Air-fryer sugar n spice doughnuts recipe

Air-fryer sugar ‘n’ spice doughnuts recipe


The secret ingredients for these delightfully festive doughnuts, which take just 20 minutes to create from scratch, are sugar, spice, and everything good. While the doughnuts are warm and yet soft, use them to mop up the cranberry dipping sauce. View technique



  1. 200 g Tesco Greek Style Honey Yoghurt (175g self-raising flour) or plain full-fat Greek yoghurt
  2. oil mist
  3. 60g of golden caster sugar
  4. 50g of unsalted butter, and melt
  5. 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  6. 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg; optionally add a pinch of ground cloves.

Regarding the dipping sauce

  1. One hundred grammes of Greek yoghurt
  2. Two tablespoons of cranberry sauce, melted in a 10-second microwave



  1. Preheat the air-fryer to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt and self-raising flour with a pinch of salt to form a stiff dough.
  3. Use a little oil to grease your hands and roll the dough into 12-14 small chestnut-sized balls. Spray the air-fryer basket with some oil.
  4. Cook in the air fryer for 12-15mins, shaking the basket every 4mins to help keep the dough balls round. The doughnuts should be golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  5. While the doughnuts cook, set out a bowl with melted butter and another bowl with the sugar and spices mixed together.
  6. A few at a time, use a fork to lightly dunk the doughnuts in the melted butter and then immediately roll in the spiced sugar.
  7. Put the doughnuts onto a serving plate and spoon the yogurt for the sauce into a small bowl or ramekin. Swirl through cranberry sauce and serve while the doughnuts are still warm.

Tip: Use your favourite baking spices for the spiced sugar dusting, if you’re feeling adventurous, a pinch of chipotle chilli flakes adds a kick to classic cinnamon and sugar.

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