10 Air Fryer Donut Recipes You Owe to Yourself to Try

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The air fryer is our new favorite appliance to play with, making everything from chicken wings to Brussels sprouts. But it’s not just for savory dishes—say hello to air fryer donuts! We’ve rounded up 10 awesome donut recipes made for the air fryer, from the quick and easy canned biscuit variety to more involved raised donuts. Scroll down to see them all.

Fork to Spoon

Air Fryer Cronuts

With a texture somewhere between a croissant and a donut, this recipe from Fork to Spoon is bound to be an instant favorite. Thanks to the lightning-fast cook time, they may even be quicker than running to the donut shop, too. Click here to get the recipe.

Peanut Butter & Fitness

Maple Bacon Donuts

Maple bacon is one of our go-to donut orders—you can’t beat that salty/sweet combination! Now you can whip up a batch at home in the air fryer, thanks to Peanut Butter & Fitness. To get the recipe, click here.


Toasted Coconut Lime Donuts

Pretend you’re on an island vacation with these tasty coconut lime donuts from EmilyFabulous. They’re made with canned biscuits and a quick glaze, making them the perfect simple and sweet treat. Click here to get the recipe.

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Vegan Boston Cream Donuts

If you’d like to take on a weekend cooking project, this masterpiece by Mary’s Test Kitchen is just the ticket. It’s a labor of love with vegan pastry cream, yeasted dough and a simple chocolate glaze. Click here to get all the details on how it’s done.

Bottom Left of the Mitten

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Try out this fun fall-inspired take on donuts from Bottom Left of the Mitten. The donuts are coated in a delicious mixture of cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin spice. To grab the recipe, click here.

Hungry Couple

Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts

Your kiddo’s favorite sandwich, now in donut form! This recipe from Hungry Couple is sure to be a hit, with plenty of jelly filling and a drool-worthy peanut butter glaze. Click here to get the recipe.

Plated Cravings

Air Fryer Donuts from Scratch

These donuts from Plated Cravings are just as good as the real thing, with a soft and fluffy interior. They take a little bit of patience since they’re made with yeast, but they’ll be well worth the time. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Rachel Cooks

Apple Fritters with Apple Cider Glaze

If you’re an apple fritter fan, you’ve got to make this amazing version from Rachel Cooks. They’re filled with apple chunks and cider, and an apple cider glaze gives it an extra touch of fall flavor. To get the recipe, click here.

Unconformed Kitchen

Air Fryer Donut

Don’t want a whole baker’s dozen? This recipe from Unconformed Kitchen makes just a single donut (but of course, you can double, triple or quadruple it as needed). Click here to get the recipe.

Everyday Family Cooking

Jelly Donuts

You can’t go wrong with a classic jelly donut! This recipe from Everyday Family Cooking is super easy to pull off with a cake piping tip and your favorite raspberry jelly. To get all the details, click here.

—Susie Foresman


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