Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, science, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

How to make mini cinnamon donuts in an air fryer

Home Cook Shares How to Make Mini Cinnamon Donuts in an Air Fryer, and You Only Need Five Ingredients

  • Foodie made fried cinnamon ‘donuts’ with few ingredients
  • Thousands on social media can’t wait to try it themselves.
  • The dish is said to be ‘healthy’ compared to other desserts.

One foodie has shared her quick and easy recipe for air fried cinnamon ‘doughnuts’ that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Melbourne home cook Mel used a few basic ingredients—White Wings Original Pancake Mix, Nutella, cinnamon, caster sugar, and fresh strawberries—and whipped up a simple dessert in just eight minutes.

The dish is considered to be healthier than alternatives as it is homemade and low in calories.

in a tik tok video Mel demonstrated how to make the dessert and said it tastes ‘very good’.

scroll down for video

You will need White Wings Original Pancake Mix, Nutella, cinnamon, caster sugar, and fresh strawberries.

Melbourne foodie Mel used a few basic ingredients to make air fried cinnamon ‘donuts’. You will need White Wings Original Pancake Mix, Nutella, cinnamon, caster sugar, and fresh strawberries.

To make the mini donuts, Mel prepared premade pancake mix and greased a small silicone cupcake pan set in the deep fryer.

Carefully, she poured the pancake mix halfway into each pan to allow the donuts enough room to expand and allowed them to cook for eight minutes at 350°F.

During this time, Mel combined two tablespoons of sugar with one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon in a bowl.

“Once they’re cooked, take them out and coat them with the cinnamon sugar,” Mel said.

‘I serve with fresh strawberries and Nutella.’

Since then, the short video has been viewed a staggering 800,000 times, as foodies around the world loved the simple idea.

‘This looks so good! Definitely try this! one wrote, another said: ‘I want to do this on the weekend’

Another offered an alternate suggestion, saying, “Put a layer of Nutella in the middle, then when you bite into it, a gooey Nutella comes out.”

“Yummmo, I wonder if a banana slice in the middle would be nice,” added another.

Of course, alternative toppings can be used based on personal taste, such as maple syrup and banana, chocolate chips or mixed berries, and ice cream.

How to make cinnamon donuts in a deep fryer:


  • White Wings Original Pancake Mix
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Nutella and strawberries to cover – optional


Prepare cake mix according to package directions, or make a pancake mix from scratch.

Place a silicone muffin pan in the deep fryer and coat it with oil.

Shake the pancake mix and fill each pan halfway.

Cook at 180 degrees Celsius for eight minutes.

Mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Once cooked, coat the mini donuts in the sugar.

Top with Nutella and strawberries or topping of choice

Fountain: mel melbourne