The EASIEST 2 Ingredient Donuts in the Air Fryer!

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easy 2 ingredient donuts air fryer

How to Make 2 Ingredient Air Fryer Donuts

If you didn’t already know, Air Fryer Desserts are a super fun way to enjoy your air fryer! This particular air fryer donut recipe is amazing because it is so simple and easy. It takes a lot less time than my favorite air fryer donuts (this longer version is more light and fluffy, like Krispy Kreme donuts).

These two ingredient donuts are also very frugal and can be whipped up and ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes! Another plus is that you can adapt or customize the recipe in lots of ways and use the 2-ingredient dough for a lot of different recipes.

2 ingredient donuts

2 Ingredient Dough!

Crazy, right?! Only two ingredients are needed for this dough – self-rising flour and yogurt. I like to use Greek yogurt because it usually has more protein and less sugar. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, so it will affect the texture of the dough and the amount of flour needed if you use a different yogurt. But any type of plain or vanilla yogurt should work with some adjustments to the ratio!

mixing 2 ingredient dough

The dough will be “shaggy” at first, but after you knead it together a bit it will become sticky, but not too sticky to manage. If it is way too sticky, add just a little more flour. If it is not sticky enough, add a little more yogurt.

2 ingredient donuts dough

Self-Rising Flour Substitute

If you can’t find self-rising flour or don’t want to use it, no problem. Try this substitution…

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

(FYI: A gluten-free flour should work in place of the all-purpose flour, but I haven’t tried it myself.)

roll dough into donuts

Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer. In my Philips XXL air fryer, 7 minutes at 350°F was just right. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can totally fry these donuts traditional style in hot oil. Might want to do donut holes or mini donuts and make sure your dough is sticky with that method though!

2 ingredient donuts in the air fryer

I’m not gonna lie, the glaze or topping is really what makes these donuts delicious. My favorite classic donut glaze is in this air fryer donut recipe and in this donut muffins recipe. Use 1/4 of the glaze recipe for 4 donuts, so this is what it will look like…

dip donut into glaze

Classic Donut Glaze for 4 Donuts

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot water

Whisk together. Add a little more water, if needed, to reach your desired consistency. After the donuts have cooled for a few minutes, dip each donut into the glaze. Then let the excess glaze drip off. If you have extra glaze, you can drizzle it over each donut after the first layer of glaze has set.

how to make 2 ingredient donuts in the air fryer

I like to use clear vanilla in a glaze recipe because the glaze looks nice with more of the white color, but either way it will taste yummy!

What topping would you try on air fryer donuts?

Classic glaze, melted butter and coating with cinnamon/sugar, chocolate glaze, maple and bacon? Whichever you choose, ENJOY!

easy 2 ingredient donuts

 

If you love EASY recipes with just a few ingredients, try my favorite no-boil, EASY 3-ingredient instant pot yogurt!

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The EASIEST 2 Ingredient Donuts in the Air Fryer!

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Prep Time: 8 minutes | Cook Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 4 donuts | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour (see notes for substitution)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)

Instructions

  1. Mix the self-rising flour and yogurt together until shaggy, then knead in the bowl until dough is well combined and slightly sticky. The dough will be sticky, but should still be able to form into a ball and not stick to your hands too much.
  2. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into long ropes (about 9 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.)
  3. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Place the donuts in the air fryer, with space between them. Spray donuts lightly with cooking spray. Cook in air fryer for 7 mins at 350°F, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.
  4. Let cool a few minute, then top with melted butter and cinnamon/sugar, or glaze, or other favorite donut topping (see notes for my favorite donut glaze).

Notes

Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer. My favorite donut glaze recipe: 2 tablespoons butter, melted, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 tablespoon hot water.
Self rising flour substitute: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt

Recipe Adapted From: Eating Well

Ingredients: Self-Rising Flour, Self-Rising Flour, Yogurt
Meal Type: Desserts, Back to School, Fall, Halloween, Egg Free
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads, Air Fryer

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