Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones — There’s nothing like the smell of fresh baked goods, but sometimes you don’t have time to sit around and wait for your oven. I recommend using an air fryer to make these delicious cinnamon chip scones! Not only are they easy to make, but they are also healthier than their traditional counterpart. So what are you waiting for? Get out your ingredients, and let’s get started!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones
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Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones are made for a beautiful breakfast and are light, airy, and delicious!

Nothing is better for breakfast or paired with a hot cup of coffee than a homemade air-fried scone! They are so good!

If you haven’t baked in your air fryer yet, you are missing out! The baked goods are perfect, and nothing comes out better! I love baking and a simple scone for breakfast, so today, I made this light version with cinnamon chips!


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Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones are a delightful treat that combines cinnamon’s warm, comforting flavors with the convenience of air frying.

This recipe offers a quick and easy way to enjoy freshly baked scones without needing a traditional oven. The air fryer ensures that each scone has a perfectly crisp exterior while maintaining a soft and tender interior infused with cinnamon chips’ sweet and spicy notes.

These scones are ideal for a cozy morning breakfast, a mid-afternoon snack, or even a sweet complement to your evening tea.

The addition of cinnamon chips not only adds a burst of flavor with every bite but also fills your kitchen with a tantalizing aroma that’s sure to entice everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the world of air frying, these cinnamon chip scones are sure to impress with their simplicity, speed, and delicious taste.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Embrace the warmth and spice of cinnamon in every bite with these Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones, a quick and delightful treat that pairs perfectly with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Using the air fryer simplifies the baking process and ensures each scone is perfectly crispy on the outside while remaining soft and tender on the inside.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Cold Butter: Integral for creating flaky layers, butter adds richness and moisture to the scones.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds sweetness to the dough, complementing the cinnamon’s warm flavor.
  • Cinnamon Chips: The star ingredient, cinnamon chips, infuse the scones with spicy sweetness in every bite.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides the structure and base for the scones, ensuring they hold their shape and have a tender crumb.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Act as the leavening agent, helping the scones to rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the scones, balancing the sweetness and bringing out the cinnamon’s warmth.
  • Heavy Cream: Contributes to the moist, tender crumb of the scones, adding richness and depth.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds sweet, floral notes that enhance the cinnamon and chocolate flavors.
  • Sparkling Sugar: For added flavor and texture.

How To Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Making Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones is a delightful way to enjoy a bakery-style treat right at home, with the bonus of the quick and even baking that an air fryer provides. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating these warm, cinnamon-infused pastries.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Mix the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon chips, baking soda, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Then mix in the butter, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Generously spray your scone pan (either one you are using) with olive oil. Fill the pan with the batter. Make sure to get the corners and press well.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Then, brush the butter over the scones and sprinkle the sugar. Place the pan or silicone scone molds in the air fryer and set the temperature to 320 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 12 minutes.

Note: The exact time is used for a guide. The actual time will depend on the air fryer model and wattage you own. Make sure they are fully cooked before you pop them out.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Pro Tips

Crafting the perfect Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones involves combining technique and creativity. Here are some pro tips to help you achieve scone perfection in your air fryer:

  • Cold Ingredients: Start with cold butter and heavy cream. This ensures the butter melts during baking, creating steam pockets that contribute to the scones’ flakiness.
  • Don’t Overwork the Dough: Mix the dough until combined to prevent activating the gluten in the flour, which can lead to tough scones. A light touch is critical.
  • Uniform Thickness: When shaping your dough, ensure it’s uniformly thick. This promotes even cooking, so all parts of the scone are perfectly done simultaneously.
  • Parchment Paper: Use a piece of paper cut to fit the air fryer basket. This prevents sticking and allows for easy removal without breaking the scones.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Place the scones in the air fryer basket with enough space between them for air circulation. Cook in batches if necessary to ensure they bake evenly and rise properly.
  • Temperature and Time: Air fryer models vary, so you might need to adjust cooking times and temperatures slightly. Start checking for doneness a few minutes earlier than the recipe suggests.
  • Customize Your Flavor: Feel free to add a twist to your scones by incorporating other ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, or a different type of chip. Adjusting the spices in your dough can also bring a new flavor profile.
  • Glaze for Extra Sweetness: For added sweetness and visual appeal, consider drizzling a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk over the cooled scones.
  • Cooling Time: Let the scones cool for a few minutes in the air fryer basket or on a cooling rack. This resting period helps the scones to set, making them easier to handle.
  • Reheating Leftovers: If you have leftover scones, reheat them in the air fryer at 300°F for a few minutes to restore their original warmth and texture.

By following these pro tips, your Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones will taste delicious and boast the perfect texture, making them a hit with everyone who tries them. Enjoy the process of baking and the joy of sharing these delightful treats!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Equipment Used

If you do not have a scone pan, you can easily roll these out and use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to cut them out. I make scones frequently and have been using this pan in my air fryer. I originally cut the scone pan to fit my first air fryer.

So, this pan will fit into any air fryer.: Efivs Arts 8 Cavity Silicone Portion Cake Mold Pizza Slices Pan

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
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Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Air Fryer Cinnamon Chip Scones made for a wonderful breakfast; they are light, airy, and absolutely delicious!


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 3/4 cups Cinnamon chips
  • 1 teaspoon sparkling sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted, and frozen
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Mix the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon chips, baking soda, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Then mix in the butter, heavy cream, and vanilla extract and mix well. Generously spray your scone pan (either one you are using) with olive oil.
  • Fill the pan with the batter. Make sure to get the corners. Press well.
  • Then brush the butter over the scones, and sprinkle the sugar over the scones.
  • Set the pan or the scone silicone molds into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 320 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 12 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper, or Cooking Spray


Serving: 1gCalories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 7gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 634mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1057IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 3mg

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