Air Fryer Blueberry Scones: Fruity Breakfast Delight!

Scones are such a versatile baked good. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, high tea, and an afternoon snack. Pair them with coffee, tea, cocoa, mimosas, or juice. They come in so many great flavor options, but in the summer, I love these air fryer blueberry scones.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe is so easy to make (even for beginner bakers)! Just mix everything together and your air fryer bakes up beautiful scones in under 15 minutes.

Not only is it faster than the oven, but it will heat your house up far less. Scones all summer!

I’m using beautiful fresh blueberries with a kiss of lemon for flavoring, but the great thing about scones is that all sorts of flavors are good! Try my Bacon Cheddar Scones for a savory option, or perhaps some Raspberry Orange Scones for a different fruit pairing?

blueberry scones stacked up on a plate

What You’ll Need: Ingredients

ingredients to make air fryer blueberry scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter (unsalted)
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ¾ fresh or frozen blueberries

For the Topping (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp demerara sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp milk

For the Lemon Icing (optional):

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • The all purpose flour may be swapped for self rising flour (omit the baking powder) or whole wheat flour for a healthier option
  • Feel free to swap in almond milk if you need a dairy milk alternative
  • The lemon zest may be traded for orange or lime zest, or omitted altogether if you’d like plain blueberry
  • For vanilla icing instead of lemon, use 1 Tbsp milk and ½ tsp vanilla extract in place of the lemon juice

How to Cook Blueberry Scones in the Air Fryer

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
combine dry ingredients in a bowl
  1. Cut the butter into cubes, then mix into the dry ingredients by hand until coarse crumbs form (the heat from your hands helps this process)
add butter and hand mix until crumbs form
  1. Add the egg and milk, stirring to thoroughly combine
stir in eggs and milk to combine
  1. Fold in the lemon zest and blueberries, gently kneading a bit if needed to get the dough together
fold in lemon zest and blueberries
  1. Flour your work surface and then pop the dough out on it. Pat it into a flat circle about 1” thick (it doesn’t need to be entirely precise)
pat dough into 1 inch thick circle
  1. (Optional) Brush the top of the dough with the remaining 1 Tbsp milk. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp demerara sugar over the top of it, pressing down slightly so it sticks
brush the top of the scone with milk and press in sugar
  1. Cut the dough into 8 even pie wedge shaped pieces
cut dough into even wedge pieces
  1. Place the scones into your air fryer basket in a single layer, allowing some air space between them for expansion (use parchment or nonstick foil for easy cleanup)
place scones in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 10-12 minutes at 350°F, or until scones are golden brown
  2. While scones are baking, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl for the glaze
combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl to make a glaze
  1. Remove the scones from the air fryer and cool on a wire rack
let scones cool on a wire rack
  1. Drizzle glaze over top of scones and serve
drizzle icing over scones
overhead view of air fryer blueberry scones on a plate with fresh fruit

What to Serve With Blueberry Scones

  • Fruit Jam
  • Lemon curd
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Fresh fruits
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Honey glazed ham
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Candied bacon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Mimosas
  • Lemonade

There are a variety of great ideas for what to serve with blueberry scones. Whether you’re enjoying breakfast, brunch, or just a simple treat with your drink, they’re all delicious options!

Try these air fryer blueberry scones topped with my easy Microwave Chocolate Sauce or Microwave Lemon Curd. Serve with a side of Air Fryer Turkey Bacon, or sip on a Cranberry Orange Mimosa or a summery Blueberry Vodka Lemonade.

Recipe FAQs

Can I Bake Scones in My Air Fryer?

Yes, you can absolutely bake scones in your air fryer. The exact time will depend on the shape and thickness of your scones, but generally ranges from 6-12 minutes.

Since a traditional oven takes between 15-20 minutes on average, this saves you time in cooking, not to mention preheating as well.

What Temperature Do You Bake Scones in an Air Fryer?

The temperature you bake scones in an air fryer ranges from 350°F to 400°F. Baking at a lower temperature requires a slightly longer cooking time, but the scones will not be dark brown. If you prefer dark brown crust, then use the higher temperature for 2-3 minutes less.

Largely, this is just a personal preference or based on your air fryer’s available settings. Either way, your scones will come out fine.

How Long to Cook Scones in an Air Fryer?

It takes between 6-12 minutes on average to cook scones in an air fryer. The time will vary based on the size and thickness of your scones, your air fryer, and the temperature.

Higher temperatures will cook faster, with a darker brown crust. Lower temperatures cook a bit slower, but don’t overbrown.

