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Air Fryer Donuts with Biscuits

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Another good Air Fryer recipe to hang onto is these Air Fryer Donuts with Canned Biscuits.

Air Fryer Biscuit donuts with Christmas sprinkles on vanilla icing
Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts with Christmas sprinkles

Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts is one of those quick and easy dessert recipes you will enjoy making for your family all through the year. Take these to pot lucks or serve them for special occasions like Valentine’s, birthdays, or Christmas.

The toppings can reflect the occasion. I am sharing biscuit donuts with Christmas sprinkles using the Air Fryer canned biscuit donuts recipe.

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My favorite Air Fryer is the Gourmia, available on Amazon which is where I bought mine. The basket is really big plus it’s dishwasher safe and that is a big deal for me.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

There are only four simple ingredients for this easy air fryer donut recipe.

ingredients to make biscuit donuts with Christmas sprinkles
  • 1 Can of large refrigerated Biscuits 
  • Butter flavor Cooking Spray
  • Christmas Sprinkles 
  • Canned Vanilla Frosting 

Directions

Step 1

Pre-heat air fryer to 350 degrees. Prepare your work surface for cutting out the can of biscuits. I love using these disposable counter covers for quick and easy clean-up. You can also use parchment paper to cover your work surface.

Step 2

I prefer to use grands biscuits because they are quite large and make a nice donut shape. Cut a circle out of the center of each biscuit.

If you don’t own a donut cutter, and I sure don’t, you can use the cap from a water bottle or any small circular object in your kitchen which can be properly cleaned. A shot glass or a small circle cookie cutter will work too.

use a small round cutter to cut out donut holes in canned biscuits

Be sure your donut holes are small holes but not too small so they don’t close up during the cooking process.

The center of the biscuits makes nice air fryer donut holes. Roll them between your hands to create a nice ball so you can Air fry these too.

Step 3

Lightly spray each donut with butter flavor cooking spray and place it into the Air fryer basket in a single layer.

Cook for approximately 4 to 6 minutes or until the donuts are golden brown. The cooking time in your Air Fryer may be different from mine so check after the first 4 minutes.

Icing fresh hot homemade biscuit donuts

Step 4

Use tongs to remove the donuts from the Air Fryer and place them onto a cooling rack to cool prior to icing.

Hot donuts will melt the icing too quickly. Let them cool before icing then, sprinkle the top of the donuts with the color sprinkles for your occasion. Mine are Air Fryer Christmas Donuts!

Serve and enjoy your delicious Air Fryer donuts!

Air Fryer Donuts

Other toppings for biscuit donuts

  • Toss warm donuts in a cinnamon sugar mixture
  • You can toss warm donuts in Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate icing
  • Vanilla icing, which is what I used here
  • Pink icing, great for Valentines donuts
  • Dip donuts in a Chocolate glaze, here’s my recipe for chocolate fudge glaze

Want more recipes using canned biscuits? Here ya go; Skillet Caramelized Apple Pecan Biscuits, Muffin Cup Monkey Bread, and Fried Biscuit Donuts.

How To Store Homemade Donuts

Store your leftover donuts in an airtight container on the counter for about a day or two at the most.

First of all, you probably won’t have leftover donuts. But if you do, these delicious donuts won’t last long.

The best part of these easy donuts is that you can make one can and only have a few so there won’t be a dozen donuts calling your name in the kitchen.

Christmas Air Fryer biscuit donuts

Make these easy air fryer donuts for special occasions like Valentine’s or Christmas or make them when you have a sweet tooth because they are quick and easy.

Yield: 8

Air Fryer Donuts with Biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuit donuts with Christmas sprinkles on vanilla icing

How to make Air Fryer donuts with canned biscuits. A list of icing or sugar coatings to top your biscuit donuts and how to store them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of large refrigerated Biscuits
  • Butter flavor Cooking Spray
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Canned Vanilla Frosting

Instructions

    Pre-heat air fryer to 350 degrees.

    Cut a circle out of the center of each biscuit. Be sure your donut holes are small holes but not too small so they don’t close up during the cooking process.

    Lightly spray each donut and donut hole with butter flavor cooking spray and place it into the Air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave room for the air to circulate.

    Cook for approximately 4 to 6 minutes or until the donuts are golden brown. The cooking time in your Air Fryer may be different from mine so check after the first 4 minutes.

    Use tongs to remove the donuts from the Air Fryer and place them onto a cooling rack to cool prior to icing.

    Hot donuts will melt the icing too quickly. Let them cool before icing then, sprinkle the top of the donuts with the color sprinkles for your occasion. 

    Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store your leftover donuts in an airtight container on the counter for about a day or two at the most.

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