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Pumpkin Spice Glazed Air Fryer Donut Holes

Using no oil, these Pumpkin Spice Glazed Air Fryer Donut Holes are crispy on the outside with a soft texture on the inside. Their lovely warming flavors are perfect for the fall and winter months.

Makes about 20 donuts / serving size: 2 donuts

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert for party, fall comfort food recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 304 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


For the donuts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the glaze


  1. Cover the two mesh trays for the GoWISe Air Fryer Oven with parchment paper.

  2. Add the flour, both sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to evenly blend the everything together.

  3. Add the cold pieces of butter and use your hands to mix it into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and slightly bubbly, about 1 minute.

  5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it and mix everything together with a large spoon. Only mix until it’s combined. (Over mixing could result in a more tougher donut.)

  6. Use a tablespoon or small cookie scoop to gather about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll it into a ball between your hands, and place it on one of the parchment-lined mesh trays. Continue this until all of the dough is formed. You should have about 20 donuts, 10 on each tray, with at least an inch or so between them.

  7. Place the two trays into the GoWISe Air Fryer Oven, sliding them into two of the three rack levels, so the donuts on the bottom have a couple of inches between them and the tray above them.

  8. Set to air fryer to “Bake” at 350°F, for 10 minutes. Press the "on/off" button to start. The donuts should have a nice golden color on their surface when they're done.

  9. Remove the trays from the air fryer and place the donuts on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes.

For the glaze

  1. The best time to make the glaze is while the donuts are in the air fryer. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, milk, spices and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

To glaze the donuts

  1. Cover a sheet pan with parchment and place a cooling rack on top. Once the donuts have cooled to room temperature, dip them, one by one, into the glaze, flipping them over so the entire donut is covered. Let them drip a bit into the bowl and then place them on the cooling rack. Any excess glaze will drip onto the parchment below. They are ready once the glaze has hardened, about 20 minutes.

  2. Serve!