Air fryer doughnuts are a delightful and simple way to enjoy a sweet treat without all the calories and fat of deep-fried donuts. This recipe utilizes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits to produce the donuts, which means there is no need to knead dough or let it rise. The donuts are fried in the air fryer for only a few minutes, so they come out light and fluffy.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


1 can (16 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F.

Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

Cut each biscuit in half horizontally.  

Dip each half of the biscuit in the melted butter, then roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.  

Place the coated biscuits in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. 

Cook for 3-4 minutes each side, or until golden brown.

Serve warm.


(Per serving)

Calories: 180

Carbohydrates: 28 grams

Fat: 7 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Fiber: 1 grams


For a distinct taste, you might try using other kinds of sugar, such as brown sugar or powdered sugar.

You may also add various toppings to the doughnuts, like sprinkles, chocolate chips, or nuts.

If you don’t have an air fryer, you may bake the donuts in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.