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Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

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Making air fryer biscuit donuts with canned biscuits is the easiest breakfast to make in the air fryer! You can be enjoy these warm, flaky donuts in about 10 minutes. There’s no need to deep fry these donuts in oil, let your air fryer do all the work!

easy air fryer donuts on a platter.
Easy air fryer donuts

Love my air fryer donuts? Try my Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs and my Orange Cranberry Muffins for more delicious recipes!

When you get a craving for donuts, all you need to do is grab a can of biscuits and your air fryer for simple and satisfying air fryer biscuit donuts! Canned buttermilk biscuits are transformed into these mouth watering glazed donuts. They are perfect for breakfast or brunch!

It’s so easy and perfect for those new to using the air fryer!

glazed air fryer biscuit donuts.
Glazed air fryer biscuit donuts

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Made using canned biscuit dough.
  • Better than baked and less fat than deep-fried!
  • They are perfectly fluffy and topped with a simple glaze!
  • Skip the pot of hot oil and make a healthier version in the air fryer.
  • From prep to plate, they take less than 15 minutes to make. 

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Canned Biscuit Dough – Grands are my favorite, but store brand works too!
  • Butter – Melted butter to dip the biscuits in.
  • Powdered Sugar Mixed with milk to create the glaze.
  • Milk – Mixed with the powdered sugar to create the glaze.

How To Make This Recipe

four image process making air fryer biscuit donuts.
Air fryer biscuit donuts process

Step 1:

Lay the biscuits out in a single layer and cut the center out with a donut hole cutter or something with a small round circle.

Step 2:

Melt the butter and drench the biscuits in the butter for a couple minutes before air frying.

Step 3:

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and place the biscuits in a single layer in the basket.

Step 4:

Set the timer to 330 degrees F and air fryer for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove once they’re golden.

Step 5:

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Add about 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you get the right consistency.

Step 6:

Once the donuts have cooled, dip the donuts in the glaze coating the entire donut. Enjoy!

air fryer donuts with biscuits with a bite.
Simple air fryer donuts with biscuits

Recipe Tips

  • Try making donut holes! Place the center of the donuts in the air fryer basket and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket, since these donuts can rise and spread.
  • If you don’t have a donut hole cutter, try using a milk cap!

Variations

  • Make the donuts even more fun by adding candy, nuts or sprinkles to the glaze before it dries.
  • Not a fan of glaze? Make a cinnamon sugar mix and coat the donuts when they come out of the air fryer.
  • Make the glaze with maple syrup instead of milk. 
  • Add some food coloring to get the color you need or want for special occasions.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Keep the donuts in zip top bags or an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.

Freezing: Place the donuts in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to six months.

FAQ

Can I bake air fry donuts in the oven?

Yes! If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake these donuts in the oven.

How do I cut out donuts without donut cutter?

You can use a round cookie cutter, or even a drinking glass or a lid. Anything that is round will work. 

Do air fryer biscuit donuts taste like donuts?

Biscuit donuts will taste more like cake donuts, but they are still delicious!

How long are air fryer donuts good for?

The donuts are at their best right after cooking, but you can store them at room temperature for a couple days.

Yield: 8 Servings

Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

glazed air fryer biscuit donuts.

Making air fryer biscuit donuts with canned biscuits is the easiest breakfast to make in the air fryer! You can be enjoy these warm, flaky donuts in about 10 minutes. There's no need to deep fry these donuts in oil, let your air fryer do all the work!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package canned biscuit dough
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Lay the biscuits out in a single layer and cut the center out with a biscuit cutter or something with a small round circle.
  2. Melt the butter and drench the biscuits in the butter for a couple minutes before air frying.
  3. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and place the biscuits in a single layer in the basket.
  4. Set the timer to 330° F and air fryer for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove once they're golden.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Add about 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you get the right consistency.
  6. Once the donuts have cooled, dip the donuts in the glaze coating the entire donut. Enjoy!

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