How To Get Your Sugar Fix With Easy Air Fryer Donuts

  • Who doesn’t love a donut?! As wonderful as it is to treat your family to donuts on a Saturday morning, running out the door to pick them up or spending hours making homemade donut dough in the morning takes the fun out of it. Instead, just pop open a container of biscuits and make a batch of homemade donuts in the air fryer! Whether you want to use pre-made biscuit dough or your own homemade enriched dough, you’ll get lightly crisp homemade donuts you can dip in chocolate or vanilla icing.


    I absolutely love my air fryer for making almost anything – usually in less time and without heating up my entire house with the oven. I’ve tried this air fryer donut recipe with buttery biscuits and flaky biscuits, and either one tastes delicious. Use this easy air fryer donut recipe to have homemade treats in minutes!

    Easy Air Fryer Donuts

    Air Fryer Donuts

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    Servings: 8


    • For the Donuts:
    • 1 can of biscuits
    • For the Icing:
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2-3 tbsp water
    • Sprinkles, optional


    For the Donuts:

    Step 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unpack the biscuits and place on the baking sheet. 

    Step 2: Use a small object like a piping tip to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. Save the middle to make little donut hole bites! 

    Step 3: Preheat your air fryer. Turn to 350 degrees and cook for about 3 minutes to heat.

    Step 4: Place 3-4 biscuits in the air fryer basket. Make sure there's plenty of space around them for air to circulate.

    Step 5: Cook at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes until golden. For your first batch, test one donut to find the best timing. Every air fryer is different! Bake the donuts in batches and let them cool completely before icing.

    For the Icing:

    Step 1: Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Add the water a little bit at a time and whisk until smooth. The icing should remain thick. 

    Step 2: Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate icing. Add sprinkles if desired. Let set at room temperature until the icing hardens. 

    Donuts are best eaten same-day. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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