Oh my word! How cute are these donuts?!?! My girls and I have had SO MUCH fun making donuts in our air fryer, so I am pumped to share our first creation with you today!! Right now, we’re pretty obsessed with this little method. Not only is it easy, but it’s very versatile too. Today, I’m sharing our basic batch, but we’ve already started mixing and matching the recipe to make other versions as well. Bonus, we used a gluten-free pancake mix (from Trader Joe’s), so this is a recipe my whole family can safely enjoy 🙂 .
Okay, a few things before I share our recipe…
…first, you can make these donuts and enjoy them plain…or you can glaze them…or you can frost! No matter which way you do it, they’re delicious! The second thing is that I used a pancake mix because it’s easy, I had it in my pantry and for us on g-free diets, it eliminates the guess work when it comes to which flour/flour combination to use. I bought these donut molds and it fits in my air fryer with only a little bend on the ends. It is really easy to lay in there and then pull out when our donuts are done. Finally, my fun fall sprinkles are from Hobby Lobby 🙂 .
Happy donut making, everyone!Print
Our Air Fryer Pancake Donuts are super simple, super versatile and absolutely delicious!
- 2 cups All Purpose Pancake Mix (we use Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup veggie oil
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1½ tablespoons cinnamon
- powdered sugar and milk for a glaze or your favorite store-bought frosting plus fun sprinkles, optional
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your pancake mix, eggs, veggie oil, sugar and cinnamon with a spoon. Take this mixture and lightly press it into your donut molds (I use these).
- Once your donuts are in the mold, open your air fryer, pop them in and then set the temp to 350 degrees and the timer to 9 minutes. When the timer goes off, open the drawer and your donuts are done! If you’re going to glaze or frost them, allow them to completely cool first.
- To make a glaze, in a small bowl, add in about 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar with ½ tablespoon of milk. Whisk together and then pour over your donuts.
We use a gluten-free pancake mix, so it is a little gritty when we put it in the mold. Also, this donut batter is thick and not thin.