Air Fryer Donut Holes (using Pizza Dough)

12 donut holes
10 min

Air Fryer Donut Holes are simple, easy and a family favorite! Grab my favorite pizza dough recipe and turn it into these sweet and pillowy donuts. Yes, I said pizza dough! Everyone is always amazed that donuts can be made from pizza dough. Using your Air Fryer, they come together quickly (in just 5 minutes) so your kids won't be waiting long to dig in. Make sure you have the melted butter and cinnamon and sugar ready and waiting when they are nice and hot to dunk and roll!


Yeah, yeah, yeah, another air fryer recipe.

What can I say? I love cooking with this thing! It's fun, easy and quick.

I recently purchased my friend Biz' new e-cookbook, Skinny Pizza Dough Edition, which features a TON of recipes using her famous skinny pizza dough.

What is her famous skinny pizza dough you ask?

Well, it's a simple and easy recipe that uses flour and plain Greek yogurt {plus a couple other things} and it makes the most delicious pizzas, desserts and more. Double bonus, if you are doing WW {formally known as Weight Watchers} it comes out to just 1 point on any WW plan.


I had recently whipped up a batch and stuck it in the fridge {yes, it gets better the longer it stays in the fridge}. After using some for homemade pizza and hot pockets for the kids, I wanted to make donuts! Mainly because my kids beg for donuts almost daily and I got sick of their whining.

This dough can be turned sweet or savory....and let me tell you, these donut holes are amazing. And the kids were thrilled.

Now, I completely 100% recommend using this skinny pizza dough recipe for the donut dough, but if you have another favorite or a different version sitting on your counter, then go right ahead.

I'm not the pizza dough ruler - but this version is really good!


Just 5 minutes in the air fryer and these beauties puff up like birds in winter. They get slightly crispy on the outside, but the middle is tender and soft.

Dip those babies in melted butter, followed by a bath in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar and you'll be popping them in your mouth pretty quick.

Do not let the kids near you while doing this....they'll be gone before you can get them to the table!


You know those carnival or state fair donuts you get every Summer?

THESE TASTE EVEN BETTER.

And those things are pretty darn good.

Just one donut hole and you'll be hooked, printing off the recipe for future lazy Saturday mornings. Trust me, they'll become a new favorite in your house.

Who is ready to give these a whirl?

Whip up the pizza dough - perhaps have homemade pizza on Friday night and donut holes on Saturday morning? Just a fun idea.

Tag me on social media when you make them and I'll be sure to share the love! Tuck this dandy of a recipe in your recipe box for the remaining Saturdays of your life.

Yield: 12 donut holes

Air Fryer Donut Holes (using pizza dough)These quick air fryer donut holes are a family hit! Using fresh pizza dough, they are easy to make and disappear fast.Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 MinIngredients


  • 10 oz. Skinny Pizza Dough (or any pizza dough)
  • 4 T butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Separate the pizza dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece between your hands to form into small balls.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the balls of dough directly onto the air fryer rack.
  4. Cook at 370 degrees for 5 minutes.
  5. The donut holes should puff up and be slightly browned. Remove from the air fryer and dip/roll in the melted butter, then place directly into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and roll around to coat completely.
  6. Serve immediately while still warm.

Calories


116.42

Fat (grams)


4.97

Sat. Fat (grams)


2.53

Carbs (grams)


16.75

Fiber (grams)


0.76

Net carbs


15.98

Sugar (grams)


5.99

Protein (grams)


1.53

Sodium (milligrams)


115.21

Cholesterol (grams)

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Air Fryer Donut Holes (using Pizza Dough)

Recipe details

  • 12  donut holes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 10 oz. Skinny Pizza Dough (or any pizza dough)
  • 4 T butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon

Instructions


Separate the pizza dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece between your hands to form into small balls.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
Place the balls of dough directly onto the air fryer rack.
Cook at 370 degrees for 5 minutes.
The donut holes should puff up and be slightly browned. Remove from the air fryer and dip/roll in the melted butter, then place directly into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and roll around to coat completely.
Serve immediately while still warm.
Ally Billhorn
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