Healthy Air Fryer Donut Holes

Healthy Air Fryer Donut Holes are packed with protein and coated in a sweet cinnamon mixture. These melt-in-your-mouth Donut Holes is a quick and easy treat recipe you can make in your Air Fryer! These babies are so good and taste like real donuts.

Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

Air Fryer Donut Holes Recipe

This easy Donut Hole recipe for Air Fryer is made without deep frying, no yeast, and no sugar! The recipe uses simple ingredients, it’s protein-packed thanks to cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and eggs, and makes the best healthy donut holes that are as good as traditional. These Air Fryer Donut Holes get a slightly crispy crust, and the center is tender and chewy.

After air frying, brush your donut holes with melted butter, roll them in a flavorful cinnamon mixture and then serve for a quick snack, delicious treat to your coffee, or sweet healthy breakfast.

I love making with my air fryer and have already published a few savory recipes like these Air Fryer Vegetables and Potatoes and Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks. You should give them a try!

Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

What Makes These Donut Holes Healthy?

  • They’re made in Air Fryer–compared to traditional deep-fried donut holes these are baked in an air fryer without extra oil. It means they are low in fat, light, and less in calories. That’s a fav no-guilt treat!
  • They’re loaded with protein and have no sugar – cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, and eggs make these donut holes high in protein and fulfilling. For sugar substitute, this recipe uses erythritol – a natural zero calories sweetener without aftertaste and side effects. I add this sweetener to the donut dough and also to the cinnamon-sugar mixture which is actually sugar-free!
  • They’re macro-friendly and nutritionally balanced – these donut holes contain a good amount of protein, fats, and carbohydrates that are easy to fit into your healthy diet. The donut holes have 280 calories per serving (7 counts); and about 16g of protein, 8g of fat, and 35g of carbs. So, great food if you count your macros/calories for weight loss or gain muscles.
  • These are home-baked treats with natural ingredients – that’s the best choice for your body and a healthy lifestyle. These Donut Holes make a perfect pre-workout snack giving your body the necessary energy and also can be a delicious breakfast or treat on the go.

Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

Other Healthy Sweet Treats Recipes:

Healthy Pumpkin Tiramisu – high in protein and made with no eggs, no sugar, and no mascarpone;

Healthy Pumpkin Donuts – perfect healthy treats with a delicious maple fudge glaze;

Chocolate Cherry Protein Muffins – filled with sweet cherries, protein, and nutrition-packed;

No Guilt Strawberry Cake – really no-guilt, light dessert.

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Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
6 servings 15 min 10 min 25 min

Ingredients for Air Fryer Doughnut Holes

For Donut Holes:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups dry curd cottage cheese or farmer’s cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2%
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup erythritol of sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For Donut Hole Coating:

  • 3-4 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 4 Tbsp. erythritol sugar of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamonAir Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

How to Make Healthy Air Fryer Doughnut Holes?

To Make Donut Holes:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and, salt. Set aside.Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar
  2. In another medium bowl, add the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, eggs, erythritol, and vanilla extract. Using a hand blender or countertop blender mix all together until smooth.Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and knead with your hand for 1 to 2-minutes until the dough is smooth. The dough could be sticky, but firm enough to roll into balls.
  4. Preheat air fryer to 320°F.
  5. Using a 1-Tbsp. measuring spoon, portion out the dough into the same pieces, and place them on a lightly floured work surface.Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar
  6. Coat your palms with a small drop of melted butter and roll each dough piece into balls.Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar
  7. Transfer the balls in a single layer in the air fryer. Air fry for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

To Coat Donut Holes in Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  1. Combine the erythritol (or sugar) with ground cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. Brush the hot doughnut holes with melted butter and roll them in the cinnamon mixture. Serve and enjoy!Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

How Many Calories in Air Fryer Doughnut Holes?

Calories (per 1 donut hole): 39 kcal Calories (per 1 serving, 100g): 280 kcal
Fat: 1.2 g Fat: 8.4 g
Carbohydrates: 4.9 g Carbohydrates: 34.9 g
Protein: 2.3 g Protein: 16.4 g
Air Fryer Donut Holes – protein-packed healthy treats with no sugar

Healthy Air Fryer Donut Holes

Healthy Air Fryer Donut Holes are packed with protein and coated in a sweet cinnamon mixture. These melt-in-your-mouth Donut Holes is a quick and easy treat recipe you can make in your Air Fryer! These babies are so good and taste like real donuts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 39 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

For Donut Holes:

  • 1 ¾ cups or 260g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups or 260g dry curd cottage cheese or farmer’s cheese
  • 1/2 cup or 75g plain Greek yogurt, 2%
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup or 75g erythritol of sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For Donut Hole Coating:

  • 3-4 Tbsp. or~40g melted butter
  • 4 Tbsp. or 40g erythritol sugar of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

To Make Donut Holes:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and, salt. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, add the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, eggs, erythritol, and vanilla extract. Using a hand blender or countertop blender mix all together until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and knead with your hand for 1 to 2-minutes until the dough is smooth. The dough could be sticky, but firm enough to roll into balls.
  • Preheat air fryer to 320°F.
  • Using a 1-Tbsp. measuring spoon, portion out the dough into the same pieces, and place them on a lightly floured work surface. Coat your palms with a small drop of melted butter and roll each dough piece into balls.
  • Transfer the balls in a single layer in the air fryer. Air fry for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

To Coat Donut Holes in Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  • Combine the erythritol (or sugar) with ground cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Brush the hot doughnut holes with melted butter and roll them in the cinnamon mixture. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Air Fryer Doughnut Holes?
Calories (per 1 donut hole): 39 kcal Calories (per 1 serving, 100g): 280 kcal
Fat: 1.2 g Fat: 8.4 g
Carbohydrates: 4.9 g Carbohydrates: 34.9 g
Protein: 2.3 g Protein: 16.4 g
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