Instant Pot Doughnuts


Sandhya’s Kitchen
This Instant Pot Doughnut recipe makes 12 doughnuts
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Dough Proofing 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack


  • Duo Crisp + Air Fryer


  • 2 1/4 Cup Plain Flour + 1/4 Cup
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Make a Soft Dough
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients 2 1/4 Cup Plain flour, Sugar, Salt. Stir to combine. Add the Yeast and mix.
  • In a separate jug, combine all the wet ingredients - egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing them gently with a spatula until just combined.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-6 minutes to make soft dough. Add a little more flour at a time while kneading until you achieve a soft dough.
  • Proof the Dough in Instant Pot
  • Oil the inner pot of the instant pot and transfer this prepared dough. Secure the lid.
  • Select the Sous Vide Button and adjust the temperature and time by pressing +/- to 33C & 30 minutes. Press start.
  • After 30 minutes, the dough doubles in size.
  • Shape the Doughnuts
  • Deflate the dough by punching down lightly. Transfer the dough to the parchment paper dusted with flour.
  • Roll it to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  • Cut rounds using Cookie Cutter 3 1/2 inch and the smaller one to make a hole. Gather the scraps and re roll them to cut more doughnuts.
  • Transfer the doughnuts to a parchment paper and cover them with kitchen towel. Allow them to rise for at least 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Air fry the Doughnuts
  • Place the inner stainless steel pot into the Instant Pot cooker base.
  • Insert the air fryer basket with basket base and gently brush with oil.
  • Place the Air fryer Lid on the cooker base. Select the AIRFRY programme. Adjust the +/- keys to adjust the Time and Temperature to 180 C and 3 minutes to preheat. Press Start.
  • After 3 minutes, Gently brush the doughnuts with melted butter (optional ) and place 4 Doughnuts into the air fryer basket.
  • Set the Temperature and Time to 180 C & 8 minutes and press Start. At 4 minutes, flip the doughnuts around.
  • Repeat the process with remaining doughnuts.
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • In a medium bowl, sift the Icing Sugar & Cocoa Powder. Add vanilla extract and 2 Tbsp Milk. Mix well until well combined. If you find the glaze too thick, add a little more milk and mix again.
  • Glaze the Doughnuts
  • Arrange the wire rack on a baking tin lined with parchment paper. Dip the doughnut into a glaze and transfer to wire rack. Repeat the process for the remaining doughnuts.
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