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This simple recipe for air fryer biscuits is the best way to go from frozen to hot, fluffy, delicious perfection in about 15 minutes!

Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits in air fryer

Who doesn’t love hot and fluffy buttermilk biscuits? Whether you’re cooking for a holiday breakfast, weekend brunch, or just because, there’s never a bad time to enjoy these little clouds of goodness. 

And when you’re looking for something easy, these air fryer biscuits are the best way to turn frozen biscuits into golden-on-the-outside, pillowy-soft-on-the-inside perfection in about 15 minutes! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • The easy way to make frozen biscuits in the air fryer
  • Tips for making the best air fryer biscuits
  • How to reheat leftover biscuits that taste just as good as fresh
  • How to make canned biscuits in the air fryer

Biscuits are one of my favorite ways to transform a simple breakfast into a special occasion. Plus, my entire family absolutely loves them! If you’re ever wondering how to get everyone around the table lightning-quick, making some Pillsbury Grands biscuits in the air fryer always does the trick for me.

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

How to Make Air Fryer Biscuits

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Place parchment paper or a liner in your air fryer basket. 

STEP TWO: Add the biscuits to the basket, leaving space between each one so the air circulates around them.

place raw biscuits in air fryer

STEP THREE: Cook the biscuits at 320 degrees F for 8 minutes, flip, and cook for 7-8 more minutes. 

flip Pillsbury biscuits in air fryer

STEP FOUR: Serve with your favorite spreads or toppings. 

golden crispy biscuits in air fryer

Tips for Cooking Frozen Biscuits in the Air Fryer

  • When you place your biscuits in the air fryer, be sure to leave space between each one so the air can properly circulate. My air fryer basket can fit about 6 biscuits at a time without overcrowding.
  • Use a silicone liner or parchment paper round so the air fryer biscuits don’t stick to the basket. The biscuits are still raw and can stick to the holes of the basket when they start to thaw while cooking.
  • Keep in mind that the outside of the biscuit will be brown before the inside is done. Don’t make the mistake of taking them out too early.
  • Flipping the biscuits at the halfway point ensures they cook evenly and get a wonderful, golden crust on all sides.

How Long to Cook Frozen Biscuits in the Air Fryer

For Grands frozen biscuits, I’ve found that 15 minutes is just about the perfect cook time. But make sure you flip them halfway through so they cook nice and evenly. 8 minutes on one side and then 7-8 on the other should do the trick!

serve air fryer biscuits with jam

How to Reheat Biscuits in the Air Fryer

The air fryer is great for warming up biscuits! This goes for leftover frozen biscuits that were cooked in the air fryer as well as biscuits from a restaurant or store. After all, you should never let a KFC or Popeye’s biscuit go to waste!

  1. Place the leftover biscuit in the basket of the air fryer.
  2. Cook at 320 degrees F for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Biscuits

air fryer biscuits on plate

Can I Cook Canned Biscuits in the Air Fryer Instead?

Absolutely! Just keep in mind that unless you have a wide air fryer oven, you will need to cook them in multiple batches. Flipping them is very important to ensure they cook evenly, so I don’t recommend cooking canned biscuits multi-layer style.

I love to use the Pillsbury canned biscuits (not Grands) because the entire can fits in my 5.8QT Cosori all at one time.

Here’s how to make refrigerated Pillsbury canned biscuits in the air fryer:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer, then place the biscuits on top of it. 
  3. Cook for about 7 minutes total, flipping after 5 minutes.
Pillsbury biscuits in air fryer

Can I Make Biscuits From Scratch in the Air Fryer?

You bet! The air fryer is a great alternative to using the oven, which means you can free it up to cook other dishes if necessary or avoid turning it on altogether.

Once you’ve shaped your dough into biscuits and are ready to cook, the process is very similar to making air fryer frozen biscuits.

  1. Place parchment paper or a liner in your air fryer basket. 
  2. Add the raw biscuits to the basket, leaving space between each one so the air circulates around them.
  3. Cook the biscuits at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until the tops are golden. 
  4. Serve with your favorite spreads or toppings. 

Looking for an easy biscuit recipe from scratch? Try out this 3-Ingredient Biscuit recipe and cook it with the above directions instead!

air fryer biscuits with butter

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Yield: 6 servings

Air Fryer Biscuits

Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits in air fryer

Looking for the best way to make frozen Pillsbury biscuits? These air fryer biscuits turn out golden, fluffy, hot, and delicious every time!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Frozen Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees F. 
  2. Place parchment paper or liner in your air fryer basket. 
  3. Place biscuits in the basket, with space between them so the air circulates around them. My basket holds 6 at a time. 
  4. Cook for about 16 minutes, flipping them halfway through. They will be brown before the inside is done. 
  5. Serve with your favorite spreads or toppings.

Notes

How to Reheat Biscuits in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees.
  2. Place the leftover biscuits in the basket and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until warmed.

How to Cook Canned Biscuits in the Air Fryer (Refrigerated and NOT Grands) 

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer and place the biscuits on top of it.
  3. Cook for about 7 minutes, flipping after 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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