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Air Fryer Breakfast Biscuit Bombs – An Easy & Delicious Breakfast Recipe

You are going to fall in love with these Air Fryer Breakfast Biscuit Bombs! Classic breakfast items stuffed inside refrigerator biscuit dough and rolled into a ball.

They are then coated in a simple egg wash and put in an air fryer to cook until golden brown. They are the perfect breakfast item that you can serve on the go or as part of a large breakfast or brunch.

However, don’t limit yourself to serving them in the morning. They also make for a terrific after school snack or as part of your ‘breakfast for dinner’ menu.

air fryer breakfast biscuit bombs
Biscuit bombs that are stuffed with egg, sausage and cheese.

But what you are really going to love about this recipe is how versatile it is. Switch up the ingredients to whatever you and your family prefer.

For instance, although the recipe below includes cooked ground sausage as one of the ingredients, you can use bacon or ham instead. Or if you are vegetarian, you can skip the meat all together or substitute plant based crumbles.

And even those who have an egg allergy can enjoy this delicious treat. Simply skip the scrambled eggs and the egg wash and add cooked shredded hash browns in place of the eggs.

As you can see, the options are endless. In fact, I have even made Pizza Bombs filled with all of my favorite pizza ingredients using this same cooking technique.

However, before you get started, there are a few helpful tips to making these biscuit bombs turn out perfect every time.

Recipe Tips For Breakfast Biscuit Bombs

1. Use Parchment Paper

Although you can spray the basket of your air fryer to prevent the biscuits from sticking, it is best to use parchment paper. That is because the biscuit dough tends to expand down into the holes of the basket and stick as it heats up.

Therefore, to prevent this from happening cut a piece of parchment paper to fit down inside the basket of your air fryer. However, you can also purchase pre-cut parchment paper sheets for your specific brand of air fryer as well.

And for those who want to save money, you might want to consider purchasing Reusable Silicone Liners. These liners can easily be washed after use and be used over and over again.

breakfast filling on biscuit dough
Separate each biscuit into two thinner biscuits. Then place the filling in the center of each one.

2. Preheat The Air Fryer

Although not all air fryer brands have a preheat setting, it is important to preheat the air fryer for this recipe. If the biscuits sit on a cold basket and heat with the air fryer, the dough will tend to stick to the surface.

On the contrary, when put in a hot basket, the biscuit will begin cooking immediately. If your air fryer doesn’t automatically preheat, simply set the cook temperature and let it run for 4-5 minutes.

Then proceed with the recipe as indicated. However it is important that you do not add the parchment paper or silicone liner to the basket while it preheats.

Instead, carefully place the liner in the basket right before you add the biscuits.

3. Don’t Over Stuff

Although you will have the urge to mound a lot of filling in the center of the biscuit, be cautious doing so. There is a fine balance of how much filling can be added without the biscuit bomb oozing out in the air fryer.

Therefore, start by placing a tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a biscuit round. Then pinch the seams together so that there are no gaps.

If you can easily do this without the biscuit dough splitting, you have the perfect amount of filling. However, if it is difficult, you now know that you must decrease the amount for the other biscuit bombs.

pinch dough to seal
Be sure to pinch the seams so that the filling doesn’t ooze out when they cook in the air fryer.

4. Work In Batches If Needed

When it comes to putting them in the air fryer it is crucial that you leave a little room between each one. As they are cooking the biscuit dough will expand a little.

If they are touching each other they will end up sticking together. Therefore, just like when you make Air Fryer Potato Chips, you may have to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

5. Check For Doneness Early

Because all air fryers cook at different rates, the exact cook time for the breakfast biscuit bombs may differ. Luckily, when cooking with an air fryer it is easy to check for doneness.

Start by checking the biscuit bombs around 6 minutes during the initial cook time. If they are getting too brown too quickly, go ahead and flip them over.

You can also decrease the temperature by 25°F to ensure that the biscuits get done and become nice and flaky and not too dark.

Once you know how your specific air fryer cooks, you can adjust the temperature and cook time accordingly.

