The air fry donut recipe is perfect if you love donuts but don’t want the added calories that come with deep-frying them. Air fry homemade donuts have a fluffy, soft interior and a tender exterior. They make a delicious breakfast or dessert, whether in buttery donut glaze or sweet cinnamon sugar, and they have the same flavor as your preferred donut shop! Because they taste just like real doughnuts, this air fry donuts recipe I’m showing you today is the best for air fryer donuts. I am using the same dough used to make deep-fried donuts, and I will teach you step-by-step how to make yeast dough even if you have never done so.
Ingredients to make air fry donuts:
- All-purpose flour: 3 cups
- Egg: 1
- Unsalted butter: ¼ cup (melted)
- Sugar: ¼ cup
- Salt: ½ tsp.
- Milk: ¼ cup (lukewarm)
- Active dry yeast: 2 ½ tsp.
- Oil spray
- Glaze ingredients:
- Unsalted butter: 6 tsp.
- Vanilla extract: 2 tsp.
- Hot water: 4 tsp.
- Powdered sugar: 2 tsp.
- Air fryer
Additional kitchen hardware tools:
- Circle cutter set
How to air fry donut?
Step 1: Mix lukewarm milk, one teaspoon of sugar, and yeast in the stand mixer bowl using a dough hook. Allow it to settle for ten minutes until it foam (Please be aware that if your yeast becomes too old or your milk is too heated, the dough won’t foam)
Step 2: To the milk mixture, add 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, egg, and melted butter. Blend on low speed until mixed, then gradually add the last cup of flour while the mixer runs until the dough stops sticking to the bowl. The dough should be elastic and smooth after 5 minutes of kneading at a medium-low pace.
Step 3: Put the dough in a bowl that has been buttered, and then wrap it in plastic. Allow doubling in a warm area. The dough is prepared when you push your finger into it, and the imprint remains. Then, punch down the dough after turning it out onto a lightly floured, then roll it out gently to a thickness of approximately 1/2 inch. With a 3-inch round cutter and just a 1-inch round cutter, remove the centers from 10 to 12 doughnuts.
Step 4: Place doughnuts and donut holes on parchment paper lightly dusted with flour and loosely wrapped with greased plastic. Allow doughnuts to rise for 30 minutes or until their volume has doubled. Turn the Air Fryer on at 350°F.
Step 5: Spray the Air Fryer tray with oil spray and carefully add the doughnuts in a single line. Donuts should be sprayed with oil and cooked for about 4 minutes at 350F until golden brown. Continue with the remaining holes and donuts.
For the glaze: Put the butter in a small pot (until it melts) while air frying the donuts. After that, blend in vanilla extract and powdered sugar. When the icing is slightly thin, please remove it from the heat and mix in one tablespoon of hot water at a time. Place aside. Use two forks to dip warm donuts and donut holes into the icing. To enable extra glaze to drip off, set it on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet with a ring. Allow it to settle for 10 minutes or until the glazing becomes hard.
Note: Ensure the milk stays the same at 115 degrees F. The yeast will be killed by hot liquid. Pour a few drops of the warmed milk onto the underside of your wrist if you don’t have an instant-read thermometer. It ought to be warm.
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How to serve air fry donuts?
Fresh donuts are the best. After putting them in the glaze, let them air dry for ten minutes so the glaze can set. Air-fried donuts dry up quicker than deep-fried ones since they use less oil during cooking. Here are some ideas for air fry donuts toppings:
- Coating with cinnamon sugar: Mix 1/2 cup white sugar and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Before dipping the doughnuts in the mixture, coat them with oil spray.
- Sprinkles Topping: Sprinkles should be added immediately after a dip in syrup.
- Maple Glaze: Combine 5 tbsp. Maple syrup and 1/2 cup icing sugar in a bowl.
How to make three ingredients air fryer donuts?
If you don’t have time and want a quick breakfast, buy a can of flaky layers biscuits to prepare delicious air fry donuts. You will need the following:
- Flaky layers biscuits: 1 can
- Glaze: choose your preferred one.
- Oil spray.
First: Cut holes through the middle of each biscuit using a 1-inch biscuit cutter after separating the biscuits. Save the hole cutouts so you can air fry them like donut holes. Spray oil sprays thinly on the air fryer tray or basket. Make sure to leave a room between donuts when placing them in the basket.
Second: Air fry for 6-7 minutes at 330°F. Turnover and continue air frying for 1-3 minutes or until golden brown at 330°F. Add your favorite garnish, glaze, or icing while still warm.
|Air fry donut:|
|Prep Time||Cook time||Total time|
|1 hour 30 minutes||4 minutes||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Servings: 12 piece|
|Calories: 251 kcal|
|Calories: 251kcal||Carbohydrates: 39g||Protein: 5g|
|Fat: 8g||Sugar: 15g||Fiber:1g|
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