Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are a perfect breakfast food, treat, or snack to enjoy while sipping your pumpkin spice cup of coffee.
If you love pumpkin spice as much as I do, you will love these delicious air fryer pumpkin donut holes. These donut holes are better than a donut shop!
Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is finally cooler, tailgating parties are starting, and of course, all things pumpkin spice are front and center. I love pumpkin recipes, and these donut holes are a perfect cake-like donut hole.
These bites of donut are a fun treat that can be topped with delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting, dipped in melted white chocolate, or rolled in a coating of cinnamon mixture. I have made them each way, and they are delicious no matter how you top them.
I added these donut holes to a fun Halloween charcuterie board, and rolled them in melted white chocolate, then topped them with sprinkles. They were a HIT! If you are looking for more delicious recipes for Halloween, you will love Air Fryer Chex Mix, Ghost Cupcakes and Mummy Dogs.
What you need to make Donut Holes In the Air Fryer
I make these donut holes in my Cosori Air Fryer. Because they are a cake-like dough, I used small round silicone molds, which come in a set of 4, making this recipe even faster to make.
Besides an air fryer, to make these donut holes, you will need:
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- pumpkin puree
- baking powder
- baking soda
- pumpkin spice
- melted butter
- pumpkin pie spice
How to make Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
In a medium mixing bowl, or using a stand mixing bowl, beat the butter with the sugars, egg, and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy.
Add in the milk, pumpkin puree, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin spice. Beat together on medium speed until it is well combined and forms a batter.
Use a small cookie scoop to fill the silicone liners. Place the filled liner into the basket, and air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 7-9 minutes, until they are golden brown. Using the Cosori air fryer, 8 minutes was the perfect amount of time.
While they are cooking, in a shallow bowl, combine the white sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice, then set the bowl aside until you are ready to dip them.
Once they are done cooking, remove them from the basket. Once they are cool enough to hold them, place them on a piece of parchment paper. Brush them with melted butter, then roll them in the Cinnamon Sugar mixture until they are well coated.
Can I coat the donut holes in something besides a cinnamon sugar topping?
Yes. To get the perfect donut, you use brown sugar or powdered sugar instead of the granulated sugar. I have also frosted the tops with cream cheese frosting, and dipped them in white chocolate and added sprinkles for a more festive appearance.
Can I make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice?
McCormick's makes a Pumpkin Pie Spice already mixed, but if you can't find it, you can easily whip up a small batch. To make your own pumpkin pie spice, in a small bowl, combine:
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
- Air Fryer
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- In a medium mixing bowl, or using a stand mixing bowl, beat the butter with the sugars, egg, and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy.
- Add in the milk, pumpkin puree, flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat together on medium speed until it is well combined and forms a batter.
- Use a small cookie scoop to fill the silicone liners. Place the filled liner into the basket, and air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 7-9 minutes, until they are golden brown. (Using the Cosori air fryer, 8 minutes was the perfect amount of time. )
- While they are cooking, in a shallow bowl, combine the white sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice, then set the bowl aside until you are ready to dip them.
- Once they are done cooking, remove them from the basket. Once they are cool enough to hold them, place them on a piece of parchment paper. Brush them with melted butter, then roll them in the Cinnamon Sugar mixture until they are well coated.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
Can I make these in an oven if so what temperature and how long
Hi Janet. Yes, you can make these in the oven. I made a batch and baked them at 350°F for 16-18 minutes.
Step one: what butter? What eggs? Not listed in the ingredients. I'm confused!
Sorry about that. It's fixed!
these look very tempting... wondering if using a silicone egg bite mold would work ok for these.[ that is something I already have on hand] Thanks [ very old cook, but very new to air frying]
No problem! The first time I made them, I used the silicone egg mold. Just fill halfway, and it worked just fine!
Lisa Kay Singer
what can you use if you don't have the silicone liner?
Hi Lisa. If you have small ramekins, those could work.
Where can I find silicone liners and what size
Hi Doreen. I purchased them online. Here is the link if you can't find them at a local store. (aff) https://amzn.to/3EE1oRk
I made these yesterday and the first batch was browned on top and raw inside! Finally got it right the last batch - took 15 min. To cook and stuck to the oiled silicone! What am I doing wrong!
What Air Fryer do you use? We use the Cosori 5.8 air fryer and each air fryer will cook differently which is why we always suggest you make a test batch to see how your air fryer will cook. If you use a Cosori, these should come out perfectly. You may have to add a minute or two to your cooking time depending on the type of air fryer you have.
Paul G Gaddie
Made these yesterday and they were great. I wanted to cut down the sugar intake on them, so I substituted the brown sugar with brown sugar blend Splenda and Stevia for the white sugar...Couldn't tell the difference...Had to AF them for 17 minutes to make sure they were done all the way thru, because they were a little larger...
That sounds delicious! Thank you for the feedback!