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Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts Recipe. Easy to Make, Delightful, and Delicious to Eat!

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Serve up these air fryer biscuit donuts for breakfast this week. A biscuit donut that is rolled in powdered sugar. Learn how to make donuts with biscuits.

An easy donut recipe that takes just a couple of ingredients to make. No deep frying, just air fry to golden perfection.

air fryer donuts with powdered sugar on them

I love my air fryer, and canned biscuits in the air fryer are a homerun. It was hard to stop eating them.

Why You Will Enjoy This Air Fryer Donuts Recipe...

  • Easy
  • Canned Biscuits as base
  • Affordable
  • Quick
  • Variety of ways to dress your donuts - glazed, powdered, plain, etc
ingredients for biscuit donuts

Try out my steel-cut oats, soft-boiled eggs, or even homemade Greek yogurt for breakfast as well.

Ingredients Needed

  • Canned Biscuits
  • Powdered Sugar

How to Make

Full directions on how to make air fryer biscuit donuts are in the printable recipe card below.

Start by taking a tip to a piping kit or small circle cookie cutter and cut out the center of the donuts.

Then you will place parchment paper in the air fryer, and air fryer for a portion of time, then flip and repeat till golden brown on the other side.

Roll donuts in powdered sugar, and then serve!


Air fryer donuts from biscuits are best served fresh. You will find the texture alters a bit once they are cooled. So I recommend making these up and serving fresh.

If you happen to have leftover donuts, you can store in an airtight container once the donuts have fully cooled.

Donuts will last for around 1-2 days at room temperature.

Variations To Recipe

  • Make a powdered sugar glaze
  • Powdered donuts
  • Chocolate Glaze donuts
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture
  • Serve Plain
  • Do icing and sprinkles
  • Etc
powdered biscuit donuts on a plate

Expert Tips

So here are a few tips for making biscuit donuts in air fryer.

  • Use a cookie cutter or shot glass to cut out the center of the biscuit dough donuts. Anything small and round will do.
  • Make sure you leave space between each donut. This will ensure you get an even cook on your donuts.
  • If your donuts are pale and you want a more golden color, spritz with cooking oil, to help brown it up. Use an oil mister to achieve the brown coloring.
  • Dust with powdered sugar once the donuts have cooled a bit. Otherwise, the sugar will melt into the donuts.
  • You can freeze any donuts you don't eat for 2-3 months. The powdered sugar can melt a little once it thaws.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make donuts in air fryer?

Making donuts in the air fryer is a breeze. Once you try this method you will never look back! Golden brown donuts topped how you would like.

What to do with centers of biscuit donuts?

Air fry up your centers of the biscuits. They can become donut bites! Just cook them a bit less, as they are smaller in size.

How to prevent donuts from sticking to air fryer?

Use an oil mister to lightly oil your air fryer basket or tray. Then place your donut biscuits on the tray. This will help prevent the biscuits from sticking.

Can I make biscuit donuts in the Ninja Foodi?

Ninja Foodi donuts are made the same way as you would in the air fryer. Just use the crisping lid on your Ninja Foodi. The same goes for the Instant Pot Duo crisp!

powdered donuts on white plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

Serve with a copycat Starbucks Pink Drink.

Yield: 20

Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts Recipe

powdered doughnuts on plate

Air Fryer Biscuits Donuts are a 2 ingredient recipe that you can make for breakfast or even a dessert. Air Fryer donuts that use Pillsbury canned biscuits.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes




  • 2 Canned Biscuits
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar


  1. Open up your biscuits, and then use a cookie cutter or round piping nozzle to make the hole in each donut.
  2. Then place parchment paper in your air fryer if you would like. Place 4-5 donuts in the air fryer, leaving space between each donut.
  3. Cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Then flip the donuts, and cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Roll each donut in the powdered sugar. Then serve and enjoy.


Make sure to leave space between each donut.

You do not have to use the powdered sugar, you can also dip these in glaze, roll in cinnamon and sugar, etc.

Store your donuts in an airtight container on the counter, or freeze up to three months.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 0g

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As you can see this is a great alternative to fried donuts. You get the same flavor but without the excess grease.

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