These Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits are so quick and easy to make and they come out perfect every single time! Wonderfully fluffy, these traditional biscuits are a great make ahead side.
2 cups Self-rising flour plus ¼ cup for flouring the board and biscuit cutter
3 Tablespoon unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoon shortening cut into small pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted for topping
Add flour, cut butter, and cut shortening and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix in butter and shortening. The flour mixture should still have chunks of butter and shortening that are the size of small peas.
Make a space in the middle of the bowl and pour in the buttermilk. Use a wooden spoon and mix the flour and buttermilk until it is combined and is a soft and sticky dough.
Flour a clean countertop (about 2 Tbsp of flour), marble slab, or large cutting board and pour the dough onto it. Flour your hands and gently knead the dough one or two times until it’s smooth. Pat the dough out into a square that’s about ¾ of an inch thick.
Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter, flour it, and cut out biscuits. You should get about 8 biscuits.
Optional step: Place your biscuits in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to ensure they stay cold.
Place biscuits on an air fryer parchment sheet liners (or a piece of parchment paper cut to fit your air fryer) about 1 inch apart. Place in air fryer basket and air fry on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 – 10 minutes and golden on top. Brush with melted butter and serve.