Air Fryer frozen biscuits are totally possible to air fry. Yes, believe it! If you want tender, fluffy warm biscuits then the air fryer method is perfect! The hot circulating air cooks the frozen biscuits and they turn out great.

Air Fryer Frozen Grand Biscuits that's Air Fried in a basket

Air Fryer Frozen Biscuits (Grands)

In order to ensure the rock-hard frozen biscuits cook all the way through, you should flip them. And you will have to rotate the racks for oven style air fryers (more details below). Wonder why air fried frozen biscuits are raw when cooked in the air fryer? It’s because the temperature was too hot/high. You have to cook them at slightly lower temperature than the canned refrigerated biscuits.  Below are our tips and tricks to make sure they cook all the way through with two different styles of air fryers.

Frozen Grands biscuits spread in even layer in air fryer basket

Video: Frozen Biscuits in the Air Fryer

How to Cook Frozen Grands Biscuits in Basket Style Air Fryer

If you have a basket style air fryer, you to cook the frozen biscuits all in one layer. So they will all cook evenly and you just need to flip them to make sure they cook on both sides. For most of our basket style tests, we did find that flipping them was much better. The biscuits cooked more evenly when flipped halfway through cooking.

Tips for Frozen Biscuits in Oven Style Air Fryer: Two Layers

Yes, you can cook frozen biscuits straight from the freezer in oven style models. For the oven style air fryers with multiple racks or 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 need to flip them. Here’s more tips we figured out during our recipe testing:

  • Air frying frozen biscuits on multiple racks: If you cook two or three racks at a time, the bottom racks farthest away from the heating element will cook slower and raw.
  • 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.
  • The top rack closest to the heating element will cook too hot and you’ll burn the outside before the inside cooks.
  • When it comes to the oven style models, cook one tray at a time in the middle position. Then cook the rest of the biscuits in batches.
  • FROZEN Pillsbury Grands Biscuits in the Air Fryer is the most popular brand. But other brands on the market also work with our technique and time.
  • Pro-Tip: here’s our favorite tools to help make air frying easier:
Evo Oil Sprayer
Evo Oil Sprayer

We LOVE Evo Oil Sprayers. Not the prettiest, but they’re functional and spritz oil great! They don’t clog up like many others we’ve bought. There’s different styles, but all seem to have the same great spray head. Works great for grilling!

8.5" Square Blue Silicone Mat
Perforated Silicone Mat

There are Square Mats & Round Mats. These perforated non-stick silicone mats are used to cook food in your air fryer or steamer to minimize sticking. Holes allow hot circulating air to cook the food & keeps the food from sticking.

Perforated Parchment Paper
Perforated Parchment Paper

Parchment sheets are great for your air fryer or bamboo steamer (food tends to stick most on wire basket or tray). Choose from different sizes, shapes, white and brown (unbleached). Holes allow air to cook food evenly.

This photo illustrates cooking the biscuits in oven style air fryers. Remember, our time and temp below is for FROZEN BISCUITS. If you want to cook CANNED BISCUITS, then the technique and suggestions are here.

Oven Style Air Fryer Refrigerated Biscuit Dough step by step photos

Potential problems

  • Problems with the frozen biscuits not cooking all the way through is because you’re cooking them too hot or not hot enough. Like we mentioned before, try to cook one layer at the time. 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 frozen biscuits first. Then you’ll know what temperature works best for your brand of biscuits and style of air fryer.
  • See recipe below for recipe details.

Are they still doughy or raw in the middle?

This could potentially happen if your air fryer cooks hotter than our test kitchen models. If the biscuits are still slightly doughy in the middle, leave them in the turned-off air fryer for about 2-3 minutes to continue cooking in the residual heat.

Air Fryer Frozen Grand Biscuits that's Air Fried |

Frozen Grands Biscuits in Air Fryer

Air Fryer cooking times will vary a lot depending on your size and style of air fryer. Timing will also vary depending on the type of frozen biscuits you are cooking. Check the biscuits after the first 6 minutes to make sure it’s cooked to your preferred texture. After cooking in your specific air fryer, you’ll know what time and temp works best for the biscuits.
We suggest cooking them slightly “crisper” or more golden brown on on the outside to make sure the biscuits are cooked all the way through.
Cook in only a single layer with space between the biscuits. Cook in batches if needed. For subsequent batches, if your air fryer is already heated, the biscuits may cook a few minutes quicker.
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  • 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. Cook in batches if needed.
    Spray the tops of the biscuits to give them a more golden top when they air fry.
  • Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for 10 minutes. Gently wiggle the biscuits to loosen from the baskets. Flip the biscuits over.
    Continue to Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for another 8-12 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. If they're still slightly doughy in the middle, leave them in the turned-off air fryer for about 2-3 minutes to continue cooking in the residual heat.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


Nutrition Information

Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 551mg, Sugar: 2g

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