Air Fryer Baked Vanilla Donuts is such an easy and delicious breakfast that you can make in minutes!
If you love the taste of homemade donuts, this will soon become one of your favorite Air Fryer Donut Recipes!
One of the best things about them, besides the taste, is that you can change out the frosting to any of your favorites, from chocolate, strawberry, or even a great colored frosting, for a special occasion or birthday party!
Today, I made a batch for my kids while they’re home for summer vacation, and they were gone within minutes. After all, who doesn’t love a freshly baked donut?
If you become donut obsessed like my family, some of our favorite Air Fryer Donut Recipes are AIR FRYER APPLE FRITTERS, AIR FRYER MAPLE FROSTED DONUTS, AIR FRYER MINI JELLY DONUTS, AIR FRYER BACON SALTED CARAMEL DONUTS and AIR FRYER POWDERED SUGAR DONUTS.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Baked Vanilla Donuts
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Whole Milk
- Vegetable Oil
- Vanilla Bean Paste
How To Make Air Fryer Baked Vanilla Donuts
Grease 12 standard doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray and set them aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
Add the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla bean paste and whisk to combine. Stir just until no large lumps of flour remain– you don’t want to overmix!
Divide the mixture between the prepared pans (about ¼ cup per doughnut).
Place the pan into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry the doughnuts for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack to cool.
- This recipe will work in any air fryer model, whether it’s the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, GoWise, Nuwave, or any other Air Fryer Basket or Oven Model. The key will be to find a pan that fits. I have added a couple of my favorites below.
- There is no need to overmix the batter; once the batter is combined, you can continue with the recipe. If you keep on mixing, you will end up with dense donuts.
- You can use any of your favorite glazes for these donuts or eat them plain.
- These donuts are best eaten on the same day that you make them.
- This recipe will also double as cupcakes if you do not have a donut pan.
How To Store Donuts:
If you have any leftovers, let them cool to room temperature and wrap them in plastic wrap.
Completely sealed, they will keep at room temperature for about 1 to 2 days. For any longer, place them into the refrigerator, where they will last for 3-4 days.
Can You Freeze Donuts?
Yes, these are a great make-ahead breakfast that will last for about 2 to 3 months in the freezer. For best results, do not ice or glaze them before you freeze them.
To freeze, let the donuts cool to room temperature, and then place them into a freezer bag.
To use from the freezer, either thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter and then frost or ice them for best results.
What Air Fryer Donut Pans To Use
Most of us have not made donuts before the Air Fryer, but with a simple pan, you can make any type of donut that you want in your air fryer in minutes.
Whether you have an Air Fryer Basket Model, Air Fryer Oven Model, or even the Ninja Foodi, here are some great donut pan options (affiliate links included)
Some Other Air Fryer Donut Recipes:
- AIR FRYER MAPLE FROSTED DONUTS
- AIR FRYER MINI JELLY DONUTS
- EASY AIR FRYER BACON SALTED CARAMEL DONUTS
- AIR FRYER POWDERED SUGAR DONUTS
- AIR FRYER CHOCOLATE GLAZED DONUTS
- EASY AIR FRYER EASY FUNFETTI CAKE MIX DONUTS
- AIR FRYER RASPBERRY LEMON DONUTS
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Grease 12 standard doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray and set them aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
- Add the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla bean paste and whisk to combine. Stir just until no large lumps of flour remain-- you don’t want to overmix!
- Divide the mixture between the prepared pans (about ¼ cup per doughnut).
- Place the pan into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry the doughnuts for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack to cool.
- Make the icing by mixing the powdered sugar with the milk.
- Drizzle or dip the donuts into the icing, add some sprinkles (if desired)
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
To make the glaze, whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of milk, depending on how thick you’d
like the icing.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g
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