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Air Fryer Donuts

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layered Biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Pre-heat your air fryer to 350° F.
  • Using a small round cylinder (I use the large end of a pastry bag tip) to make holes in all of the individual biscuits on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Spray your air fryer with a canola oil cooking spray to make it non-stick, then place donuts in the fry basket (as many as will fit without them touching). You can add the donut holes if they fit.
  • Air fry until they start to turn golden, then flip after 3 to 4 minutes. Continue to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden on all sides and cooked through. The donut holes will take less time.
  • Combine the sugar and the cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
  • When the donuts are finished cooking, transfer to a sheet pan, then begin brushing them with the melted butter and dip to coat all sides in the cinnamon-sugar.
  • Enjoy immediately.


  • Makes 8 donuts and 8 donut holes
  • This recipe was made with Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layered Biscuits (original), but will likely work with other brands/flavors.
  • These donuts are best when warm, but are still good for 1 day.
  • Recipe first inspired by thekitchn.