigerated canned biscuits or make your own fresh! Either work great.

Here is our recipe for the biscuits:

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup butter

pinch of salt

3/4 cup of milk

Mix the ingredients together with both hands. Each biscuit is about a 1/2 cup of dough. Use a larger biscuit cutter to make a circle and then your smaller biscuit cutter to cut out the middle for your donut.

If you were going to enjoy these just as biscuits and not donuts, bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. But since we are making donuts, we will be moving on to our air fryer donut recipe.

Enjoy these air fryer donuts for breakfast (we love to make them for our guests all the time), snack time (they are perfect with an afternoon cup of coffee) or dessert (use them as the base for your next s'mores night).

How does an Air Fryer Work?

The air fryer uses convection to circulate hot air around your food. It's a great way to make your favorite fried foods, like these donuts, without any oil.

Air Fryer Powdered Donuts (Yields 20 donuts)

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 28 minutes


  • · 2 cans of small biscuits

  • · 2 cups of powdered sugar

1. Using a plain round piping nozzle, punch a hole out of the center of the biscuits.

2. Place 4-5 donuts at a time in the air fryer basket and spray with non-stick spray.

3. Cook on 350 for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes, your donuts will be lightly browned.

4. Immediately remove donuts from basket and toss in the sugar while hot.

If you have no piping nozzle, no problem! You can use a bottle cap or tiny circle cookie cutter to make the holes in your donuts. Look around your kitchen or home to find something small and round that can use to make your holes.

While, homemade donuts are always best the day they are baked, you can keep your donuts in an airtight container to keep them fresh for a few days if they can last that long.

Variations on Air Fryer Donuts

Instead of the powdered sugar, brush the tops of your donuts with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. Or make a chocolate glaze out of coconut oil mixed with melted chocolate chips and top with sprinkles!

What about the donut holes? 

Don't discard the centers from your donuts! Air fry them too to make donut holes. Follow the same recipe as above, but lower your time to about 3 minutes to air fryer donut holes.


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