Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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These air fryer pumpkin spice donuts are a delicious and easy fall treat. They can be made in just minutes using canned biscuits.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Get ready to elevate your fall baking game with a delightful twist on the classic pumpkin spice donuts. We’re taking the shortcut route, making these beauties with refrigerated canned biscuits, and air frying them to perfection. Say hello to crispy, fluffy, and irresistibly spiced donuts with less fuss and all the autumn feels. Let’s dive into this easy and delicious recipe!


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  • canned refrigerated biscuits
  • melted butter
  • pumpkin pie spice
    • homemade or store bought
  • sugar

Canned Biscuits Are Your Shortcut To Donuts

Canned biscuits are essentially a life-saver for busy bakers or anyone looking for a quick, no-fuss way to create delicious, homemade donuts. They provide a perfect base for donuts, offering the right amount of doughy goodness and making the process incredibly convenient.


Canned biscuits are a time-saving wonder. They come pre-made and portioned, eliminating the need for measuring and mixing dough from scratch. Just pop open the can, and you’re ready to start creating your donut masterpiece.

Consistent Texture:

Canned biscuit dough is designed to be consistent in texture and flavor, ensuring your donuts turn out uniformly fluffy and soft. You can count on a reliably delightful outcome every time.

Easy to Shape:

The pliable dough in canned biscuits allows for easy shaping and cutting, making it a breeze to create the classic donut shape. Simply flatten the biscuit a bit and use a round cookie cutter (or any circular object) to cut out the center, giving you that iconic donut appearance. Or if you’re lazy like I was feeling, just use your fingers to create a hole in the center of the donut.

Prep Your Pumpkin Spice Sugar Mixture

I followed this Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe to make my own, but you can definitely use store bought pumpkin pie spice for this donut recipe. In a small bowl I combined my homemade spice recipe with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and pepper.

Then in a separate bowl I combined some of the pumpkin pie spice with some sugar to create the coating mixture to use on the air fryer donuts when they come out.

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts in the Air Fryer

We're taking things up a notch by making donuts in our trusty air fryer! Yes, you read that right—crispy, fluffy, and delightfully spiced donuts with less oil and all the autumn feels. Let's dive into this irresistible recipe that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:6 minutes
Total Time:11 minutes


  • air fryer


  • 2 cans jumbo canned refrigerated biscuits should be a total of 10 biscuits
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice


Pumpkin Pie Sugar Coating Mixture

  • In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar and the pumpkin pie spice. Stir together and set aside for after donuts are cooked.

Air Fryer Donuts

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350℉ and set for 6 minutes of cooking time with flipping halfway through.
  • Remove the jumbo biscuits from their tube and separate them.
  • Cut the center out of each biscuit using a small circular cookie cutter or you can just use your fingers to create a circle in the center of the biscuits.
  • Once the air fryer has preheated, spray the tray with a nonstick spray or place air fryer safe parchment paper over the tray.
  • Place 4-5 donuts in the air fryer (depending on the size of your air fryer). Place the air fryer basket back in the air fryer and bake the doughnuts for 3 minutes on each side.
    biscuits to create air fryer donuts
  • While the donuts are baking, melt your butter in the microwave.
  • After the donuts are golden brown, remove place on parchment paper. Brush with melted butter and then sprinkle (or dip) in the pumpkin spice sugar mixture.
  • Serve warm. Repeat the directions for the remainder of the biscuits to create your air fryer donuts.
    Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts


If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donut, pumpkin spice
Servings: 10 donuts
Cost: $5

So there you have it, a quick and easy recipe to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings! Your kitchen will be filled with the delightful aroma of fall as you make these easy biscuit donuts.

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