Air Fryer, Homemade Yeast Donuts

Everyone loves homemade donuts, although they are a bit difficult compared to the traditional air fryer biscuit donuts, today I made my kids a treat and used one of my favorite King Arthur Bakery recipes, which is found here, and tweaked it a bit and came up with these, they are fabulous.



Vanilla Glaze–


  1. Start by warming your milk. I add the milk to a glass measuring cup and then microwave it, until the temperature reaches about, 110-120 degrees, then mix in the sugar and yeast. Mix well for about a minute.
  2. Leave the yeast mixture for about 5 minutes. Now, if you don’t get bubbles, you need to throw it out. The donuts will not rise. (Remember it’s a chemical reaction)
  3. Then add your yeast mixture to a large mixing bowl, then add in the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
  4. Then mix in the flour. Mix until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Spray your bowl with olive oil spray.
  6. Then add your dough to the sprayed bowl. Cover the dough with either a piece of saran wrap or a kitchen towel, and let rise for about an hour.
  7. Then place your dough on a floured surface.
  8. Roll the dough out, about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Use your biscuit cutter and then cut a larger circle and then a smaller circle in the middle. Continue until you have cut your dough.
  10. Add the donuts to a grease air fryer tray or in the greased air fryer basket (sprayed with olive oil) Then let them rise for another 30 minutes.
  11. Notice how they doubled.
  12. After 30 minutes, add them to your air fryer, set the temperature to 340 degrees F, for 5 minutes. (air fryer setting)
  13. Dip into the glaze, and then let harden.
  14. Plate, serve, and enjoy!


To make the glaze:

In a small saucepan add the butter,  heat until it’s melted (remove from heat) then add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.

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