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Air Fryer Donuts

These Air Fryer Donuts are made with canned biscuits and coated with cinnamon sugar. It’s a quick and easy way to make delicious breakfast pastry. Bonus, you can also make donuts holes too!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer donuts, biscuit donuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 173 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 canned biscuits like Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Spray the air fryer basket or racks with coconut oil cooking spray. See note below.
  2. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Remove biscuits from a can and layer on a cutting board.
  4. With a frosting tip or small cookie cutter (about 1" in diameter), cut out the center of each biscuit. Save the holes!
  5. Place 4 biscuits/donuts in an air fryer basket or rack.
  6. Bake at 360° for 7 minutes. No preheating necessary. If you preheat your air fryer, bake for 5 minutes only.

  7. Brush each donut with melted butter. If you dip them, too much butter will melt the sugar and cinnamon coating.
  8. Dip in cinnamon sugar to coat.
  9. Serve while still warm.
  10. To make donut holes: place them on air fryer rack and bake for 2 to 3 minutes OR until golden and light brown. Dip in butter and cinnamon sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Vegetable oil spray tends to damage the finish in the air fryer.
  • One serving is one donut.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 176IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.