Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones — Your morning routine is about to get a lot more exciting because it’s time for breakfast! Your go-to has been cereal and yogurt, but we’re going to shake things up with these Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones. If you’ve never had red velvet before (shame on you!), this simple recipe will change your mind forever.
Red velvet scones are perfect for any occasion: they can be used for dessert or an afternoon snack. With just three ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make a batch tonight! This makes for a great holiday breakfast or Valentine’s Day Treat!
I know you’ve been hearing a lot about air fryers. You might be thinking, “What the heck is an air fryer?” If your curiosity has gotten the best of you and you want to know more about this new appliance that everyone seems to have, then check out everything that I have made over the years! So many recipes, and all cooked to perfection in the air fryer!
Air fryers are small appliances that use hot air instead of oil or butter to cook food. They’re similar in size and shape to a microwave, but they don’t just heat food–they cook it too. Air frying doesn’t require any added fat, so dishes can come out crispier than cooked in an oven or on the stovetop because all the moisture from ingredients evaporates during cooking. It’s perfect for people who love fried food, without all of the guilt.
What Are Scones?
Scones are a biscuit popular in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. They are typically made with flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, and egg and can be served with jam or clotted cream. Scones can be either sweet or savory, and there are many different variations of this classic pastry. Whether you’re a seasoned scone-maker or just getting started, here’s everything you need to know about this delicious treat.
The air fryer is a perfect place to cook these to absolute perfection! They are light, fluffy, and easy to make, and only take a few minutes!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones
- All-Purpose Flour
- Red-Velvet Cake Mix
- Melted Butter
- Sparkling Sugar
How To Make Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones
In a large mixing bowl, mix the cake mix and the flour. Add the cold butter, and mix well. This helps you get the flaky texture of a scone. Add the milk, and mix well.
Mix well, scraping the sides down for all flour and cake mix. Spray your scone pan with olive oil spray. Spread your scone batter into the cavities.
Brush the top of the scones with melted butter, and then sprinkle some sparkling sugar on top. Set your filled scone pan in the air fryer and set the temperature to 330 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 12 to 16 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cake Mix: You can use any cake mix flavor that you want. You can also use a Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Mix and use the same recipe! My favorite brand is Heartland Gourmet, which has a great selection of Gluten-Free Products. you can also make this recipe with a keto and low-carb cake mix, such as No-Sugar Low-Carb Red Velvet Cake Mix (which is also gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, KETO)
Note: if you change out the cake mix, make sure to change out the flour, either use gluten-free or a low-carb (keto-friendly) option.
Flour: Use all-purpose flour or change to gluten-free all-purpose flour. The measurements will remain the same.
Cold Butter: To get the classic texture of a scone, it’s best to use cold or even frozen butter and grate it into your batter. This will cause pockets of butter to be found in your scone. It tastes amazing!
Can I Make The Dough In Advance?
Yes, you can make the dough and place it into your scone pan, cover and refrigerator. This way, when you wake up, you can air fry up your scone batter! This makes for a great and easy breakfast or dessert!
Typically British scones are served with jam, butter, or clotted cream. Today, I added a great cream cheese frosting, but you can either eat them plain or scatter some butter on top. They are fantastic with a smear of cream cheese! Oh, so good!
How To Store:
If you have any leftover Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container. They will last for 2 to 4 days in the refrigerator. You can reheat them in the microwave or air fryer, tight before serving.
How To Freeze:
This is a great freezer meal, and you can make a double or even triple batch and freeze some. The key is to let the scones cool to room temperature and then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freezer, and freeze until frozen solid. Remove and put into a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag! They will last for 2 to 3 months. For best results, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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- EASY AIR FRYER CHERRY AND NUTELLA STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
- AIR FRYER MINI QUICHE MUFFINS
- AIR FRYER GRANOLA
Air Fryer Red Velvet Scones
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup red velvet cake mix
- 8 tablespoons cold butter, diced
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons Sparkling Sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix and the flour.
- Add the cold butter, and mix well. This helps you get the flaky texture of a scone.
- Add the milk, and mix well.
- Mix well, scraping the sides down for all of the flour, and cake mix.
- Spray your scone pan with olive oil spray.
- Spread your scone batter into the cavities.
- Brush the top of the scones with melted butter and then sprinkle some sparkling sugar on top.
- Set your filled scone pan in the air fryer and set the temperature to 330 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 12 to 16 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Scone Pan