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Air Fryer Doughnuts

a cooling tray full of air fryer doughnuts

Delicious and Easy Air-Fryer Doughnuts: A Sweet Treat in Minutes


Experience the joy of homemade doughnuts without the hassle of deep frying. These air-fryer doughnuts are not only easy to make but also a healthier option for satisfying your sweet cravings.


Whip up delicious, homemade air-fryer doughnuts in minutes with this simple recipe using store-bought biscuit dough. Enjoy a lighter, grease-free version of your favorite treat!



Ingredients: Simple and Convenient


For the Doughnuts:

  • Refrigerated Biscuit Dough: 1 (16-ounce) can, a quick and convenient base.

  • Cooking Spray: For coating the air fryer basket.


Optional Toppings:

  1. Cinnamon-Sugar Topping: Blend of granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and cardamom.

  2. Vanilla Glaze: A sweet mix of confectioners' sugar, low-fat milk, and vanilla extract.

  3. Chocolate Glaze: Rich combination of confectioners' sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and milk.


Cooking Steps: Effortlessly Delightful


Creating the Doughnuts:

  1. Preparation: Preheat air fryer and prepare the dough by splitting biscuits and cutting holes.

  2. Air Frying: Cook the dough in batches until golden and crispy.

  3. Adding Flavors: Choose from cinnamon-sugar, vanilla, or chocolate glazes for a delightful finish.


Equipment Needed

  • A 1-inch round cutter for shaping the doughnuts.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use homemade biscuit dough for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! While store-bought dough offers convenience, homemade biscuit dough can be used for a more personalized touch.

Q: What’s the best way to store leftover doughnuts?

A: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’re best enjoyed within a day or two.

Q: Can I make these doughnuts vegan?

A: Yes, by using vegan biscuit dough and adjusting the toppings accordingly, you can create a vegan version.

Q: Is air frying doughnuts healthier than traditional frying?

A: Yes, air frying uses significantly less oil, making it a healthier option without compromising taste.

Q: Can I freeze the doughnuts for later use?

A: It's best to enjoy them fresh. However, you can freeze the uncooked dough and air fry later.


Indulge in the delightful simplicity of air-fryer doughnuts. This recipe transforms a can of store-bought biscuit dough into a mouth-watering dessert or snack that's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Choose from a variety of toppings to create the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. Whether you're a novice baker or a seasoned pro, these air-fryer doughnuts are sure to impress with their delicious taste and effortless preparation.


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