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Three Buttermilk Drop Biscuits on a plate.

Air Fryer Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Air Fryer Buttermilk Drop Biscuits are buttery and crispy on the outside and have a tender, moist interior. So easy to make in an air fryer.

Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword air fryer, biscuits
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 226 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/3 cups cold buttermilk
  • cooking spray
  • melted butter, optional


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

    Note: I like to stick the bowl with the flour mixture in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before adding the butter.

  2. Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry blender or your fingers until there are no pieces larger than a pea.

  3. Stir in the buttermilk adding just enough to moisten all the flour. Do not overmix.

  4. Stick the bowl in the fridge while you preheat the air fryer.

    Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.

  5. Place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer basket, spray it with cooking spray and use a greased 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop dough and drop it on the parchment paper. You should be able to cook about 5 biscuits at a time.

    Lightly spray tops of biscuits with oil.

  6. Air fry at 400 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes.

    Optional: Brush tops with melted butter.

    Note: Place the bowl of dough in the refrigerator while the first batch of biscuits air fry.

  7. Repeat with second batch of biscuits.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 273IU5%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.