Do you enjoy eating donuts? If so, I would like to share a simple recipe that can help you make delicious donuts with an air fryer in less than three hours. Unlike other doughnut recipes around today, there is no need for you to use cooking oil and the traditional frying pan. It’s also imperative to point out that making donuts this way is healthier too.
If you have a strong craving for warm and tasty donuts, these donuts will surpass your expectations.
Total Time – 2 hours and 20 minutes
Active Time – 35 minutes
Yield – 8 donuts
Calories 238, Fat 4g, Protein 5g, Potassium 1% DV, Added sugars 21g, Sugars 23g, Sodium 75 mg, Protein 6g, Unsatfat 1g, Satfat 2g, Calcium 2% DV, Carbohydrate 44g
- One teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (make sure it’s heated at 100F to 110F)
- One large egg (beaten)
- One teaspoon dry yeast
- Four teaspoons faucet water
- One cup powdered sugar (close to 4 oz.)
- Two tablespoons unsalted butter (melted for best results)
- 1/4 cup whole milk (room temperature)
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Two cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions to Make Donuts
Combine 1/2 teaspoon of your granulated sugar, yeast, and water in a bowl. Allow the ingredients to sit at room temperature for five or six minutes. Combine your salt, flour, and remaining sugar (1/4 cup) into a larger bowl. Now it’s time for you to add the following ingredients: milk, egg, yeast, and butter. Stir these ingredients with a large spoon. Your dough should come together after stirring for a few minutes. Make sure you check for consistency.
Transfer your dough on a lightly floured surface, and knead it for one to two minutes. This should be enough time for it to become smooth. Place the dough onto a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl and allow your dough to rise. It will take about one hour for your dough to rise at room temperature.
Carefully spoon your dough onto a floured surface (lightly floured). Now it’s time for you to exercise your patience. Roll your dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Keeping your dough at this thickness will help you create fluffy donuts.
It’s now time for you to use a three-inch round cutter and a one-inch round cutter. These cutters will help you create donuts like a baking professional. Take the three-inch round cutter and cut out eight donuts. Remove the center with the one-inch round cutter.
Place your doughnut holes and donuts on a lightly floured pan. Cover them with plastic wrap, and allow them to sit for half an hour. They should expand and rise without any problem.
You are close to having delicious doughnuts at your disposal. It’s now time for you to cook these bad boys. Carefully place two donuts and two doughnut holes in your air fryer basket. Cook them at 350 degrees until they are golden brown. They should be done within four to five minutes.
It normally takes only four to five minutes to cook your donuts and doughnut holes. Keep your eye on the clock because you don’t want to make the mistake of overcooking them. At the end of the day, you want soft donuts. Now it’s time for you to repeat the process with your remaining donuts and doughnut holes.
Pour your tap water into a bowl. Add your powdered sugar and whisk away. Whisk the water and powdered sugar until the ingredients are smooth. This is probably the easiest way to create a delicious glaze for your donuts.
Dip your air dryer donuts and donut holes into your glaze. Make sure you don’t overdo it. You don’t want to run out of glaze.
Place your donuts and doughnut holes on a baking sheet (rimmed). Let them sit at room temperature for about ten minutes. This will give the glaze an opportunity to drip off.
It’s time to serve your warm and tasty donuts. Your guests will enjoy them. Don’t be surprised if they ask for the recipe.
The air fryer along with its various models continues to gain more popularity as time progresses. Fortunately, you can use it to make donuts in your kitchen. There’s no need for you to use cooking oil and the traditional frying pan. Simply pull out your air fryer and your ingredients.
As you can see, making air fryer donuts is not as challenging as some people might believe. If you follow the steps listed below, you can prepare them without any difficulty. It’s also critical to point out that cooking donuts in an air fryer is a healthier option. With less grease and fat, your body will appreciate it.