Home » Blog » Quick and Easy Ube Glazed Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

Quick and Easy Ube Glazed Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Sharing is caring!

Quick and easy ube glazed air fryer donuts: If you are looking for a new quick and easy breakfast idea or a fun snack to make look no further. These ube glazed donuts are made with Pilsbury Grands biscuit dough and can be made in under 15 minutes. Perfect grab and go food.

ube glazed air fryer donuts on a tray

Say what? I can make donuts in my air fryer? That’s right. This little countertop appliance can do so much, baking included.

Skip the deep fried, big pot of hot oil and bring on a healthier version of good old donut.

Air fryer donuts are fun to make and easy enough that you can get the kids involved. With just a few simple ingredients you’ve got yourself some semi-homemade donuts.

I’ve seen so many variations of this on the internet and thought I had to give it a try.

If you haven’t gotten an air fryer yet, this is the one that I have .

bite taken out of ube glazed air fryer donut

If you are looking for other air fryer recipe check these out:

And for some other breakfast ideas try Instant Pot egg bites, homemade acai bowls, or Instant Pot yogurt.

What do I need to make ube glazed air fryer donuts?

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk. You can use fat free, 1%, 2%, whole milk, or the nut milk alternative of your choice here.
  • Ube extract. You can find this in the Asian section of your grocery store or the Asian specialty markets. If you are unable to find this locally you can always get it on Amazon,
  • Vanilla extract. Check out my recipe for homemade Instant Pot vanilla extract
  • Pilsbury Grands biscuit dough. You can use any variation you’d like. I like to use the flaky layers butter tastin’ one.
ube glazed air fryer donut ingredients

What other toppings can I use?

Let your imagination run wild and dress these air fryer donuts up any way you like. You can make a plain glaze, cinnamon sugar, sprinkles, or just eat it plain. The possibilities are endless.

How to store air fryer donuts?

These donuts are best eaten fresh, however if you do end up with some left over donuts you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature. These donuts will dry out more quickly than your regular deep fried donuts as there was no oil in the baking process. I would not recommend storing in the refrigerator as this will dry out the donuts even more.

air fryer donuts

Can you freeze these donuts?

Yes. If you would like to freeze them I would suggest freezing the donuts unglazed. You can then reheat in the air fryer and glaze at that time when ready to eat.

How to make ube glazed air fryer donuts?

Pre heat air fryer to 350F.

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, ube extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine until smooth.

Open biscuit can and place biscuits on a cutting board. Using a 1 inch round cookie cutter, cut out the center hole of the donuts. You can keep the donut holes to air fry as well.

Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray. Place donuts in basket with space between each donut. It’s best not to stack these while cooking. You may need to cook these in two batches. Air fry for 3 minutes.

Once the three minutes are up, open the drawer and flip donuts over. Close drawer and air fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Once air frying has completed remove donuts and allow to cool slightly. Then dip donut in to ube glaze and allow to completely cool on a wire cooling rack over a cookie sheet to catch excess drips. Enjoy!

ube glazed air fryer donuts on a tray

Quick and Easy Ube Glazed Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

Yield: 8 donuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Quick and easy ube glazed air fryer donuts: If you are looking for a new quick and easy breakfast idea or a fun snack to make look no further. These ube glazed donuts are made with Pilsbury Grands biscuit dough and can be made in under 15 minutes. Perfect grab and go food.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16.3 ounce) Grands!™ Flaky Layers Biscuits

Instructions

  1. Pre heat air fryer to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, ube extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine until smooth.
  3. Open biscuit can and place biscuits on a cutting board. Using a 1 inch round cookie cutter, cut out the center hole of the donuts. You can keep the donut holes to air fry as well.
  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray. Place donuts in basket with space between each donut. It's best not to stack these while cooking. You may need to cook these in two batches. Air fry for 3 minutes.
  5. Once the three minutes are up, open the drawer and flip donuts over. Close drawer and air fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once air frying has completed remove donuts and allow to cool slightly. Then dip donut in to ube glaze and allow to completely cool on a wire cooling rack over a cookie sheet to catch excess drips. Enjoy!

Notes

* You can use the milk of your choice in this recipe (fat free, 1%, 2%, whole, nut milks).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Tried this recipe? Tag me on social. I’d love to see and share it.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keeping.it.relle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepingitrelle

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/keepingitrelle

Tried and love this recipe? Please give it a rating.

Pin for later.

***As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases***


By on February 5th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

More posts by this author.

Leave a Comment

Skip to Recipe