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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


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.

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, 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 until browned and puffed, 9 to 10 minutes. Gently remove from the basket. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

Nutrition Facts

3 doughnut holes
345 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 54.5g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 23.8g; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 7.5g; cholesterol 32mg; vitamin a iu 383.2IU; folate 114.9mcg; calcium 87.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 11.2mg; potassium 70.2mg; sodium 246mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 23g.

2 fat, 2 starch, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate