Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts are the easiest donuts you will ever make! The recipe makes eight delicious classic-style donuts and eight donut holes.
A whole glazed donut and a chocolate dipped donuts with rainbow sprinkles that has a bite taken out of it on a blue plate.
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please see our full Disclosure and Privacy Policy.

Are you ready for the easiest donut recipe you will ever make? This is definitely it.

These donuts are so darn easy to make because they aren't really donuts at all.

They're biscuits! Biscuits that are shaped like a classic donut. This concept is so genius and using an air fryer to make them cuts the cooking time way down.

I'm telling you, you will never think of making donuts at home as a daunting task again. These babies are so simple and so amazing!

A close up overhead view of a chocolate dipped donut with rainbows sprinkles on a blue plate.

I made a variety of donuts using a classic glaze and chocolate icing with sprinkles. You can go either way or try both like I did!

Don't forget to air fry the center of the donuts that you cut out, too. They make the cutest little popable donut holes you ever did see.

I know you're going to love these irresistible air fryer donuts as much as I do! If you have extra time and want to make cake donuts, try these Rainbow Donuts!

An overhead photo of a variety of chocolate dipped donuts with sprinkles, glazed donuts, and donuts holes on a wire rack over a baking sheet.


Air fryer donuts are so easy to make! You start with a can of refrigerated biscuit dough. Cut a hole into the center of each biscuit and air fry for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Dip in a glaze of your choice and serve! See below for detailed recipe instructions.


I've included recipes for a classic vanilla glaze and a thicker chocolate topping for the biscuit donuts. Not into glaze? Try brushing your donuts with melted butter and coating them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar!

A step-by-step collage of the air fryer donuts being made.


Air fryer donuts take just five minutes to cook in your air fryer. The prep time of cutting the donuts and glazing takes about ten minutes. That means you can make these donuts in right around 15 minutes.


Let's be real. These are not authentic donuts. They are made from biscuits, so, of course, if you don't put any glaze on them, they're just going to taste like biscuits. However, when you use a glaze or sugar as a topping, it transforms the biscuit into a very donut-like sweet treat.

An overhead close up photo of a glazed biscuit donut on a wire rack over a baking sheet.


Want to try more fun and easy recipes in your air fryer? Here are a few of the most popular air fryer recipes from the archives:

If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

Yield: 8 donuts and 8 donut holes
Prep Time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
This Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts recipe is the easiest air fryer donut recipe you will ever make.


1 can Grands Southern Homestyle or Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuit dough

Classic Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Separate the biscuit dough into individual biscuits. Use a small circular cutter (I like to use a shot glass) to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. Reserve the portion cut out to make donut holes.
  2. Lightly spray your air fryer with olive oil spray. Place each biscuit donut into the air fryer, making sure they are not touching. Fry the donuts in batches at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. (Fry the donut holes separately at 350 gegrees F for 4 minutes.)
  3. Meanwhile, make the glaze of your choice. Mix the glaze ingredients in a bowl.
  4. When the donuts are done, let cool for 5 minutes before glazing. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze. Hold the donuts upside down over the bowl to let the excess glaze drip off. Place the donuts onto a rack over a baking sheet. Wait at least 10 minutes before serving to allow the glaze to set.


If you prefer not to use a glaze, you can try powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar donuts! For both, brush the air-fried donuts with melted butter, then dip or roll the donuts in the sugar.

Southern Homestyle biscuits have a more dense texture than Flaky Layers. You can use whichever you prefer.

Author: Becky Tarala

Nutrition data should not be considered a guarantee. Please see our full Nutrition Data Disclosure.

1 comment

  1. We just made these donuts based on your recipe and they were fantastic!!! Thank you!!!