Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

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These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts offer a delicious and guilt-free way to indulge in your donut cravings. They come out golden brown and beautiful, just like their deep-fried version.

They’re also quicker and easier to make, as you don’t have to deal with hot oil. You can glaze them, dust them with cinnamon sugar, or get creative with other toppings.

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Why this Air Fryer Biscuit Donut Recipe is a Keeper

My air fryer donuts will have your family jumping out of bed when the smell of these beauties start wafting through the house. The family will be begging you to make them every day of the week! The Cinnamon and sugar make them so sweet and tempting. This is a fun and easy donut recipe, and a great alternative to store bought donuts.

  • 10 Minute Treat: Make these biscuit dough donuts and do not forget to use the donut holes too.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is a can of biscuit dough and a few ingredients for the glaze.
  • Family Friendly: This treat only takes 10 minutes when you air fry fo your entire family will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different toppings and biscuit flavors. The hot air will make them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

If you’re looking for more Air Fryer recipes, try these Air Fryer Peaches, Air Fryer Cherry Danish Recipe and Air Fryer Cinnabon Recipe.

How do I keep the biscuit dough from sticking in the air fryer?

A plate of the finished pastry on a white plate.

There are several ways to keep these delicious donuts from sticking:

Oil the basket: Even with a nonstick coating, a light application of oil can work wonders. Use a high smoke point oil, like avocado or canola oil, and spray or brush it onto the basket before placing your dough.

Use parchment paper liners: Parchment paper liners designed specifically for air fryers are a great option. These liners have tiny holes that allow for air circulation while preventing sticking.

Don’t overcrowd the basket: Dough needs space to expand as it cooks. Overcrowding the basket can lead to sticking and uneven cooking.

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Ingredient Notes to Make Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

  • Refrigerator Biscuit Dough: Use the Pillsbury brand or store brand of flaky biscuits.
  • Olive oil Spray: This will ensure that the pastry doesn’t stick and use to make donut holes too.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to Make Air Fryer Donut

You can make this favorite breakfast recipe with these donuts using some of these variations.

  • Low Fat: Low Fat Biscuits can make them even more healthy.
  • Flavored: Feel free to use the new sweet biscuits that are available, blueberry or chocolate chips.

Special Equipment Needed to Make Donuts

  • Air Fryer: They circulate hot air around the food.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Pro Tip

Small batches are great because you get the space the air fryer needs to create its magic.

How to Make Canned Biscuit Donuts in the Air Fryer

These air-fryer donuts are light and cloudlike with fluffiness. A fantastic way to use your air fryer to make a great pastry with less grease, mess and calories. Keep on reading for these easy air fryer donuts!

These are the basic steps for making air fryer donuts recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions on how to make donuts with the cinnamon topping.

Side-by-side comparison of uncooked biscuit donuts arranged on a baking sheet and inside an air fryer.

1. Canned Biscuit Dough

First, open the can of refrigerated biscuit dough. Then use a biscuit cutter to cut a circle out of the center of each biscuit for the perfect donut. Use a small round cookie cutter for a doughnut shape.

2. Place the Donuts in the Air Fryer and Cook Time

Next line the air fryer with parchment paper and spray with a cooking spray. Then place 4 biscuits in your air fryer basket and then cook for a total of 10 minutes at 350 degrees, flipping half way.

3. Cool

Once done cooking, remove and then allow to slightly cool as they will be hot.

Image 1: Biscuit donuts frying in an air fryer, Image 2: A cooked donut next to a brush and a bowl of melted butter.

4. Dip Donut in the Butter and Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture

Next, place your melted butter in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together your sugar and cinnamon coating.

5. Coat the Homemade Donut in the Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Afterwards, dip both sides of your donut in the butter, then immediately dip the donut in your cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.

Favorite Air Fryer Recipe FAQs

What other toppings can I use for these donuts?

Make vanilla or chocolate glaze recipe for these air fryer donuts. Or homemade jelly donuts or air fryer donut bites! Use some colored sprinkles to make them festive. Drizzle with some colorful icing or melted colored chocolate. Make a peanut butter glaze and use some chopped nuts on top. Powdered Sugar coating is wonderful for these donuts.

How do I make the donuts without a cutter?

A great substitute for the cutter is to use a bottle cap with a little oil spray to cut the center hole or try using a shot glass in the center of the biscuits to get the perfect circle for this easy recipe.

How do I store the Donuts?

Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze the cinnamon donuts for up to three months.

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Expert Tips for Making This Easy Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

These donuts are really one of the easiest ways to make donuts but there are always a few tips and tricks to make them even better. For Example:

  • Preheat: Always preheat your air fryer. It will keep the delicious air fryer donuts fluffy.
  • Spray: Definitely lightly grease your basket to get that golden brown color and to keep them from sticking.
  • Size: Small batches are great because you get the space the air fryer needs to create its magic.
  • Holes: Air frying donut holes are also a great treat. So make sure you use them too.

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Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts offer a delicious and guilt-free way to indulge in your donut cravings. They come out golden brown and beautiful, just like their deep-fried version.
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Ingredients

  • 16.3 ounces Refrigerated biscuits , 1 8 count can such as Pillsbury Grands
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • ½ cup Sugar, granulated
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon, powdered
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  • Remove the biscuits from the can and use a small biscuit cutter or sharp knife to cut out the center of the biscuit. Save the cut outs and use them to make donut holes.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray
  • Place 4 biscuits in your air fryer (more or less, depending on the size of your air fryer). Cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Once done cooking, remove. Allow to slightly cool as they will be hot.
  • Place your butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together your cinnamon and sugar.
  • Dip both sides of your donut in the butter, then immediately dip both sides in your cinnamon sugar mixture. Set aside.
  • Repeat steps 1 – 4 until all of your biscuits are cooked, and dipped in cinnamon sugar.

Expert Tips

  • CAUTION: Do not use the “flaky layers” type of biscuits. 
  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Just remember to do in small batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Low Fat: Low Fat Biscuits can make them even more healthy.
  • Flavored: Feel free to use the new sweet biscuits that are available, blueberry or chocolate chips.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American

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