These buttermilk biscuits are fluffy and full of delicious buttery flavor. They pair well with homemade biscuits and gravy, or as a side to any dish.
Biscuits totally round outs the meal when you are serving ham, turkey or another meat as the main course. They not only pair perfectly with these foods, but they are also great used in biscuits and gravy.
Surprisingly, you can use your air fryer to make these air fryer buttermilk biscuits.
These air fryer biscuits are soft and moist.
Make sure to fold over the dough a few times to get flaky layers in these air fryer biscuits.
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Chilled butter
- Melted butter
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can always substitute it by adding vinegar or lemon juice to milk. You will want to add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to the measuring cup you are using, then add the milk to the 1 cup mark. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Air Fryer
- Mixing bowl
- Stand mixer with dough hook
- Pastry cutter
- Cutting Board or Pastry mat
How to Make Recipe
These buttermilk biscuits are easy to make and you’ll never go back to store bought after trying these.
Step 1. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to a mixing bowl and combine.
Step 2. Cut the butter into the flour mixture or use your hands to massage the butter into the flour.
Step 3. Using the dough hook, knead the dough on medium speed. Slowly add the buttermilk until a dough ball forms.
Step 4. Lightly dust a cutting board or pastry mat with flour. Flatten the dough out and then fold over – flatten and fold over 3 times then flatten dough to 1 ½ inch thick.
Step 5. Using either a cookie cutter or a wide mouth jar lid cut out the biscuits. Re-knead and flatten the excess dough and cut out more biscuits.
Step 6. Place biscuits into air fryer basket. Brush tops with melted butter and cook at 370°F for 5 minutes then flip and cook for an addition 5 minutes.
Some common questions about making biscuits:
Make sure you are using cold butter and milk and make sure you don’t over knead the dough.
So many delicious ways to use leftover biscuits. Here are some favorites:
* make biscuits & gravy the next morning
* make little meat sandwiches
* top chicken pot pie with the leftover biscuits
* top with strawberries & cream to make biscuit shortcakes
* use them to make breakfast sandwiches with a slice of cheese, ham, and scrambled eggs
These buttermilk biscuits are so great with so many things.
- butter and jam
- butter and honey
- gravy for biscuits & gravy
- mopping up juices from your meal
What to eat with biscuits
- ham and green beans
- pot roast, carrots, & potatoes
- Chicken pot pie or Shepherd’s pie
- fried chicken
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbls chilled butter, diced
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt to a mixing bowl.
- Add diced butter to flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture. If you don't have a pastry cutter, you can use your hands to massage the butter into the flour mixture.
- Using a dough hook, knead the dough on medium speed, slowly adding the buttermilk until the dough ball forms.
- Lightly dust a cutting board, dough mat, or other flat surface with flour and flatten dough, then fold it over. Repeat the flattening of the dough and folding it over 3 times. Roll the dough out to to about 1 ½ inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter or wide mouth mason jar or ring and cut out the biscuits. Re-knead and flatten the excess dough and cut out more biscuits.
- Place biscuits in the air fryer basket. Brush tops with melted butter and cook at 370°F for 5 minutes then flip and cook for 5 more minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1138mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g