Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits (2022)

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These Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits are so quick and easy to make and they come out perfect every single time! Wonderfully fluffy, these traditional biscuits are a great make ahead side.

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Traditional Southern buttermilk biscuits have just got a makeover! Baking them in an air fryer makes the whole process so quick and easy and they come out oh so delicious! Make a double batch and freeze half, I enjoy them with so many meals!

Years ago I had the opportunity to make Bonjangles Biscuits at their test kitchen. I learned so many awesome tips and tricks and now I can share my own perfect biscuit recipe with the world.

These biscuits go great with my Instant Pot Sausage Gravy for breakfast or my Air Fried Chicken for lunch or dinner.

How To Make Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits

  • Gather your ingredients. You’ll need self-rising flour, unsalted butter and shortening (cut into small pieces), and buttermilk. Make sure everything is cold.
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  • Add flour, butter, and shortening in a large bowl and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix in butter and shortening. You could also use 2 forks. The flour mixture should still have chunks of butter and shortening that are the size of small peas.
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  • Make a space in the middle of the bowl and pour in the buttermilk.
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  • Use a wooden spoon and mix the flour and buttermilk until it is combined and is a soft and sticky dough.
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  • Flour a clean countertop (with about 2 Tbsp of flour), marble slab, or large cutting board and pour the dough onto it. Flour your hands and gently knead the dough one or two times until it’s smooth. Pat the dough out into a square that’s about 3/4 an inch thick.
  • Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter, flour it, and cut out biscuits.
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Remove the scraps from around the cutouts. Use remaining scraps and mold them into the biscuit cutter. Don’t bother rerolling the dough, this is much easier and allows the biscuits to avoid being overworked.

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  • Place bicsuits on air fryer parchment sheet liners (or a piece of parchment paper cut to fit your air fryer) about 1 inch apart.
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  • Air Fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 – 10 minutes and golden on top. Brush with melted butter and serve.
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How long do they keep?

Once the biscuits have cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. They will keep at air temperature for about 2 days and up to a week in the fridge. You can also freeze the baked biscuits and thaw them at room temperature.

Can you bake them in the oven?

These biscuits come out wonderfully in the air fryer, but they can also be baked in the oven if that’s what you have. Simply bake them in an oven at 450F on a lined baking sheet for around 14 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

What do you serve with them?

These air fryer biscuits are super versatile and a great accompaniment to most meals. You can of course serve them with the traditional country white gravy, but I also love to serve them as a brunch with scrambled eggs, with a side salad, or smothered with fruit preserves or compote! They’re also great with any Southern Dinner. I always have a batch ready to go!

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Recipe Notes and Tips

  • All ingredients must be cold for these biscuits to work and rise. If it’s taking you longer than expected to shape your biscuits or if they start to feel extra sticky, do the optional step and stick them in the fridge to get them cold again.
  • These are freezer friendly. Bake them in your air fryer or oven straight from the freezer for the same amount of time.
  • I like to use self rising flour to cut down on the amount of ingredients needed. If you use all purpose flour, mix in 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt to the flour.

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Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits

These homemade air fryer biscuits are so quick and easy to make and they come out perfect every single time! Wonderfully fluffy, these traditional biscuits are a great make ahead side.

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Keyword air fryer biscuits, easy biscuit recipe, homemade biscuits

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

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Servings 8 biscuits

Calories 219kcal

Author Tanya

  • 2 cups Self-rising flour plus ¼ cup for flouring the board and biscuit cutter
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoon shortening cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted for topping
  • Add flour, cut butter, and cut shortening and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix in butter and shortening. The flour mixture should still have chunks of butter and shortening that are the size of small peas.

  • Make a space in the middle of the bowl and pour in the buttermilk. Use a wooden spoon and mix the flour and buttermilk until it is combined and is a soft and sticky dough.

  • Flour a clean countertop (about 2 Tbsp of flour), marble slab, or large cutting board and pour the dough onto it. Flour your hands and gently knead the dough one or two times until it’s smooth. Pat the dough out into a square that’s about ¾ of an inch thick.

  • Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter, flour it, and cut out biscuits. You should get about 8 biscuits.

  • Optional step: Place your biscuits in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to ensure they stay cold.

  • Place biscuits on an air fryer parchment sheet liners (or a piece of parchment paper cut to fit your air fryer) about 1 inch apart. Place in air fryer basket and air fry on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 – 10 minutes and golden on top. Brush with melted butter and serve.

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You could also bake these in a traditional oven if you don’t have an air fryer. Oven directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit before you began to make your biscuits. Once biscuits are formed, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until tops are golden. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.

  • All ingredients must be cold for these biscuits to work and rise. If it’s taking you longer than expected to shape your biscuits or if they start to feel extra sticky, do the optional step and stick them in the fridge to get them cold again.
  • These are freezer friendly. Bake them in your air fryer or oven straight from the freezer for the same amount of time.
  • I like to use self rising flour to cut down on the amount of ingredients needed. If you use all purpose flour, mix in 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt to it.
  • I prefer a combo of shortening and butter in my biscuits but you can use all butter if you aren’t a fan of shortening.

