SugarBee® Apple Air Fryer Doughnuts

What do you get when you combine a store-bought biscuit and an apple? A SugarBee® Apple Air Fryer Doughnut of course! This quick and easy recipe is perfect for an indulgent treat without all the hassle of frying. SugarBee® apples are the perfect choice for this recipe as their naturally sweet flavor tricks your senses into thinking that you are enjoying a sugary dessert but without the guilt. 

These are scrumptious with or without the icing. Try it both ways and see what you prefer. Dress them up with sprinkles, or caramel sauce for a fun twist! 

Store-bought biscuits make this one of the simplest doughnut recipes out there. From start to finish, taking less than 30 minutes and only 18 minutes of total cook time in your air fryer. 

(This recipe makes 8 doughnuts.)


For doughnuts:

  • 1 SugarBee® Apple, cored, peeled, and sliced into 8-rounds
  • 1 Store-bought tube of big biscuits (Butter or Homestyle)
  • Cooking spray, I prefer ghee for this recipe, but any cooking spray will do
  • Splash of lemon juice (for water bath)

For icing:

  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Start by coring, peeling, and slicing the SugarBee® apple into 8 even rounds. Place the rounds into a bowl of water with a squirt of lemon juice and allow to sit for a few minutes. Remove the apple slices and blot dry with a paper towel. Place into your ungreased air fryer and fry for 12 minutes at 400°F. 
  2. While the apples are cooking, prepare your biscuits. Separate each biscuit. Using the smallest size biscuit cutter (about 1”) cut a hole in the center of each.  
  3. Gently peel each cut biscuit apart. And lay them peeled side up. You should have 16 pieces.
  4. Place your cooked apple slice on one half of the biscuit round and top with another biscuit half. When completed, place the doughnuts into your air fryer basket (you may need to do this in batches depending on what kind of air fryer you have.  I have a dual air fryer and I only did 2 at a time per basket). 
  5. Cook the doughnuts for 6 minutes at 400°F or until golden brown and cooked through. While the doughnuts cook, make your icing if you are going to use that. You may need to add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you are looking for.  I used oat milk this time, and noticed I needed a bit more powdered sugar than I normally need when using regular milk.
  6. After the 6 minutes have elapsed, carefully remove the doughnuts from the fryer basket and place them on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet. Allow them to cool for a couple minutes and then drizzle liberally with icing. Add sprinkles or cinnamon powder and enjoy warm! These are best served right away, but you can rewarm them in an air fryer for 2 minutes if needed.

Recipe created by: Valerie Musser of @valeriesofcoursecatering

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