There's less than a week until Christmas, which means that any semblance of healthy eating is suspended until January. I woke up this morning and had a hankering for doughnuts. Although I'm more of a "savory" person, once in a while a good doughnut is just what you want.
What I didn't want to do was put on pants and go to a coffee shop, but oh wait...I have a coffee shop in my house! So we undertook "homemade" doughnuts using our Air Fryer. They were SO easy to make, with endless topping possibilities. In 6 minutes you can have yummy homemade doughnuts. You probably already have what you need in your fridge. Here's how to do it!
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Ready to make delicious and somewhat sort of healthy doughnuts? Here's what you need:
We made ours in our airfryer. This is the one I have. I got it at Target on Black Friday, so I've only had it a few weeks but so far we truly love it. I would pay full price for it in a heartbeat.
You will also need Pillsbury Biscuits (or whatever brand you like). I happened to have the "Butter Tastin" kind in my fridge so that's what I used, honestly any of the plain/butter/southern/flaky would be fine.
You will need some olive oil or butter to coat the basket and then whatever you want for toppings (I used cinnamon and sugar and a powdered sugar glaze).
Coat the bottom of the air fryer basket with olive oil or butter to prevent sticking. NEVER use PAM or a similar spray as it can ruin the finish on the basket.
Open your biscuits and use a cookie cutter (or if you're super fancy like me a shot glass) to create "holes" in the biscuits forming doughnuts. Save the "holes" as you can also make doughnut holes from them.
Preheat your air fryer at 390 degrees for 3 minutes. Then place your doughnuts in the basket being sure to keep them in one layer (you may have to cook them in two batches, I did). Cook for 3 minutes at 350 degrees. Flip, and put back in for an additional 2 minutes at 350 degrees. That's it!
To coat them, I dipped them in a little butter (told you they aren't healthy) and dipped them in a cinnamon sugar mixture. I also covered some in a glaze I made with powdered sugar and water. Finally, I will say that my husband melted fluff and peanut butter and created a delicious "stuffed doughnut" which I did not get a picture of. My point is you can cover them in anything.
This would be such a fun "make your own doughnut" activity for a holiday or birthday brunch! If you really want to get fancy, pair them with my Boozy Nutella Mocha Macchiato for a truely decadent breakfast!
5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to get better than your local shop doughnuts without having to put on real pants? Yup, worth it. Have you ever made doughnuts? What method do you use?