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Air Fryer Biscuits

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

They’re quick, easy, and only one-ingredient. So you can have those flaky, tender buttermilk biscuits you crave ready in a jiff.

Buttermilk Biscuits Dough in an Air Fryer
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Air Fryer Biscuits

I absolutely love warm and fluffy homemade biscuits. But sometimes, our schedules just don’t permit us to make them from scratch.

That’s where these canned biscuits come in. Golden brown on the outside, soft and buttery on the inside, they’re swoon-worthy.

But what’s the secret? Pop them in the air fryer!

Air fryer biscuits are tender and crisp just like they should be. Plus, cleanup is a breeze.

So forget busting out a bunch of ingredients and making a mess. All you need are canned biscuits, your air fryer, and this recipe.

Golden Brown Biscuits in an Air Fryer

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!

Tips for the Best Biscuits

Working with an air fryer can be a little tricky – especially if it’s your first time.

But don’t worry. I have some tips to help you make the best air fryer biscuits ever!

  • Get to know your air fryer! Air fryers vary from one another. So it may take some trial and error to get the right cooking time and temperature.
  • Check for doneness early. A few minutes before they’re done, check the biscuits every minute. This will help ensure they’re not burning.
  • Don’t forget to flip. Be sure to flip the biscuits over halfway through for even cooking. Use a pair of tongs – they’re very hot!
  • Give them space. Arrange the biscuits in a single layer. Stacking or overcrowding will prevent them from cooking evenly.
  • Do a test run. Try making one or two biscuits first. That way, you can adjust the cooking time and temperature without wasting a whole batch.
Flaky and Golden Brown Biscuits

Tips for Oven-Style Air Fryers

  • Only use one rack. If your air fryer has multiple trays, cook with one rack at a time. Using multiple racks can result in unevenly cooked biscuits.
  • Use the middle rack. This helps ensure even cooking. Biscuits cooked in the bottom rack will be raw in the center. Those cooked on top will burn.
  • Rotate when using multiple racks. If you really need to use multiple racks at a time, rotate them. Also, flip the biscuits midway so they cook evenly.

What To Serve With Biscuits

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

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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.

How to Store Air Fryer Biscuits

When I make air fryer biscuits, I love to double the batch. So I have some for the week and leftover biscuits to freeze.

Then when I want them for a meal, all I have to do is reheat. To do the same, just follow these guidelines:

To Store: For leftovers, place the cooled biscuits in an air-tight container. Keep them at room temperature for 2 days, or in the fridge for 1 week. For leftover dough, place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1-2 days.

To Freeze: For leftovers, transfer them to a freezer-friendly resealable bag. Label and freeze. For uncooked biscuits, place dough pieces on a baking sheet and flash freeze until frozen solid. Transfer them into freezer-safe bags and freeze. Enjoy within 3 months.

To Reheat: To reheat biscuits, air fry them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes.

More Easy Biscuit Recipes to Try

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Air Fryer Biscuits



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  • Refrigerated can of flaky biscuits


  • 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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Kim - InsanelyGood
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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