Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts are easy to make with no frying needed. These doughnuts are made from canned biscuits and have pumpkin spice icing. Make these air fryer donuts for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just a fun fall treat.

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pumpkin spice donuts with sprinkles on a plate

Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts are the perfect fall treat and can be made in under 30 minutes. Made from canned biscuits, this is an easy and inexpensive way to celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just a lovely fall day. Air fried donuts are also healthier than regular donuts so you can indulge without as much guilt.

If you are looking for more pumpkin recipes, check out my Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing and my Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee!

How to Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Air Fried Donuts

  • Place the biscuits on a non-stick surface like a silicone mat, wax paper, or cutting board. Cut out a pumpkin on each of the biscuit rounds. Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you may need to gently stretch out the biscuits to fit the pumpkin shape.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350°F. Once preheated, spray the basket with non-stick spray. Place 4 pumpkins in the basket (or however many will fit in your basket so they are not touching) and spray the top of them with the non-stick spray as well.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, flip, spray the other side, and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the donuts from the air fryer and allow them to cool. Repeat with the remaining pumpkins.

Pumpkin Spice Icing

  • Place the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl along with the milk, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk until smooth.
  • Once the donuts have cooled, dip the top of each donut into the icing and immediately place sprinkles on top. Enjoy!
an air fried pumpkin spice donut with sprinkles on top

What to do with the Excess Biscuit Dough

If you choose to cut out pumpkin shapes, you will have some extra biscuit dough. But don’t throw it away! You can make donut holes or, if your dough is in the right shape, make some donut twists in your air fryer as well.

Just twist the dough in long spirals and bake the same way the pumpkin donuts are baked. I decided to coat my twists with melted butter and coated them in a mixture of 4 tbs sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Delicious!

Supplies Needed to Make Air-Fried Donuts

If you are going to make your donuts pumpkin-shaped, you will need a pumpkin cookie cutter. Here is a set of 5 and I used the size that is 2.7″ wide for these donuts.

And to be ultra-festive, you will need some fall-inspired sprinkles like these below. I’ve also found similar sprinkles at my local grocery store during the right time of year!

I Use an Air Fryer Attachment!

There are so many different types of air fryers out there now, and each one is slightly different. There are countertop air fryers, air fryer ovens, and air fryer attachments to name a few. I have the Mealthy CrispLid attachment for my Instant Pot and I love it! It fits right on top of my Instant Pot and has a glass lid so I can see what’s happening to my food while air frying. It is a little smaller than some other air fryers out there, but it’s the perfect size to make these donuts!

meathy air fryer attachment

Tips for Making Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

  • You can make these donuts in the pumpkin shape or just as a circle. Either way, these donuts are delicious!
  • Dipping the top of the donuts in the icing at a 90º angle gets a nice coating all over the top. You may find that you want to dip the donut 2-3 times to get a thick layer of icing. Just make sure you put on the sprinkles right away after the last dip so they dry in the icing.
  • Preheating the air fryer can make a difference. Preheating will help with even cooking and less wait time in the beginning. If you don’t preheat, the first batch will cook differently than the next, etc.
  • I put a piece of foil at the bottom of my pot under the basket to catch any oil or food that falls, it makes clean up so much easier!
  • The non-stick spray makes all the difference when air frying! Make sure you spray the basket and biscuits before air frying so that nothing sticks to the basket and the outside of the donut gets nice and crispy.
  • Use tongs when flipping the donuts in the basket. The air fryer gets hot and tongs are the perfect tool to stay safe.
  • These Pumpkin Spice Donuts are best when enjoyed right away. However, if you do have leftovers you can place them in a sealed container in the fridge for an additional day.
air fried pumpkin spice donuts and a latte

More Air Fryer Recipes to Check Out

Delicious Air Fryer Strawberry Turnovers for breakfast or a treat!

Easy and healthy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips.

These Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Taquitos are an appetizer wrapped in a tortilla!

Air Fryer Pop-Tarts to bring you back to your childhood.

Air Fryer Bruschetta with bread toasted in the air fryer.

air fried donuts with pumpkin spice frosting

Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts are easy to make from canned biscuits and perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a beautiful fall day!
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Donuts
Calories: 171kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • tongs
  • non-stick spray
  • whisk
  • 1 small bowl
  • pumpkin cookie cutter (I used a 2.7" wide one)

Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fried Donuts

  • Place the biscuits on a non-stick surface like a silicone mat, wax paper, or cutting board.
  • Cut out a pumpkin on each of the biscuit rounds. Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you may need to gently stretch out the biscuits to fit the pumpkin shape. You can make donut holes or donut twists with the excess biscuit dough (see notes).
  • Preheat the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350°F. Once preheated, spray the basket with non-stick spray. Place 4 pumpkins in the basket (or however many will fit in your basket so they are not touching) and spray the top of them with the non-stick spray as well.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, flip, spray the other side, and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the donuts from the air fryer and allow them to cool. Repeat with the remaining pumpkins.

Pumpkin Spice Icing

  • Place the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl along with the milk, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk until smooth.
  • Once the donuts have cooled, dip the top of each donut into the icing and immediately place sprinkles on top. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can make these donuts in the pumpkin shape or just as a circle. Either way, these donuts are delicious!
  • Dipping the top of the donuts in the icing at a 90º angle gets a nice coating all over the top. You may find that you want to dip the donut 2-3 times to get a thick layer of icing. Just make sure you put on the sprinkles right away so they dry in the icing.
  • Preheating the air fryer can make a difference. Preheating will help with even cooking and less wait time in the beginning. If you don’t preheat, the first batch will cook differently than the next, etc.
  • I put a piece of foil at the bottom of my pot under the basket to catch any oil or food that falls, it makes clean up so much easier!
  • The non-stick spray makes all the difference when air frying! Make sure you spray the basket and biscuits before air frying so that nothing sticks to the basket and the outside of the donut gets nice and crispy.
  • Use tongs when flipping the donuts in the basket. The air fryer gets hot and tongs are the perfect tool to stay safe.
  • These Pumpkin Spice Donuts are best when enjoyed right away. However, if you do have leftovers you can place them in a sealed container in the fridge for an additional day.

What to do with the excess dough

If you choose to cut out pumpkin shapes, you will have some extra biscuit dough. But don’t throw it away! You can make donut holes or, if your dough is in the right shape, make some donut twists in your air fryer as well.
Twist the dough in long spirals and bake the same way the pumpkin donuts are baked. I decided to coat my twists with melted butter and coated them in a mixture of 4 tbs sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Delicious!
pumpkin spice air fried donut twists
  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Air Fryer and follow all safety guidelines.

Nutrition

Serving: 1star | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 12.6g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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