Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts (4-ingredients)

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Air Fryer Donuts that are made from refrigerated biscuits! Just 4-ingredients and 5 minutes to make. These delicious donuts will be your new favorite Air Fryer recipe!

One of our most popular recipes is our Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts which are baked in the oven. Everyone just loves them and it’s just as easy. This is just a different version that takes less cooking time. However, if you don’t have an Air Fryer, I would definitely suggest that you try our baked version.

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

If you do not currently own an air fryer, let this be the recipe that convinces you to buy one. The air fryer uses convection to circulate hot air around whatever you put inside so your favorite fried food recipes can now be made without the Frying and less guilt! We LOVE ours and have made so many awesome recipes like our popular Air Fryer Apple Fries and Air Fryer Jalepeno Bacon Cheese Balls.

You will also want to check out our Air Fryer Tips post that has everything you need including all sorts of tips, tricks and a free cooking times printable!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Flaky Jumbo Biscuit Dough (such as Pillsbury Grands)
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Melted Butter
  • Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

 

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut broken in half

How To Make Donuts In An Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees. To do this, simply turn your air fryer on at 330 degrees and let it run for about 3-5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  • Open the can of flaky biscuits and cut the center out of each one using a 1-inch round cutter. Lightly coat air fryer basket with coconut oil spray (you can also use olive oil spray). Do not use non-stick spray like Pam (those sprays could be harmful to your air fryer).
  • Place the donuts (not holes), in your air fryer. Bake for 5 minutes at 360 degrees. As the doughnuts are cooking, melt the butter.
  • Using a silicone pastry brush, coat the baked doughnuts with your melted butter. Then cover the donuts with the cinnamon sugar mixture by dipping and rolling around. Use a spoon to coat the top as well. Gently shake off excess cinnamon sugar. Serve doughnuts hot.

Air Fryer Donut Holes

When you air fry the “holes”, set your timer for 3 minutes and repeat the process of dipping in butter and then adding the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Air Fryer Donut Holes

Supplies Needed To Make Air Fryer Donuts

Optional Topping

If you are a bigger fan of chocolate glaze instead of the cinnamon sugar coating, we got you covered!

Chocolate Glaze

Once cooked, dip the donuts in chocolate glaze.

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt the ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring. Dip the donuts in the chocolate glaze or spread the glaze on top of the donuts using a knife.

5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts

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Air Fryer Donuts with Cinnamon and Sugar
5 from 26 votes

Easy Air Fryer Donuts

Easy Air Fryer Donuts that are made from refrigerated biscuits! Just 4-ingredients and 5 minutes to make. These delicious donuts will be your new favorite Air Fryer recipe!
Servings: 8 Donuts + 8 Holes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Jumbo Flaky Biscuits like Pillsbury Grands
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 Tbsp butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees. To do this, simply turn your air fryer on at 330 degrees and let it run for about 3-5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  • Open the can of flaky biscuits and cut the center out of each one using a 1-inch round cutter. Lightly coat air fryer basket with coconut oil spray (you can also use olive oil spray). Do not use non-stick spray like Pam (those sprays could be harmful to your air fryer).
  • Place the donuts (not holes), in your air fryer. Bake for 5 minutes at 360 degrees. As the doughnuts are cooking, melt the butter.
  • Using a silicone pastry brush, coat the baked doughnuts with your melted butter. Then cover the donuts with the cinnamon sugar mixture by dipping and rolling around. Use a spoon to coat the top as well. Gently shake off excess cinnamon sugar. Serve doughnuts hot.

Donut Holes

  • When you air fry the “holes”, set your timer for 3 minutes and repeat the process of dipping in butter and then adding the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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5-Minutes Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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48 comments on “Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts (4-ingredients)”

  1. 5 stars
    Ohmyword! I’m so excited to try these! These donuts (fried in Crisco) have been a Saturday morning treat since I was a little girl. About 10 years ago I just started quartering the biscuits & calling them beignets I told my girls we should make these all at the same time since we all live in different parts of the country’

  2. If you use 2 cup powder sugar 2tbof milk in and dip them in then you will have glaze donuts it was good to

    1. If you don’t pre heat won’t turn out. Preheat at 330 then turn to 360 to make.

  3. Way back when, these were all the rage and deep fried.  Instead of cutting out a donut hole, you can put your finger through the center of the biscuit or use something else to poke through.  No donut hole, unless you want one.  I will be trying these soon.

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