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How to Make Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

21 September

 These air fryer donuts canned biscuits are so easy to make, even on a busy weekday morning.  Using the air fryer for donuts is simple, and the doughnuts come out perfect each time.  You only need 4 ingredients for delicious cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts, but I also have directions to make a chocolate glaze or icing for your air fryer doughnuts.





I'll admit that I thought air fryers were a fad.  I wasn't going to get one, but my dad gifted me an air fryer for Christmas one year.


The kids use it more than I do, but I really like it.  We use it several times a week, mostly for lunches.  


One thing the kids like making is biscuits donuts in air fryer.  These are so easy to make, and they are inexpensive.


We make cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts a lot because they are easy to make, but sometimes we make a chocolate glaze or icing for our air fryer donuts from biscuits.


Air Fryer Donuts From Biscuits


We used to make canned biscuit glazed doughnuts on the stove, but it uses a lot of oil.  It's not really ideal for mornings before school either.


I also make baked pumpkin doughnuts with cinnamon sugar in the fall.  Last fall, I made apple donut holes in the air fryer.  


For more air fryer recipes, check out these posts:


  


Can I Make Donuts in an Air Fryer?


Yes!  You can make air fryer donuts with biscuits or from scratch.  I make cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts and with a glaze or icing.


An air fried donut is soft on the outside with a tender and flakey inside.  They are so good!


Do Air Fryer Doughnuts Taste Good?


Oh my, yes!  Air fried donuts with canned biscuits taste just like fried doughnuts.  They are soft and flakey, and you'll never miss the extra calories and fat from the oil.


What Temp to Air Fry Donuts?


I make my air fryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands at 350 degrees in the air fryer.





Can You Air Fryer Donut Holes?


Yes, when you cut out the center of these cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts, you'll have a little circle to use to make donut holes.  


You can bake the small pieces just like you would the biscuit donuts in air fryer to make donut holes.


Toppings for Air Fryer Donuts


I made cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts, but you can also make glazed or chocolate iced donuts.


Air Fryer Donut Glaze


For glazed donuts, combine:



Then dip your warm air fryer donuts with biscuits in the glaze and set them on a cooling rack until the glaze hardens.


You can also make a maple glaze with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons maple syrup.


Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Donuts Topping


To make a cinnamon sugar topping, combine 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 cup white sugar.  Spray the air fried donut with oil or brush with butter.  Dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.


Air Fryer Donuts Canned Biscuits Chocolate Glaze


To make a chocolate glaze for your air fryer donuts with biscuits, you will need:



Place all the ingredients in a small pan.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly.  When it's melted, drizzle the glaze over your air fryer doughnuts.





How to Store Air Fried Donuts


These air fryer donuts from biscuits are best served right away.  Let them rest for about 10 minutes after you add the glaze or the cinnamon sugar.  


Store leftover biscuit donuts in air fryer in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days.  I don't store them in the fridge because they can get soggy, especially if you glazed them.


You can also freeze leftover air fryer donuts from biscuits.  I recommend freezing them plain and reheating them in the air fryer just before serving.  Then add the cinnamon sugar or glaze.


I love these reusable freezer bags for baked goods since the bags are easy to clean for the next time.


Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Donuts Ingredients


To make these delicious air fryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands, you will need:


  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • Biscuits
  • Melted butter

  


Air Fryer Donuts Canned Biscuits Directions


Step #1


Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.  Meanwhile, lay out the biscuits and cut a hole in the center.  You can use a shot glass or a cookie cutter.





Step #2


Spray the biscuits lightly with cooking spray.  Place the biscuits in the air fryer and bake for 4-6 minutes or until browned.


Step #3


Remove from air fryer and place the air fried donut on a cooling rack.  


Step #4


In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.  Dip the air fryer donuts from biscuits into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.  





Now you know how to use air fryer for donuts!  I hope your family loves this recipe as much as we do.  


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How to Make Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

How to Make Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

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Author
Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
6 Min
Total time
11 Min
How to make easy air fryer biscuit donuts. This has cinnamon sugar, glazed, and chocolate icing directions.

Ingredients

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Cinnamon
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Can of Biscuits
  • 1/2 Stick Melted Butter
Glaze
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
Chocolate Icing
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, lay out the biscuits and cut a hole in the center. You can use a shot glass or a cookie cutter.
  2. Spray the biscuits lightly with cooking spray. Place the biscuits in the air fryer and bake for 4-6 minutes or until browned.
  3. Remove from air fryer and place the air fried donut on a cooling rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Dip the air fryer donuts from biscuits into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

511.49

Fat (grams)

21.51

Sat. Fat (grams)

12.61

Carbs (grams)

85.27

Fiber (grams)

3.20

Net carbs

82.07

Sugar (grams)

76.64

Protein (grams)

2.47

Sodium (milligrams)

106.70

Cholesterol (grams)

19.23

Note that actual calories will be lower since you will not use all of the cinnamon sugar.

air fryer, donut, doughnut, cinnamon sugar
dessert
American

Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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