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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FAQs

Can you cook raw biscuits in air fryer? ›

Coat the basket of your air fryer with nonstick spray. Place biscuits 2- inches apart in a single layer on the basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer you will be able to fit 4 – 6 biscuits in the basket. Cook at 400°F for 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown!

Are biscuits good in the air fryer? ›

If you like making canned biscuits crispy and flaky, then the air fryer method is perfect! The hot circulating air cooks the biscuits wonderfully and gives a nice crispy texture. To make sure they cook all the way through, you might have to flip them, depending the air fryer style that you have.

How can I get my biscuits to rise higher? ›

Make sure you chill the butter for 30 minutes (it will cool faster when cut into pieces). Doing so ensures that the fat doesn't melt and produce greasy, leaden biscuits. Then heat the oven to 500 degrees; the high heat produces maximum steam, which encourages the biscuits to rise as high as they possibly can.

Can you put foil in an air fryer? ›

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in an air fryer. Tasteofhome.com explains that due to the air fryer's cooking process consisting of rushing hot air, your aluminum foil and the meal it's with will not be ruined by the air fryer.

Can you use parchment paper in an air fryer? ›

Larry Ciufo, the CR test engineer who oversees air fryer testing, warns that while you can use parchment paper inside an air fryer, it's not recommended for regular use there. “It has the potential to block 99 percent of the fryer's airflow,” Ciufo says.

Can I do bacon in my air fryer? ›

Bacon is safe to cook in the air fryer, but you need to make sure that you use the proper temperature and that your air fryer is clean before you begin. The best bacon air fryer temperature is 350 degrees F. This will crisp the bacon without causing it to smoke or burn.

Can I put Pillsbury biscuits in the air fryer? ›

Pillsbury Grand biscuits in air fryer cook the same way as regular frozen biscuits do. We want these biscuits to turn out golden and flaky so make sure to cook them for about 7-9 minutes on 350°F. Add a few more minutes if they aren't cooked enough.

How can I make biscuits without an oven? ›

In a skillet (I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet), melt a tablespoon of butter over medium-low to low heat. Add biscuits to pan (you'll likely need to cook in two batches) about 1 inch apart, and cook for 6 minutes on each side. If biscuits appear to be browning too quickly, turn the heat down.

Is it better to use butter or Crisco for biscuits? ›

So what's the final verdict? Butter is the winner here. The butter biscuits were moister with that wonderful butter taste and melt-in-your mouth texture. I'd be curious to test out substituting half or just two tablespoons of the butter with shortening to see if you get the best of both.

What makes biscuits light and fluffy? ›

Low-protein flours keep biscuits fluffy and light, never tough. Yogurt provides both hydration and structure, for biscuits that bake up straight and tall but moist. Baking soda neutralizes some of the yogurt's acidity, helping the biscuits to brown.

What does cream of tartar do in biscuits? ›

In the presence of a liquid, the acidity of the cream of tartar activates the baking soda, causing it to start bubbling away, and that, in turn, is what makes the biscuits rise.

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How do you make all purpose flour self rising? ›

How to make self-raising flour out of all-purpose flour. For every cup of self-raising flour called for in your recipe, measure out 1 level cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour. Add 2 teaspoons (8 grams) baking powder. Whisk to combine.

What Cannot be cooked in Airfryer? ›

Any food with a wet batter should not be placed in the air fryer. You also want to avoid putting food that has a wet batter, like corndogs or tempura shrimp, in air fryers.

Can Pyrex go in air fryer? ›

Pyrex glassware is capable of withstanding high temperatures up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit so a pyrex dish will be safe in air fryers since most top out at 400 degrees.

Can you use Pam spray in an air fryer? ›

Never use aerosol spray cans in your air fryer. Aerosol spray cans (like Pam and similar brands) are known to cause chipping in many Air Fryer baskets. The aerosol cans have harsh agents that just don't mesh with the coating on most baskets. It's best to invest in a good quality oil mister or bottle.

What can I line my air fryer with? ›

Lining your air fryer with parchment paper is the best way to keep your appliance clean and your food delicious. Nothing beats cooking with an air fryer to get you crispy, tender food with a fraction of the oil.

Can I put paper towel in air fryer? ›

Summary – You should not put paper towel in your air fryer. Your air fryer operates at a high heat, so using paper towel is a fire risk and should absolutely be avoided.

How do you fry an egg in an air fryer? ›

How To Make Air Fryer Fried Eggs
  1. Grab your air fryer pan, spray it with olive oil, coating the pan.
  2. Crack the eggs into the pan.
  3. Set your temperature to 370 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  4. Set the timer for 3 minutes.
  5. Take it out and see how it is.

Can I cook sausages in an air fryer? ›

Arrange the sausages in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 180C and cook for 10-15 mins, turning every 5 mins, until the sausages are cooked through. If you have a meat thermometer, check they have reached 75C in the middle. Serve as a side for breakfast or in buns.

Can you put tin foil in an air fryer with bacon? ›

Yes! Aluminum foil can be used in the air fryer. Sometimes I like to line the outer basket in foil to catch the drippings.

