Air Fryer Scones

Step into the realm of quick and delightful baking with Air Fryer Scones—a modern twist on the classic treat that brings the warmth and aroma of freshly baked goodness to your kitchen with efficiency and ease. This straightforward recipe ensures that you can enjoy light, flaky scones without the need for a traditional oven, thanks to the magic of the air fryer.

The simple yet essential ingredients—flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cold butter, milk, vanilla extract, and optional raisins or currants—come together to create a dough that encapsulates the essence of homemade scones. The cold, cubed butter is worked into the flour mixture until it reaches a crumbly consistency, resulting in a scone that is rich and tender.

As the scones take shape and are gently placed into the preheated air fryer, the golden magic unfolds. A quick air fry at 350°F yields scones with a beautiful golden exterior and a tender, flaky interior. A brush of beaten egg on the tops adds a touch of golden perfection, creating a visual appeal that matches the delectable taste.

With approximately 230 calories per serving and a well-balanced nutritional profile, these Air Fryer Scones allow you to savor the classic treat without the lengthy baking process. Whether enjoyed with a dollop of clotted cream and jam or simply on their own, these scones are a delightful addition to your baking repertoire, proving that homemade goodness can be achieved effortlessly in the modern kitchen.

Air Fryer Scones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants (optional)
  • Additional flour for dusting
  • 1 beaten egg (for egg wash)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in raisins or currants if desired.
  5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick.
  6. Cut the dough into wedges or use a round cutter to make individual scones.
  7. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Place the scones in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one. Brush the tops with beaten egg for a golden finish.
  9. Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until the scones are golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Allow the scones to cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming recipe makes 8 scones):

  • Calories: ~230 kcal
  • Total Fat: ~11g
    • Saturated Fat: ~7g
    • Unsaturated Fat: ~3g
  • Cholesterol: ~30mg
  • Sodium: ~360mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~30g
    • Dietary Fiber: ~1g
    • Sugars: ~7g
  • Protein: ~3g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and brands used.

These Air Fryer Scones offer a quick and delightful way to enjoy this classic baked treat. Adjust quantities based on personal preferences and dietary needs.

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