Revive your biscuits with flair! Learn the easy way to reheat biscuits using an air fryer. Crispy, warm goodness in a snap!
❤️ Why We Love It
- Using the air fryer only takes a couple of minutes
- Warm, delicious biscuits make any meal taste better
- So many ways to use up leftovers so you save money and time
Never again eat rock-hard, cold biscuits. The air fryer is your special trick to make leftover biscuits taste as if they are freshly baked.
It takes less time than firing up the oven and maintains the perfect texture of the biscuits—soft and flaky on the inside while golden-brown, crisp, and buttery outside. Simple perfection!
🔥 How to Reheat Biscuits in the Air Fryer
There's no denying it. The best way to warm biscuits and make them taste fresh-out-of-the-oven good is in the air fryer. Thankfully, the reheating process is simple:
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. Let it heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Place the biscuits in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Brush the biscuits with melted butter.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on their size.
- Remove a biscuit and test for warmth. If you'd like them a little hotter, place the biscuit back in the basket and heat for 2-4 minutes more.
This method works best with room-temperature biscuits, so if yours are frozen (but cooked) be sure to let them thaw first. As a result, you'll get perfect biscuits with a crisp exterior and beautiful golden brown color.
However, some people prefer their biscuits a little softer—even on the outside. If that's you, follow the directions above with these simple changes:
- Set the biscuits on a large piece of aluminum foil before placing them into the basket.
- After brushing with butter, spritz the biscuits with some water.
- Before closing the air fryer, wrap the foil around and over the top of the biscuits to seal them.
- Reheating this way may take a little longer.
Enclosing the hot biscuits in foil with a bit of moisture will give you softer, more tender biscuits. There's no "right way" to do it—it all depends on how you prefer your biscuits.
🌞 Other Ways to Reheat Biscuits
Using the air fryer provides the best results, but you might not always have one at your disposal. If you're in a pinch, but craving some fluffy buttermilk biscuits, try one of these alternate methods!
- Pro: the quickest way to reheat biscuits
- Pro: a very easy way to reheat biscuits
- Con: dries and hardens the biscuits if you're not careful
- Con: you can only reheat one or two at a time
To avoid a dry biscuit, wrap it with a damp paper towel before heating. Then, stay nearby—it won't take much time at all to warm your biscuit. Start with twenty seconds, adding ten seconds more, if needed, until warm.
- Pro: tender and flaky biscuits
- Pro: you can reheat many at one time
- Con: takes longer to preheat than the air fryer
Many Southern cooks have reheated their homemade biscuits for years using the oven. This method works well, but it does take a little longer.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lay the biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes.
You can brush them with butter beforehand for a crisper exterior or brush them after reheating for a softer texture.
🧑🏻🍳 Baker's notes
⭐ Expert Tip: Reheated biscuits taste best straight out of the air fryer. Only heat up as many as you plan to eat—they don't taste as good reheated twice.
- Don't crowd the biscuits in the air fryer. It's important to leave enough space to encourage hot air circulation around each tasty morsel.
- Homemade biscuits are best stored in an airtight container. Don't put them in the fridge, or they'll dry out more quickly.
- Oops! Forgot about a leftover biscuit, and now it's hard? Don't toss it to the ducks—crunchy biscuits make great homemade breadcrumbs!
It's a great option for many kitchen tasks, but we love it for biscuits because it preserves their perfect texture and takes just minutes.
Sure thing! Cheddar biscuits, buttermilk, homemade, or store-bought, they'll all heat up the same way. The only variable is cooking time, which might change by a few minutes depending on the biscuit size.
Sure, air fryer frozen biscuits taste as good as fresh! As long as the biscuits were cooked (in other words, you're not using raw biscuits), you can follow the directions above. However, they'll take about 10-13 minutes, and you should flip them halfway through.
There are so many great ways to enjoy leftover biscuits!
We like them for brunch with sausage gravy or split in half for egg sandwiches.
They're great with any of your favorite Southern dinner recipes, such as country-fried chicken, Salisbury steak, creamy soups, and noodle casseroles. (Hint: You'll find all these recipes and more on my other blog, Restless Chipotle!)
Of course, you can add fresh strawberries and some whipped cream to make an easy, satisfying dessert treat.
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I love my Cosori Air Fryer! It is easy to clean and handles everything I throw at it from baking yeast rolls to warming biscuits.
Recipes to try
- Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts only take about ten minutes to make. They're light, cinnamon-sweet, and you can reheat 'em again in the air fryer!
- 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are my go-to when I want warm, comforting goodness but don't have much time. Heat up leftovers just like biscuits!
- Vanilla Bean Scones are like the dessert of biscuits when you think about it. Or, maybe, more like a relative. Either way, they're delicious.