Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Donuts – No Yeast, From Scratch!

6 donuts
20 min

Super easy and healthy Air Fryer Chocolate Donuts made from scratch with no yeast! Soft, fluffy and chocolate glazed, these air fryer cake donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert. Sugar free, gluten free and Vegan too! [ More details here]

I literally ate these ones straight out of the air fryer too – okay after like 5 minutes so I wouldn’t burn my mouth.

But these donuts were so perfectly soft and chocolatey – just like cake! I’d like to call them air fryer chocolate cake donuts to be honest!

Best part, I didn’t even have to wake up too early to ‘bake’ them for breakfast; They take like 5-10 minutes to mix and shape, and then 12 minutes to cook. No need to wait for the oven to preheat or any of that stuff.

And you can just do the dishes while you wait for those 12 minutes; That’s what I did actually. Along with re-heating my everyday big bowl of oats that I had before one of these.

Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Donuts – No Yeast, From Scratch!
Recipe details
  • 6  donuts
  • Prep time: 8 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • ½ cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour, 60-80g depending on flour, or regular AP
  • ¼ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, 30g, or more regular flour
  • ⅓ cup 1:1 Sugar-free Sugar Substitute, or regular Sugar
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, or Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Butter, cut in small cubes, 28g
  • 5 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk, or other
  • ¼ cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt, 56g
Chocolate Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp Chocolate Chips or Chopped Chocolate, Sugar free recommended, 42g
  • ¼ tsp Coconut Oil
In a food processor, combine gluten free, whole wheat pastry flour, sugar substitute, cacao/cocoa powder, baking powder, and butter, and process until combined to form a rough crumbles.
Alternatively, whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl and use 2 knives or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry mix.
In a large bowl, stir together milk and yogurt.
Add dry mixture into bowl and mix with a spoon to until just combined. You should have a shaggy dough.
Lightly dust a work surface and hands with cocoa powder, transfer dough to surface and knead until smooth – about 30 seconds. The dough will be slightly sticky.
Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll into logs about 7” long.
Shape logs into a ring; Overlap and pinch ends together.
Line air fryer basket with parchment paper and place rings in, leaving sufficient space in between.Work in batches if needed
Cook at 350°F for 12 minutes.Transfer to cooling rack to cool.
Chocolate Glaze:
Place the chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate) and coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring – for about 1½ minutes until completely melted.Allow to cool about 2-3 minutes.
Dip donut holes in chocolate, shake off excess and set down on cooling rack (dry side down).
  • Nutrition information and product discountsavailable on my website: https://www.haylskitchen.com/air-fryer-chocolate-donuts-no-yeast/
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Feb 08, 2021

    Can these be fried in regular oil or in oven? They look great! Don't have air fryer

    • Haylee Jane Monteiro Haylee Jane Monteiro on Feb 09, 2021

      Hi Emma!

      I would not recommend oil, but I have details about the oven option on my website

      I'd really appreciate a comment there if you give it a try!

  • Fsk21613252 Fsk21613252 on Feb 08, 2022

    How can this be gluten free when you put whole wheat in it???????

    • Iammacha Iammacha on Feb 08, 2022

      I don’t see, anywhere, that she says these are gluten free.