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Air Fryer Biscuits are such a treat, whether you are serving them as a side dish, or serving eating air fryer biscuits gravy. Buttermilk Biscuits are so simple to make.

Light, fluffy homemade biscuits that take no time to cook to golden perfection. You can make these homemade biscuits and then make this Air Fryer McDonald’s Copy Cat Egg McMuffin.

You will be so glad you did!

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3 stacked homemade air fryer biscuits with a colored floral cloth napkin under them

How To Make Air Fryer Biscuits

Now I don’t hate canned biscuits, they have their job when you are in a huge time crunch. But, nothing beats a warm fresh biscuit that you can add a dollop of butter or spread on some jelly or jam. This is something I grew up eating and still love today. 

Air Fryer Biscuit Recipe

Instead of the traditional route to making biscuits in the oven, I reached for the Air Fryer. It gives you that golden brown texture on the outside of the biscuit with a flaky and warm center. Trust me, this recipe is worth trying. 

3 Air fryer biscuits on stacked plates with a floral cloth napkin underneath

Are Buttermilk Biscuits The Same As Scones 

Crazy as it sounds this is a valid question. One of the biggest differences between the two recipes is scones have eggs in ingredients and biscuits do not. Then a lot of times the scones will be mixed with herbs, fruit, or topped with a glaze. But, in a sense, the base of the recipe can be similar. 

How Do You Store Air Fryer Biscuits 

Allow your biscuits to fully cool, and then transfer them to an airtight container or sealable bag. Then tuck your biscuits in the fridge for up to one week. Or if you want to keep them on the counter they will last 2-3 days tops. I find that storing in the fridge offers a longer shelf life, and prevents less waste. 

Can you air fry frozen biscuits?

Preheat your Air Fryer to 320, for 5 mins. Put the frozen biscuits in the air fryer basket, or rack for 4 minutes on 1 side, then flip and cook the biscuits an additional 6 minutes on the other side.

Close up of the top of air fryer biscuits

Why Won’t My Air Fryer Biscuits Rise 

For best results, ensure that you are using cold butter every single time and that your baking powder is still good. A lot of times baking powder can go bad and you will add it to a recipe and find your dish falls flat, and this is the last thing we want with the biscuits. 

How to Know If Baking Powder Is Still Good

To know if your baking powder is still good, you simply take a teaspoon and pour it into a bowl that is oven safe. Then boil water, and pour about 1/4 cup of water onto the baking powder. If it begins to bubble and fizz, the powder is still good. If not, it is time to buy new. 

Top side close up of air fryer buttermilk biscuits

Best Way To Reheat Air Fryer Biscuits 

If you want fluffy biscuits like when you first cooked them, place them evenly in the AF basket or Air Fryer oven rack in a single layer. Toss in the Air Fryer oven at 300 degrees and heat until the biscuits are fully warmed up. If you find the oven is over-cooking the outside of the biscuits, make a tent out of aluminum foil and place it over the biscuits to prevent further browning. 

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Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits
Yield: 10

Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Air Fryer Biscuits are a quick and easy way to make a classic recipe with a fraction of the cooking time. These buttermilk biscuits are great stand-alone or even as a side to your favorite soup or salad!


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk


  1. Sift the 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt into a mixing bowl. 
  2. With a pastry cutter, work the cold butter into the flour until the pieces of butter are pea-sized. 
  3. Add in buttermilk and, stir until the milk and flour come together to form a dough.
  4. Don't over mix.
  5. Set the temperature of your Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  6. On a floured surface, place the dough on top of the flour.
  7. Use your hands to press the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.
  8. Using a cup or biscuit cutter dusted with flour, cut out 10 dough rounds.
  9. Press straight down when cutting the dough with a twisting motion to prevent the dough from rising.
  10. Spray the pan with a little bit of nonstick cooking spray.
  11. Arrange the biscuits in a pan that fits into your fryer, in a single layer, and brush with the melted butter.
  12. Place the biscuit dough in your Air Fryer and close.
  13. Set the timer to 8 minutes, and continue air frying the biscuits until they are golden brown.
  14. Remove from the Air Fryer and serve and brush the tops of the biscuits with butter.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 153Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 260mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

This biscuit recipe looks absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, I’ll have to monitor my Air Fryer closely the first time since it’s locked at 228 °C (442 °F). However, I do benefit from a rotating mesh basket. What’s a few minutes in one's life for an opportunity to taste those biscuits of yours. Great site, btw! 👍😊

Susie Pedersen

Friday 15th of November 2019

I made these air fryer Buttermilk biscuits just as instructed - they were DELICIOUS!! Flaky, tender and easy - I used a parchment insert to bake mine because I didn't have a pan that fit but it worked perfectly! This morning we had leftover biscuits with lemon curd 😊 if you want the recipe I'd gladly share💕 Thanks again❣


Thursday 29th of August 2019

I am definitely making these!

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