Cinnamon Donuts

Cinnamon Donuts

  • Cook Time

    6 hours

  • servings


  • appliance

    Air Fryer


What You'll Need

1/2 cup whole milk, warm
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 heaped teaspoon instant or active dry yeast
1 large eggs(room temperature) lightly beaten
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter for glazing
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

What To Do
  1. Warm the milk slightly, it needs to be blood temperature – if you put your CLEAN finger into it, you should feel neither cold or hot, just right!
  2. In a small bowl add milk to the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add yeast and stir gently, then let sit in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in separate bowl until almost melted.
  5. Add melted butter to lightly beaten eggs.
  6. Add the egg/butter mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook.
  7. With the mixer on medium to low speed, pour in the yeast mixture.
  8. Allow the dough hook to stir this mixture for 30 seconds; making sure it’s thoroughly combined.
  9. With the mixer still going, add the ¼ tspn of salt and the flour in 1/2-cup increments until all the flour is gone.
  10. Stop the mixer, scrape the bowl down, turn the mixer back to a medium speed and allow to mix for a further 4 minutes.
  11. Stop the mixer and scrape the bottom of the bowl
  12. Turn on the mixer for another 30 seconds.
  13. Turn off the mixer and allow the dough to sit in the bowl undisturbed for 10 minutes to prove.
  14. After 10 minutes, transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Toss the dough to coat, and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place straight in the fridge.
  15. Refrigerate dough for at least 6 hours, or overnight if possible.

To Make the Doughnuts
1. Remove bowl from fridge and turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface.
2. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/3-inch thickness, using a 3-inch cutter, cut as many rounds as you can, then roll out remaining dough and cut as much as you can, etc.
3. Cut holes out of each round using a 1 1/2-inch cutter.
4. Place both doughnuts and holes on a floured baking sheet, cover with large tea towel and place in a warm place in your kitchen, or a hot water cupboard if you have one. Rising in a warm place is essential.
5. Allow doughnuts to rise undisturbed for at least ½ an hour; this may take longer depending on the air temperature.
To Fry the Doughnuts
1. Pre-heat your BELLA 2.2lb Air-fryer until the temperature reaches 175°C/350°F!
2. Brush donuts on both sides with a little melted butter. Place 3- 4 donuts into fryer basket (don’t over crowd) and gently ease the donuts into air-fryer. Should take 2 – 2 ½ minutes to cook, depending on size.
3. Remove baskets from fryer, brush donuts with a little more butter and then
whilst hot, toss with cinnamon sugar.
4. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and holes. The holes will cook more
quickly than the doughnuts.