Chonut Holes: Churro Doughnut Holes Made in the Air Fryer

Chonut Holes deliver so many of my favorite things: doughnutty goodness, churro flavors, and a portmanteau. These churro doughnut holes have it all!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Air Fryer, Vegan
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Servings (adjustable) 6
Calories 146 kcal
Author Becky Striepe


  • 1 cup white all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba I have used white bean and chickpea to make these, and both worked great!
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup soy or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the aquafaba, coconut oil, and soy milk. Mix well. I had the best results when I mixed with a fork, then got in with my hands and kneaded the dough together for a few seconds when it got too stiff to beat with a fork. When you’re done, you should have a ball of slightly sticky dough.
  3. Stick the bowl of dough into the refrigerator for at least an hour. You can even make the dough the night before. If you do this, store in an airtight container.
  4. In a shallow bowl, mix together the cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set this aside.
  5. Cut a piece of parchment paper so it covers some of the bottom of your air fryer but doesn’t cover it completely. I use a square and cut it about 1" smaller than the bottom, leaving plenty of room for air to circulate.

  6. Remove the dough from the fridge, and give it a quick knead. Divide into 12 pieces, forming the pieces into balls. Dredge each ball in cinnamon sugar, and arrange into a single layer on the parchment paper, leaving at least 1? of room around each ball. I air fried mine in 2 batches of 6 Chonut Holes each.
  7. Air fry at 370F for 6 minutes. DO NOT SHAKE. Shaking these is a disaster. Trust me.
  8. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the basket. You want these cooled completely, and the total cooling time depends on how many you fried at once and the size of your basket.


Seriously, do not shake these. Shaking them is a disaster, and you’ll end up with misshappen Chonut Holes. Also, don’t try to fill your basket with chonut holes to save time. They will plump as they cook, and they’ll end up overcrowded and stuck together or to the bottom of the fryer. Better to do this in 2-3 batches than to end up with stuck-together Chonut Holes. Learn from my mistakes!