Air Fryer Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts Recipe

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Why Make Air Fryer Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts?

Doughnuts are comforting one-hand biters with the pillowiest texture and the sweetest, bready flavor. There’s nothing like freshly made doughnuts. Still, making doughnuts is no easy feat — at least, using an air fryer can make things a bit easier.

Regular doughnuts are usually deep-fried, resulting in golden but sometimes greasy treats. By air-frying the doughnuts, you get a similar texture and flavor and nearly no grease.

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What Goes into Making Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts?

The secret behind fluffy and dense doughnuts is using a rich batter based on milk instead of water. Along with all-purpose flour, butter and an egg, you’ll get a firm dough that’s easy to shape into doughnuts.

The cinnamon-sugar mixture is as easy as it sounds. Wait until the doughnuts come out of the air fryer to dip them in the delicious mix.

What Goes with Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts?

Cinnamon-sugar doughnuts are fantastic while still warm, but you can still enjoy them after a few days; they’ll stay soft and fluffy, and it’s because they don’t contain tons of oil!

Enjoying this sugary baking treat with coffee or chocolate milk is a promising idea, and any creamy beverage will make the doughnuts stand out, especially if you’re a dipper. For a more exciting experience, dip your doughnuts in chocolate sauce — that’s dessert right there!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time1 hr 25 min
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy371 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

Combine the warm milk, a tablespoon of sugar and yeast. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and the rest of the sugar. Mix and incorporate the butter, egg and vanilla. Add the yeast mixture.

3

Knead and roll the dough and shape it into a ball. Transfer it into a clean mixing bowl covered with a kitchen towel. Allow it to double for around one hour.

4

Flour a surface and your hands and form six equal balls. Shape the doughnuts, making a hole with your thumb. Alternatively, use a donut cutter.

5

Spray the donuts and the air fryer basket with cooking oil.

6

Preheat the air fryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions to 400°F and air-fry for 5-8 minutes. Work in batches if necessary.

7

Prepare a plate with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.

8

Coat the doughnuts with the sugar mixture straight out of the air fryer.

9

Alternatively, serve with chocolate sauce for dipping.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size6
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories371
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat9.3 g78 g11.92%
  • Saturated Fat5.4 g20 g27%
  • Cholesterol49 mg300 mg16.33%
  • Sodium227 mg2300 mg9.87%
  • Total Carbohydrate66.1 g275 g24.04%
  • Dietary Fiber1.8 g28 g6.43%
  • Total Sugars33 g
  • Protein6.5 g50 g13%
  • Calcium3 mg1300 mg0.23%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium132 mg4700 mg2.81%

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