How to Cook Air Fryer Canned Biscuits (Refrigerated Biscuits)
Wow, these are good and crispy! If you like making canned biscuits crispy and flaky, then the air fryer method is perfect! The hot circulating air cooks the biscuits wonderfully and gives a nice crispy texture. To make sure they cook all the way through, you might have to flip them, depending the air fryer style that you have. Wonder why air fried canned biscuits are raw when cooked in the air fryer? It’s because the temperature was too hot/high and you might have to flip them depending on your style of air fryer. Below are our tips and tricks to make sure they cook all the way through with two different styles of air fryers.
Video: Canned Biscuits in the Air Fryer
Canned Biscuits in Air Fryer Basket Style: Single Layer is Best
The basket style air fryer allows you to cook them all in one layer. So they will all cook evenly and you just need to flip them if needed to make sure they cook on both sides. For most of our basket style tests, we didn’t even need to flip them and they cooked perfectly.
Refrigerated Canned Biscuits in Oven Style Air Fryer: Two Layers
For the oven style air fryers with multiple trays, try to cook them in one layer at a time. Cook just one rack at a time by using the middle rack position so that they cook more evenly. You still might have to flip them. If you have a small air fryer, you will have to cook them in batches. Or you had store them in the fridge for up to a day raw, then cook them the next day.
- If you cook two or three racks at a time, the bottom racks farthest away from the heating element will cook slower and raw.
- The top rack closest to the heating element will cook too hot and you’ll burn the outside before the inside cooks.
- So we suggest when it comes to the oven style, cook one tray at a time in the middle position. Then cook the rest of the biscuits in batches.
- If you want to cook two racks at a time, then you must rotate the racks during cooking and still flip the biscuits. It’ll work, but we found they still didn’t rise as much as cooking in a single layer. Below are the photos to illustrate our point.
Problems with cooking canned refrigerated biscuits in Air Fryers
Like we mentioned before, try to cook one layer at the time. Problems with the biscuits not cooking all the way through is because you’re cooking them too hot or not hot enough. The hot circulating fan at the top can burn the tops of the biscuits before they’re cooked all the way though. Also, different air fryers cook at different intensities, so you’ll have to adjust accordingly based on your air fryer. When in doubt, TEST COOK 2 biscuits first. Then you’ll know what temperature works best for your brand of biscuits and style of air fryer.
Canned Refrigerated Biscuits in Air Fryer
- 1 can refrigerated biscuits
- oil spray
- Spray the air fryer basket or racks with oil to keep the biscuits from sticking. We don’t suggest using parchment paper underneath because you want maximum air flow under the biscuits to help them cook all the way though. The parchment paper prevents maximum air flow under the biscuits.
- Lay biscuits in single layer of air fryer basket or racks. Make sure to space them out so they aren't touching & have room to rise & expand.
For Grand or Large Biscuits (Homemade Buttermilk Style and Flaky Layers style):
- Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for about 6-7 minutes. Gently wiggle the biscuits to loosen from the baskets.
- Continue to Air Fry for another 1-3 minutes, or until they are crispy brown and cooked through. You can also flip the biscuits to finish off during the last 1-3 minutes of air frying (they won't be as pretty, but is neccesary in some air fryers).
For Smaller Size Biscuits (Homemade Buttermilk Style and Flaky Layers Style):
- Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for 5 minutes. Flip the biscuits and air fry for another 2-4 minutes, or until they are crispy brown and cooked through.