Air Fryer Fried Dough is amazing! This is actually a recipe that my 15-year-old came up with one night after a hockey game, and he made one for each of his teammates. And it’s so good; you won’t believe it.
Like everything in our house, I encourage my kids to cook, try new things, and have fun; this one is so good!
I am pretty sure that if you have kids (both young and old), they will love this. And it’s a perfect cooking project for you and the kids or a quick dessert for the entire family! And you really don’t need many ingredients, that’s the beauty of this recipe, simple and delicious!
Looking for some other quick and easy air fryer dessert recipes, some of my family’s favorites are AIR FRYER EASY FUNFETTI CAKE MIX DONUTS, AIR FRYER COPYCAT KRISPY KREME DONUTS, AIR FRYER 2 INGREDIENT OREO MUG CAKE, and AIR FRYER PEANUT BUTTER BANANA EGG ROLLS.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
There are so many reasons to absolutely love this recipe, the first and most important in my eyes, it is absolutely delicious.
The other reason is that it’s easy to make.
So, if you have an itching for traditional fried dough, this will come really close. The key to this recipe is to brush it frequently with melted butter to get the same flavor as fried dough.
And of course, add some powdered sugar at the end, as my kids will tell you the more powdered sugar on anything, the better!!
While I grew up in New England, where we called this carnival treat– Fried Dough, it has many different names worldwide.
Whatever you call it, it’s a quick and delicious treat, one that the entire family will love!
How To Make Air Fryer Fried Dough
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Fried Dough
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- Powdered Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
How To Cook Air Fryer Fried Dough
Start by laying out your biscuits on a large cutting board. Start by using a rolling pin and flatting the biscuits into large circles.
Place them into your air fryer basket, sprayed with olive oil, so they don’t stick. I was able to put two in at a time. Do not overcrowd. They greatly expand. Set your temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. Set your time for 5 minutes.
Continue to cook them 2 by 2 until they are all done. Lay them on a plate. When they are all done cooking, spread the melted butter on the dough and generously sprinkle with confectioners sugar and or ground cinnamon.
Would Yeast Dough Work In This Recipe?
I have not had any success with traditional, homemade yeast dough, as I found it would not rise correctly.
The traditional fried dough works because you add it to a vat of oil, the air fryer does not use any oil (only some added to food); therefore, you will not be able to get traditional fried dough (homemade) from the air fryer. This is why this recipe is so great.
Can I use a pre-made dough?
Yes, if you want to change this recipe out, you can easily substitute pizza dough for the recipe, although it is rolled thinly.
At the same time will work; you may need to add a couple of minutes, depending on how thick your dough is.
Some Other Great Air Fryer Fried Dough Toppings
While today, I used my family’s favorite powdered sugar and ground cinnamon for a coating, there are so many ways to dress this fried dough up.
You would even have a party making one for everyone and have a Fried Dough Topping Bar. Some great suggestions are:
- Chocolate Sauce
- Fruit Sauce
- Maple Syrup
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Air Fryer Fried Dough
- 1 can buttermilk biscuits with butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Start by laying out your biscuits on a large cutting board.
- Start by using a rolling pin and flatting the biscuits into large circles.
- Place them into your air fryer basket, sprayed with olive oil, so they don’t stick
- I was able to put two in at a time. Do not overcrowd. They greatly expand.
- Set your temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
- Set your time for 5 minutes.
- Continue to cook them 2 by 2 until they are all done. Lay them on a plate.
- When they are all done cooking, spread the melted butter on the dough and generously sprinkle with confectioners sugar and or ground cinnamon.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Parchment Paper, or Cooking Spray