Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts (with Biscuits!)

If you have been looking for the perfect easy donut recipe this Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts with biscuits recipe is IT! Made with easy pre-made biscuit dough, these delicious donuts cook in just 5 minutes!

Cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts and donut holes with biscuits on a plate

I love me some air fryer recipes! And this one is definitely no exception!!

Who knew you can make fresh doughy warm donuts coated with a sweet cinnamon sugar coating in the air fryer. And in just 5 minutes at that!

It gets better… these donuts are made from a can biscuits. Premade biscuit dough can double as donuts! Who knew?

Unlike traditional deep-fried donuts, these air fryer biscuit donuts require no hot oil or deep frying. They taste just like the regular yeast donuts you know and love from your favorite donut shop. But with way less mess and even lightened up a bit.

Serve these easy air fryer donuts up with of cup of coffee for an easy breakfast. Or with a cold glass of milk for dessert! They also make such a delicious quick snack or party appetizer that the whole family will love!

Cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts with biscuits stacked on top of each other

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE AIR FRYER DONUTS WITH BISCUITS

  • BEST air fryer recipe – all you need for the dough is a can of biscuits!
  • No donut pan or fryer required.
  • They taste like the real deal – seriously like they’re from your local donut shop!
  • Air fried instead of fried in oil, making them lighter than a traditional donut.
  • Super quick and easy treat to make! Only takes 5 minutes in the the air fryer.
  • Great for breakfast, dessert, snack, or party food!
  • Family friendly! I mean, who does love warm, fluffy donuts?!
Ingredients for cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts with biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  • Biscuits – I used canned Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • Butter
  • Sweetener– I used monk fruit granular sweetener
  • Cinnamon
Cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts and donut holes with biscuits on a plate

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER DONUTS WITH BISCUITS

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Open the biscuits and cut a small hole in the biscuit center using a 1-inch small round cookie cutter.
  3. Spray your air fryer basket with coconut oil spray. Place the donuts in a single layer inside.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the biscuits are a light golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl and combine the cinnamon and sweetener together on a small plate or small bowl.
  6. When donuts are done, take out and brush with butter with a pastry brush. Then roll/dip/coat the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture. The combination of heat and butter is what causes the sweet coating to stick to the surface.Serve donuts hot. 
  7. To cook the donut holes, spray the air fryer basket again. Add the donut holes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then brush with butter and dip donuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

Note: If you wanted to make these lower in fat, you could omit the melted butter and just spray donuts with nonstick cooking before coating in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts and donut holes on parchment paper before being baked

HOW TO STORE

Store leftover donuts in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

How to Reheat: Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until warm.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Brush donuts and donut holes with butter and coat in cinnamon sugar mixture immediately. The coating sticks better when the donuts are still warm.
  • Keep the dough cold. To ensure a nice flaky crust keep the biscuit dough in the fridge until right before you use it.
  • Be sure to keep the donuts and donut holes in a single layer in the air fryer basket for more even cooking. You don’t want any to overlap or the hot air won’t circulate like it’s supposed to.
Cinnamon sugar air fryer donuts and donut holes on a plate

FAQ: CINNAMON SUGAR AIR FRYER DONUTS

Can you use a different topping than cinnamon sugar?

Of-course! Make these your own! You could also try sprinkling with powdered sugar or whip up a simple glaze! A chocolate glaze would be delicious!

How long to cook biscuits in air fryer?

Cooking time can vary based on different air fryers. I recommend starting with 4-5 minutes and then check to make sure they aren’t burning on the outside if your air fryer tends to run hot.

Do these air fryer donut need to be flipped during the cook time?

They do not!

Can you make these cinnamon sugar donuts in the oven?

Sure! Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are golden brown.

What is the best way to reheat the donuts?

Reheat air fryer doughnuts in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until warm.

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Yield: 5

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts (with Biscuits!)

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts (with Biscuits!)

If you have been looking for the perfect easy donut recipe this Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donuts with biscuits recipe is IT! Made with easy pre-made biscuit dough, these delicious donuts cook in just 5 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-ct.) can Grands Biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted (28g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar or sweetener (48g) - I used monk fruit granular sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
    Open the biscuits and cut the center out of each one using a 1-inch round cutter.
  2. Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the donuts inside.
    Bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl and combine the cinnamon and sweetener together on a small plate.
  4. When donuts are done, take out and brush with butter. You can coat the Then roll/dip/coat the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve donuts hot.
  5. To cook the donut holes, spray the air fryer basket again. Add the donut holes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Notes

* If you wanted to make these lower in fat, you could omit the melted butter and just spray donuts with nonstick cooking before coating in cinnamon sugar mixture.

MFP entry: LFF Biscuit Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1 donut + 1 donut hole

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCarbohydrates: 26.9gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4.3gProtein: 3.9g

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