These easy homemade cinnamon and sugar donuts are simple with the air fryer! This recipe utilizes canned biscuits to make these delicious donuts.
Of course, I got a new kitchen gadget at Christmas. I got a Power Air Fryer!! I love baking, and I love gadgets. I already am addicted to my instant pot – so why not get addicted to using a new air fryer!? So far, I love it!
My son loves cinnamon and sugar toast. Why not make him some donuts along that line? I knew my air fryer would make the perfect cinnamon and sugar donuts!
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How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Donuts with an Air Fryer
First, you use canned biscuits to make the donuts. You don’t flatten the biscuits at all. Use as they are, other than cutting out the middle of the donut. I didn’t have a small enough cookie cutter to cut out the middle, so I used a plastic coupler pipe tip I use when cookie decorating to cut them out. Use whatever you have on hand – a medicine cup, cookie cutter, anything circular! And who says your holes have to be circle shaped? Maybe you have an oval cutter small enough.
Butter your inner fry pan. I have read not to use Pam spray on it because it can hurt the surface. I just lightly rubbed some butter on mine directly, like I would a pan in the oven.
Place the air fryer on 330 degrees for four minutes. (I tried to use the bread setting which put it at 310, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted it. I’m learning not to use the pre-set features, and use my own times.) I flipped the donuts over at the two-minute mark. I also did mine in three batches of four donuts.
Once they finished, I used a silicone brush to paint melted butter on the donuts, then dipped it immediately into a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Serve warm! They practically melt in your mouth!
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- 1 can refrigerated biscuits
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Make cinnamon sugar mixture. Melt butter.
Use canned biscuits to make the donuts. You don’t flatten the biscuits at all. Cut out centers.
Butter your fryer insert.
Place 4 donuts inside and air fry at 330 degrees F.
Flip at 2 minutes, but bake total of 4 minutes.
Brush with melted butter.
Coat with cinnamon sugar mixture.