This Air Fryer Donut Hack Changes Everything

If you've ever wanted to make fresh donuts at home but are averse to bringing a large pot of oil to a boil for fear of burning yourself, we totally understand the struggle. Now, it seems like everyone across the country owns an air fryer, which means there's a much safer and healthier way. To top it off, there's a quick and easy hack. Fortunately, you will not have to wait long before you can sink your teeth in.

All you have to do to make air fryer donuts is use canned biscuit, or crescent roll dough. Just open and separate the biscuits, cut a small hole in the middle, and spray the air fryer basket with a tiny bit of olive oil, coconut oil, or any other oil you prefer, like sunflower or avocado (via The Kitchn). Remember, nonstick sprays like Pam are harmful to the fryer's basket. Aerosol spray cans have harsh agents that can cause the air fryer basket's coat to chip away (via My Forking Life).

Cooking the air fryer donuts

To cook the air fryer donuts, set the countertop appliance to 350 degrees and cook them until golden brown, about 10 minutes. You will need to flip them over about halfway through, too. To give the donuts enough room to cook, you will likely need to make them in two batches. Don't forget to fry up the donut holes too for an added treat. Not a single bite of the flakey biscuit dough turned donuts should go to waste when cooking them is this easy.

After they're done, you can brush them with butter and toss in cinnamon sugar, or dip them in glaze and top with sprinkles. While you can always make a classic vanilla glaze, it's also easy to customize your glaze flavor at home. So, try something different like maple, mocha, or orange glaze. You can also go crazy with the toppings like candied bacon, your favorite cereal, or finely chopped nuts for a bit of crunch.