A close up view of three air fryer biscuits in a stack.
Side Dishes

Air Fryer Biscuits

Air fryer biscuits are delicious and quick to make. They only take 6-10 minutes to cook!

Frozen biscuits in an air fryer are good. But made-from-scratch is always better. The pre-made dough just can’t equal the flavor of the homemade stuff. And with such simple ingredients, making biscuits in your air fryer is a breeze!

A close up view of three air fryer biscuits in a stack.

Biscuits are super easy to make in an air fryer. While many people make their biscuits on the stovetop, they are actually easier to make in an air fryer because you don’t have to babysit them as much. Just pop them in and 6 minutes later your biscuits are ready. Plus, you can be doing other things for dinner in that 6 minutes.

How To Cook Biscuits In An Air Fryer

  • For biscuits made from scratch, the choice is yours as to whether you want to use parchment paper in your air fryer or not. Some people prefer it because it can help keep the dough from baking into the holes of your air fryer basket or shelf. But if your dough is a good consistency, this shouldn’t be an issue.
  • Make sure to pre-heat your air fryer to 350F. if it has that function. Do not skip this and do not work it into the baking time.
  • Bake for 6 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark.
  • Note that the recipe below was created to cook quickly. However, every air fryer is different. If you find that your biscuits are getting too brown, simply reduce the temperature and cook for a little longer.
  • Remember that the outside will cook quickly, so it’s more about making sure the inside gets fully cooked.
  • If your biscuits are getting too brown, reduce the heat to 330F. and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  • If you have a toaster oven air fryer, bake only one shelf of biscuits at a time, even if you have more shelves you can use. Biscuits won’t cook well if you add the additional shelves.
Side view of a stack of air fryer biscuits.

How To Cook Frozen Biscuits In An Air Fryer

  • Make sure you use parchment paper, cut to fit your air fryer. You can either buy them this way or cut your own.
  • Place the biscuits on the parchment in the air fryer and set your air fryer to 320 F. You’ll want to bake for a total of 10 minutes, flipping your biscuits halfway through. Note that baking times can vary by air fryer, so keep an eye on your biscuits the first time you make them.

How To Cook Canned Biscuits In An Air Fryer

  • Canned (refrigerated) biscuits typically do not require parchment, but here again, it will depend on the dough. Put a biscuit in your air fryer basket or on it’s shelf and see if the dough starts to come through the holes. If not, you can bake without parchment paper.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 330F. if it has that function. Do not skip this step. Do not work the preheat time into your baking time.
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark. Again, baking times can vary by air fryer.

How Long Do You Cook Buttermilk Biscuits In An Air Fryer?

Buttermilk biscuits aren’t any different from other types of biscuits when cooking them in an air fryer. As with any other type of biscuit, it can range from appliance to appliance and from recipe to recipe. However, the general cooking time for air fryer biscuits is about 10 minutes with a flip half way through. Temperatures range from 320F. to 350F.

How To Store Biscuits

You’ll want to store homemade biscuits of any kind in an air-tight container, in the fridge.

Biscuits will typically last about one week in the fridge, and 1-3 days on the countertop.

An uncooked air fryer biscuit next to the rolled out dough.

Can You Freeze Biscuits?

Sure can! You have two options for freezing with this recipe.

  • Freeze the biscuit dough – Make your dough, cut out the biscuits and transfer them to a parchment lined cookie sheet that will fit in your freezer. Freeze them for 2 hours, then transfer to an air-safe container for continued freezing. They will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Freeze the biscuits – Cook your biscuits. Cool them really thoroughly, and then wrap each biscuit tightly in plastic wrap. Then transfer them to an air-tight container. Its critical that prepared biscuits don’t get air on them during freezing because freezer burn will set in really quickly with biscuits. that’s why you want to wrap each one individually before putting them into an air-tight storage container.

How To Reheat Biscuits In An Air Fryer

Reheat from the fridge – Generally speaking, you will want to reheat your biscuits at 300F. This can vary slightly by appliance, but that is your general starting point. Time will vary by size and thickness of your biscuits. But in general, reheat timing is approximately 3-5 minutes.

Reheat from the freezer – You can thaw your frozen biscuits first. We highly recommend this. But if time is of the essence, then simply wrap your biscuits in aluminum foil, and place them in an air fryer that is preheated to 300F. Reheat for about 4-8 minutes.

Three air fryer biscuits stacked up on a white background.

If you need more air fryer cooking times, check out our free, printable, air fryer cookings times chart that gives you room to write in the exact cooking and baking times for your own air fryer!

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Air fryer biscuits stacked on a plate.

Air Fryer Biscuits

Air Fry Master
Delicious biscuits, ready in minutes, straight from your air fryer!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 226 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment (see notes)

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup grated, cold butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast

Instructions
 

  • If your air fryer has a preheat function, preheat to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, soda, powder, and yeast. Cut the shredded, cold butter into the flour mixture and add whipping cream. Knead together until you have a smooth, well combined dough.
    Making the air fryer biscuit dough.
  • Roll dough to a ½ inch thickness.
    Cutting out the biscuits.
  • Cut out biscuits using either a biscuit cutter or an upside down cup.
    Cut out biscuit dough.
  • Place in air fryer and cook for 6 minutes, flipping half way through.
    Air fryer biscuits sitting in the air fryer basket, ready to be baked.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
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