Looking for the perfect accompaniment to your soups or dinner recipes? My fluffy air fryer butternut squash biscuits are the perfect healthier biscuit recipe during the fall and winter seasons. Yes, you CAN turn fresh butternut squash into delightful, fluffy, and flavorful biscuits that everyone will snap up in a flash. The texture of these butternut squash biscuits is light and fluffy in your air fryer, with a nice, subtle sweetness that the kids will love.
- Prep the squash. Boil your fresh butternut squash until it’s fork tender, then mash it up and measure so you have one and a half cups. Make sure it comes to room temperature first before continuing with the next steps. (Not sure how to peel/cut butternut? Here’s the instructions)
- Combine the Ingredients. In one bowl, you’ll combine the dry ingredients – flour, sweetener, and salt. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients – butternut squash puree and heavy cream.
- Mix Together. Now you’ll mix the wet and dry ingredients together until they form a dough. You’ll flour a clean surface upon which you’ll roll out the dough.
- Cut Biscuits. Grab your biscuit cutter and cut out your biscuits from the dough.
- Air Fry the Butternut Squash. To air fry your biscuits, use the bake setting of the air fryer. Set the air temperature to 300 and set the time to 15 minutes. Grease or oil the air fryer before placing the biscuits. Then, place the biscuits in the air fryer without over-crowding them. (no need to preheat the air fryer).
- Cook and Enjoy! Bake 10 – 15 minutes for each batch or until it is cooked. The cooking time will likely depend on the size of the biscuits. If your biscuits aren’t cooked after 15 minutes, add additional time. Spread or drizzle a little melted butter on the biscuits after baking. Enjoy by spreading more butter or pumpkin butter is also delicious on these!
- No Air Fryer? Bake in the Oven! You can bake this in the oven at 400F for 10-15 minutes; just know that the air fryer ones look way better and fluffier.
Ensure that the butternut puree is at room temperature before using.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket with the biscuits for the best results.
If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make it by taking a cup of all-purpose flour and adding 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder along with a ¼ teaspoon of salt to make one cup of self-rising flour. Even though I suggest self-rising flour.
If your biscuits aren’t cooked after 15 minutes, add additional time.
If no air fryer, bake in the oven.
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