Air Fryer Breakfast Biscuit Bombs

*Complete recipe instructions including specific measurements, cook temperatures and times are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to keep reading for helpful tips and tricks when making this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. ground breakfast sausage
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can refrigerator Grand Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Egg Wash Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
egg wash
Brush the biscuit bombs with an egg wash so they turn out shiny and golden brown.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut parchment paper to fit the basket of your air fryer but do not place it in the basket yet. Set aside.

Add oil to medium size skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the sausage and brown until no longer pink, breaking up into small sections as it cooks.

Remove the sausage from the skillet, drain and put into a large bowl. Using the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low.

Add the beaten eggs, salt and pepper to the pan and cook until eggs are just cooked through. Do not overcook the eggs.

Place the scrambled eggs in the sausage bowl and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.

Separate Each Biscuit

Remove the biscuits from the package and separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Do this by pulling them apart in the center to make two thinner biscuits.

To form the breakfast biscuit bombs press each biscuit half into a 4-inch round circle. Then add a little shredded cheese on the center surface of the biscuits, being sure that you don’t go to the edges.

Next add 1 large tablespoonful of the egg and sausage mixture over the cheese. Then gently fold the edges of the biscuits up and over filling and pinch to seal at the top.

It is important that the biscuit edges are completely sealed and that you don’t see any gaps or ingredients coming out of the top. Repeat the process until all breakfast bombs are formed.

In a small bowl, make the egg wash by whisking the egg with the water. Using a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on all sides of each biscuit. Set aside.

air fryer breakfast biscuit bomb torn in two pieces
Fill your breakfast bombs with whatever ingredients that you prefer.

Cooking Temperature and Time

Preheat the Air Fryer at 325°F (without the parchment paper) for 4 minutes or per your manufacturer’s preheat setting. Although not all air fryers require you to preheat, it is important to do so for this recipe.

Carefully place the parchment paper in the basket and then place the biscuit bombs, seam sides down, on the parchment paper leaving space in between each one. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you may need to work in batches.

Set the cook time for 12 minutes and set a kitchen timer for 8 minutes. Once the breakfast biscuit bombs have been in the air fryer for 8 minutes it is time to flip them.

Using tongs, turn each biscuit over and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes. They are done when the tops are golden brown and the biscuits are fully cooked.

Remove the biscuits from the air fryer and let cool for 5 minutes before serving as the insides will be very hot!

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Air Fryer Breakfast Biscuit Bombs

air fryer breakfast biscuit bombs

Biscuit dough filled with classic breakfast ingredients and cooked in an air fryer. The perfect breakfast recipe that can be eaten on the go or enjoyed at breakfast or brunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. ground breakfast sausage
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can refrigerator Grand Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Cut parchment paper to fit the basket of your air fryer but do not place it in the basket yet. Set aside.
  2. Add oil to medium size skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the sausage and brown until no longer pink, breaking up into small sections as it cooks. Remove from the skillet, drain and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low. Add beaten eggs, salt and pepper to the pan and cook until eggs are just cooked through. Do not overcook the eggs. Place the scrambled eggs in the sausage bowl and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the biscuits from the package and separate each biscuit into 2 layers by pulling them apart in the center. Press each biscuit half into a 4-inch round circle. Add a little shredded cheese on the center surface of the biscuits. Then add 1 large tablespoonful of the egg and sausage mixture over the cheese.
  5. Gently fold the edges of the biscuits up and over filling and pinch to seal at the top. Repeat until all breakfast bombs are formed.
  6. In small bowl, beat the egg with the water. Using a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on all sides of the biscuits.
  7. Preheat Air Fryer at 325°F (without the parchment paper) for 4 minutes or per your manufacturer's preheat setting. Carefully place the parchment paper in the basket and then place the biscuit bombs, seam sides down, on the parchment paper in the air fryer basket, leaving space in between each one.
  8. Cook for 8 minutes. Flip the biscuit bombs in the basket and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the biscuits are fully cooked at an internal temperature of 165°F.
  9. Remove the biscuits from the air fryer and let cool for 5 minutes before serving as the insides will be very hot!

Notes

You can use whatever cooked breakfast meat that you have on hand.

Feel free to switch up the variety of cheese to your preference.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 575mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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