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5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

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Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts are a fun breakfast treat that can be customized with different flavored glazes.

Homemade Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat or snack! Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts can be customized with different flavored glazes. This is an easy air-fryer dessert recipe.
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5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat! But if you didn’t plan ahead, you have to get dressed first thing in the morning and run to the store. Who wants to do that? Why not make them at home, instead?

5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts are quick, simple, and customizable for any taste. Plus, making them in the air fryer means they aren’t sitting in oil, so they are a smidge healthier! It’s a win-win.

What You’ll Need for 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

These donuts don’t require much in terms of prep or ingredients! Other than the biscuits, you probably already have everything else on hand. So grab your air fryer and these other items and get ready for some seriously tasty donuts:

Equipment:

Donut Ingredients:

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water or Milk
  • Vanilla

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder or Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Water or Milk
  • Vanilla

Do I Have to Buy Pillsbury Grands Biscuits?

Absolutely not! If your local grocery doesn’t carry Grands, you can use any brand or style available. Just be sure to get the full-sized ones, not the miniature ones. Although the miniature biscuits would make some pretty adorable, tiny donuts!

Homemade Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat or snack! Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts can be customized with different flavored glazes. This is an easy air-fryer dessert recipe.

What do I do if I don’t have a small biscuit cutter or large piping tip?

Never fear! You can use almost anything to cut holes in the center of the biscuits. The lid of the oil you use is often a great size for cutting the donut holes. The lid of a 2-liter bottle works, too. In a pinch, you can use a knife and cut them by hand, but that will take a lot longer and be a smidge frustrating.

These easy air fryer donuts will be just as good.

How Do I Know When the Glaze is the Correct Consistency?

The beautiful thing about the glaze is that it is super hard to ruin. If the glaze is too thick and the donut breaks if you try to dip it in and pull it back out, add a little milk or water. If the glaze immediately runs completely off the donut when you dip it, try adding some more powdered sugar. 

Better a little runny than not runny enough! A thin glaze will just add a lot less glaze to the donut. You can also pour the glaze over the donuts. Just be sure to add some parchment paper under the cooling rack first, so you don’t make a huge mess!

Homemade Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat or snack! Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts can be customized with different flavored glazes. This is an easy air-fryer dessert recipe.

Can I Try Other Glaze Flavors for these homemade donuts?

Please do! You can try a variety of different flavors of glaze by simply adding one teaspoon of flavored jello mix to the glaze. Some traditional glaze flavors include lemon, strawberry, cherry, or raspberry. You could also divide the glazes and make lots of different flavors for a make-your-own donut bar!

A few more topping options include powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar. Simply put your choice of topping in a bowl, put the air-fried donuts in the bowl, then toss them in the topping.

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Homemade Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat or snack! Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts can be customized with different flavored glazes. This is an easy air-fryer dessert recipe.
Homemade Donuts are a delicious breakfast treat or snack! Quick to make and healthier than cooking them in oil, 5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts can be customized with different flavored glazes. This is an easy air-fryer dessert recipe.

5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

Ingredients

  • Equipment:
  • Air fryer
  • Small circle cookie cutter or 1 large piping tip
  • Pastry brush
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 can grands biscuits
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup powdered (icing) sugar
  • 1 tbsp water or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder or hot cocoa mix
  • 2-3 tsp water or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

    1. Open the can of biscuits.
    2. Place each biscuit on a sturdy surface and cut a smaller hole out the center.
    3. Save the holes to cook off, they only take 3 mins
      Brush a tiny bit of oil on the inside of the air fryer (do not spray with non stick)
    4. Place the biscuits inside the air fryer, do not let them touch.
    5. Cook at 360 for 5 min
    6. Remove from the air fryer and load in the next batch.
    7. Dip into glaze, allow to set, then dip again.

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