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Air Fryer Biscuits

These easy air fryer biscuits will change your breakfast game forever!

If buttermilk biscuits are your jam, but you never have the time to make them from scratch, this recipe is exactly what you’ll need.

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Sure, nothing tastes better than homemade. But let’s be honest: when life gets too busy, there’s just not enough time to make a dish from scratch.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

This is where these air fryer biscuits come in. This quick-and-easy, one-ingredient recipe gives you delectable biscuits in just 10 minutes without fail.

They’re flaky and golden brown on the outside, and wonderfully soft and buttery on the inside.

There’s no need to take out bowls and a bunch of ingredients! All you’ll need is a can of biscuits and your air fryer. With this recipe, there’s no cleanup necessary.

Seriously, it couldn’t be any easier. So the next time you’re in the mood for biscuits, turn to the air fryer! It’s your newest best friend in the kitchen.

Air Fryer Biscuits 

Don’t get me wrong, I love homemade biscuits. But sometimes, our schedules just wouldn’t permit us to make them from scratch!

Fortunately, these biscuits are almost just as good. With a few tweaks here and there, you can turn basic canned biscuits into drool-worthy treats.

Improving Canned Biscuits 

Purists may frown upon the canned kind, but with these tips, you’ll turn even the biggest biscuit snob into a fan.

The best way to elevate canned biscuits is to slather them with butter before air frying. The resulting biscuits taste almost homemade!  

You can also add your choice of dried fruit before cooking. Blueberries, apples, mangoes – you name it. With this easy hack, you’ll have transformed a biscuit into a scone.

Don’t just end with fruit! You can also press oats, chocolate chips, and brown sugar into the dough. 

Finish off your biscuits with a drizzle of your favorite syrup or glaze post-baking. Yum!

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Tips for the Best Biscuits 

  • Get to know your air fryer! You may need to do a bit of trial and error, especially if you’re using it for the first time or trying out a new recipe. Air fryers vary from one another, so it may take a few tries to get the right cooking time and temperature.
  • That said, you’ll want to monitor the biscuits especially at the last few minutes of cooking. Check for doneness every minute to make sure they’re not burning!
  • You can also do a test run with one or two biscuits first. That way, even if it doesn’t work out, at least you’re not wasting too much.
  • The question of whether to preheat or not depends on the air fryer. Again, air fryers run differently from each other. It’s best to check the manual to find out. 
  • Don’t forget to flip the biscuits over halfway through. Use a pair of tongs – they’re very hot!
  • Arrange the biscuits in a single layer. They need space to cook! Stacking or overcrowding will prevent them from cooking evenly. 
  • To store biscuits, first, make sure they’re cooled to room temperature. Place them in an air-tight container and keep them at room temperature for 2 days, or in the fridge for a week. 
  • You can also freeze leftover biscuits for months and thaw them at room temperature before reheating.
  • To reheat biscuits, air fry them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Store leftover dough in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days. Any longer than that and the dough will start to harden.
  • You can also freeze unused biscuit dough for a longer lifespan. Place dough pieces on a baking sheet and flash freeze until frozen solid. Transfer them into freezer-safe bags and freeze.

Tips for Oven-Style Air Fryers

  • Even if your air fryer has multiple trays, it’s best to cook one rack at a time. Cooking in multiple racks will result in unevenly cooked biscuits. 
  • Use the middle rack for even cooking. Biscuits cooked in the bottom rack will be raw in the center, while those cooked on top will burn.
  • If you really need to use multiple racks at a time, rotate the racks and flip the biscuits midway. 
Golden Buttermilk Biscuits

What To Serve With Biscuits 

How much time do you have? When it comes to biscuit toppings and pairings, the possibilities are endless!

While they’re absolutely perfect on their own, things get really more fun when other dishes are involved.

Let’s start with spreads. Whether you’re team chocolate or fruit, it doesn’t matter. Just slather your favorite jam, jelly, or spread! You also can’t go wrong with butter.

You can also, of course, go the traditional route and eat your biscuits with gravy. The classic southern combo never disappoints.

For a heartier breakfast or brunch, pair your biscuits with proteins such as scrambled eggs, ham, or bacon. 

Whichever way you go, with biscuits, you’re guaranteed to have a satisfying meal.

Can I Make Frozen Biscuits In An Air Fryer? 

Absolutely! That’s another awesome thing about the air fryer – you won’t have to wait for frozen food to thaw before you cook it. 

Just follow the same instructions in the recipe card below, only set the air fryer to 340 degrees Fahrenheit instead of 330.

Remember not to put the biscuits in a single layer and not to overcrowd the basket. 

You’ll know the biscuits are done when they turn golden brown. If they haven’t reached that gleaming hue, air fry them further at one-minute intervals until cooked.

More Easy Biscuit Recipes to Try

Bisquick Drop Biscuits
7-Up Biscuits
Cracker Barrel Biscuits
Popeye’s Biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuits

Servings

4

servings
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

25

kcal

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated can of flaky biscuits

Directions

  • Take the biscuits out of the can and place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If the basket isn’t non-stick, spray the bottom with oil or line it with parchment paper first.
  • Air fry the biscuits at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Monitor the biscuits at the last few minutes of cooking to prevent burning. Adjust the cooking time if necessary.
  • Carefully transfer the biscuits onto a serving plate. Enjoy with gravy or jam.
Air Fryer Biscuits

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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