Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones — If you’re craving a warm breakfast but want to avoid turning on the oven, these zucchini bacon cheddar scones are for you. They’re made in an air fryer and require minimal prep time- just a little chopping and stirring! You can customize them with your favorite ingredients, too.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones
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Air-fryer Zucchini Scones are amazingly delicious. If you love savory scones, this is your recipe. Made with freshly grated zucchini, diced bacon, and cheddar cheese, it’s the perfect treat.

This recipe is excellent if you love bacon, zucchini, and shredded cheese. Made in the air fryer, it’s a perfect scone. You can have it as a breakfast treat or as a healthy snack. I love making healthy recipes in the air fryer! And, of course, I truly love a great scone!

If you have missed my other scone varieties, cause I’m such a girl who loves an excellent morning scone, try my Air Fryer Cherry Scone, Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Scone, or even my Air Fryer Blueberry Scone.

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Easy Air Fryer Savory Scones

Easy Air Fryer Savory Scones offers a delightful twist on the classic sweet scone. They incorporate cheese, herbs, and spices to create a flavorful treat perfect for any day.

These scones merge an air fryer’s convenience and quick baking time with savory, mouthwatering ingredients, resulting in a perfectly crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior packed with savory goodness.

This makes them an ideal companion for soups, salads or as a standalone snack.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

Air Fryer Zucchini Scones are a unique and delicious way to enjoy a classic baking favorite with a healthy twist. Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Healthy: Incorporating zucchini into scones adds moisture, nutrients, and fiber, making them a healthier option that doesn’t compromise taste or texture.
  • Perfect Texture: The air fryer ensures these scones have a beautifully crisp exterior while keeping the inside delightfully soft and tender.
  • Quick and Easy: Utilizing an air fryer reduces cooking time significantly, making these scones a swift and convenient option for busy mornings or a last-minute snack.
  • Versatile: Zucchini scones are a fantastic base for add-ins like cheese, herbs, or even bacon bits, allowing for endless customization based on your preferences.
  • Less Mess: Cooking with an air fryer means less cleanup than traditional frying or baking, as there’s no need for multiple pans or dealing with an oven’s aftermath.
  • Flavorful: The natural sweetness of zucchini paired with your choice of savory add-ins creates a depth of flavor that’s both unique and satisfying.

Whether you’re looking to sneak more veggies into your diet, enjoy a quick and tasty snack, or love experimenting with your air fryer, these Zucchini Scones are a must-try recipe that promises delicious results every time.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Zucchini Scones

Dive into the world of Air Fryer Zucchini Scones, where the convenience of air frying meets the wholesome goodness of zucchini, creating a unique and delightful savory treat.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar 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.

  • All-Purpose Flour: This flour provides the structure and base for the scones, ensuring they hold their shape while offering a tender crumb.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the scones, balancing the savory notes and highlighting the zucchini’s natural taste.
  • Baking Powder: Acts as the leavening agent, ensuring that the scones rise beautifully and have a light, airy texture.
  • Cold Butter: Cold butter is key to creating flaky, tender scones. It helps achieve that desirable texture by creating steam pockets as it melts during baking.
  • Buttermilk: Moistens the dough, helping to bind the ingredients together for a cohesive and tender scone.
  • Eggs: Works as a binder and adds richness to the dough, contributing to the scones’ structure and color.
  • Grated Zucchini: Adds moisture, nutrition, and a subtle sweetness to the scones, making them wonderfully flavorful and tender.
  • Cooked Bacon and Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Added to the dough to introduce fresh, aromatic flavors that elevate the scones.

How To Make Zucchini Scones In Air Fryer

Making Zucchini Scones in an air fryer is a brilliant way to enjoy a moist, flavorful treat with a delightful texture. These scones are perfect for a nutritious breakfast, a savory snack, or a side dish. Here’s how you can make them:

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Mix the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Add in the diced cold butter and mix well. Then, add the buttermilk and eggs.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Fold in the diced bacon, zucchini, and shredded cheese, and mix well.

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Grease your scone pan well. Fill the dough into the pan, pushing it into the corners. Set the pan in the air fryer for 320 degrees F, and set the air fryer setting for 12-14 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 Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Pro Tips

Making zucchini scones that are both flavorful and perfectly textured can be easily achieved with a few pro tips. Here are some insights to help you craft the best zucchini scones using your air fryer:

  • Drain the Zucchini Well: Zucchini contains a lot of water, affecting the dough’s consistency. Grate it, then wrap it in a clean kitchen towel or several paper towels and squeeze firmly to remove as much moisture as possible. This step ensures your scones don’t become too wet.
  • Cold Ingredients: Use cold butter and cold milk. The cold butter will melt as it cooks, creating steam pockets contributing to a flakier scone. Cold milk helps keep the butter from melting before it’s in the air fryer.
  • Don’t Overmix the Dough: Mix the dough until just combined. Overworking the dough can activate the gluten in the flour, leading to tough scones. A gentle touch results in lighter, flakier scones.
  • Parchment Paper Is Your Friend: Lining the air fryer basket with parchment paper prevents sticking and allows for easy removal of the scones. Ensure it doesn’t cover all the venting holes for proper air circulation.
  • Space Them Out: Place the scones slightly apart in the air fryer basket to avoid overcrowding. This allows hot air to circulate freely, ensuring the scones cook evenly and develop a nice, golden crust.
  • Use an Egg Wash: Brushing the scones with an egg wash before air frying gives them a beautiful golden sheen and enhances their flavor.
  • Adjust Cooking Times as Needed: Air fryers can vary in their cooking efficiency, so use the cooking time as a guideline and adjust as needed. The scones are done when they are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  • Cool Before Serving: Let the scones cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving. This brief cooling period helps them set and makes them easier to handle.
  • Experiment with Flavors: While zucchini provides moisture and a subtle flavor, feel free to add herbs like dill, chives, or parsley to the dough for an extra flavor boost. Cheese varieties can also be mixed and matched based on your preference.

Keep these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making delicious, savory zucchini scones in your air fryer. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack, they’re sure to be a hit.


The best way to store uneaten scones after baking is to wrap them with saran wrap and store them in either the pantry or refrigerator.

  • To Freeze Unbaked Scones, Cut them into wedges, wrap each scone tightly, and place them in the freezer. Then, to make them in the air fryer from frozen, add about four more minutes to the time in the bottom recipe.
  • Freezing Cooked Scones: If you freeze after air frying, just let the scones come to room temperature, and then place them in an airtight container or wrap them in saran wrap. They will stay in the freezer for about one month. To use, remove it from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator or leave it on the counter to come to room temperature.

Equipment Used

This scone pan will fit most air fryer ovens, Nordic Ware Scottish Scone & Cornbread Pan, black

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Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Air Fryer Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones — Zucchini, bacon and cheddar cheese are three ingredients that pair perfectly together. In this recipe, they come together to make tasty scones that have a crisp exterior with a moist interior.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten free all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and diced
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add in the diced cold butter, and mix well. Then add the buttermilk and eggs.
  • Fold in the diced bacon, zucchini, and shredded cheese, and mix well.
  • Grease your scone pan and then fill the dough into the pan, pushing it into the corners. Set the pan into the air fryer for 320 degrees F, air fryer setting for 12-14 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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. If they are raw, continue to bake until they are fully cooked. If you find that the top is browning, add a piece of foil (tightly wrapped around your scone pan)


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    Serving: 1ServingCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 14gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 549mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 628IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 262mgIron: 2mg

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