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Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites (Donut Holes)

Delight in these easy air fryer cinnamon bites. Crispy on the outside, tender inside, these donut holes are bursting with sweet cinnamon flavor!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites

Are you a fan of donuts? Sometimes I think there is only one way to enjoy them properly – in a coffee shop, sipping on a hot beverage and chatting with a friend.

Other times, I just want a donut without also having to go out.

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The recipe I am sharing with you today is perfect for those times. These simple donut holes are going to disappear fast!

Air Fryer Donut Holes

These air fryer biscuit donuts are surprisingly simple. They go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea for an easy breakfast or afternoon snack.

Unlike traditional donut holes, there is absolutely no deep frying, which means not having to deal with all that hot oil. And they come together really quickly.

Air Fryer Donut Holes

I love hacks that save me time and energy. Using a can of biscuit dough for these cinnamon sugar donuts makes this simple recipe even easier.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites

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Supplies:

  • Ninja Air Fryer – this is a great all around air fryer in my experience!
  • Parchment paper – awesome for lining the basket of the air fryer and making clean up a breeze.
  • Cutting board – for slicing the marshmallows in half.
  • Knife – for cutting the marshmallows.
  • Pastry Brush – for brushing dough with oil.
  • Large Freezer Bag – make tossing the donut bites in cinnamon sugar easy!

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total: 15 mins

Yield: 14-16 servings

Air Fryer Cinnamon Bite Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Grands biscuit dough
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
Air Fryer Bites Process

Instructions:

1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.

2. Add cinnamon and sugar to a large Ziploc bag and shake to combine. Set aside.

3. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.

Air Fryer Bites Process

4. Brush each piece with vegetable oil on all sides.

Air Fryer Bites in Basket

5. Place biscuit pieces into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 4 mins, then flip.

6. Cook for an additional 3-4 mins, until the donut holes are nice and golden brown.

Air Fryer Bites Dipped in Butter

7. Remove and dip donuts in melted butter.

Air Fryer Bites Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar

8. Toss in cinnamon sugar mixture.

9. Serve and enjoy!

Air Fryer Bites Recipe

Quick icing recipe:

Optionally add icing sugar to the air fryer donut holes!

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or 1.5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Air Fryer Bites Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • Feel free to make your own biscuit dough from scratch for this recipe. Use a cookie scoop to make evenly-sized donut holes.
  • For pumpkin spice donuts, replace plain cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice in the coating.
  • Instead of cinnamon sugar, coat these homemade donuts in a simple glaze. You could even make a chocolate glaze by adding in a bit of cocoa powder to the mixture.
Air Fryer Bites Recipe

Recipe Notes:

  • You can easily make full-sized donuts using the same can of biscuits. Simply remove the center of each biscuit with a shot glass, small cookie cutter, or sharp knife. You will need to adjust the cooking time to account for the larger size of donut. Cook the biscuit center pieces as above.
  • Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper just before adding your dough balls. It makes cleaning up so quick and easy.
  • These cinnamon sugar bites are best eaten the same day. If you do have extra, store any leftovers in an airtight container and consume within 1-2 days.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites Recipe

This delicious recipe for cinnamon sugar biscuit donuts is definitely going to be a hit with the whole family, so be sure to make plenty! If you want even more easy donut recipes, check out this recipe for baked donuts, pumpkin spice donuts or these apple cider donuts.

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites

Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Delight in these easy air fryer cinnamon bites. Crispy on the outside, tender inside, these donut holes are bursting with sweet cinnamon flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands biscuit dough
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add cinnamon and sugar to a large Ziploc bag and shake to combine. Set aside.
  3. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.
  4. Brush each piece with vegetable oil on all sides.
  5. Place biscuit pieces into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 4 mins, then flip.
  6. Cook for an additional 3-4 mins, until the donut holes are nice and golden brown.
  7. Remove and dip donuts in melted butter.
  8. Toss in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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