With time on my hands, and the idea of being able to make a donut in the air fryer, it became a thing I wanted to try.
Round 1 – was a recipe I found on line and it was after a search for “munchkins”. It called for a chocolate glaze.
Having a small air fryer makes this a bit more difficult, but it only took 3 rounds to get all the holes made!
Chocolate Glazed Donut Holes
Original amount of salt was too much – i’ll reduce it for next time!
Chocolate glaze wasn’t enough… I made a second glaze that i found on alton brown’s site and dipped some holes in that and added it to the ones already dipped in chocolate.
- 1 cup organic white all-purpose flour (substitute a nut flour for gluten-free)
- ¼ cup organic sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons 100% unsweetened cocoa powder (such as Ghirardelli)
- 1 large egg white (substitute 2 tablespoons aquafaba for vegan option)
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup whole milk or almond milk
- ½ cup good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips (min 50% cacao; such as Guittard or Ghirardelli)
- 1 tablespoon whole milk or almond milk
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cacao and salt. Mix well.
- Add the egg white (or aquafaba), coconut oil and milk.
- Mix well with fork until too stiff to mix, then knead dough together with hands for a few seconds until combined. Dough should be slightly sticky.
- Refrigerate dough in bowl for at least 1 hour.
- Pre-heat air fryer for 5 minutes on 370°.
- Remove dough from fridge, give it a quick knead, and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll to form balls.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper so it covers bottom of air fryer, but small enough that air can circulate.
- Arrange in single layer on parchment in air fryer, leaving about 1-inch around each ball, as they grow.
- Air fry in 2 batches of 6 at 370° for 10 minutes. DO NO SHAKE THE BASKET!
- Place on baking sheet to cool.
- In a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate until shiny and smooth.
- Dip each donut hole in chocolate and allow to cool.
Sugar glaze option
- Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm.
- Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture.
- Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water.
- Dip doughnuts into the glaze
- Pour the glaze over the donut holes as layers. As each layer cools, pour more on!
Original recipe was too salty – but glaze did smooth it out.
Chocolate glaze was not as good as the sugar glaze on the donuts!
Tasty option and slighty better for you – no frying! But all the tripple glaze.. might cancel that out!
Enjoy and if you try it, let me know what you think!