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Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Donuts four ways: cinnamon sugar, Krispy Kreme glazed, chocolate frosted, and powdered sugar! These homemade treats are buttery, flaky, and made with refrigerated biscuit dough.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 minutes, air fryer, biscuit dough
Servings: 32 donuts
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts

  • 1 (16.3 oz) can biscuits should contain 8 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Krispy Kreme Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

  • 1 (16.3 oz) can biscuits should contain 8 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract divided
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

Chocolate Frosted Air Fryer Donuts

  • 1 (16.3 oz) can biscuits should contain 8 biscuits
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter divided and melted
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract divided
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or replace with more powdered sugar to keep it vanilla flavored
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Powdered Sugar Air Fryer Donuts

  • 1 (16.3 oz) can biscuits should contain 8 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and grease the inside basket with cooking spray.
  • Use a 1.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, then separate the holes from the biscuits. Set aside on a clean work surface.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In another medium sized bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  • Place 4 donut rings (or all the donut holes) in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer, submerge in the melted butter/vanilla mixture, then generously dunk into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • Repeat with remaining donut rings and donut holes.
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Krispy Kreme Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and grease the inside basket with cooking spray.
  • Use a 1.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, then separate the holes from the biscuits. Set aside on a clean work surface.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Place powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup, and 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract into another medium sized bowl, microwave for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • Place 4 donut rings (or all the donut holes) in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer, submerge in the melted butter/vanilla mixture, then submerge in the glaze.
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • Repeat with remaining donut rings and donut holes.
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Chocolate Frosted Air Fryer Donuts

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and grease the inside basket with cooking spray.
  • Use a 1.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, then separate the holes from the biscuits. Set aside on a clean work surface.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In another medium sized bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons melted butter, and salt until well combined.
  • Place 4 donut rings (or all the donut holes) in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer, dunk the bottom half in the melted butter/vanilla mixture*, dunk the top half in the chocolate frosting, then top the frosting with sprinkles.
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • Repeat with remaining donut rings and donut holes.
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Powdered Sugar Air Fryer Donuts

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and grease the inside basket with cooking spray.
  • Use a 1.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, then separate the holes from the biscuits. Set aside on a clean work surface.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Place powdered sugar in another medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Place 4 donut rings (or all the donut holes) in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer, submerge in the melted butter/vanilla mixture, then generously dunk into the powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • Repeat with remaining donut rings and donut holes.
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Notes

*You don't want to dunk the whole donut in the vanilla/butter mixture or the chocolate frosting won't stick.
**Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg