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Got 5 Minutes? Make these Air Fryer Donuts!

5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 2 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 7 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 can flaky pre-made biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • coconut oil
  • 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

Spray your air fryer basket with a little cooking oil, such as coconut oil.

3

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

4

Close air fryer and set to 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.

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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Love donuts?

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


store bought donut air fryer recipe

The secret to these magical donuts is store bought biscuit dough and an air fryer! I recently purchased an Air Fryer Xl and have used it just about every day since!

Hip Tip: Use a 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!


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5 Minute Air Fryer Donuts

yield: 6 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 biscuit dough!

Ingredients

  • 1 can flaky pre-made biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • coconut oil
  • 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

Spray your air fryer basket with a little cooking oil, such as coconut oil.

3

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

4

Close air fryer and set to 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.

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!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from ThisOldGal.com

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

air fryer donuts recipe

These donuts are super yummy!

I surprised my kids one school morning with these, and they said, “What, mom’s making donuts on a weekday?!”  Let’s just say they were a hit and great for an occasional treat.

We rolled some in powdered sugar and some in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Feel free to get creative and make a glaze or frosting if desired.



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! 

easy air fryer donuts


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save.

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Comments 39

  1. Lisa

    Would this work in a nuwave oven? I got one for Christmas and haven’t really had a good use for it yet.

    • frecklelily

      I have a nuwave oven as well, but i don’t know how well these would do. You can really take any oven recipe and put it in your nuwave oven though.

      • Maureen

        Go to utube ask whatever question you want it will show a video teaching you how to do it

    • Lina D

      Yes I believe so. I think you’d need a small sheet pan or dish to set them on first. Hope that helps 🙂

      • Maureen

        Go to utube put on your question and you will see a video on how to make whatever you want

  2. Kyliejay!

    These look delicious!

    • Lina D

      Aw THANKS! 🙂

  3. Chris

    I made these in my air fryer but they didn’t taste like donuts. They literally still tasted like pillsbury biscuits.

    • Shirley

      Yes,they do

    • Rebecca

      Yeah.. that’s what I was thinking reading this lol.. that’s just literally cooking biscuits. You’d really need to spray them with some coconut oil spray before you air fry them to be more like the real biscuit donuts. Then maybe spray again and roll them in sugar immediately after lol. Not super healthy, but still less oil and not veg oil at least.. but let’s be honest – biscuit dough rolled in sugar is not healthy no matter how you cook it anyways lol.

    • S

      I agree. I couldn’t even fool my kids. they don’t taste like donuts(because they are not donuts)! I knew it seemed too good to be true.

    • Gina

      Use regular biscuits, not the flakey ones.

  4. CherrieJ

    I made these last weekend and my family loved them!

    • Lina D

      That’s so great! Thanks for sharing 👍

  5. MrsSanchez

    Im definitely trying this delicious recipe.

    • Lina D

      Perfect! Enjoy!

  6. Helen in Meridian

    Wow, with green frosting , they will be a great St Patrick’s Day breakfast with coffee.

  7. Sisi Bee

    Sounds yummy and delicious.

  8. cidadams

    I make these in my deep fryer. Yummy.

    • opie t

      lol

  9. angie baum

    My mom has made us these since we were young in a regular deep fryer, so I must admit I was excited to try it in my air fryer. Unfortunately I did not find them nearly as good as a traditional deep fryer. 🙁

    • Betty

      I thought our family was the only one that didn’t think they tasted like donuts .We have always used deep fryer .I use to make for kids over 30 years greatest treat and the grandchildren thought was the greatest to be able to cut out the holes. I have tried different brands thinking it made a difference but they were still biscuits to us.

  10. Carrie

    Made these tonight for my kiddos and they were a hit!!!! I made something similar when I was young but in the oven. Loving it our new airfryer. Thank you for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Hooray! Thanks Carrie 😊

  11. Mary

    they use to sell a refrigerated doughnut dough in Australia in the 1970s sadly missed by me I’m afraid , I used to buy a few packs a week , my then children (now adults ) loved them. Shame, all the good stuff goes.

    • Patience

      Remember do dads they went away too! They stop making the good stuff

      • Sherry Brady

        My Grandmother used to always keep those for us when we visited! You made me smile remembering!

  12. steffi

    What is the easiest way to get the buildup off of the air fryer basket which can build up after using a bit oil like for this recipe?

  13. Cindy

    Has anyone tried to keep them for the next day? If so, how and was it a success?

  14. Lisa

    Made these tonight with honey/butter biscuits, topped with syrup. Great, recipe! Thanks 😁

  15. Susette

    I just made them. So easy and soon good. A big hit

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! That’s great – thanks for sharing Suzette!

  16. chrischalifoux

    i just made them to night there were excellent i mig add popseesed next time

  17. Rosemary White

    Just because they don’t taste exactly the same does not mean they are not good! We cold barely taste the biscuit taste.in my opinion you need more like a Tablespoon of cinnamon .

    • Rosemary White

      Meant could instead of cold,sorry

  18. Beth

    Just made them! The kids had fun and they loved them. We made a glaze with powdered sugar and milk and dropped them in to coat them. Yum!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how yummy! Thanks for sharing 👍

  19. Teresa

    How about spreading them with Nutella?

  20. Natalie C.

    For all of our friends who can’t buy biscuit dough in their area, and purists who like to make things from scratch, does anyone have a recipe for homemade biscuit dough that has the same texture and taste as the store-bought stuff? I have a ton of biscuit recipes, but have never found a good one that replicates the canned biscuits 🙁

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