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Vegan Air Fryer Donuts with Jam

These vegan air fryer donuts are just like your classic jam donuts but easier! You won't need a scary deep fryer and splashing hot oil!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 12 mini donuts


Air Fryer Donuts


Jam filling (optional)

  • ½ cup raspberry or strawberry jam, or jam of choice


To make the donuts:

  • Add all the ingredients to a medium-size bowl or stand mixer. Mix until combined.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 5 minutes or until it's smoth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a clean lightly-oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside in a WARM spot for 1-2 hours or until it's puffy and doubled in size.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Roll out the dough so it's about 2-3 cm (1 inch) thick. Use a cookie cutter around 4 cm (1.5 inches) to cut as many donuts from the dough as possible and arrange the donuts on a tray. Collect the excess dough and repeat.
  • Cover the donuts with a damp tea towel and rest for 1 hour or until puffy.

To air-fry the donuts:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 180C**. Brush inside the basket with melted vegan butter or oil and arrange the donuts in the basket.
  • Bake the donuts for around 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Flip the donuts halfway (optional). Repeat until all donuts are cooked.

To coat the donuts:

  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Prepare your space so you have your cooked donuts, one bowl of cinnamon sugar, one bowl of melted vegan butter and a bowl/tray for the finished donuts.
  • When the donuts are still warm, dip each in the melted vegan butter then the cinnamon sugar.

Filling (optional):

  • Insert a straw, chopstick or knife into each donut making room for the jam.
  • Spoon the jam into a piping bag with a small nozzle and use the bag to fill the donuts.
  • Enjoy! They are best eaten on the same day. Alternatively, you can reheat the donuts in your air fryer just before serving.


* If you have active dry yeast, mix it with the warm soy milk and a pinch of sugar. When it bubbles, use it in the recipe (step 1).
** I own a Ninja Foodi Multicooker which has 9 functions including an air fryer function. To use the Ninja Foodi, turn the knob until it activates the air fryer function and switch the temperature to 180C. Use the lid which is already attached to the base.
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