3-Ingredient Air Fryer Donut Balls Recipe

3-Ingredient Air Fryer Donut Balls Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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When I’m making donuts, oftentimes there would be an extra dough ball cut out from the center of each donut, and I would always include them in frying. They are my favorite part of making donuts because they are more fun to eat and they are just the right size. It’s so addicting that I wondered if I could make them without having to make whole-sized donuts just to take the cut-out centers.


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Luckily, I found this recipe by Emma’s Goodies on YouTube, and I was immediately excited to give it a try because it looked so appetizing. What’s even better is that it only takes at least 2 ingredients to make the donut balls themselves, and I can already think of a lot of flavors to make for this yummy donut! Learn how to make this now by reading the instructions below and make sure to watch the video tutorial as well for more details.

Ingredients for Air-Fried Donuts:


  • 1 cup of self-rising flour
  • ½ cup of plain sweet yogurt
  • Melted butter, as needed

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 4 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

Optional Topping

  • Melted chocolate

How to Make Air-Fried Donuts:

Step 1

Add the flour and yogurt to a large mixing bowl, then fold and mix them until mostly combined, and transfer them to a flat surface. Flour your hands well, then knead the mixture together until it becomes a dough, drizzle some oil over it, and continue to knead until smooth. Cut the dough into 3 equal pieces, then wrap them with plastic, take one, and roll it into a long and thin log as shown in the video.


Step 2

Cut the dough into small pieces that are at least 1 inch in size, then roll each piece into a round ball, and do the same to the remaining dough pieces. Transfer the dough balls into a baking dish with melted butter, then toss them well until coated, and place them in the air fryer in batches to not overcrowd them. Cook them in a preheated air fryer at 350°F for about 4 to 5 minutes, make sure not to cook them longer because they’ll lose their fluffiness.

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Step 3

Transfer the cooked donuts to a large mixing bowl, then pour some melted butter on them, and give them a good mix. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt until uniform, then sprinkle them over the buttered donuts, and mix them until well coated. Transfer them to a serving dish lined with parchment paper, then drizzle some chocolate on top if desired, and serve. Enjoy!

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3-Ingredient Air Fryer Donut Balls Recipe

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3-Ingredient Air Fryer Donut Balls Recipe

3-Ingredient Air Fryer Donut Balls Recipe

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