Super Easy Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

Super Easy Air Fryer Donuts Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Emma's Goodies via Youtube


Air fryers weren’t the biggest thing up until celebrities started mentioning this amazing kitchen appliance. Today, recipes made out of this appliance just kept on increasing – including this amazing air fryer donuts from Emma’s Goodies on Youtube. This super quick and easy donut recipe is so fluffy and tastes heavenly; you won’t get enough of it! You can even compare this recipe to some popular donut chains (but this, for me, is the best!) Curious now? Check out the video below.



  • 2 cups & 3 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 packet of dried yeast

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 stick butter
  • 3 – 4 tbsp milk (depends on how thin you like your glaze)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Step 1

Put the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (the flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg), then place it in a stand mixer. (You can always make the dough by manually kneading it.) Next, in a measuring jug, put 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 stick of melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 packet of dry yeast. Mix it well. Add this mixture into the mixer together with the flour. Mix it on high for about three minutes. Next, grease a bowl, then transfer the dough. Cover it with saran wrap and wait for two hours for it to rise. After the dough rises, flour a surface, then roll the dough using a rolling pin. Aim for about an inch of thickness, don’t roll out too thinly. Cut out the dough using a donut cutter, then place the donuts onto a baking tray with some parchment paper. Sprinkle some flour, then brush the donuts with some melted butter. Allow them to rise for 45 minutes.

Rolling the dough for the air fryer donuts
Image credits: Emma’s Goodies via Youtube


Step 2

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Brush the air fryer basket with some oil, then gently place four donuts into the basket. Cook for exactly 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, pull out the donuts and dump them into the glaze. (For the glaze, just combine all the ingredients which are 2 cups powdered sugar, 2/3 stick butter, 3 – 4 tbsp milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract into a mixing bowl.) Allow the glaze to set for about 10 minutes and dry.

Air frying the best donuts
Image credits: Emma’s Goodies via Youtube

Super Easy Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

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