Best Air Fryer Scone Recipe

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Scones are normally made with wheat flour, oatmeal by baking through the particular recipe. Traditionally, the scones are coated with egg wash as a glazing ingredient. That also adds up the taste to the delicious scones.

Scones were initially known as the Scottish quick bread. One afternoon, the Duchess of Bedford, asked for sweetbreads with evening tea. The order was complied with serving the scones to Anna.

Most people confuse between the biscuits and scones as they both include almost similar ingredients, but a deeper insight tells us that the scones are something else than the biscuits as the ratio and mix-ins are different between the two. Most of the southern biscuits are made by including buttermilk in the recipe that makes them more acidic and fat-containing intake. On the other hand, scones are made of more dense ingredients to form a crumbly, and tough shape. The eggs and creams are involved in the cooking instead of buttermilk.

Best Air Fryer Scone Recipe (Slightly sweetened)

On the nutrition chart, a 100 grams serving of scones, may contain up to 353 calories as well it is enriched with 16 grams of total fat and about 580 milligrams of sodium. The same serving further contains potassium up to 121 milligrams while the 45 grams of carbohydrates are contained therein, which is approximately 15 percent of the daily value.

If you are not sure how to eat your scones, let us introduce you to the most popular way of eating scones. It is the Cornish method in which you need to split the scone into two pieces and then spread the strawberry jam all over. As a final topping, the clotted cream is added over the jam.

How to cook the best air fryer scone

The recipe we have selected for your interest is sufficient for 6 people and it takes around 15 to 18 minutes for the whole process including preparation and cooking time. Cooking the air fryer scone with this recipe may contain approximately 220 calories.

This is not a very expensive recipe as you do not need a lot of ingredients to make the scone this way. Adding your favorite flavor to the scone depends upon your taste. You add the flavoring variables accordingly.


  • 28 grams of granulated sugar
  • 50 grams of butter (Cubed)
  • 225 grams of flour
  • Olive oil (Extra virgin)
  • Beaten Egg
  • 60 ml milk

The above-listed ingredients are the necessary items for the recipe. In addition to these, a few more ingredients can be added optionally to add or enhance a particular flavor. Removing these optional ingredients does not affect the main recipe. These flavoring ingredients are as followed;

  • Strawberry jam
  • Squirty cream
  • Strawberries (Fresh or frozen)


Without any further delay, let’s proceed with the cooking method. Once you have marked the ingredients checklist, the first thing you need to do is to add the flour and sugar to a shallow bowl and mix them well. Further, add the butter and get ready for a little effort. What you need to do is to mix the butter cubes with the powdered content to the level that it turns into coarse breadcrumbs like thing.

Now, gradually add the milk as much as is sufficient to convert the content into a soft dough. The prescribed quantity will be enough for the job.

Take a kitchen worktop and pour some flour on it. Start rolling the dough over it until it gets the required thickness that is at least 1.5 cm. If the dough gets thinner than that, your scones will not get the appropriate size from it.

It’s time to start cutting the scones from the dough. The pros can do this job with their hand but we recommend using the scone cutter so that you can have an identical shape and size which looks beautiful while serving.

Open the air fryer and spray its basket with the cooking oil you have. Do not apply a thick layer of oil on the basket, there should be slight lubrication and nothing else.

Take the scones to the air fryer basket and then rub the egg wash all around the top and sides of the scones. You can use the brush for an even application.

The required temperature is 360°F and you need to cook the scones at this temperature for about five minutes. Once the time is up, lower down the temperature to 320°F and cook for another couple of minutes.

Here are your delicious scones with a crumbly texture, ready to be served immediately.


Dice the fresh strawberries into slices and serve with yummy scones. You can also chop the strawberries into small particles to garnish the scones. Similarly, you can use either the squirty cream or your favorite jam for pasting or dipping purposes.

Health Benefits

Air fryer scones contain easily digestible carbohydrates, which makes them the perfect food when your stomach is not ready to work hard. You can intake the daily value of required calories by adding the appropriate cream options with the scones intake.

Possible Health Risks

Besides the cooking convenience and their incredible taste, the scones are not something you can eat as a first course. The scones lack the fiber that can trigger the appetite and drive you to intake additional food than your regular diet. That is not a problem for many of us but for those who are weight conscious, eating an increased quantity of food is not a good idea that can lead toward weight gain.

Moreover, the sugar level which a scone contains may vary according to the ingredients and nature of fruits, or jams you use along. We suggest you have a look at the calories chart before deciding what to serve with the yummy scones.

Final Thoughts

The best serving of scones is an immediate serving. The scones are best to eat when they are warm. You can reheat the leftover for later use. Through the evening tea, sandwiches are the example of the first course while the scones are known as a perfect second course that you can enjoy after the sandwiches but before the sweet options.