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Perfectly Fluffy Scones in Your Air Fryer: Quick & Easy Recipe!

Air Fryer Scones are a quick and easy recipe to make in an air fryer. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a small batch of this British classic without turning the oven on.

Read on to learn step-by-step how to cook scones in an air fryer.

Scones in an air fryer

How To Make Air Fryer Scones

Scones only require simple baking staples: self-raising flour, caster sugar, baking powder, unsalted butter and milk.

What You Need:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 120ml milk

Optionally, you can include currants or sultanas for a touch of fruity sweetness.

Making It:

I used the Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer to make these air fryer scones, but they can be made in any model of air fryer.

I have tested over ten different models of air fryers, and although they are similar, some cook quicker than others, so always keep an eye on your food the first time you try an air fryer recipe.

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Step 1

In a large bowl, combine your flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt.

flour sugar baking powder salt in bowl

Add the cubed butter and rub it into the flour using your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

butter in flour for scones

Tip: always ensure your butter is cold.

If you opt for currants or sultanas, now’s the time to mix them in.

add milk to flour

After that, make a well in your mixture, pour in the milk and start combining to form a dough. Remember, handle the dough lightly to keep the scones tender and soft.

mix to dough

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Turn out your dough onto a lightly floured surface.

form soft dough

Roll it out to about 3 or 4 cm thick, and use a round cutter to cut out your scones.

cut out scones

I managed to get 6 scones from this mixture.

Next, line the air fryer basket with some baking paper and add the scones, remembering to leave room for them to expand.

scones in air fryer basket

Brush them with a little milk for a beautiful, golden finish and let them bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180°C until golden brown and well-risen.

air fryer scones and jam

How to Serve Air Fryer Scones

Air fryer scones are perfect with clotted cream and strawberry jam for a classic cream tea. Alternatively, you can enjoy them with butter and a dollop of your favourite preserves for a simple yet satisfying treat.

Can I Use Dried Fruits In Air Fryer Scones?

For a twist, you can add currants, sultanas, raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.

Can I bake these in a conventional oven?

Yes, you can bake scones in an oven. Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C for fan ovens), and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

More Air Fryer Baking Recipes

Do you want to try some more baking recipes in your air fryer?

Try out some of these for inspiration, and let me know how you get on!

Enjoy making these tasty air fryer scones, and even more, enjoy the pleasure of biting into one!

Scones in an air fryer

Air Fryer Scones

Yield: 6 scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Scones are a British classic often enjoyed with some jam and clotted cream! Make a small batch of air fryer scones and remove the need to switch on the oven!


  • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 120ml whole milk + 2 tbsp for the glaze


  1. In a large bowl, combine the self-raising flour, caster sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the chilled, cubed butter to the bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. If using, add the currants or sultanas and mix well.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture. Pour in the milk and mix it quickly with a round-bladed knife to form a soft dough. It will be quite soft and sticky.
  5. Dust a surface with flour and turn out the dough onto it. Knead it very briefly and gently until it's just smooth. Be careful not to over-knead.
  6. Roll out the dough until it's about 3 or 4 cm thick. Use a round cutter to cut out the scones from the dough. I managed to get around 6 scones out of this mixture.
  7. Arrange the scones in the air fryer basket, making sure there's space between them for the scones to expand as they cook. You might have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  8. Brush the tops of the scones with milk.
  9. Air fry the scones at 180°C for about 10 minutes or until they are well-risen and golden brown.


Optionally add some dried fruit - about 100g currants or sultanas

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 539mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g

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