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Easy Air Fryer Donuts

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Air fryer donuts are low in fat and quick to make by using refrigerated biscuits!
Easy Air Fryer Donuts

Enjoy a guilt-free dessert with our indulgent Air Fryer Donuts. They are not only low in fat, but also very easy to make. After a quick 6-minute air fry, you can either bathe them in glaze or roll them in cinnamon sugar for the perfect bite. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, these decadent treats are ready in just 20 minutes and are a hit for any occasion!

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

What’s The Secret Ingredient in Air Fryer Donuts?

Air fryer donuts do not require you to make dough. By using refrigerated biscuits, you bypass this tedious step. All you have to do is make a hole in the middle of the biscuits and air fry them!

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

How Do I Make Air Fryer Donuts Using Refrigerated Biscuits?

  1. If you like glazed donuts, make a glaze by whisking together 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk. If you like cinnamon sugar donuts, combine ½ cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
  2. Remove the biscuits from the roll and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Using a small 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit.
  4. Using a brush, cover the inside of the air fryer with vegetable oil.
  5. Place 3 or 4 donuts in the bowl of the air fryer making sure they don’t touch each other.
  6. Air fry them at 350 F for 6 minutes, flipping them over after 3 minutes.
  7. Place half of the donuts upside down into a shallow dish containing the glaze, brush the other half with melted butter, and invert them into the cinnamon sugar.

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

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Easy Air Fryer Donuts

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

Air fryer donuts are low in fat and quick to make by using refrigerated biscuits!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 DONUTS
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 1- 16.3 oz Grands! Flaky biscuits
  • Vegetable oil (about 1 tablespoon for brushing the inside of the air fryer)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

To make the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk (or fruit juice if making flavored glaze)

To make the cinnamon sugar:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Make the glaze by combining confectioner’s sugar with milk in a small bowl. Make the cinnamon sugar by combining the granulated sugar with the cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  • Remove the biscuits from the roll and place them in a baking sheet.
  • Using a small 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit.
  • Using a brush, cover the inside of the air fryer with vegetable oil.
  • Place 3 or 4 donuts in the bowl of the air fryer making sure they don’t touch each other.
  • Air fry them at 350 F for 6 minutes, flipping them over after 3 minutes.
  • Place half of the donuts upside down into a shallow dish containing the glaze, and brush the other half with melted butter and invert them into the cinnamon sugar.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have a small round cookie cutter, you can use a bottle cap.
  2. Make sure the donuts are not touching each other inside the air fryer because they will grow while cooking.
  3. Glaze or roll the donuts while still hot so the sugar can stick to them.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g
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