Donuts don’t get any easier than this Almost Effortless Donuts recipe you make in the air fryer!
A quick spell in the air fryer, a dip in melted butter and a tumble in sugar produce puffy, home-style donuts everyone will fawn over. Variations are as easy as adding icing or a hint of spice to the sugar.
Makes 8 Donuts and 8 Donut Holes
Almost Effortless Donuts in the Air Fryer Ingredients:
- 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 can large refrigerator biscuits
- 1-inch biscuit or cookie cutter
Almost Effortless Donuts in the Air Fryer Directions:
- Preheat Air Fryer to 360-degrees
- Place sugar in a small shallow dish
- Place butter in another small, shallow dish
Remove dough from packaging and separate into biscuits.
Flatten each biscuit slightly with your palm. Using the biscuit cutter, cut out circles from the centers of the dough. Place donuts and holes on a piece of parchment paper, keeping them separate.
Working with one donut at a time, dip in butter, coating all sides, then dredge in sugar, gently shaking off excess. Place 2 to 3 donuts in air fryer basket, leaving 1-inch space in between.
Air-fry for 9 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining donuts.
Dip and dredge the donut holes in butter and sugar. Place in the basket, leaving space in between. Air-fry for 3 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire rack and let cool for at least 3 minutes. Discard any excess sugar and melted butter.