Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets Are you looking for a delicious snack that is perfect for Fall? Well, look no further than these Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets. They are easy to make and are so delicious that you will want to make them again and again!

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It’s that time of year again when it is necessary to make pumpkin everything. From pumpkin cookies, pies, muffins, and breads- you name it! But what about the most important meal- breakfast? That’s where these pumpkin beignets come in.  These are perfect for a Fall morning with tea or coffee with your loved ones before heading out into the crisp autumn air. Not only are they delicious but they’re also quick and easy to bake up. 

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Air fryer pumpkin beignets are a delightful twist on the classic New Orleans treat, perfect for fall. These beignets are made with a spiced pumpkin dough, which adds a warm, seasonal flavor to the light and airy pastries. The dough is cut into small squares and air fried until golden brown, resulting in a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior. Instead of the traditional deep-frying method, air frying reduces the amount of oil needed, making these beignets a healthier alternative. Once cooked, the beignets are generously dusted with powdered sugar, creating a sweet contrast to the subtly spiced pumpkin flavor. Enjoy them warm, straight from the air fryer, for a cozy and delicious treat.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Why You’ll Love Making Pumpkin Beignets In Air Fryer

  • Healthier Alternative: Air frying uses significantly less oil than traditional deep frying, making pumpkin beignets a lighter and healthier option.
  • Quick and Easy: Air fryers cook food quickly and efficiently, reducing the time needed to make pumpkin beignets.
  • Seasonal Flavor: The addition of pumpkin and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg gives these beignets a delightful seasonal twist.
  • Consistent Results: The even heat distribution in an air fryer ensures that your pumpkin beignets cook evenly every time.
  • Less Mess: Air frying minimizes the mess associated with traditional deep frying, as there’s no need to deal with large amounts of hot oil.
  • Versatile Treat: Pumpkin beignets can be served as a breakfast treat, dessert, or snack, and can be paired with various dips and sauces.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

They only require a handful of ingredients that you likely have on hand. So gather your supplies and get cooking!

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour, if you want to adapt this recipe for gluten-free beignets, you can substitute the all-purpose flour for all-purpose gluten-free.
  • Baking Powder: The leavening agent in this recipe.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: You can either use homemade or store-bought pumpkin pie spice.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Adds the cooked pumpkin to your recipe, it’s so good!
  • Greek Yogurt: Adds some great flavor to the dough, and creates a moist beignet!
  • Oil: You can use either canola or vegetable oil.
  • Confectioner’s Sugar; Nothing is better on a homemade beignet than a dusting of powdered sugar!

How To Make Pumpkin Beignets In The Air Fryer

Here are the simple steps for making pumpkin spice beignets in air fryer:

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice. Add the pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, and oil and stir to combine.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Transfer to a floured surface and knead until you have a smooth dough.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

With the help of a rolling pin, roll out the dough until around ½ inch thick. Cut into 8 rectangles.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Spray with the cooking spray and place in the air fryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Dust with confectioners sugar and serve while warm.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

Pro Tips For The Best Air Fried Pumpkin Beignets

  • Spices: Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as simple and easy to do. You can find the recipe for it here!
  • Pumpkin Puree: Make sure that your canned pumpkin is labeled as puree, if you use pumpkin pie filling, the beignets will be really sweet.
  • Crowding: For best results, do not crowd the air fryer basket. allow plenty of space around the beignets, so they can cook up perfectly The hot air will allow the dough to rise, and produce light and flaky pumpkin beignets!
  • Flipping: Depending on the air fryer that you are using, you am y need to flip the pumpkin beignets halfway during the cooking process. This way both sides cook up perfectly.
  • Timing: Since every air fryer cooks up differently, it’s important that you watch your pumpkin beignets as they cook up. The time will vary by a few minutes, between air fryers.

Air-Fried Pumpkin Beignets Recipe Notes

  • These beignets are a little bit less fluffy than the fried version.
  • I prefer to make them without sugar since we are going to dust them generously with confectioners’ sugar. If you want them sweeter you can also add 1 tbsp sugar to the dough.

How To Make Ahead And Store

Making Ahead of Time: These are best when eaten right out of the air fryer but you can keep them warm in your oven if you want to want to cook them in batches.

As you cook the pumpkin beignets, put them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place them into the oven at 200 degrees F.

Store: If you have any leftover beignets, don’t hesitate to enjoy them! Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 1-2 days before they start getting stale.

Freeze: This is a great recipe that you can make a double batch and freeze one batch. Let the pumpkin beignets cool to room temperature and then place them into a freezer-safe container. They will last for 2 to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

How To Reheat Beignets In The Air Fryer

The easiest and most effective method of reheating leftover pumpkin beignets is to simply microwave them for about 60-90 seconds. You can also put the leftover beignets into the air fryer basket, air fry at 300 degrees F, and heat until they are warmed through.

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Air Fryer Pumpkin Beignets

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


These pumpkin beignets are incredibly easyto make and oh so delicious! Made with no yeast they are way easier to makethan their traditional counterpart but just as delicious.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar


  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt and oil and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead until you have a smooth dough. With the help of a rolling pin, roll out the dough until around ½ inch thick. Cut into 8 rectangles.
  • Spraywith the cooking spray and place in the air fryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 10minutes or until golden brown
  • Dust with confectioners sugar and serve while warm.


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2385IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg

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