Air Fryer Doughnuts

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

3 hours 7 minutes

total time


300 g plain flour

50 g caster sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

140 ml whole milk

1 large egg

14 g (one packet) fast-action dry yeast

100 g butter, melted

200 g caster sugar

10 g ground cinnamon


In a large bowl of a freestanding mixer fitted with the hook attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and the nutmeg. Add milk and an egg, yeast and half of the melted butter (50g) and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.

Increase the speed to medium and mix for 3-5 minutes, until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. If kneading by hand, transfer the dough onto clean work surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until you have smooth and elastic dough.

Transfer the dough into lightly greased bowl, cover and let it rest until it has doubled in size, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, line the large baking sheet with some baking parchment.

Remove the dough from the bowl into a clean work surface dusted with flour. Use the rolling pin and roll the dough to about 1 inch thickness (do not roll the dough too thin as it will make flat doughnuts). Cut the doughnuts shapes using the doughnut cutter or pastry cutting rings. Transfer the doughnuts (including the doughnuts holes/ middles if you would like) into the baking sheet lined with the baking parchment and brush them with melted butter. Cover with clean tea towel or loose clingfilm and let them rest for 45 minutes.

Heat an air fryer to 180°C and lightly grease the frying basket/ plate with some oil or melted butter. Carefully transfer the doughnuts into the basket (2-4 doughnuts at a time, depending on the size of your frying basket) and fry for 3- 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the basket and repeat with the remaining doughnuts.

In a large bowl, combine the caster sugar and ground cinnamon and mix well to combine. Brush still warm doughnuts with the remaining melted butter, and toss each doughnut in cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!


Serving Size

70 g


501 kcal

Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

1 g


70 mg


325 mg

Total Carbohydrate

83 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

43 g


8 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

3 hours 7 minutes

total time
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