Air Fryer Canned Biscuits

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For a classic breakfast treat that reminds you of home, air fryer canned biscuits are the answer.

Made from a refrigerated can of dough in minutes, these canned biscuits in the air fryer turn out perfectly cooked on the inside and golden brown on the outside.

Butter biscuits can be served with a little melted butter, some sweet jam, or savory with ham and cheese!

golden brown buttered biscuits on white plate on wooden board
Air fryer canned biscuits – so good when hot and fresh!

Recipe Tips

Before you make these canned biscuits in the air fryer, have a quick read through these recipe tips for great results!

  • We don’t usually have an issue with food sticking in the air fryer. If you do, you can spray the top and bottom of the canned biscuits with a little bit of oil.
  • It’s important to not overcrowd the air fryer. This will allow the biscuits to cook and brown evenly.
  • Since every air fryer is different and each kind of canned biscuit is going to be different, you overall cooking time might vary slightly. The biscuits are done when they are golden brown on the outside but – more importantly – the dough is cooked through and flakey on the inside.
  • You can either make the whole can of biscuits (most likely in two batches unless you have a very big air fryer) or freeze leftover dough that you don’t need. Make sure to place the leftover dough into a freezer bag or container before freezing it. The raw biscuits shouldn’t touch each other since you don’t want them to get stuck together.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’d like to see visuals for how to make canned biscuits in the air fryer, you can follow the few process photos below.

In case you just want to see the recipe card without photos, you can skip down to the bottom of this post.

raw canned biscuit dough in black air fryer tray
Place the uncooked biscuits into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait, remove the biscuit dough from the can.

Once the air fryer is hot, add 4-5 biscuits into the air fryer. Place the rest of the biscuits from the can back into the fridge for now.

We don’t usually have a problem with food sticking to the air fryer tray, but if you have problems with your air fryer, you can lightly spray the bottoms of the biscuits with a tiny bit of oil.

Remember to leave some space between the biscuits to allow for growth and even browning.

golden brown biscuits in black air fryer tray flipped with red tongs
Flip the biscuits over.

Cook the biscuits for 4-5 minutes, then flip them over. Cook them for another 3-4 minutes until nicely golden brown all around.

We would recommend using silicone tongs for that so that you don’t accidentally scratch your air fryer.

Cook time can vary slightly depending on the air fryer and the brand of canned biscuits you use.

golden browned biscuits in black air fryer tray on white counter
The biscuits turned out golden brown.

When the biscuits are fully cooked, remove them from the air fryer. You can bake the rest of the biscuits in the air fryer following the times mentioned above.

Alternatively, you can also freeze leftover uncooked biscuit dough in a freezer container if you don’t need it right now (see more on that below).

cooked biscuits on white plate on wooden board
These biscuits are ready for jam!

You can enjoy the biscuits sweet with butter and jam or savory with ham and cheese or gravy, for example.

Storage Tips

Air-fried canned biscuits taste best when they are hot and fresh right out of the air fryer. If you have any leftover cooked biscuits, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge.

They won’t taste as good as when they are fresh, but you can reheat them in the microwave or the air fryer until they are warm again.

If you have any raw, uncooked dough left, you can freeze it for later use. Make sure that the uncooked biscuits don’t touch each other. You don’t want them to get stuck together in the freezer.

Alternatively, you can place them on a plate or cookie sheet and place them into the freezer until hardened. Then you can transfer them to a freezer bag.

Related Recipes

For more delicious air fryer breakfast ideas, you can follow these other recipes:

cooked biscuits on white plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Canned Biscuits

Yield: 5
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Air Fryer Canned Biscuits are so easy to make. These buttery little biscuits - made in minutes - make the perfect addition to breakfast and can be enjoyed sweet or savory!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of biscuits (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait, remove the biscuit dough from the can.
  2. Once the air fryer is hot, add 4-5 biscuits into the air fryer. Place the rest of the biscuits from the can back into the fridge for now. We don't usually have a problem with food sticking to the air fryer tray, but if you have problems with your air fryer, you can lightly spray the bottoms of the biscuits with a tiny bit of oil. Remember to leave some space between the biscuits to allow for growth and even browning.
  3. Cook the biscuits for 4-5 minutes, then flip them over and cook them for another 3-4 minutes until nicely golden brown all around. Cook time can vary slightly depending on the air fryer and the brand of canned biscuits you use.
  4. When the biscuits are fully cooked, remove them from the air fryer and bake the rest of the biscuits in the air fryer following the times mentioned above. Alternatively, you can also freeze leftover uncooked biscuit dough in a freezer container if you don't need it right now.

Notes

  • We use Pillsbury Country biscuits (in Canada) when making canned biscuits in the air fryer. However, any brand of canned and refrigerated biscuits will work. Just keep in mind that larger biscuits will likely need a couple of extra minutes in the air fryer to fully cook through the middle.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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