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Air Fryer Biscuits. How to make air fryer biscuits from scratch. An easy to follow and easy to adapt beginners air fryer biscuit recipe that you can use for any occasion.

Whether you call them air fryer biscuits or air fryer dumplings, these delicious homemade air fryer dough balls are perfect for cooking in the air fryer and serving over a warming casserole or stew this winter.

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Air Fryer Biscuits
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Air Fryer Biscuits

Our air fryer biscuits recipe is an update of a 2018 air fryer recipe. We have added extra recipe photos, more tips and overall improved the recipe. We hope you like the updated version!

Those of you that read on a regular basis will know that I live with my family in Portugal. That I spent the first 26 years of my life living in England and the most recent 11 years living in Portugal.

What you might not know is that I also have an American family. Two out of the four aunts on my mothers’ side of the family, married men from the American armed forces and eventually moved over to the US.

This meant that whenever they were visiting us in England when I was growing up there was always an American food influence.

My mum loved it because she got to try food long before it had become popular in England.

I remember her telling me about the first time she had sushi and how when her sister made it for her, it wasn’t in the UK at all.

It also means that I have a better than most knowledge of American Vs UK cuisine and that over the years I have learnt more and more cooking terms.

Especially, since making so many amazing American friends through Recipe This.

I know if I need to, I can call on any of my friends that I have made, and they will tell me what it is on the other side of the ocean.

Air Fryer Biscuits Are A Great Example.

In the UK we would call them savoury scones or dumplings and just like in America love them as part of a hearty meal.

In the US they would be referred to as biscuits, flaky biscuits, or even buttermilk biscuits depending on the final recipe.

The ingredients will also vary slightly, but the end result will be similar. For example, the British version will have a much lower butter count and uses cheese to combine the ingredients together.

When I have tasted them, there is not much difference between the British version and the American cheese biscuits. This is the type of air fryer biscuits that I am going to be showing you how to make today.

If you love air fryer cheese biscuits then these will be perfect for you, just like if you love dumplings over your beef stew you will also love them!

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Can You Air Fry Biscuits?

YES YES YES! Can I shout from the roof tops and say how amazing the air fryer is for cooking delicious homemade biscuits????

They cook them so well and give you a wonderful crunch on the outside and a tender in the dough in the centre.

They are also perfect because while you make stew in your instant pot or slow cooker, your air fryer can be making you warm biscuits to go with it at the same time.

Air Fryer Biscuit Dough

I always start by making my air fryer biscuit dough. The biscuit dough ingredients are thrown into one of my favourite mixing bowls and then I combine the ingredients into a beautiful dough.

The greatest thing of all, is that you can also freeze leftover biscuit dough for later or use them for all kinds of cooking.

Air Fryer Biscuits From Scratch

Air Fryer Biscuits From Scratch

I love baking from scratch and hate to bake from a packet. It is just so much fun baking and making air fryer biscuits from scratch are so easy too.

You can also control what ingredients go into your air fryer biscuits.

For example, if you plan on serving them with a chicken dish you can load up the dough ingredients with tarragon, or parsley if it is with a fish dish.

What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into Air Fryer Biscuits?

Air Fryer Biscuits Ingredients

There are 6 main ingredients that go into air fryer cheese biscuits:

I would recommend before making your air fryer biscuits that you have a good air fryer or an air fryer with a non-stick basket. That is because there are so many cheap brands of air fryers, that are just not very good and air fryers that are not non-stick.

What I do recommend is the Philips Air Fryer XL and these air fryer accessories. They are perfect for getting you started and using in our air fryer cheese biscuits and many other air fryer recipes of ours.

Though, the main air fryer accessory that we are using today in our air fryer, is the air fryer grill pan. It works perfectly when cooking dough or food that you want to secure in place.

Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits

If you would like to make buttermilk biscuits instead of our cheese biscuits, then you just need a simple ingredient swap. Instead of milk you use buttermilk and half the butter quantity.

Air Fryer Biscuits Temperature?

The air fryer biscuits cooking temperature is 180c or 360f. It cooks your biscuits at a medium temperature so that they are not overcooked but still have a wonderful golden glow.

How Long To Air Fry Biscuits?

To air fry biscuits takes JUST 8 minutes. This is based on doing a batch of 4 big ones in the air fryer at once. If your air fryer is small, then do it in more than one batch until you are out of air fryer biscuit dough.

How To Cook Biscuits In An Air Fryer?

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  1. Place into a bowl your flour, butter and any seasonings.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour until you have coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add in your egg, milk and cheese and mix with a fork, then use your hands to form a biscuit dough ball.
  4. Roll out and using biscuit cutters, make into shapes.
  5. Place in the air fryer, cook a batch at a time and then serve.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Biscuits?

Here at Recipe This, we love to have air fryer biscuits, or air fryer dumplings as we call them, over a delicious winter stew or casserole. Here are a few suggestions of what to make with your biscuits for that warming comforting meal:

  • Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew – A comforting winter stew loaded with Guinness just begging for air fryer dumplings to be served on top.
  • Instant Pot Beef Stew & Dumplings – This is the recipe that inspired me to make dumplings or biscuits as you might call them, specifically in the air fryer.
  • Slow Cooker Venison Stew – One of my favourite slow cooker stews, venison cooks perfectly in the slow cooker and is perfect for serving with air fryer biscuits.
Air Fryer Biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuits. How to make air fryer biscuits from scratch. An easy to follow and easy to adapt beginners air fryer biscuit recipe that you can use for any occasion.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8
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Air Fryer Biscuits Recipe Ingredients:


  • Load into a mixing bowl your flour, seasoning and butter. Rub the fat into the flour until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add in cheese, egg and whole milk and mix with a fork to begin with and then use your hands to make a big biscuit dough ball.
  • Flour a clean worktop and using your rolling pin, roll out and then use biscuit cutters to make into biscuit rounds.
  • Load onto your air fryer grill pan, making sure they are not overlapping and cook for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Serve warm over stew.


You can use any brand or type of cheese, just as long as it grates well. We prefer to use cheddar cheese.
You can mix and match the seasonings. I made classic cheese biscuits therefore, I used just salt, pepper, thyme and mustard.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Under the ingredients you will see 2 words highlighted in red. One reads metric and the other reads imperial. If you click either of these the recipe will change to which ever conversions you want to use 🙂

      Hope this helps