Lemon Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

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Fresh and fluffy lemon glazed air fryer donuts are soft on the outside and even softer on the inside. They are better than baked donuts and less fat than deep-fried donuts! Air fryer donuts with biscuits are the perfect occasional sweet treat without the excess oil.

Fresh and fluffy lemon glazed air fryer donuts are soft on the outside and even softer on the inside.

Lemon Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

These lemon Air Fryer Donuts are made from refrigerated biscuits! Just 5-ingredients and 20 minutes to make. These delicious donuts will be your new favorite Air Fryer recipe!

Fresh and fluffy lemon glazed air fryer donuts are soft on the outside and even softer on the inside.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Donuts with Biscuits

  • Refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whole Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Air Fryer Donuts with Biscuits

How to Make Donuts in an Air Fryer

Cut a 1-inch circle in the center of each uncooked biscuit. Using an icing tip or bottle top is a quick easy way to accomplish this! Place your biscuits in the air fryer about 1 inch apart to avoid sticking together.

Air Fryer Donuts

For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest until desired consistency. You may need to add more or less milk to reach your preferred glaze consistency. Dip donuts top side down into your bowl of glaze and then pick them straight up and flip it over glazed side up. Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest over the glazed donuts

Lemon Donut Glaze Recipe

Can I eat these warm or cold?

You can eat these donuts warm or cold.

What are substitutions that I can make?

You can substitute buttermilk biscuits with homestyle or flakey layer biscuits!

Lemon Donut Glaze Recipe

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

No, these donuts are best served fresh

How should I store the donuts?

You should store these donuts in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How should I reheat these donuts?

You should reheat these donuts in an air fryer set at 350 degrees for 2 minutes or in a microwave for 35 seconds.

Fresh and fluffy lemon glazed air fryer donuts are soft on the outside and even softer on the inside.

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Lemon Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

Fresh and fluffy lemon glazed air fryer donuts made with refrigerated biscuits are soft on the outside and even softer on the inside.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 donuts

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Whisk
  • Small Bowl
  • icing tip or bottle top to cut donut hole in biscuits

Ingredients 

  • 16 oz package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk, may add or subtract for desired glaze consistency
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest (divided)
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Instructions 

  • Cut a 1-inch circle in the center of each uncooked biscuit. Using an icing tip or bottle top is a quick easy way to accomplish this.
  • Spray your air fryer bottom with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place your biscuits in the air fryer about 1 inch apart to avoid sticking together
  • Air fry your biscuits at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until baked throughout. 
  • For the glaze, in a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest until desired consistency. You may need to add more or less milk to reach your preferred glaze consistency.
  • Dip donuts top side down into your bowl of glaze and then pick straight up and flip it over glazed side up.
  • Sprinkle the Remaining lemon Zest (1 tablespoon) over the glazed donuts
  • Serve Warm or cooled

Notes

These donuts taste best when fresh, but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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