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Air Fryer Donut Holes

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Air Fryer Donut Holes are a sweet way to enjoy fall. This version uses pumpkin and are easy to make in your air fryer. These would be great to serve before trick-or-treating or as a weekend snack! 

Air Fryer Donut Holes on a white plate

AIR FRYER DONUT HOLES

I realize I have not shared any type of donut recipe with you guys.

My kids go crazy for donut holes so I thought it would be fun to share these Air Fryer Donut Holes. 

These donut holes are pumpkin flavored and the perfect fall treat. You guys know my love lately for pumpkin recipes like this Pumpkin Spice Latte, these Pumpkin Muffins and this Pumpkin Ravioli. 

Your kids will love these for breakfast or a sweet treat. If you don’t have an air fryer you can bake these in the oven too. Either way is easy and create a healthier version of the kind of donuts that you fry in oil. 

Air Fryer Donut Holes in air fryer

When fall rolls around my favorite thing to do is go apple picking and buy apple cider and pumpkin spice donuts at the orchard.

This year we went apple picking but they weren’t selling donuts so it is nice to have this recipe in my back pocket to satisfy that craving. 

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HOW DO YOU MAKE AIR FRYER PUMPKIN DONUT HOLES?

In a bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.

Air Fryer Donut Holes flour mixture

Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, egg, milk and oil and stir to combine. 

Air Fryer Donut Holes with pumpkin

Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. 

Air Fryer Donut Holes dough

Divide the dough into 25 small balls and place on a cookie sheet.

Air Fryer Donut Holes on cookie sheet

Working in batches place the donut holes into the air fryer basket. Preheart your air fryer to 350 degrees F.

Spray with oil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Check to see if they are done- if not air fryer for a few more minutes.

Air Fryer Donut Holes air fryer basket

Roll each donut hole in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and set on a wire rack.

Continue with the remaining donut holes until they are done. 

Air Fryer Donut Holes on white plate

Air Fryer Donut Holes on white plate

Air Fryer Donut Holes

Yield: 25
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ Cups flour
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ Cup oil
  • Sugar for coating
  • Spray oil for frying

Instructions

    1. In a bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
    2. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, egg, milk and oil and stir to combine. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
    3. Divide the dough into 25 small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Roll eash donut hole in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    4. Working in batches place the donut holes into the air fryer basket. Preheart your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
    5. Spray with oil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Check to see if they are done- if not air fryer for a few more minutes.
    6. Roll each donut hole in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and set on a wire rack.
    7. Continue with the remanining donut holes until they are done.

Notes

You can also use sweet potato puree instead of pumpkin puree to give them a different flavor!


You can also bake them in a convection oven for around 18 minutes or until done. The end result is very similar.

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