Homemade buttermilk biscuits are amazing, but if you lack the time, patience, or skill to make perfect biscuits from scratch, this air fryer biscuits recipe is your fix. It uses refrigerated canned biscuits to save you the hassle of making your biscuit dough from scratch and requires about 10 minutes of cook time. In this post, I share how to make Pillsbury grand biscuits in the air fryer, plus a simple whipped honey butter recipe that your whole family will love.
Why Make This?
- Easy Side Dish for Weeknight Dinners: This air fryer biscuit recipe requires basic cooking skills. It uses ready-made biscuits, and the whipped honey butter is easy to make.
- For busy folks: Get golden brown biscuits with buttery flaky layers without the extra steps of making homemade biscuits in your air fryer. Plus, using the air fryer method saves time compared to a traditional conventional oven
Air Fryer Canned Biscuits
- Refrigerated Biscuits: You need one can of biscuits. This recipe was tested with Immaculate Baking Organic Flaky biscuits, Pillsbury flaky biscuits, and Pillsbury Grands biscuits. Feel free to use different brands that are similar to the ones mentioned.
- Olive Oil Spray: Cooking spray is optional for lightly spraying the tops of the biscuits
You can enjoy Pillsbury grands biscuits in the air fryer as is or elevate them a bit with melted butter like the honey butter.
- Butter: I use room temperature butter that is salted.
- Milk: Optional
How To Make Pillsbury Grands Biscuits in an Air Fryer
- Add the biscuits to your air fryer basket. Ensure that the biscuits have space and are in a single layer so that the hot air can circulate.
- Lightly spray the tops of the biscuits with oil or brush them with melted butter. Air fry the biscuits at 330 degrees for 10 minutes (flip at the halfway mark).
- Optional: Add butter, milk, and honey to a large mixing bowl.
- Optional: Use a hand mixer to whip the butter until incorporated. Serve the biscuits with whipped honey butter.
Recipe Tips & FAQs
- Parchment paper is optional, as it’s only used to lessen the mess on the air fryer basket.
- Cook the biscuits in two batches if your air fryer is small. Oven-style air fryers tend to allow you to cook them all in one batch.
- You can brush the tops of the hot biscuits with extra melted butter before serving them for a more buttery finish.
Using Frozen Biscuits
If you use frozen biscuits, adjust the cooking time by 2-3 minutes since they’ll take additional time to thaw as they cook.
For best results, I recommend using refrigerated canned biscuits, as I’ve found that frozen biscuits tend to taste more dense.
Store leftover cooked biscuits in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Generally, though, there’s just enough in the can so that there aren’t any leftover biscuits the next day!
As recommended on the packaging, you should cook all of the biscuits and store them cooked. Do not, as an example, add uncooked biscuit dough to a freezer bag and freeze it for later.
Adjusting the Cook Time
Adjust the cook time depending on the size of your biscuits: Pillsbury Grands are jumbo biscuits. If you have smaller biscuits, they will need to cook less.
Simply, open your air fryer and start to check on them around the 8 minute mark.
Yes. It’s faster than the traditional oven, and the results are equally amazing.
Sure. This air fryer biscuits recipe uses Pillsbury Grands biscuits. You can also use Pillsbury flaky biscuits. These work well for this recipe, but also for the trending air fryer donut hole recipes that include cinnamon sugar.
They turn out perfectly —golden brown with flakey layers.
Yes. I use canned biscuits for this recipe.
More Southern Style Easy Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Ham
- Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Livers
- Air Fryer Fried Wings
- Air Fryer Mac and Cheese
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Air Fryer Biscuits
Air Fryer Canned Biscuits with Homemade Whipped Honey Butter
- 1 can Flaky Refrigerated Biscuits usually makes 8 biscuits, This one uses Immaculate Baking Organic Biscuits, Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits, or Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- Olive Oil Spray optional for lightly spraying the tops of the biscuits
Whipped Honey Butter
- 1/4 cup Butter softened and salted
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 tbsp Milk optional, to make the honey butter smoother
Air Fryer Canned Biscuits
- Add the biscuits to your air fryer. Ensure that they have space (this might mean working in 2 batches if your air fryer is small).
- Lightly spray the tops of the biscuits with oil.
- Air fry the biscuits at 330 degrees for 10 minutes, flip halfway through.
Whipped Honey Butter
- Add the butter, milk, and honey to a large mixing bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to whip the butter until incorporated
- Serve the biscuits with the whipped honey butter.