Air Fryer Biscuits are so quick and easy to make and they come out perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside every time! You can make them in 10 minutes in the air fryer and they are gluten free!
These Air Fryer biscuits are such a timeless recipe that everyone loves. Cooking them in the air fryer makes them slightly healthier with much less work and time but they yield the same results as traditional, fluffy cheddar and herb biscuits.
You can make these incredibly delicious and easy biscuits in 10 minutes! Isn’t that crazy? They turned out so crispy and fluffy in the middle, it is really amazing. Who doesn’t love a healthy homemade gluten-free biscuit?
The fact that they are gluten-free (which nobody will ever be able to tell) is just a wonderful bonus of this recipe. You can also make them with regular flour too.
Why you’ll love these air fryer biscuits
- You can make them in 10 minutes!
- Cooking them in the air fryer gives you that perfectly crispy outer layer with a light and fluffy center.
- They are a much healthier version of traditional “Cheddar Bay Biscuits”
- This is a simple biscuit recipe your whole family will love
- They store and reheat great!
Ingredients you will need
- Flour – you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour or regular all-purpose flour in this recipe.
- Baking powder – any type of baking powder will work. If you are making these gluten-free then make sure to use gluten-free baking powder.
- Garlic and parsley – garlic powder and dried parsley give the biscuits great flavor.
- Salt – to enhance all of the flavors
- Egg – you will need one large egg.
- Butter – unsalted butter so you can control the salt.
- Buttermilk – I used regular store-bought buttermilk. You can also make your own by combining 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar (apple cider vinegar or white vinegar) or lemon juice. Mix and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before using.
- Shredded cheddar cheese – good quality shredded cheddar. You can omit this in the recipe but it really takes these homemade biscuits to a whole new level.
How to make biscuits in the air fryer
- Mix up the dry ingredients – Gluten free flour, baking powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and kosher salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients – buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it all together. I have found that a fork works best for mixing this biscuit dough. Then fold in the cheddar cheese, if using.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F .Once it is ready, place an air fryer liner into the air fryer basket and spray it with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Use an ice cream scoop (about 3 tablespoons in size) or you can measure out ¼ cup of the dough and drop it in portions into the air fryer basket. Place the biscuits about 2 inches apart from one another. Spray the biscuits with more cooking spray (I used olive oil spray) and cook them at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove the biscuits from the air fryer, brush them with some melted butter mixed with more garlic powder and parsley and enjoy!
Tips for cooking biscuits in the air fryer
- Make sure you do not stack the biscuits and place them into the air fryer in a single layer so that they cook more evenly.
- Air fryers vary, so you will want to make sure that you check on the biscuits during cooking to ensure they are cooking properly.
- Using an air fryer liner or parchment paper with holes poked in it for venting will ensure that the biscuit dough does not stick to the air fryer.
- If you have an air fryer that does not have an air fryer basket and it has racks then you will want to line the rack with a liner and cook the biscuits on the center rack for the best results. If the biscuits are not cooking evenly then you will want to rotate the rack halfway through cooking.
Get the full list of ingredients and recipe instructions in the recipe card below.
- You can use regular All Purpose Flour if you do not need to keep this recipe gluten-free.
- These air fryer biscuits can be made without cheese. If you do omit the cheese then add in 1 extra tablespoon of buttermilk so that the biscuit dough does not get dry.
- Heavy cream or whole milk will work in place of the buttermilk. If you choose not to use buttermilk then you will need to add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the wet ingredients.
- To make your own buttermilk you can add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Stir it together and let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes. It will end up curdling slightly at the top and you can just stir it before adding it to the recipe.
How long will these easy air fryer biscuits keep?
Once you have cooked the biscuits and allowed them to cool completely, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for up to 2 days.
How do you reheat biscuits?
To reheat these biscuits you can simply reheat them right in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.
You can also reheat them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. They will not be as crispy on the outside but they will still turn out fluffy and delicious.
Can you bake these homemade biscuits in the oven?
These air fryer biscuits cook perfectly and quickly in the air fryer but you can also bake them in the oven. Just drop the biscuit dough as directed onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake the biscuits in the oven at 450 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Remove them and brush them with the melted herb, garlic butter and enjoy!
These healthy biscuits go great with so many things. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Serve them with some delicious soup like this Lemony Lentil Soup, this Creamy Tomato Soup or this Curry Butternut Squash Soup.
- Have some of these air fryer biscuits alongside some yummy chili like this Healthy Pumpkin Chili or this Healthy Turkey Chili.
- Serve them with a hearty salad like this Chopped Kale Salad or this Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad.
- Make sure to use gluten-free flour that contains xanthan gum. Bob’s Red Mill One To One Flour or King Arthur’s Measure for Measure flours are the ones I used to test this recipe.
- Do not over-mix the biscuit dough. I found that using a fork to mix the dough helped incorporate all of the ingredients without needing to overmix it.
- Use an ice cream scoop or a small measuring cup (¼ cup) to evenly measure the biscuits when you bake them so they cook at the same time.
- Brush the biscuits with the melted herb, and garlic butter immediately after they are done cooking so the butter really sticks to them and makes them extra delicious.
- Gluten-free flours like almond flour, chickpea flour or coconut flour did not work in this recipe.
- You will want to use a parchment paper air fryer liner or a piece of parchment paper cut to fit your air fryer with holes poked in it for venting. This will help the biscuits not to stick to the air fryer basket and make for easier cleanup.
More quick and easy air fryer recipes to try:
- Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Breast
- 3 Ingredient Air Fryer Bagels – Gluten Free
- Crispy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
- Gluten-Free Air Fryer Falafel
- 15 Minute Crispy Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast