air fryer cheese scones recipe

air fryer cheese scones recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

Servings: 8 scones

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • Cooking spray for the air fryer basket


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add Cold Butter:
    • Add the diced cold butter to the dry ingredients. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add Shredded Cheese:
    • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  5. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and Dijon mustard (if using).
  6. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Add Chives (Optional):
    • If using chopped fresh chives, fold them into the dough.
  8. Shape the Dough:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat it into a round about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick.
  9. Cut Out Scones:
    • Use a round cutter to cut out scones from the dough. Avoid twisting the cutter to ensure the scones rise evenly.
  10. Grease Air Fryer Basket:
    • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  11. Air Fry:
    • Place the scones in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the scones are golden brown and cooked through.
  12. Cool:
    • Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly.
  13. Serve:
    • Serve the air fryer cheese scones warm with butter or your favorite spread.
  14. Enjoy Your Air Fryer Cheese Scones!
    • These savory scones are a quick and delicious treat, perfect for breakfast or as a snack.


  • Adjust the cooking time based on your specific air fryer model and wattage.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other herbs or spices to suit your taste preferences.

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