Freshly baked Air Fryer Frozen Biscuits are an easy and delicious treat! Use Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake frozen Grands biscuits and you can have piping hot fluffy air fryer biscuits on the table in less than 15 minutes.
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I love making homemade biscuits on weekends. I usually make them from scratch and they disappear in minutes as soon as I put them out!
But as delicious as they are, they’re time-consuming to make from scratch. When I’m pressed for time, I like to use this easy recipe for perfect biscuits.
Fluffy biscuits cooked in the air fryer are a game-changer for busy households looking for a quick, easy, and delicious breakfast.
In just minutes, you can enjoy golden-brown, flaky biscuits that taste almost as good as if they were freshly baked.
One of the best things about using an air fryer is how quickly you can bake the biscuits. The hot air circulates all around the biscuits, cooking them evenly and giving them a crispy exterior that’s so satisfying to bite into.
Serve air-fried biscuits with honey or jam. You could also serve them with sausage gravy for a classic Southern-style breakfast.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Frozen Biscuits
Not all recipes require preheating. For this frozen biscuits air fryer recipe, I recommend that you preheat the air fryer. This allows the biscuits to rise properly.
There’s no need to defrost the biscuit dough. Keep it frozen until you’re ready to cook it.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Place the frozen biscuits in your air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave a little bit of space between them to allow the hot air to circulate.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may be able to fit 5 to 6 biscuits in the basket. If you need to cook more, air fry them in batches.
For oven style air fryers, cook the biscuits on the middle rack only because the biscuits may cook unevenly if distributed on multiple racks.
If you want to take your air fried frozen biscuits to the next level, here are some ideas:
- I like to brush the outside of the biscuits with melted butter 2 minutes before the cooking time is up.
- After brushing butter, you could sprinkle the biscuits with a blend of herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, sage, or rosemary to give them a delicious flavor boost.
- If you’re more partial to sweets, frozen biscuits are delicious if you sprinkle them with some cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Cook breaded chicken breast or chicken tenders and make a breakfast sandwich with these biscuits.
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make frozen biscuits in the air fryer, monitor and check on them 2-3 minutes before the cooking time is up.
They should be crispy and golden brown on the outside and flaky and fluffy on the inside. Adjust the recipe as needed in the future.
I usually have no issues with sticking. However, every air fryer is different. If you’re having issues, it may be a good idea to spray a little oil in the air fryer basket to prevent the biscuits from sticking to the bottom. Don’t use canned nonstick cooking spray.
Cook frozen biscuits cook in about 11 to 12 minutes.
I used frozen Pillsbury grands buttermilk biscuits for this recipe since they are the most easily available. You can use any brand like Mary B’s or generic store brands. If you’re using another brand, you might need to adjust the cooking time and temperature.
This recipe was tested using a basket style air fryer (Cosori). Different air fryers may require a few extra minutes or a bit less time.
If the biscuits are still raw, turn them over again, and air fry them for an additional couple of minutes. If you’re using aluminum foil or parchment paper, there could be reduced circulation of air. Make sure you poke a few holes into the parchment or foil.
How to Cook Frozen Biscuits in the Air Fryer – Pillsbury Grands
- Place frozen biscuits in the air fryer basket (I use ½ bag of frozen biscuits)
- Air fry biscuits till golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking.
- Brush the biscuits with melted butter 2 minutes before the time’s up.
- Transfer the cooked biscuits to a serving platter and serve right away.
See the recipe card below on how to air fry frozen biscuits
Frozen Biscuits in Air Fryer
Air Fryer Instructions
- Place the empty air fryer basket in the air fryer and preheat at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes. **
- Lightly spray the basket with oil.
- Add the biscuits to the air fryer in a single layer, without overcrowding.
- Air fry for 12 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn the biscuits at the halfway mark (at 6 minutes). Brush melted butter on the biscuits about 2 minutes before taking them out.
- Transfer the biscuits to a serving platter and serve immediately.
- * Pillsbury Grands frozen biscuits were used in this recipe. However, the same timings can be used for different brands. Nutrition information is for Pillsbury frozen biscuits.
- Keep the biscuits frozen until you’re ready to air fry.
- Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make this recipe, monitor the biscuits and adjust the air frying time as needed. You may need to flip them halfway through the cook time.
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