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Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts are a tasty and simple treat perfect for breakfast or dessert. Ready in just about 5 minutes these donuts are a quick fix for any sweet tooth and craving!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 donuts
Calories: 447kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Minimum $2.26



  • Canned Biscuits ($2.00)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil ($0.26)

Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk, if needed

Chocolate glaze

  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • Rainbow Sprinkles *optional

Cinnamon sugar

  • ¼ cup Melted Butter
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Powdered sugar coating

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar

Strawberry Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • 1 drop Pink Food Coloring *optional


How to Make Donuts

  • Brush your Air Fryer basket with olive oil to grease it before use.
  • Preheat your Air Fryer by heating it to 360 degrees F for 2 minutes while you prep the donuts.
  • Use a small circle cutter to cut out the centers of the donuts. I use a kid's medicine cup as it worked out perfectly.
  • Place 2-4 donuts into your Air Fryer, depending on the size of your Air Fryer. you want at least 1 inch of space between them.
  • Cook the donut rings for 5 minutes. Cook donut holes for 3 minutes. DO NOT COOK HOLES AND DONUT RINGS TOGETHER. Work in batches.
  • Repeat until all donuts have been cooked and then give them the toppings of your choice.

How to make Maple Glaze  

  • You can make a maple glaze by whisking together powdered sugar with maple syrup until thick and smooth. Slowly add in milk, as needed. You may not need it all. You should just want the glaze thick enough to drizzle because this means it will cling to the donut if dipped. 

How to make Strawberry Glaze  

  • Whisk together your powdered sugar and milk until thick and smooth but still drizzling consistency. Add in a little strawberry extract for flavor and if desired you can whisk in some pink food coloring. 

How to make Chocolate glaze  

  • In a microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and milk in 30-second intervals, in the microwave. Stir well between each until smooth. This should only take about 1 minute or so. Dip your donuts into the chocolate and then sprinkle with colorful sprinkles if desired. 

How to make Cinnamon sugar coating  

  • In a bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and sugar until well mixed. Set aside. Melt your butter in a bowl and after the donuts come out of the air fryer use the pastry brush to brush the butter over the donuts. Roll in the cinnamon sugar until coated. 

How to make Powdered sugar coating  

  • Melt your butter in a microwave-safe bowl and then brush over the donuts once cooked. Roll in powdered sugar. You may wish to roll twice if the first layer starts to dissolve.


  • Any canned biscuit will work, but you should look for the larger biscuit varieties as the smaller ones will not work out so well and may burn.
  • You can freshen up stale donuts by heating them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds on a plate.
  • These donuts are good for up to 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg