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Air fryer donuts on a cooling rack next to a checkered napkin

Air fryer pumpkin donuts

When the fall season rolls around, what could be better than pumpkin donuts? The next time you have a craving for one of those sweet, round treats, skip the oil and use your air fryer instead! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 261 kcal


For the donuts

  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the topping

  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and ¼ cup of milk. Stir until the dough begins to come together. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add more milk one tablespoon at a time.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Separate the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece dough into a long tube and connect the ends to form a circle.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees. Place the donuts in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching. Brush each donut with vegetable oil.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 8 minutes, until golden brown. Continue cooking in batches until all the donuts have been cooked.
  • Transfer the cooked donuts to a wire cooling rack to cool. When the donuts are cool, whisk together the sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Brush each donut with melted butter.
  • Dip in the sugar mixture until coated.


Serving: 1donutCalories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 434mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2688IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer donuts, air fryer pumpkin donuts, pumpkin donuts
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