Air fryer buttermilk biscuits give you the tender center and golden, flaky exterior you love without the work of turning on your oven! These simple staples are ready to slather in butter and jam in just 10 minutes.
When you need buttery, steaming biscuits done fast, waiting for the oven to heat and bake frozen biscuits takes forever–or about 30 minutes which just feels like forever.
Instead of heating up your kitchen, take the task to your handy air fryer and be ready to eat in a third of the time.
Can I air fry Pillsbury frozen biscuits?
Yes. Fry your frozen biscuits at 350 for 10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through. This recipe was tested with frozen biscuits that are regular size. If you’re using a larger Pillsbury frozen biscuit like a Grands they would need a few minutes longer.
Are there any substitutions I can make for this recipe?
You can use any flavorless oil here. Lard or butter are all good substitutes for vegetable oil or you can use a vegetable oil spray to grease the bottom of the air fryer. Brushing the tops of the biscuits with butter before air frying will encourage browning.
When you flip the biscuits at the halfway point, you could brush with more butter and sprinkle on garlic powder and herbs or parmesan or cheddar cheese for a “Cheddar Bay Biscuit” style.
Can I use parchment paper in the bottom instead of oil?
It’s not a good idea. Parchment paper blocks the flow of air around your biscuits and will not only change the cooking time but will also inhibit browning.
Can I air fry biscuits in advance and freeze them for later?
Yes. Air fryer biscuits are simple to rewarm. Just let them thaw completely before sticking back in the air fryer for a minute or so to heat up. Since they do cook so quickly from frozen, it may be just as fast to cook them on demand.
Are biscuits best warm or cold?
Biscuits are usually eaten warm or room temperature. We have been known to leave leftover biscuits out on the counter to snack on during the day.
Adjustments for jumbo (Grands) biscuits
We tested this recipe with standard “southern style” frozen biscuits. They are a bit smaller than Grands biscuits.
If you are using Grands, you will probably need to add a few minutes to the cook time. Start with an extra minute on each side and see if they are done in the center. If not, keep cooking in 1 to 2 minute bursts until baked through.
What to serve with biscuits
Biscuits are a great side with so many main dishes. Consider layering them up with these ideas:
- Sausage patties
- Fried eggs
- Canadian bacon
- Country ham
For Lunch or Dinner
- As a side for soups or stews
- Add a fried chicken breast
- Slather in tuna salad
If you want a homemade biscuit to air fry
You can air fry homemade buttermilk biscuits too! If you’re looking for instructions for made-from-scratch biscuits, try these recipes:
- Air fryer all butter buttermilk biscuits
- Air fryer baking powder biscuits
- Homemade air fryer biscuits
Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits
- Air Fryer
- 8 frozen biscuits
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or other flavorless oil
- Brush the bottom of your air fryer basket with vegetable oil.
- Place frozen biscuits into your air fryer basket spaced about ½ in apart to allow enough space for them to expand while cooking.
- Brush the tops of the biscuits with vegetable oil.
- Set your air fryer to 350degrees and cook biscuits for 10 minutes or until tops are golden, flipping them over halfway through.
- Serve the biscuits warm with butter and/or jelly.