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Air Fryer Glazed Doughnuts

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What if I told you that you could have your doughnut and eat it too! That's right my friends, these Air Fryer Glazed Doughnuts are delicious and only a fraction of the calories! This recipe yields 12 doughnuts plus doughnut holes.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, brunch, doughnuts, yeast doughnuts
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Additional Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 6 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 139
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 4 teaspoons water


  • Measure and add the 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon yeast into a medium bowl. Stir in warm (100-110°) water. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and kosher salt. Stir to combine.
  • Next add in the yeast mixture, milk, unsalted butter and egg. Using a wooden spoon, stir until a soft dough forms.
  • On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and kneac until the dough becomes smooth. About 1 to 2 mintues.
  • In a lightly oiled bowl, add the dough and cover lightly with a tea towel. Place the bowl in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.
  • Once risen, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a 3-inc round cutter and stamp out 8 doughnutes. Use a 1-inch round cutter to stamp out the middle of each doughnut.
  • Place the doughnuts and holes on a lightly floured surface, losely cover with plastic wrap and let rise a second time for 30 minutes.
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with olive oil and preheat your air fryer to 350-360°. Working in batches air-fry 2 doughnuts and 2 doughnut holes for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat with remaining doughnuts and holes.
  • Lastly, in a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons water until smooth.
  • Use forks to dip the doughnuts in the glazed. Place on a wire rack set into a pan to catch any glaze that drips off. Repeat and eat.


Serving: 1doughnut and 1 doughnut hole | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g