Skip the Deep frying and make these delicious AIR FRYER DONUTS! They are much healthier with no compromise in taste!
Dough Proofing Time1hr
Keyword: air fryer, airfryer, donuts, doughnuts, instant pot
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
Instant Pot Duo Crisp Airfryer
2 ½CupPlain Flour + ¼ Cup
For Chocolate Glaze
1 ½CupIcing Sugar
Make a Soft Dough
In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients 2 ½ Cup Plain flour, Sugar, Salt. Stir to combine. Add the Yeast and mix.
In a separate jug, combine all the wet ingredients - egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing them gently with a spatula until just combined.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-6 minutes to make soft dough. Add a little more flour at a time while kneading until you achieve a soft dough.
If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour from the reserved ¼ cup of the flour.
How to Proof the Dough
Grease a large bowl and transfer the kneaded dough to the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or damp towel. Allow the it rise for 1 hour at room temperature or until it doubles the size.Remove the cling film/ plastic wrap. Deflate the dough by punching down lightly.
How to Proof the Dough in Instant Pot
Oil the inner pot of the instant pot and transfer this prepared dough. Secure the lid.
Select the Sous Vide Button in your Duo Crisp Model and adjust the temperature and time by pressing +/- to 33C & 30 minutes. Press start.
If you are using a Duo model, select the Yogurt button and adjust the time for 30 minutes. Press Start. Cover with glass lid .
After 30 minutes, the dough doubles in size.
Shape the Donuts
Deflate the dough by punching down lightly. Transfer the dough to the parchment paper dusted with flour.
Roll it to a thickness of ¼ inch.
Cut rounds using Cookie Cutter 3 ½ inch and the smaller one to make a hole. Gather the scraps and re roll them to cut more doughnuts.
Transfer the doughnuts to a parchment paper and cover them with kitchen towel. Allow them to rise for at least 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Air fry the Doughnuts
Place the inner stainless steel pot into the Instant Pot cooker base.
Insert the air fryer basket with basket base and gently brush with oil.
Place the Air fryer Lid on the cooker base. Select the AIRFRY programme. Adjust the +/- keys to adjust the Time and Temperature to 180 C and 3 minutes to preheat. Press Start.
After 3 minutes, Gently brush the doughnuts with melted butter (optional ) and place 4 Doughnuts into the air fryer basket.
Set the Temperature and Time to 180 C & 8 minutes and press Start. At 4 minutes, flip the doughnuts around.
Repeat the process with remaining doughnuts.
In a medium bowl, sift the Icing Sugar & Cocoa Powder. Add vanilla extract and 2 Tbsp Milk. Mix well until well combined. If you find the glaze too thick, add a little more milk and mix again.
Glaze the Doughnuts
Arrange the wire rack on a baking tin lined with parchment paper. Dip the doughnut into a glaze and transfer to wire rack. Repeat the process for the remaining doughnuts.