Air Fryer Donuts (10 Minute Recipe)

These easy air fryer donuts are our new favorite dessert and take about 10 minutes to make!
To make these quick, we start with refrigerated biscuits and simply air fry for a few minutes. Add some butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for the perfect easy dessert. Perfect for dipping, dunking, or decorating.

A Super Quick Dessert
Who knew that a simple can of biscuits could be transformed into dessert. While they make great apple dumplings, they also make surprisingly amazing donuts!
Since they are air fried, they have fewer calories than a traditional deep-fried donut but they still come out light and fluffy.
These take about 10 minutes start to finish and cost a fraction of your local coffee shop donuts. Win-win!

Ingredients
Air fryer donuts have just 4 ingredients, but they taste so good nobody will ever know!
BISCUIT DOUGH One can of biscuit dough is all it takes.
BUTTER A brush of real butter after cooking makes these donuts so yummy, adding homemade taste! The butter also helps the cinnamon sugar stick.
CINNAMON SUGAR Cinnamon sugar is our favorite coating. Of course, these can be dipped in glaze if you’d prefer.

How to Make Air Fryer Donuts
Homemade donuts have never been so easy!
Preheat the air fryer (per recipe below).
Using a 1” round cutter, cut a hole in each biscuit. Set holes aside.

No Cutter? Use the thicker end of a piping tip or even cut the biscuit and shape a 1″ hole with your hands.

Place 4 donuts on the bottom of air fryer & cook.
Remove & brush with melted butter. Toss in cinnamon sugar & serve warm.
Don’t forget to fry the donut holes!

In the Oven:
Good news, homemade donuts can be made in the oven without easy recipe!
Heat oven to 375°F & bake donuts (prepared as above) for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and cooked through.
Remove from oven, brush with melted butter, & toss with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Tips for Delicious Donuts
For best results, preheat the air fryer.
Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket so air can circulate.
Make donut holes in the air fryer with the leftover dough from the middles, reduce the cooking time by 1 or 2 minutes.
How to Store
These are definitely best served fresh.
Keep air fryer donuts in an airtight container or a zippered bag.
They can be reheated in the air fryer or microwave just until warm.
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Air Fryer Donuts

These Air Fryer Donuts are fresh, flavorful, and oh-so-fluffy!

Preheat air fryer to 350°F.

Cut a circle out of the center of each biscuit using a small 1″ cutter.

Place 4-5 pieces of the dough in the air fryer.

Cook 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned.

Remove from the air fryer and while warm, brush with butter. Combine sugar & cinnamon, toss donuts in sugar mixture.

Repeat with remaining donuts. Once the donuts are cooked, add the donut holes to the air fryer and cook for 3 minutes. Toss with additional butter and sugar if desired.

If you don’t have a 1″ cutter, the center can be cut using a large pastry tip.Donuts can be cooled and glazed or dipped in glaze if preferred.

Calories: 82, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 41mg, Potassium: 5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 144IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate chip scones are perfect for dipping or dunking for breakfast or for dessert!
They are flaky and buttery with lots of chocolate chips in every bite!

A Breakfast Favorite
Scones are a perfect breakfast filled with blueberries, cranberries or even cheddar!
This version is sweet and chocolaty while being light and flaky!
They are great to make ahead and freeze well either before or after baking.
Brush them with a simple glaze before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.
Eat them warm with honey butter, pumpkin butter, or some decadent whipped strawberry butter.

Ingredients
FLOUR MIXTURE The dough for this recipe is a bit like biscuits but it contains egg. We use all purpose flour with a bit of baking powder (and sugar).
BUTTER Ensure you use cold unsalted butter. The key is in the process of cutting in the butter with the flour to create the perfect ‘crumb’ which creates flaky layers. But, don’t worry, it’s easy!
CHOCOLATE CHIPS Mini chocolate chips ensure chocolate in every bite. We prefer semi-sweet in this recipe.
GLAZE Topped with a white glaze made from cream and powdered sugar, mini chocolate chip scones are the perfect breakfast pastry, brunch-time tea pastry, or pick me up in the afternoon!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Scones
Scones come together so easily, for a quick and easy snack or continental breakfast.
Combine dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the dough until it is just smaller than peas.
In another bowl, whisk cream, eggs, & vanilla. Add wet mixture to the dry, stirring until just mixed.
On a lightly floured surface, turn dough & knead until it’s shaped into an 8” round; cut into 8 equal pieces.

Bake until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before coating with glaze.

When kneading the dough, work quickly as you don’t want the dough to get too warm.

Tips for Perfect Scones
The butter will perform better if it’s cut into very small cubes and blended into the flour mixture cold.
Avoid overhandling the dough once it’s in the shaping step because the warmth of your hands will melt the butter and condense the dough. You want a light, airy scone that has plenty of air pockets.
Freeze scones before baking if desired. Bake from frozen for 18-22 minutes.
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Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

These yummy Mini Chocolate Chip Scones are perfect with coffee or for breakfast. The delicious glaze not only tastes great but helps to keep them fresh!

Preheat oven to 400°F

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine heavy cream, eggs, & vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until it holds together. (if it’s dry you can add a little bit of additional milk.)

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 10 to 12 strokes until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet. Let slightly cool and top with glaze.

Glaze

Stir together powdered sugar and heavy cream.

Pour the glaze over each scone and smooth with a pastry brush, let glaze on scones set on a wire rack.

Updated 12/14/20 for improved consistency.

The butter will perform better if it’s cut into very small cubes and blended into the flour mixture cold.

Avoid overhandling the dough once it’s in the shaping step because the warmth of your hands will melt the butter and condense the dough. You want a light, airy scone that has plenty of air pockets.

Freeze scones before baking if desired. Bake from frozen for 18-22 minutes.

Calories: 456, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 183mg, Potassium: 281mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 702IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 143mg, Iron: 2mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This original version of this recipe was found at King Arthur Flour!