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two air fryer biscuits served with pumpkin butter and a cup of coffee
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Air Fryer Biscuits - Instant Pot Biscuits

These Pumpkin Biscuits are full of fall flavor!
Course side, Snack
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword air fryer biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 202kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (272g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted cold butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup (115g) pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup (120mL) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

How To Make Biscuits In the Air Fryer

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400F / 200C.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and butter in a food processor.
  • Add in pumpkin purée, heavy cream, and vanilla extract and pulse until a dough forms.
  • Roll out dough onto a floured surface, cut out biscuits, and brush with milk.
  • Add to the parchment-lined air fryer basket, leaving an inch between each, and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  • Remove them, allow to cool on a wire rack and then serve.

How To Make Pumpkin Biscuits In The Instant Pot

  • Create and mix the dough as in steps 1-3 above.
  • Put the Instant Pot Air Fryer Basket into the Instant Pot and add in some baking parchment.
  • Set the biscuits on top of the parchment paper.
  • Lock the Air Fryer Lid, Select air fryer function, set to 400F / 200C for 17 mins, and press start.
  • Cook until done, at which point they should be golden and cooked through.
  • Open the lid, remove them, and allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • Depending on the number of biscuits you will need to cook these in 2-3 batches.
  • To end up with flaky biscuits you should avoid overworking the dough.
  • Cut straight down and avoid wriggling the cutter to get flaky biscuits.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the cold butter to form a breadcrumb-like texture before adding the wet ingredients.
  • Be sure to brush the tops with milk before cooking to achieve a golden color. 
  • Feel free to top with a cream cheese glaze or a sugar glaze.
  • If cooking in the regular air fryer, turn the biscuits halfway through the cooking time. 
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting out with less cook time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed.

Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers

There are 9 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1898IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg