I am loving my new Power Air Fryer XL. I have been researching these fryers for months and finally broke down and got one after receiving an unexpected gift card. My husband loves french fries so he was all-in for this purchase.
Now that I wrapped up my first round of Shift Shop, I was able to loosen the reigns on my nutrition for a couple days and have some “cheat” foods. I feel a lot better about myself when I DECIDE to have a treat rather than waiting until I am so desperate that I eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Making a decision about what you will and will not eat is being in control of your health, and that’s a great feeling!
I saw this idea for Air Fryer donuts first on This Old Gal here. I also found it on several other sites after that, but I want to give complete credit to Jill at TOG for turning me onto this! She has several more donut flavors on her page, so please go check out the post! If you are the type of person that only makes food from scratch, check out this recipe from the Power Air Fryer XL site. And here is one more recipe using the canned biscuits. Those directions required way more glaze than I felt necessary, but if you love some glaze then use those measurements! You can also be like my family and dump caramel syrup on them as an additional splurge. (Oh, it was as good as it looks!)
The reason this activity was perfect for my kids was that the recipe is so simple, and the cook time is so short. When cooking with kids, you will find that they hate waiting! This type of recipe offers instant gratification. By the time you are done making the glaze and sugar coating, the donuts are done!
How did the kids like them? You decide…
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|Prep Time||5 min|
|Cook Time||10 min|
- 1 can Grand's Butter Biscuit (I used Grand's Flaky Layers)
- 1 teaspoon oil (I used coconut oil)
- 3 TBSP Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 TBSP Sugar (optional for cinnamon sugar coating)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional for cinnamon sugar coating)
- 2 teaspoons Milk or Almond milk (add more if needed to create a thick paste)
- Open biscuits and lay out on clean service.
- Use a biscuit cutter or any small round cup to cut out the middle of the biscuit. I used a plastic medicine cup. I pressed it in and twisted it back and forth until it cut through. You will likely need to help your kids with this.
- Lightly grease your fryer basket. I used a little bit of coconut oil on a paper towel and let my son rub it all over the basket. This helps prevent sticking.
- Set the donut holes aside. Place half of the biscuits into the fryer basket. Set air fryer to 350 for five minutes. (I use a Power Airfryer XL. Your fryer may take more or less time.)
- While donuts are baking, combine powdered sugar with two teaspoons of milk and the vanilla.
- When timer goes off, immediately remove donuts and put on a plate to cool. Add the second batch of biscuits to the fryer, and follow the same directions as above.
- While your second batch is cooking, drizzle glaze onto the donut. If you are using the cinnamon sugar, you dip your donut into it to coat. If you want to skip the glaze and only use cinnamon sugar, just lightly brush a little coconut oil onto the donut and then dip into the sugar mix.
- When the donuts are finished, fry your donut holes using a setting of 350 for 3 minutes.
- When donut holes are finished, glaze them and then drop them into a baggie of the cinnamon sugar mix and let your kids shake them until they are completely covered.