The Ultimate Airfryer Doughnuts

"airfryer doughnuts"

Welcome to the ultimate Airfryer doughnuts.

I bet you had never thought about making doughnuts in the Airfryer before? Well you can and it knocks a lot of calories off the usual style of them. They are being airfried rather than deep fried so you can have a lot less guilt with these ones.

Up until making these we have never made our own doughnuts. We would buy them from the supermarket with the really pretty pink icing and that was about us done with doughnuts.

Oh apart from our summer ones. In the summer we would be sat on our favourite beach, sunbathing while the kids were playing in the sand. Then you would hear the familiar Portuguese voice.

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It was the doughnut man walking up and down the beach calling “doughnuts” and I would give Kyle some money and he would race off to get us one each. These were big doughnuts filled with cream and jam and were absolutely delicious. Plus at a Euro each they were an amazing bargain!

But back to our Airfryer – people make them in their oven instead of deep frying them so why not air fry them? Well that was the plan and this is our recipe which is perfect for your Airfryer.

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The Ultimate Airfryer Doughnuts
Serves: 4
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  1. Preheat the airfryer to 180c.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together your butter, self raising flour,
  3. In another bowl mix together your milk, butter and egg.
  4. Gently mix in the second bowl into the first and make sure you don’t over mix as you just want the ingredients to be combined.
  5. Using a cutter remove the centre from the doughnut shapes so that they look like a pre-cooked doughnut.
  6. Grease a baking sheet inside the airfryer and add your doughnuts. Cook for 15 minutes at 180c or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes while you make your icing. Cream the butter and gradually add the icing sugar until you have a creamy mixture. Add the food colouring, whipped cream and blended strawberries and mix well.
  8. When the doughnuts have cooled place the icing over the top.
  9. Serve!
This recipe is for making four doughnuts. You can place four in the bottom of your airfryer really easily and if you want more double your recipe and do two rounds in it.

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4 comments… add one
  • avatar catt Sep 22, 2016, 12:15 am

    Mmm got to make some been heating store doughnuts they are great used cake mix in small tins to bake not bad

  • avatar james Jan 17, 2017, 5:13 pm

    2. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together your butter, self raising flour,
    3. In another bowl mix together your milk, butter and egg.

    Sorry to be a nuisance, but the butter gets used twice… should I split the 50g butter into two parts?

    • avatar Samantha and Dominic Jan 18, 2017, 10:48 am

      Hi James,

      The recipe is split into parts. Part 1 the doughnuts which uses 2.5 tablespoons of butter and the strawberry icing which uses 50g of butter. Sorry if this is not too clear in the recipe. If you have anymore trouble please give us a shout. Thanks.



      • avatar james Jan 22, 2017, 10:30 pm

        Thank you!

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