Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Cake Doughnut Holes

Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Cake Doughnut Holes

1 Review
From:, January 2019

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar plus ⅓ cup, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover the bottom of an air fryer basket with parchment. Combine cinnamon and the remaining ⅓ 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°F until browned and puffed, 7 to 8 minutes. Gently remove from the basket. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 doughnut holes
  • Per serving: 345 calories; 12 g fat(8 g sat); 2 g fiber; 54 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 115 mcg folate; 32 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 23 g added sugars; 383 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 87 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 246 mg sodium; 70 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (29% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 2 starch, 1½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

July 14, 2019
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By: Emily Fernandez
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
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