Air Fryer Homemade Biscuits

Pass the biscuits please! Follow this recipe for 8 minute biscuits. Thats right, you will have traditional style biscuits in as little as 8 minutes using the air fryer convention technique. If you do not have an oven handy, have plans to be on the road or live in a dorm you will definitely enjoy having fresh made biscuits that your grandma would love anytime anywhere. I have worked over time to make a recipe for biscuits that my very traditional southern husband loves to eat. I have tweaked that method a bit to fit the air fryer and it works. In the south making a good biscuit can make you a legend in your own family. Soft filling comfort food that is great served with honey, butter or my kids favorite, with sausage gravy.


About Time 

  • Prep Time  15 mins
  • Cook Time  8 mins
  • Total Time  23 mins


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
    • ¾ cup cold milk whole or reduced fat
    • 8 tbsp cold unsalted-butter
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp salt


      1. Dice the butter into ¼” by ¼” and refrigerate until ready to use.
      2. In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and COLD butter. Use a pastry cutter or your hand to mix until it begins to form coarse crumbs.
      3. Add milk and knead the dough in the bowl for a few minutes. The dough will be sticky at first but once you knead everything it will be fine. If the dough is still sticky add 1 tbsp of flour and knead until it is no longer sticky.
      4. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
      5. Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Pat the dough out to ¾” to 1″ thick. Use a biscuit cutter or glass to shape the biscuits. You should have 9-10 biscuits.
      6. Place the biscuits in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 mintues or until golden brown on top. (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).
      7. Optional: brush melted butter or honey over the top of the biscuits.

        Amount Per Serving

        calories: 275kcal | carbohydrates: 35g | protein: 5g | fat: 13g | saturated fat: 8g | cholesterol: 33mg | sodium: 405mg | potassium: 253mg | fiber: 1g | sugar: 2g | vitamin a: 399iu | calcium: 116mg | iron: 2mg


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