Donuts in Air Fryer

The exact origin of donuts is uncertain, but they are believed to have been developed by Dutch settlers in North America in the mid-19th century. The original Dutch treat, known as “oily cakes,” were balls of sweet dough that were fried in pork fat until golden brown. The modern ring-shaped donut with a hole in the center is credited to Hanson Gregory, a New England ship captain who in the 1840s punched a hole in the center of his fried dough to ensure that it cooked evenly all the way through. Donuts became increasingly popular in the early 20th century, with the opening of the first donut shops in the United States, and have since become a beloved treat enjoyed around the world in various forms and flavors.

Donuts in Air Fryer

Course: Snacks, DessertCuisine: American
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These air fryer donuts are a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Using canned biscuit dough, you can have freshly baked donuts in just a few minutes with minimal effort. They are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, coated with a sweet and cinnamon-y sugar mixture. These donuts are perfect for a quick breakfast or a delicious snack any time of day.


  • 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  • Cut each biscuit dough in half and shape each half into a ball.
  • Arrange the dough balls in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave enough space between each donut.
  • Air fry the donuts for 5-7 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Brush the melted butter on each donut and then roll them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture until they are coated evenly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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