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Want another way to use your air fryer? How about these Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe. Tasty little donut holes covered with an easy and delicious glaze.

Close up of finished glazed Munchkins Recipe

If you know anything about Dunkin’ Donuts it’s their Munchkins! They are absolutely amazing and we have always loved them and would get them whenever we would go.

But I’m the type of person who likes to take things that I would normally get at restaurants and make them at home. Plus I want more ways to use my air fryer.

 

Hence this Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe was born and holy cow you guys, these bad boys are super addictive. You will not want to stop at just one.

They are super easy to put together and the glaze really sets them off. I love working with my air fryer because it cooks things super quick and just as well as a regular fryer but healthier.

I mean if you can call donuts healthier, but still you’re not frying in oil so that has to count for something right? I’m obsessed with these Munchkins!

We make them as often as we can because it saves us a drive to the donut shop and also saves us some money, so it’s a win-win in both situations for sure.

Some of our other favorite donut recipes we have on our site include Baked Chocolate Chip Donut Holes, Baked Coconut Donut Holes, and Chocolate Pumpkin Baked Donut Holes.

Munchkins on parchment paper

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • These do not require yeast so you don’t have to wait for them to rise.
  • You can easily double this recipe to serve as many people as you’d like.
  • You can glaze them with any flavor glaze that you enjoy.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Granulated sugar
Butter
Eggs
Vanilla greek yogurt
Vanilla extract, divided
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Brown sugar
Salt
Powdered sugar
Heavy whipping cream

Ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER VANILLA MUNCHKINS RECIPE:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. 
  2. Add greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla, and eggs. Whisk until well combined. 
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar. 
  4. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Use your hands to knead the dough until smooth and pliable. Place dough into the fridge for 1 hour prior to cooking. (or overnight to prepare the next morning)
  5. Lightly flour a cutting board or flat work surface. Roll dough out with a rolling pin to ½” thickness. 
  6. Use a 1” biscuit cutter to cut circles into the dough. Roll remaining dough scraps into a ball, flatten to ½” thick, and repeat. Cut each dough round in half, then roll each half into a ball between your palms. 
  7. Preheat the air fryer at 350* for 5 minutes. Spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange donuts in the air fryer at least ½” apart, multiple batches may be necessary. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through. 
  8. While the donuts cook, prepare the glaze. Add confectioners sugar to a small bowl. Whisk in heavy whipping cream until smooth. 
  9. Remove donuts from the air fryer and let cool for 5 minutes. 
  10. One at a time, Submerge the donuts into the glaze. Place on a wire rack to allow excess glaze to drip off and the glaze to set.

Step by step photos on how to make Munchkins

I’m always and continually impressed with what the air fryer can do, if you do not own one it is one appliance that I highly recommend that you purchase.

There are so many out there that it is crazy and trust me once you start using it, you will want to make all the things in there because there are so many things it can make.

These Vanilla Munchkins Recipe are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the recipes that they can make! I make so much in ours that it’s crazy.

WHAT ARE MUNCHKINS?

Munchkins are little donut holes that were made popular by Dunkin’ Donuts. They come in various flavors usually vanilla or chocolate and are glazed in a sweet vanilla glaze.

CAN I MAKE OTHER FLAVORS?

Yes absolutely, you can make chocolate, you can add fruit, you can add different extracts, etc. Any of your favorite donut flavors you can pretty much make this Munkins Recipe into.

We often do chocolate as well adding a little cocoa powder in replacing some of the flour, we love both, but the vanilla version will always be my favorite.

Air Fryer Vailla Munchkins Recipe on wire rack

HOW TO STORE:

These are best eaten the day that they are made but you can store them in an airtight container or a ziptop bag at room temperature for up to 1 day.

These can also be frozen, the best way to do this is to cool your donut holes unglazed and then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer until frozen. 

Remove from freezer and place in a freezer bag or freezer container and they should keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let defrost on the countertop. Glaze after defrosting.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This makes a large amount so it’s best to fry in batches.
  • You can cut this in half or double it depending on how many people you want to serve.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.
  • You can glaze these with whatever you like, we like a simple powdered sugar glaze.
  • You can flavor these with any of your favorite donut flavors.

Hand holding up one Munchkin

If you want a fun and easy morning recipe then you have to try my Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe! Super delicious and you can’t stop at just one.

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4.72 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Want another way to use your air fryer? How about these Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins Recipe. Tasty little donut holes covered with an easy and delicious glaze.
Servings 30

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla, and eggs. Whisk until well combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar.
  • Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Use your hands to knead the dough until smooth and pliable. Place dough into the fridge for 1 hour prior to cooking. (or overnight to prepare the next morning)
  • Lightly flour a cutting board or flat work surface. Roll dough out with a rolling pin to ½” thickness.
  • Use a 1” biscuit cutter to cut circles into the dough. Roll remaining dough scraps into a ball, flatten to ½” thick, and repeat. Cut each dough round in half, then roll each half into a ball between your palms.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 350* for 5 minutes. Spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange donuts in the air fryer at least ½” apart, multiple batches may be necessary. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While the donuts cook, prepare the glaze. Add powdered sugar to a small bowl. Whisk in heavy whipping cream until smooth.
  • Remove donuts from the air fryer and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • One at a time, Submerge the donuts into the glaze. Place on a wire rack to allow excess glaze to drip off and the glaze to set.

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Notes

  1. This makes a large amount so it's best to fry in batches.
  2. You can cut this in half or double it depending on how many people you want to serve.
  3. These can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.
  4. You can glaze these with whatever you like, we like a simple powdered sugar glaze.
  5. You can flavor these with any of your favorite donut flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I was confused by how big to cut the circles for the donut holes. How big of a biscuit cutter do you use? You can find cutters as small as one inch in diameter online, but that would make a munchkin about the size of a marble. The recipe says a one-inch biscuit cutter….??
    Thank you.

  2. It was just bread never formed into a muchkin

  3. 4 stars
    I didn’t have a biscuit cutter I just made random circles with my hands! I dipped some in cinnamon sugar and some in sprinkles before sir frying and some glazed. I thought this was quick and yummy ! Waiting to see what my 2 year old son thinks tomorrow morning! Thank you for the recipe

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