Can You Bake Directly in an Air Fryer?

Whether you can bake directly in an air fryer depends what you are baking. Biscuits, scones, and similar may be placed directly in the basket or on the rack. Batter based goods, like cookies and cakes, need to be placed in a pan.

In either case, you can always use parchment or nonstick foil to make cleanup easier.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Try not to mangle the blueberries too much when working with the dough (though a little popping is inevitable)
  • You do not need to preheat your air fryer for this recipe. However, based on how long it takes your specific air fryer to get to temp, cooking times may vary by a minute or two
  • Use wax paper to cover your work surface for easy cleanup after cutting the dough and drizzling the glaze
breaking open a sweet air fryer blueberry scone

Storage and Reheating

  • Store leftover scones in an airtight container in a dark place for up to 2 days. For longer storage, they may be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months
  • Reheat scones in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350°F (add 2 minutes if reheating from frozen), or microwave for 30-40 seconds

More Recipes For Blueberry Lovers

Final Thoughts

These air fryer blueberry scones are so easy to make, and perfect for breakfast or brunch. They’re perfect for grab and go breakfasts as well, for those busy mornings!

Blueberry and lemon is a classic combination, but you can swap your fruits and flavors around to make all sorts of delectable scones.

Since the air fryer is both faster and cooler than a conventional oven, you can enjoy these scones all year round – that includes the summer when fresh fruit is abundant!

Still craving more sweet delights? My Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Scones and Air Fryer Lemonade Scones are always a delicious treat!

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Air Fryer Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze

Amazing air fryer blueberry scones cook up in under 15 minutes. They’re soft, bursting with fresh blueberries, and finished with a hint of lemon glaze!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 266 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Blueberry Scones

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • ½ Tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1 Large egg
  • Cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ¾ Cup fresh blueberries (or frozen)

For the Topping (Optional)

  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp demerara sugar

For the Lemon Glaze (Optional)

  • ½ Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
    2 Cups all purpose flour, ¼ Cup granulated sugar, 2 Tsp baking powder, ½ Tsp salt
  • Cut the butter into cubes, then mix into the dry ingredients by hand until coarse crumbs form (the heat from your hands helps this process)
    6 Tbsp cold butter
  • Add the egg and milk, stirring to thoroughly combine
    1 Large egg, ⅓ Cup milk
  • Fold in the lemon zest and blueberries, gently kneading a bit if needed to get the dough together
    1 Tbsp lemon zest, ¾ Cup fresh blueberries
  • Flour your work surface and then pop the dough out on it. Pat it into a flat circle about 1” thick (it doesn’t need to be entirely precise)
  • (Optional) Brush the top of the dough with the remaining 1 Tbsp milk. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp demerara sugar over the top of it, pressing down slightly so it sticks
    1 Tbsp milk, 1 Tbsp demerara sugar
  • Cut the dough into 8 even pie-shaped wedges
  • Place the scones into your air fryer basket in a single layer, allowing some air space between them for expansion (use parchment or nonstick foil for easy cleanup)
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 10-12 minutes at 350°F, or until scones are golden brown
  • (Optional) While scones are baking, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl for the glaze
    ½ Cup powdered sugar, 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Remove the scones from the air fryer and cool on a wire rack
  • Drizzle glaze over top of scones and serve

Notes

  • The all purpose flour may be swapped for self rising flour (omit the baking powder) or whole wheat flour for a healthier option
  • Feel free to swap in almond milk if you need a dairy milk alternative
  • The lemon zest may be traded for orange or lime zest, or omitted altogether if you’d like plain blueberry
  • For vanilla icing instead of lemon, use 1 Tbsp milk and ½ tsp vanilla extract in place of the lemon juice. For thicker glaze, use 1 Tbsp total liquid instead
  • Try not to mangle the blueberries too much when working with the dough (though a little popping is inevitable)
  • You do not need to preheat your air fryer for this recipe. However, based on how long it takes your specific air fryer to get to temp, cooking times may vary by a minute or two
  • Use wax paper to cover your work surface for easy cleanup after cutting the dough and drizzling the glaze
  • Store leftover scones in an airtight container in a dark place for up to 2 days. For longer storage, they may be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months
  • Scones are great at room temperature. However, you can reheat scones in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350°F (add 2 minutes if reheating from frozen), or microwave for 30-40 seconds
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any swaps or additions, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 92gCalories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4.4gFat: 9.1gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 266IUVitamin C: 2.4mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1.5mg
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