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Air Fryer Scones: A Modern Twist on a Classic Treat

Published by: Chef Matty Riedel • Updated: January 25, 2024

Picture this: a crisp morning, a steaming cup of tea, and freshly baked scones wafting through the air. But wait, there’s no oven involved? That’s right! We’re taking the age-old scone recipe and giving it a 21st-century makeover with the magic of the air fryer. Perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside.

Let’s get baking!

Air Fryer Scones Recipe

Air Fryer Scones
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PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 14 minutes
COURSE Cakes and Bakes, Snacks
SERVINGS 8 scones
CALORIES 254 kcal



  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup Whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Dried fruits or nuts, optional


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter and use your fingers to rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and vanilla extract, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1-inch thickness. Using your scone or cookie cutter, cut out the scones.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the scones in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching.
  • Cook for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
Chefs Tips
  • Always use cold butter for flakier scones.
  • Don’t overwork the dough; it can make the scones tough.
  • For a sweeter touch, drizzle with a simple icing made from powdered sugar and milk.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 314mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 387IUCalcium: 121mgIron: 2mg
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Air Fryer Scones: Summing Up

Who knew that the air fryer could be a baker’s best friend? These scones prove that sometimes, the best things come from unexpected places. So, grab your apron, channel your inner baker, and try these. You won’t be disappointed!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Self-Rising Flour?

Yes, but omit the baking powder and salt from the recipe.

How Can I Make These Dairy-Free?

Substitute the milk with almond milk or any non-dairy alternative and use a dairy-free butter substitute

How Long Do These Scones Last

They are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Happy air frying; remember, every day is a good day for a scone!

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