How do you cook canned biscuits in an air fryer? ›

Add parchment paper to the bottom of the basket. Place the entire can of biscuits into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave space between the biscuits. Cook for 2 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and then 8-9 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you air Fry Pillsbury crescent rolls? ›

Lay crescent rolls in single layer on air fryer basket/rack. Make sure to space them out so they aren't touching & have room to rise & expand. Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for about 6-7 minutes.

How do I make Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls in Airfryer? ›

Remove cinnamon rolls from can and place inside air fryer basket. Cook at 320°F for 9 minutes, then use tongs to carefully flip each cinnamon roll over and replace in the basket. Continue cooking for another 8-9 minutes, or until cinnamon rolls are golden brown and baked through.

Can I make biscuits in the microwave? ›

Combine water and biscuit mix until it forms a sticky dough. Fill cupcake liners 2/3rd full with dough. Microwave for 1 minute for 2 biscuits,1 1/2 minutes for 4 biscuits, or 2 minutes for 6 biscuits. Eat immediately.

Why do biscuits get hard on the bottom? ›

The most common reason why biscuits turn out hard on the bottom is that people bake them too long. You might have simply lost track of time and kept the biscuits in the oven longer than you were supposed to.

How do I make canned biscuits in the microwave? ›

How to Cook Canned Biscuits in the Microwave
  1. Take the biscuits out of the can and place them on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Set the microwave to high and cook for six minutes.
  3. After six minutes, carefully transfer the biscuits to a toaster oven.
  4. Toast for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Can you put Pillsbury biscuits in air fryer? ›

Pillsbury Grand biscuits in air fryer cook the same way as regular frozen biscuits do. We want these biscuits to turn out golden and flaky so make sure to cook them for about 7-9 minutes on 350°F. Add a few more minutes if they aren't cooked enough.

Can you bake frozen biscuits in an air fryer? ›

Air Fryer frozen biscuits are totally possible to air fry. Yes, believe it! If you want tender, fluffy warm biscuits then the air fryer method is perfect! The hot circulating air cooks the frozen biscuits and they turn out great.

How can I make biscuits without an oven? ›

In a skillet (I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet), melt a tablespoon of butter over medium-low to low heat. Add biscuits to pan (you'll likely need to cook in two batches) about 1 inch apart, and cook for 6 minutes on each side. If biscuits appear to be browning too quickly, turn the heat down.

Can you cook Pillsbury frozen biscuits in an air fryer? ›

Preheat air fryer to 340 degrees F for 5 minutes. Spray basket with non stick spray. Put frozen biscuits into basket without overlapping them. Cook at 340 F for a total of 5 minutes flipping them over after 5 minutes.

Can I do bacon in my air fryer? ›

Bacon is safe to cook in the air fryer, but you need to make sure that you use the proper temperature and that your air fryer is clean before you begin. The best bacon air fryer temperature is 350 degrees F. This will crisp the bacon without causing it to smoke or burn.

How do you fry an egg in an air fryer? ›

How To Make Air Fryer Fried Eggs
  1. Grab your air fryer pan, spray it with olive oil, coating the pan.
  2. Crack the eggs into the pan.
  3. Set your temperature to 370 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  4. Set the timer for 3 minutes.
  5. Take it out and see how it is.

How long does it take for frozen biscuits in air fryer? ›

Instructions. Lightly spray air fryer basket with spray cooking oil then place frozen biscuits in basket. Cook at 340° Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, pausing to flip biscuits halfway through.

Can I make biscuits in the microwave? ›

Combine water and biscuit mix until it forms a sticky dough. Fill cupcake liners 2/3rd full with dough. Microwave for 1 minute for 2 biscuits,1 1/2 minutes for 4 biscuits, or 2 minutes for 6 biscuits. Eat immediately.

Why do biscuits get hard on the bottom? ›

The most common reason why biscuits turn out hard on the bottom is that people bake them too long. You might have simply lost track of time and kept the biscuits in the oven longer than you were supposed to.

How do I make canned biscuits in the microwave? ›

How to Cook Canned Biscuits in the Microwave
  1. Take the biscuits out of the can and place them on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Set the microwave to high and cook for six minutes.
  3. After six minutes, carefully transfer the biscuits to a toaster oven.
  4. Toast for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

How do you make canned biscuits in an air fryer? ›

Add parchment paper to the bottom of the basket. Place the entire can of biscuits into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave space between the biscuits. Cook for 2 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and then 8-9 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do I make Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls in Airfryer? ›

Remove cinnamon rolls from can and place inside air fryer basket. Cook at 320°F for 9 minutes, then use tongs to carefully flip each cinnamon roll over and replace in the basket. Continue cooking for another 8-9 minutes, or until cinnamon rolls are golden brown and baked through.

How do you make Pillsbury cookies in an air fryer? ›

Instructions
  1. Open the package of cookie dough and separate the chunks.
  2. Place the pieces of dough in the air fryer basket about 2 inches apart in an even layer.
  3. Set the temperature for 300F and 10 minutes cook time.
  4. Remove and enjoy warm!
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