Air Fryer Donuts

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  • 60 g milk 1/4 cup – whole milk preferred
  • 20 g butter 2 tbsp + 2 tsp – melted
  • 27 g egg 1.5 tbsp – half a large egg
  • 3.5 g active dry yeast 1 + 1/8 tsp – or instant rise yeast
  • 140 g all purpose flour 1 cup + 1.5 tbsp
  • 20 g sugar 1.5 tbsp
  • 1.5 g salt 1/4 tsp


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Stir together the milk, melted butter, egg, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the flour, sugar, and salt and stir until a shaggy dough comes together.
    shaggy dough |
  • Knead on high for 3-5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and incorporated. Alternatively, mix and knead by hand for about 10 minutes.
    kneaded dough |
  • Gather the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let rise for 2 hours, or until doubled.
    Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to about 1 inch thick. Cut into doughnuts, gathering the excess dough and cutting into doughnuts (or donut holes).
    cutting donuts |
  • Place the doughnuts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Let rise for 45 minutes, or until doubled and puffy.
    donuts proofing |
  • While the doughnuts are rising, make the glaze by mixing together the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar until smooth.
    glaze |
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F. Gently oil the basket and place the doughnuts, slightly spaced out, into the basket. Air fry for 3 minutes. They should will be golden brown and puffy.
    air fryer donuts |
  • Glaze the donuts immediately and enjoy!
    air fryer donuts |


Estimated nutrition doesn’t include glazing.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 135Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.1g3%
Saturated Fat 3.7g23%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 21.8g7%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3.6g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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