Deep-frying doughnuts adds a lot of unnecessary oil and fat. Air-frying doughnut holes, however, cuts the amount of oil you use but still delivers a delicious crispy crust. Serve these no-yeast doughnut holes warm for the best texture and flavor.

Adam Hickman
Source:, January 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using 2 forks or a pastry cutter, cut in butter until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal. Add milk; stir until evenly moistened.

  • Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface; knead until it forms a smooth ball, about 1 minute. Cut the dough into 12 equal portions and roll each into a ball.

  • Cover the bottom of an air fryer basket with parchment. Combine cinnamon and the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a medium bowl. Roll 6 of the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar and place in the air fryer basket. Cook at 350 degrees F until browned and puffed, 7 to 8 minutes. Gently remove from the basket. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 54.5g 18% DV; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 23.8g; fat 12.4g 19% DV; saturated fat 7.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 32mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 383.2IU 8% DV; vitamin c 0mg; folate 114.9mcg 29% DV; calcium 87.3mg 9% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 11.2mg 4% DV; potassium 70.2mg 2% DV; sodium 246mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV; added sugar 23g.

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They were pretty good except the fact 7-8 min and golden brown and a bit puffed still means it was doughy on the inside. I don t mind that but for those who do mess with the time Read More