Rating: 2.68 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7

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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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Press 1/2 cup white sugar and butter together in a bowl until crumbly. Add egg yolks and stir until well combined.

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  • 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.

  • Mix 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  • 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.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Brush 1/2 of the melted butter over both sides of the doughnuts.

  • 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

276 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 43.5g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 66.4mg; sodium 389.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
We really like this recipe. I have a Nuwave air oven and it worked just as well as the air fryer works. I did not make holes in the donuts so they were more like very tasty biscuits. I do not have any notion that these are supposed to be like cake donuts. The dough is not like a cake batter would be. We thought they were super and I will definitely be making these again. Read More
(4)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2018
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 posting your recipe. Perhaps it will work for others. Read More
(7)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2018
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 posting your recipe. Perhaps it will work for others. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
We really like this recipe. I have a Nuwave air oven and it worked just as well as the air fryer works. I did not make holes in the donuts so they were more like very tasty biscuits. I do not have any notion that these are supposed to be like cake donuts. The dough is not like a cake batter would be. We thought they were super and I will definitely be making these again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2020
Maybe the best donuts we’ve ever eaten! I’m so glad I didn’t let the negative reviews deter us... the texture, the flavor... so ridiculously delicious. Saving this to make for special occasions, we loved these so much!!! Thank you for the incredible recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2019
It taste good but it is very easy to over cook it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2020
we followed the recipe as close as possible but the dough was too sticky to use properly so we had to add about a cup and a half of flour if not more. it was still a bit too sticky to work with even with all of the added flour. they came out more like dense biscuits then donuts and were all-around disappointing. we will not be using this recipe again hopefully we can find a working recipe for actual air-fried donuts and not biscuits shaped like donuts. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
05/23/2019
The most unsuccessful recipe I have ever made. It was more like a biscuit than a donut, but the "biscuit" wasn't great either. I would not recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
I felt with all the negative reviews I needed to post my review. I agree with the woman who said she was glad she tried it despite the negative reviews. This is a very easy recipe, which is good because I am an air fryer newbie! I went into making this recipe knowing that because they are air fried, they will not be the same as deep fried. They definitely have a cookie texture but they are very tasty! And my husband loved them! I did use much more butter and sugar/cinnamon mixture, as I dipped the fried donuts into the butter rather than brushing, and I wanted them well coated. I am posting my photo as well. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2018
Not even close to a donut. More like a scone. I did like the cinnamon flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2019
These are way too dense Read More