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Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes

Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes are the ultimate breakfast treat! Made in under 15 minutes with canned biscuits and a delicious maple- cinnamon glaze. Just as delicious as the deep fried version without the extra oil!

I grew up on fried biscuit donuts and my kids love them just as much. Making them in the air fryer is even better without the mess of the deep fryer oil. This recipe is super quick and easy enough for any morning of the week. My kids went crazy for these Air Fryer Churro Apple Pie Bombs that are also a quick and easy treat.

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Maple Donut Holes on an oval platter with plaid napkin and 2 cups of coffee, overhead view


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Ingredients for Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes:

Ingredients with Air Fryer for Maple Donut Holes

  • Canned Biscuits
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon

How to Make Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes:

Cosori Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350°.

Can biscuits on a board with 2 cut into quarters for making donut holes

  • Cut biscuits into quarters.

biscuit dough ball in palm of hand for donut holes

  • Use your hands to roll biscuits into balls.

Brushing oil over dough balls before air frying

  • Brush with olive oil. You can also use an oil sprayer if you have one. 

Orange Bowl with powdered sugar and cinnamon for donut glaze

  • Make the glaze by adding powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and powdered sugar to a bowl. 

Maple Cinnamon Glaze for donut holes

  • Whisk until smooth and all combined and set aside. 

Donut Holes in air fryer basket

  • Place about half of biscuit dough balls in basket of air fryer, giving them space in between so that they cook evenly and quickly. 
  • Cook for 3- 5 minutes, air fryer times may vary. I had the best results cooking for 5 minutes.

Air fried donut holes

  • Remove donut holes from air fryer to a wire rack and add remaining dough and cook for 3- 5 minutes.

Dipping donut holes in maple glaze

  • Dip cooked donut holes into maple glaze, allowing excess to drip off. 

Wire rack of maple donut holes

  • Place on a wire rack that has been placed on a baking sheet. 
  • Repeat with remaining donut holes. 

Cosori Air Fryer with 2 cups of coffee, donut holes on a platter

  • Serve immediately. 

Maple Glazed Donut Holes, 3 on a plate, platter in background with coffee

How to Store:

Store Leftovers covered with plastic wrap at room temperature up to 24 hours. Best if consumed the first day.

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Cosori Air Fryer Review:

I received the Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer for review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Cosori Air Fryer


  • 1700 W Power
  •  LED Panel for Easy Operation
  • Auto Shutoff
  • 5.8 Quart Capacity (3- 5 servings)
  • 10 Customizable Functions — Steak, Chicken, Seafood, Shrimp, Bacon, Frozen Foods,French Fries, Vegetables, Toast, Bake 
  • Uses 85% Less Oil than Deep Frying
  • Rapid Heat Circulation preheats in 5 minutes and will cook dishes in a fraction of the time in a conventional oven.


Air fryers are a great addition to any kitchen. They are simple to use and save so much time, easy cleanup and it can make food healthier than traditional deep frying without sacrificing flavor or texture. 

The Cosori Air Fryer is simple enough for my teenager to use and the clean up couldn’t be easier (my favorite!).

No leftover odors in the kitchen like you get from deep frying. That is a big plus!

It doesn’t take up too much space on the counter but is light enough to move in and out of the cabinet if you choose to store it. 

We use our Air Fryer for making everything from snacks to main dishes. These Air Fryer Sausage Biscuits are great to have on hand and we make Air Fried Roasted Potatoes often and it makes the best homemade fries.

The kids love it for cooking frozen pizza rolls, mozzarella sticks and breaded chicken. 

Downsides? I really can’t think of any. This is a great kitchen appliance that is easy to use no matter the skill level. 

If you are wondering if you really NEED one more kitchen appliance, I would say yes. Once you try the air fryer, you are going to love it! It’s so handy for busy families and hungry and impatient kids! My boys are always hungry and if I can make them a snack or meal in less time, everyone is happy. 

Where to Buy?

The Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer is available from Amazon.

The Accessories Kit includes cake pan, pizza pan, baking racks, skewers, silicone mat, silicone egg bites mold. 

Oil Sprayer to give your foods that crispy fried finish. 

Platter of maple glazed donut holes

Easy Breakfast Treats

Plate of 3 donut holes with maple glaze, platter of donuts in background with coffee

Add these Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes to your weekend plans and kick back with your favorite coffee or a tall glass of milk. They are sure to be a family favorite that you will be making again and again.




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4.86 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Maple Donut Holes

Delicious air fried donut holes dipped in a maple and cinnamon glaze for a tasty breakfast treat for any day of the week!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer donuts, doughnut holes, maple donuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 1 can Grands Biscuits 8 count
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat air fryer to 350° for 5 minutes.
  • Cut biscuits into quarters and roll into balls.
  • Brush or spray with vegetable oil
  • Add half of dough to air fryer basket, with space in between.
  • Cook for 3- 5 minutes or until well browned and cooked through.
  • While cooking donut holes, mix glaze together by combining powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and milk. Whisk until smooth.
  • Place a wire rack on a baking sheet.
  • Remove donut holes from air fryer onto wire rack. Add the second batch of dough and cook 3- 5 minutes.
  • Dip cooked donut holes into glaze, letting the excess drip into the bowl. Place on wire rack. Repeat with second batch.


Store covered in plastic wrap up to 1 day. Best if consumed immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 74mg | Sugar: 18g


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