If You Love Donuts, This 10-Minute Air Fryer Recipe Is For You

If you love donuts but hate deep-frying them, you’re in luck. There’s a way to get around that and all you need is an air fryer. With a can of biscuit dough and the tiniest spray of oil, you can be enjoying warm, flaky donuts in just 10 minutes — with no hot oil splatters or deep-fry thermometers in sight. The air fryer uses convection to circulate hot air around whatever you put inside, and what it does to donuts is positively delectable. You’ll want to spray the air fryer basket with just a bit of oil to make sure the dough doesn’t stick. However, avoid using a non-stick cooking spray like Pam, which can damage the non-stick coating of the basket. Instead, opt for an olive oil or coconut oil spray. This recipes yields 8 donuts. 



  • • ½ cup granulated sugar 
  • • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 
  •  • 1 16-oz can flaky large biscuits 
  • • Olive oil spray or coconut oil spray 
  • • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 


  1. 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside. 
  2. 2. Remove the biscuits from the can, separate them, and place them on the baking sheet. Use a 1-inch round biscuit cutter (or similarly-sized bottle cap) to cut holes out of the center of each biscuit. 
  3. 3. Lightly coat an air fryer basket with olive or coconut oil spray. 
  4. 4. Place 3-4 donuts in a single layer in the air fryer so they’re not touching. 
  5. 5. Set air fryer to 350ºF and cook, flipping halfway through, for 5-6 minutes. You can also cook the donut holes; they will take about 3 minutes total. 
  6. 6. Brush both sides of the warm donuts with melted butter, place in the cinnamon sugar, and flip to coat both sides. 
  7. 7. Serve warm.