Air Fryer Glazed Donuts

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Air Fryer Donuts are pillowy soft and covered with the most delicious homemade glaze. These made-from-scratch donuts taste just like fried, only better! You will love them!

Donuts are life. They’re addictively good, but they were considered an acceptable breakfast food long ago. Win-win! While we may not eat these for breakfast every day, they do make a regular appearance in our house as an after-school snack. We don’t mind making them because there’s very little cleanup required! There’s nothing worse than a splatter of oil all over the stovetop after frying a donut, which is why you’ll find us using an air fryer nine times out of ten. It’s just as delicious without the mess.We are lucky and always happen to have a few leftover donuts us Will still have breakfast the next morning. Kids don’t have to know.

Can I use canned cookies?

There are plenty of people who simply use canned cookies, cut a hole, and call them donuts. Don’t get us wrong, it still tastes good, but it’s not really a donut. Here’s a from-scratch donut recipe designed to give you the best air fryer donuts, not cookies.

Topping options for Air Fryer Donuts:

If glazed donuts aren’t your thing, you can top them with a chocolate frosting, sprinkle with sprinkles, or even just brush them with some melted butter and dip in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. No matter how you top them, they will be delicious!

Cutting shape:

We always have a cookie cutter on hand, but you can cut them into rounds with just about anything! In a pinch, the glass top works really well. For the inner ring, the bottle cap is just the right size.

Can I make donut holes?

Absolutely! You can use just the middle section you cut out for your regular donuts, or you can purposely cut small circles so that everything is one donut hole.

Top view of air fryer donuts on cooling rack.

Storage Instructions:

Store donuts in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. The longer they sit, the more stale they will get.

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A stack of air fryer donuts.

Air Fryer Donuts are pillowy soft and covered with the most delicious homemade glaze. These made-from-scratch donuts taste just like fried, only better! You will love them!

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 15 minute

Rise Time 2 Hour

total time 2 Hour 30 minute

raw material

donut dough

  • 2 1/2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water about 100 degrees fahrenheit
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 big egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cup all purpose flour
  • spray cooking oil

donut glaze

  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 teaspoon condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • twenty four teaspoon water


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine yeast, water, sugar, evaporated milk, salt, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Pour in 2 cups of flour and knead with a dough hook on medium-low speed until fully combined. Slowly add remaining flour until a smooth ball of dough forms. The dough should be moist but not stick to your fingers or the sides of the bowl.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel, and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.

  • Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use glasses or round cookie cutters to punch out 12 donuts, reroll dough as needed to get a dozen donuts, and use almost all of dough. Let rise for another 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat air fryer to 350°F. After preheating, place 3-4 donuts in the airfryer making sure they are not touching. Spray the donuts with cooking oil and air fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

  • Fry a few donuts at a time until golden brown, flipping halfway through. It helps to do a test donut to make sure it is cooked. Transfer fried donuts to a wire rack and cover with a layer of paper towels. Let cool for 1-2 minutes, then dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and place back on the grill.

Serve: 1donut | Calories: 245kcal | carbohydrate: 39G | protein: 5G | fat: 8G | Saturated fat: 3G | Polyunsaturated fats: 2G | Monounsaturated fats: 3G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 34mg | sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 82mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 18G | Vitamin A: 113unit | Vitamin C: 1mg | calcium: 26mg | iron: 1mg

Air Fryer Glazed Donuts