Did you know you can use an air fryer to make donuts? And no, it's not like frying them. These donuts come out fluffy and soft, better than baked, and with less fat than deep-fried! And you only need a few ingredients to make these Air Fryer doughnuts from scratch!
Air fryer donuts are possible! Homemade doughnuts made from scratch taste just like fried ones but are slightly crisp on the outside and perfectly fluffy inside.
There is nothing more satisfying than biting into a soft, warm, air-fried doughnut. These air fryer donuts are lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
- A quick, enjoyable, and simple way to prepare your favorite comfort food.
- This simple and flavorful treat is for the St. Patrick’s Day occasion.
- The recipe is simple to make, with ingredients and recipe that are easy to get by.
They taste exactly like what you expect from a bakery-style yeast doughnut, except we used Lucky Charms cereal to give them a colorful kick of St. Patrick's Day spirit!
Whether you need a holiday to enjoy Lucky Charms cereal or some Lucky Charms dessert, these air fryer donuts are the ideal St. Patrick's Day treat!
They are prepared with the genuine yeast mixture and occasionally taste like the real deal, with less fat and heating than customary baked goods!
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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Equipment Needed to Make Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
Ingredients For Your Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
- 1 Can Biscuits
- Cooking Spray
- Green Frosting
- Lucky Charms Cereals
How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
Step 1: Make Donuts
Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
Cut a circle out of the centers of the biscuits.
Lightly spray the biscuits with cooking spray.
Place in the air fryer for 4 to 6 minutes or until the biscuits have been browned.
Step 2: Decorate, Serve and Enjoy
Remove from the air fryer and transfer to a cooling rack.
Smother the donuts with green frosting.
Sprinkle away with Lucky Charms.
Serve and enjoy.
What to Serve with Your Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
Because these donuts are sweet, they pair well with contrasting flavors. Sweet can be contrasted with sour, bitter, and savory flavors.
A slice of rich, decadent donuts goes perfectly with a cup of strong coffee or tea, creating the ideal moment of self-indulgence.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
You can try topping the donuts with these:
- Maple Glaze: To make the maple glaze, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons maple syrup.
- Maple Bacon Topping: Drizzle with maple glaze and top with crispy bacon bits.
- Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Before immersing the donuts in the mixture, coat them with oil spray.
- Sprinkles Topping: Sprinkle with sprinkles immediately after dipping in glaze.
To keep up with the St. Patrick spirit, try putting some green edible sprinkles and smothering a line of green frosting.
How To Store St. Patrick’s Day Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
Best Way To Store Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts Leftover
You might be wondering how you can keep donuts fresh! The ideal option is to put them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for 1-2 days. Some people microwave their donuts for 5 seconds to soften them.
How Long Will Air Lucky Charms Donuts Last In the Fridge?
Fresh donuts are the best. Allow them to dry for 10 minutes after dipping them in the frosting to allow it to solidify.
Air Fryer Donuts dry up faster than deep-fried Donuts because they are baked with less oil.
Refrigerating the donuts causes the glaze to melt and absorb into the donut, resulting in a sticky mess.
Can I Freeze Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
These donuts are best fresh, but they can be frozen and unfrosted.
Reheat them in the Air Fryer and glaze them right away once they come out of the oven.
How to Reheat Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
The amazing thing about an air fryer is that it keeps crispy dishes crispy even when they are reheated.
Preheat your air fryer to 350F to 400F degrees to reheat your donuts.
Place your unglazed remaining doughnuts in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes.
Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts FAQs
Can I pre-make the donut dough?
Yes. Make the doughnut dough approximately 12 hours before you want to go to bed.
Roll out the dough, cut it into doughnut shapes, arrange them on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator to rise while you sleep.
Can donut dough be kept in the fridge?
Yes, but refrigeration slows but does not entirely stop yeast activity, so your dough will continue to rise overnight.
You can either chill the entire bowl of dough or roll and cut your doughnuts and chill them in ready-to-cook form.
Do donuts work well in an air fryer?
Yes, homemade doughnuts cooked in the Air Fryer are soft on the exterior and fluffy on the inside.
They make a terrific breakfast or dessert when dipped in a buttery donut glaze or sweet cinnamon sugar and taste like your favorite donut shop.
Can I use homemade frosting?
Yes. Although store-bought versions are more convenient, homemade versions usually taste better.
To “stiffen” up some of the store-bought varieties, add powdered sugar.
Can I use glaze instead of frosting?
Yes. Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.
Dip the doughnuts in the glaze when they're cool enough to handle; if desired, turn them, so the tops are thoroughly covered.
Allow the glaze to harden on racks.
Other Air Fryer Donuts Recipes You’ll Love
There's nothing better than biting into a soft, warm, air-fried doughnut. These air fryer donuts have a lightly crunchy outside and a soft interior.
They taste precisely like a bakery-style yeast doughnut. However, we used Lucky Charms cereal to give them a bright St. Patrick's Day boost!
Whether you're looking for a reason to eat Lucky Charms cereal or some Lucky Charms dessert, these air fryer doughnuts are the perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!
They are made with the authentic yeast combination and occasionally taste like the real thing, but with less fat and heating than traditional baked items!
You can try these fun and fascinating recipes in addition to this fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Air Fryer
Lucky Charms Donuts:
St. Patrick’s Day Air Fryer Lucky Charms Donuts
- 1 Can Biscuits
- Cooking Spray
- Green Frosting
- Your Lucky Charms
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Cut a circle out of the centers of the biscuits.
- Lightly spray the biscuits with cooking spray.
- Place in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes or until the biscuits have been browned.
- Remove from the air fryer and transfer to a cooling rack.
- Smother the donuts with green frosting.
- Sprinkle away with Lucky Charms
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.