Thursday, March 25, 2021

Air Fried Easter Donuts

Air Fried Easter Donuts are light and flaky air fried donuts with a festive Easter theme. Make these Easter treats for your family.

There are so many yummy Easter treat recipes that I just can't decide which ones I love the best. Have you had a chance to try my Easter Rice Krispie treats yet? You need to soon!

Or, if you're looking for an option for Easter breakfast, why not make my Italian Easter Bread? It's one of my favorite Easter breakfast ideas.

Air Fried Easter Donuts held by a hand

Easter Donuts

You won't believe how easy these air fried donuts are to make. The result is a simple doughnut recipe that is light and flaky and perfectly delicious.

These biscuit donuts are ready to serve in just a few minutes using your air fryer. Unlike traditional donuts, they are light and fluffy with very little effort.

It's such an easy recipe that you can customize in no time at all for your favorite holiday or event. We love them even more than Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme.

air fried donuts ingredients

Tools / Equipment to make Easter donuts

round cutter to cut donuts

How to make air fryer biscuits

  • Remove the biscuits from the package.
  • Using the small circle cookie cutter, cut out the center of each biscuit so that it resembles a donut. 
  • Preheat your air fryer and place the donuts inside allowing for air circulation.
  • While the donuts are cooking, you will need to make your glaze.
  • When the donuts are done, remove them from the air fryer basket and dip them into the colored glaze. Top with sprinkles and mini eggs.
  • Let the Easter donuts cool and enjoy.

air fried donuts in the air fryer

Topping variations

These air fryer Easter donuts have a glaze with Easter sprinkles. If you want to try something different, you can frost them with your favorite frosting.

Simply dye the frosting your choice of spring colors and dip them in the Easter sprinkles for even more color. Or, leave the sprinkles off and enjoy them as is.

donut in the air fryer

Frequently asked questions

Can I use any flavor of biscuits?

I found the buttermilk flavor donuts have the most donut-like flavor. The regular butter-flavored ones, you can tell they are biscuits.

Can I use any size biscuits?

Yes, but you need to adjust the cooking time. If you don't use the jumbo size, reduce the time by a minute or two; keep an eye on them.

Decorating donuts

Where do you find those Easter sprinkles?

They are from Michael's craft store, and the brand is Sweet Tooth Fairy. You can use any sprinkle combination that you can find that is Easter-themed.

If you want to make these at another time, you can use another type of festive sprinkles on your glaze. You can change the color of the glaze as well if you like. Or, keep it white.

Do I need to flip the donuts halfway through?

NO! I thought I would have to, but the donut ripped in half, and it ended up looking bad. These Easter donuts will cook perfectly fine without flipping.

How can I store leftover donuts?

These air fried donuts taste the best right after they have been cooked. But, you can still enjoy them the next day if you want to.

Store them at room temperature in an air-tight container so that they stay soft and flaky. If you don't cover them tightly, they may get hard. They should stay good for about two days.

More festive Easter treats

Easter Pinwheel Cookies are soft and chewy sugar cookies with a festive Easter spin. They're incredibly easy to make. This simple recipe will have you enjoying these tasty treats in no time. It is so easy you can use your favorite recipe or mine. Even store-bought dough will work in a pinch.

Italian Easter Bread is a traditional Italian Easter accompaniment. It's a delicious, tender, easy-to-follow recipe. This Italian sweet bread will make your Easter table even more festive! Spectacular step-by-step photos!

Our go-to chocolate cake is so easy and absolutely fabulous! This recipe is made with just one bowl, one whisk and it makes the most spectacular chocolate cake! We love it made as cupcakes, fancy cakes, or a simple cake.


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Author: Donna Elick
Air Fried Easter Donuts

Air Fried Easter Donuts

These Easter Donuts are light and flaky air fried donuts with a festive Easter theme. Make these Air Fryer Easter treats for your family.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 16 MinTotal time: 31 Min


  • 1 package jumbo buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 package Easter sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup Cadbury mini eggs
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring


  1. Using a small circle cookie cutter, cut out the centers of all the biscuits. 
  2. Depending on your air fryer's size, place 3-4 biscuits into the air fryer's basket, so they have about ½ inch around each one. 
  3. Turn the air fryer on to 360°F for 7 minutes. Remove the donuts from the air fryer onto a cooling rack. You will need to reduce the time by one minute for the next batch of donuts since it's preheated. Repeat this until all your donuts, and donut holes are cooked off.
  4. While the donuts are cooking, combine the sugar, two teaspoons of milk, and vanilla. Whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Add in the food coloring till you have a shade of green you like. You want the glaze to be thick enough it doesn't run right off the donuts, but if it's too thick, you can add more milk.
  5. Pour your glaze onto a shallow plate. Dip the donuts' tops into the glaze, lift the donut straight up from the glaze and allow the extra glaze to drip off. Add the sprinkles to half of the donut so you still see half the glaze. Place three mini eggs on half of the donuts with the sprinkles.

Holding air fried donuts

Originally published March 2021

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1 comment:

  1. Your recipes are always great, only wish I could figure out how to watch the videos


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