Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

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Meet your new favorite breakfast sweet treat! Topped with yummy cinnamon sugar, these soft and fluffy Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits are so amazing that you are sure to be wowed! They are super easy to make and no deep fryer or hot oil is needed!

Cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts on a plate.

Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

Making donuts in the air fryer is fun and this recipe makes it so simple! By using store-bought canned biscuits the messy step of dough making is done for you! This also makes this a fantastic recipe to enjoy some time in the kitchen with the kids on a weekend!

And all you need is a can of biscuits and a few pantry items for this 4-ingredient recipe. Then you just poke holes in the biscuit dough, air fry, add some melted butter, and top with cinnamon sugar. But if you want you can add even more spices to the cinnamon sugar mix like a dash of cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, or even pumpkin pie spice.

This is an easy-peasy way to quickly whip up some yummy homemade air fryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. The entire process only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish, which makes these donuts a great after-school treat for the kids as well as an easy quick breakfast for the whole family!

Biscuit donuts in an air fryer.

How to Cook Air Fryer Donuts From Biscuits

This air fryer donut recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients! And the main one is canned biscuit dough. I like to use the Pillsbury Grands brand of biscuits, but any brand will work.

Here is what you will need:

  • Canned Biscuits
  • Melted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Biscuit donuts in an air fryer.

To begin, remove the biscuits from the can. Then make a small hole in the center of 4 of the biscuits using a butter knife. Now, gently using your thumbs, stretch the dough to transform the biscuits into a donut shape.

Next, place the 4 formed donuts in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overlap them to ensure that the donuts evenly cook.

Now, put the air fryer basket into the air fryer and cook the donuts at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes. It’s important to remember that when using an air fryer both the time and temperature must be correct.

Biscuit donuts in an air fryer.

While the donuts are in the air fryer cooking, pour both the sugar and cinnamon onto a plate. Then mix them together to create the yummy sweet spiced topping.

Once the air fryer is done cooking, remove the donuts and transfer them to a plate. Next, brush each donut first with melted butter using a pastry brush, and then dip each one into the cinnamon sugar mixture to fully coat.

And that’s it! You just made homemade delicious warm and ready to eat donuts in under 10 minutes!

Cinnamon sugar biscuit donut.

How to Store Air Fryer Donuts

Air fryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands Biscuits will keep at room temperature for up to 4 days covered or in a container. And if you want to warm the leftover donuts all you have to do is put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds on medium power or in the toaster oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 minutes.

Cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts on a plate.

Can I Use Any Brand of Canned Biscuits?

Yes! I like to use Pillsbury Grands biscuits, but any brand will work perfectly for this air fryer donut recipe. However, I do recommend that you try to use a canned biscuit that is similar in size to the Pillsbury Grands so that the cooking time and temperature are the most accurate.

 

What to Serve with Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

Donuts are one of those sweet treats that you can eat for breakfast, brunch, or just because! They are fantastic alone, but also super yummy paired with these dishes.

Cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts on a plate.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Cooking in the air fryer is fun, quick, and easy! I should know. I do it all the time! So if you loved these Air fryer donuts from Pillsbury Grands Biscuits then check out a few of my other simple air fryer recipes.

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Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

Topped with yummy cinnamon sugar, these soft and fluffy Air Fryer Donuts From Pillsbury Grands Biscuits are amazing! They are so easy and take just 10 minutes to make!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer donuts, donuts
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 125kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Can Biscuits
  • Melted Butter
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

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Instructions

  • Remove the biscuits from the can. Then make a hole in the middle of 4 of the biscuits using a butter knife and stretch them a tad with your thumbs to turn the biscuits into a donut shape.
  • Place the 4 donuts in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Now, put the donuts into the air fryer and cook at 320°F for 7 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked donuts from the air fryer and transfer them to a plate.
  • Put the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and then mix them together.
  • Next, brush each donut with melted butter using a pastry brush and then dip them into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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