Reindeer Donut Holes

Reindeer Donut Holes by Annabel Karmel


Reindeer Donut Holes

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, had a very shiny nose… These adorable Reindeer Donut Holes make for the perfect festive treat. Using the @zanussiuk AirFry technology, this is an easy and healthy way to cook up your family’s favourite Christmas treats. Simply finish off with Curly Whirly or Pretzel antlers and these fantastically festive Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeers will be your family’s ‘happily ever antler’ this Christmas!


120mls warm milk
65g melted butter
1 egg, beaten
60g caster sugar
7g dried yeast
300g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
50g caster sugar
200g icing sugar
warm water
brown food colouring
To Decorate
Black fondant
Red M & M’s
Pretzels or Small Curly Wurlys
Cocktail sticks


  1. Mix the milk, melted butter and egg in a jug.  Measure the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Knead on a work surface for 5 minutes until smooth. Place in an oiled bowl. Cover and leave to rise for 2 hours until doubled in size.
  2. Pre heat the Air fry Oven to 200 Fan and grease the baking tray.
  3. Divide the dough into small pieces weighing about 40g. Roll into balls. Place on an oiled tray, cover and leave to prove for 30 minutes until doubled in size.
  4. Place on the baking sheet, leaving space between the balls. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
  5. Remove and roll the doughnuts in 50g caster sugar.
  6. Mix the icing sugar and enough water to make a thick icing. Add brown colouring.
  7. Spread the icing over the bottom half of the doughnut to make the Reindeer’s face. Add black fondant for the eyes and a red M & M for the nose. Add Curly Whirys for the antlers using a cocktail if needed.

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