Air Fryer Donut Holes With Lemon Glaze

Air fryer donut holes allow you to enjoy the occasional sweet treat without the guilt and excess oil. Mildly flavored and slightly cakey. Best consumed while warm.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 donut holes


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • ¼ cup whole milk, or more as needed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • cooking spray

Lemon Glaze:

  • 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add butter and use a fork or pastry cutter to work butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal.

  2. Pour in milk and vanilla and combine until liquid is evenly distributed. Add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough does not come together. Knead dough for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Lightly spray the basket with cooking spray.

  4. Divide dough into 12 equal portions and set 6 portions into the basket without touching. Lightly spray with cooking spray.

  5. Air fry for 5 minutes, lightly spray again, then fry for an additional 2 minutes. Transfer donut holes to a wire rack and repeat with remaining 6 portions.

  6. Stir confectioners' sugar and lemon juice together in a very small bowl until well mixed. Drizzle lemon glaze over the donut holes and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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