Skip the donut shop because Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are just as good and you don't even need to get out of your pajamas. They're made with refrigerated biscuit dough and pumpkin spices, all in the air fryer!
It's the beginning of September which, in my book, means pumpkin baked goods are fair game! I'm kicking off pumpkin season this year with these amazing Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes. It's safe to say I will be making these ON THE REGULAR this fall!
These pumpkin donut holes in the air fryer are soft, flaky, and so delicious topped with the pumpkin spice sugar for that delicious pumpkin spice flavor!
The ingredients in these air fryer pumpkin donut holes are pretty basic. First, there's refrigerated biscuit dough. You could probably make your own but I love how simple the refrigerated dough makes this recipe! No flour, yeast, or homemade batter is necessary for this delicious treat!
In addition to the dough, there's butter, sugar, and pumpkin spices. I used a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. You could definitely use the pre-made pumpkin pie spice to make it even quicker.
To start, each refrigerated biscuit is cut into four pieces. I usually just cut the biscuit in half and then each half into half, ensuring the pieces are all the same size. You could put the pieces of cut biscuits into the air fryer directly after cutting them, but I like to roll them into a ball shape so they resemble donut holes.
After rolling them into balls, put about ⅓ of them into a greased air fryer. How many will fit depends on how large your air fryer is, but you don't really want them touching each other too much or they will stick to each other.
Next, you'll air fry the biscuit donut holes for 4-5 minutes, until golden brown. I noticed once the air fryer was heated up, the second and third batches took closer to 4 minutes.
One these air fryer pumpkin donuts are golden, each donut hole get dipped in melted butter and then rolled in a pumpkin spice sugar mixture.
Can I Use Pumpkin Pie Spice? Yes! Just substitue 1 ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.
Can These Be Baked? I think that would work! I have made regular (non pumpkin spice) donut holes in the oven and just baked them at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes and follow the rest of the instructions.
How Long Do These Stay Good? These pumpkin spice donut holes are definitely best eaten warm, immediately after rolling in butter and cinnamon sugar! Also, I'll be very impressed if you and your family don't finish them all in one sitting. HOWEVER, if you happen to have a few leftover, they will store well in an airtight container for a couple of days. Reheat in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
Can These Be Made Into Regular Pumpkin Donuts? Yep! Use a biscuit cutter to cut out a hole in the middle of each biscuit and cook in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes. Of course, use the holes you cut out to make little donut holes!
Can I Use Powdered Sugar Instead? These will be a little different than the original recipe, but I think you could combine some powder sugar, or even brown sugar, with the pumpkin spices.