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Got 5 Minutes? Make these Air Fryer Donuts!

5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 2 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 7 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • coconut oil to grease air fryer basket
  • 1 can flaky pre-made biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury Grands
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

1

Separate and place biscuits on a cutting board or flat surface. Use a biscuit cutter (or a small shot glass or plastic medicine cup) to cut holes in the middle of biscuits.

2

Grease the air fryer basket with oil, to avoid any possible sticking.

3

Place a few donuts in the air fryer at a time, making sure they aren't touching.

4

Close the air fryer and set to 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes. They will be done once flaky and slightly browned.

5

Open air fryer, brush donuts with a little melted butter, and roll them in either the powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture.

6

Enjoy your 5 minute donuts!

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Wake up – It’s time to make donuts!

What if I said that you can make warm and delicious homemade donuts, as a genius breakfast idea, in just five minutes using your air fryer?! Yep, they are that quick to make and are definitely worth getting out of bed for.

This is one of my favorite air fryer recipe ideas, and I hope your family will love it, too!

donuts from biscuit dough

Hip Tips:

    • The secret to these magical donuts is store-bought biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury Grands! I make these using my beloved Air Fryer XL, of which I use just about every day in the kitchen!
    • Use a small biscuit cutter or a shot glass (or even a plastic disposable medicine cup – that’s what Collin used) to cut holes in the middle of each biscuit. Don’t forget to cook all your donut holes at the end, too!
    • We usually top ours with butter and then powdered sugar or a cinnamon/sugar mixture. You could also create a sweet glaze by mixing 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk, and a splash of vanilla extract. Dip the tops in the glaze after air frying and let dry for a bit before enjoying! So good.

placing biscuit dough in air fryer for donuts

air fryer donut in cinnamon sugar mixture

cinnamon sugar donuts stacked


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5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 2 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 7 MINUTES

Your mornings just got brighter with these quick and delicious donuts made from store-bought biscuit dough!

Ingredients

  • coconut oil to grease air fryer basket
  • 1 can flaky pre-made biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury Grands
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

1

Separate and place biscuits on a cutting board or flat surface. Use a biscuit cutter (or a small shot glass or plastic medicine cup) to cut holes in the middle of biscuits.

2

Grease the air fryer basket with oil, to avoid any possible sticking.

3

Place a few donuts in the air fryer at a time, making sure they aren't touching.

4

Close the air fryer and set to 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes. They will be done once flaky and slightly browned.

5

Open air fryer, brush donuts with a little melted butter, and roll them in either the powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture.

6

Enjoy your 5 minute donuts!

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plate of air fryer biscuit donuts

These donuts are super yummy!

My family loves this hack to make donuts as a special treat and I enjoy that they’re fun and easy to make. In fact, my son had a birthday a few days ago and out of all the yummy breakfast recipes he could have requested, this is what he asked for! LOL

stacked up donuts on plate

Want to see Collin make air fryer donuts?

Watch her demonstrate how easy they are to make on a Facebook live video!

Collin here – if I can make donuts in the air fryer, anyone can! 🙌


Check out all the reasons why I’m obsessed with my air fryer! 

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Comments 19

  1. Imsofrugal

    I must try this!!! Thanks 😊

  2. Joni

    I just got my instant pot air fryer lid for my 6 quart and made these this morning. I made a glaze with some milk, powder sugar and a dash of vanilla. Everyone but my daughter likes them. I didn’t have the flakey can biscuits on hand so I used regular. They were good but I do think the flakey ones will be even better…and my daughter may like them too. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Court!

    Tried these before! Easy and delicious!

  4. Stacy Grueser

    Just made these!! So delicious!!

  5. Kat9919

    Just happen to have biscuits in the fridge! Going to try them tomorrow morning – thanks!!

  6. heiAt

    Is there a coconut oil alternative? If we don’t have this?

    • ape82

      Wondering the same thing. Can you use any oil?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I would just grease the basket with another oil so things don’t stick. 👍

  7. Eva

    I Just got an air fryer oven for Christmas and can’t wait to try these looking forward to you posting more air fryer recipes

  8. Kb

    We found the biscuit dough to be too salty, which threw off the doughnut flavor. We usually use the small biscuits for beignets, so I may try one more time with those to see if that dough is less salty. They do cook fast and my 13 year old had fun making them. Fun idea!

  9. Becky White

    This reminds of the donuts we used to make on camping trips when I was in Girl Scouts. We fried them in oil on the campfire (or charcoal grill) and dipped them in cinnamon sugar shortly after removing from hot oil. To borrow a phrase : “Mmm mmgood!”

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! Yes I’ve heard of these for camping too ❤️

  10. Becky White

    These are like the canned biscuit donuts we made in Girl Scouts; cut a press out and cut acanned biscuit into quarters, roll it out then form into a ring and fry in hot oil, dip hot donut in cinnamon sugar. A quick and delicious breakfast treat on a campout! Inexpensive,too!

  11. Medworldis

    You had me at 5 minutes. ?? I still haven t gotten an air fryer but this may have pushed me over the edge. ha ha ha Pinning and printing. Thanks for sharing! #embracingchangelinky

  12. Jeanie

    my airfryer does not have a baskey. can I just put them o the racks

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep, that works also!

  13. Dorothy Nelson

    should you pre-heat the air fryer at 350* before you put the “donuts” in?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I usually do not preheat my air fryer – you can if you want though!

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