Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Scones

Scones have been a staple in British cuisine since the 16th century. Originally made with oats and cooked on a griddle, scones have evolved over time to become a popular breakfast and snack item. The traditional method of baking scones in an oven can take up to 20 minutes, but with the invention of air fryers, it can now be done in half the time.

Air Fried Scones

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: BreakfastCuisine: British
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A delicious and healthier twist on traditional scones made in an air fryer.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add in the cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times.
  • Shape the dough into a 1-inch thick circle and cut into 8 wedges.
  • Place the scones in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the scones.
  • You can use any type of flour for this recipe, such as all-purpose, whole wheat, or gluten-free.
  • Feel free to add in any additional mix-ins, such as dried fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts.

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