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Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts

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Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts are the best donuts in the air fryer. If you’re craving all things fall flavor, the pumpkin taste is out of this world. Homemade donuts cooked in the air fryer basket make for the perfect sweet treat! I have a lot of other Easy Pumpkin Recipes as well!

Top with a bit of cinnamon sugar or even some chocolate glaze and you’re got quite the treat!

My kids love to start their morning with these golden brown air-fried donuts! Be certain to check out my other easy donut recipes, too! Perfect for Sunday brunch recipes!

Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts

Since these donuts take just 15 minutes to fry, you’re going to have breakfast on the table in no time at all. The kids are going to love the cinnamon and sugar combination because it pairs perfectly with the crunchy outer layer.

And I’ll have you know that just because these are pumpkin doesn’t mean I won’t make them anytime that I want! I love to eat all things pumpkin at all times of the year!

How do you get a whole in the dough?

To make the donut hole you can do a few things. A bottle cap works great to push down and pull the dough out or you can easily cut out a small circle with a knife.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

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Make it a Meal:

When it comes to meal planning, you’re going to find out that it’s an easy way to get prepared for the week. It’s saved my time and sanity so much over the years!

Main Dish: Italian Hamburger Soup

Vegetable Side: Cooked Asparagus

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Thyme Lemonade

Best Breakfast Recipes:

Once you make this homemade donut recipe, you’re going to have breakfast on your mind! Luckily you can eat and enjoy breakfast food any time of the day! Below are some of my favorite breakfast recipes that I think you’re going to love and enjoy.

You’re not going to want to miss this 3 Minute Breakfast Sandwich!

Whip up these Double Peanut Breakfast Bars for everyone in the house to enjoy!

Check out this Kid Friendly Breakfast Sushi Recipe that makes eating breakfast so much fun!

This list of Breakfast Recipes Using Apple Butter is wonderful and tastes great!

These Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Cups have such an awesome flavor!

The kids are going to love these Creamy and Beautiful Blueberry Breakfast Bars!

This Easy Skillet Breakfast is one of my favorite things to make!

What can you use besides cinnamon sugar topping?

C’mon! The melted butter and sugar are the bomb! But you can always opt for powdered sugar or even leave them plain as well.

I enjoy something sweet on the top of my donuts so this is why I always like to add a little bit extra on there for that added flavor.

More Pumpkin Recipes:

Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts

Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These donuts are a great way to start the day!


  • 1/4 cup of Granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 T room temp butter
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups of All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Baking powder
  • 1 tsp of Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups of Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup extra of granulated white sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


Start by mixing 1/2 cup of the white sugar and the butter in a bowl. It should be crumbly. Add in the egg yolks and stir.

Next add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a different bowl. Pour in 1/3 of the flour mixture, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of the sour cream into the egg mixture and stir. Mix in the rest of the flour and sour cream and put in the fridge.

Put 1 tsp of pumpkin spice, 2 1/2 tsp of white sugar, and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in a bowl.

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about 3/4" thick. Cut out six large circles and then cut wholes in the middle, too.

Put 1/2 of the melted butter on both sides of the doughnuts.

Put 1/2 of them in the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. Take them out and brush with melted butter and dip in the pumpkin spice and sugar mixture asap. Repeat for all the doughnuts.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 7g

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Tuesday 24th of August 2021

We love making donuts in the Air Fryer! Haven't tried Pumpkin yet but going to give these a try for sure. Thanks!

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