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Air Fryer Canned Biscuits with Refrigerated Dough

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Ever wonder if you can put canned refrigerator biscuits in the air fryer? Well, you definitely can! We love this trick for making biscuits super quick and skipping the oven preheat. Air Fryer Biscuits are perfect for an easy breakfast or weeknight meals when you are in a time crunch! 

Black plate of air fryer canned biscuits. Biscuits are golden brown in color and ready to eat.

Can I Put Biscuits in the Air Fryer?

You sure can! Those canned refrigerated biscuits are perfect for the air fryer. Think Pillsbury Grands Biscuits or Annie’s Flaky Biscuits. We have tried this with buttermilk biscuits as well as a couple of the other varieties. 

How to Make Air Fryer Biscuits 

Step One: prep the air fryer

To make air fryer biscuits you will skip preheating the air fryer. You do NOT need to preheat the air fryer. Preheating the air fryer will make it too hot and could burn or overcook the biscuits. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray so they will easily release.

Step Two: place the biscuits in the air fryer

Then, place the raw biscuit dough on the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave a little room around each biscuit so they can cook evenly and do not stack the biscuits. 

Four biscuit dough in the air fryer basket ready to be cooked.

Step Three: bake biscuits

Then, cook at 330 degrees for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes check the biscuits, depending on the size of your air fryer the biscuits may be done or they may need a few more minutes. Bake until they are cooked through and golden brown. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to cook for a little more or a little less time. Our air fryer is on the smaller side and the biscuits are usually done in 8-10 minutes.

Step Four: bake any additional batches

Also, this will probably take two batches since there are 8 biscuits in a package. The second batch will cook much faster since the air fryer is already hot. If you are able, let the air fryer cool for about 10 minutes before air frying a second batch. 

Air fryer biscuit close up of the inside flaky layers.
Air fryer canned biscuits on a black plate.

Do I need to cook all of the biscuit dough once I open it?

Yes, canned biscuits should all be baked once the package is opening. It is not recommend to store the remaining dough in the refrigerator. 

How do I store leftover cooked biscuits?

Store cooked biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Fresh baked biscuits will not last very long after being cooked.

black plate of air fryer canned biscuits

Air Fryer Canned Biscuits with Refrigerated Dough

Yield: 8 biscuits
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Get perfectly cooked biscuits using your air fryer and save yourself some time! Use these biscuits as a side dish or to make breakfast sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough

Instructions

  1. Do NOT preheat the air fryer.
  2. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray so they will easily release.
  3. Place the raw biscuit dough on the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer. Leave a little room around each biscuit so they can cook evenly and do not stack the biscuits. 
  4. Cook at 330 degrees for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes check the biscuits, depending on the size of your air fryer the biscuits may be done or they may need a few more minutes. Bake until they are cooked through and golden brown. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to cook for a little more or a little less time. Our air fryer is on the smaller side and the biscuits are usually done in 8-10 minutes.
  5. For the second batch, if your air fryer does not hold all 8 biscuits, let the air fryer cool for 10 minutes before cooking a second batch. This will keep the biscuits from burning or cooking too quickly on the outside.

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