Air Fryer Cinnamon Donuts

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5 from 7 votes
Air Fryer Donuts are a quick and easy Sunday morning treat that are a delicious way to start your day or when you need an anytime snack.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
A plate full of air fryer donuts

Air Fryer Donuts are a quick and easy Sunday morning treat that are a delicious way to start your day or when you need an anytime snack.

A plate full of air fryer donuts

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

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Why Air Fryer Donuts Work

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.

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How to Make Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts – Step by Step

Step by step instructions for making air fryer donuts
  • Prepare Donuts: 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.
  • Cook Biscuits: First, place 4 biscuits in your air fryer basket and then cook for a total of 10 minutes at 350 degrees, flipping half way.
  • Cool: Once done cooking, remove and then allow to slightly cool as they will be hot.
  • Prepare Mixture: Next, place your melted butter in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together your cinnamon sugar coating.
  • Dip: Afterwards, dip both sides of your donut in the butter, then immediately dip both sides in your cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat.
Step by step instructions for making air fryer donuts

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Tips for Making your Air Fryer Donut Recipe

These donuts are really so simple but there are always a few tips and tricks to make them even better. For Example:

  • Always preheat your air fryer. It will keep the delicious air fryer donuts fluffy.
  • Definitely lightly grease your basket. to get that golden brown color and to keep them from sticking.
  • Donut cutter on the biscuits.You get cute small holes! Be innovative, try using a shot glass in the center of the biscuits to get the perfect circle for this easy recipe.
  • Small batches are great because you get the space the air fryer needs to create its magic.

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What else can you use to Make Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

Indeed the possibilities are endless with these donuts. Such as:

  • Make vanilla or chocolate glaze 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

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Expert Tips for Making the Best Donuts in Air Fryer

  • 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.

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5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Cinnamon Donuts

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Air Fryer Donuts are a quick and easy Sunday morning treat that are a delicious way to start your day or when you need an anytime snack.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits (8 count), Such as Pillsbury Grands
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar, granulated
  • 2 TBSP 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.

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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
Keyword: 30 minute, air fryer, donut

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