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Air-Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"I love hot cinnamon doughnuts, but don't like or have all the oil to make the recipes. This version uses an air fryer. By using less oil, I can use tastier oil, thus my choice is butter. Serve and eat hot. Like traditional doughnuts they are much better hot than cold."
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41 m servings 276
Original recipe yields 9 servings (9 doughnuts)


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  1. Press 1/2 cup white sugar and butter together in a bowl until crumbly. Add egg yolks and stir until well combined.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a separate bowl. Place 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/2 the sour cream into the sugar-egg mixture; stir until combined. Mix in the remaining flour and sour cream. Refrigerate dough until ready to use.
  3. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  4. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured work surface to 1/2-inch thick. Cut 9 large circles in the dough; cut a small circle out of the center of each large circle to create doughnut shapes.
  5. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Brush 1/2 of the melted butter over both sides of the doughnuts.
  7. Place 1/2 doughnuts into the basket of the air fryer; cook for 8 minutes. Paint cooked donuts with the remaining melted butter and immediately dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Cook time may vary by the strength and capacity of your air fryer; check and adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 276 calories; 9.7 43.5 4.3 66 390 Full nutrition

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I followed the recipe very closely, but the results were somewhat disappointing. Not reminiscent of any cake donut I've ever eaten. I don't think I will be making this again, but thanks for po...