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Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Cake Doughnut Holes

  • 20 m
  • 35 m
Adam Hickman
“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

    • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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