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Ninja Foodi fruit scones

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Making desserts in the air fryer is something that I really enjoy. Baking treats up for my family takes just a few minutes and is a great way to make an individual portion of something. These Ninja Foodi fruit scones are super simple, quick, frugal and taste delicious too. They’re ideal for making when you’re having guests at short notice and most of the ingredients are store cupboard ones meaning you can whip these up any time you fancy if you’re an ingredients household.

Using the air fryer cuts down on cooking time and you won’t need to add any additional oil or butter while cooking. I’ve been adapting some of my favourite recipes to suit the air fryer and that is how I’ve come up with this fruit scones recipe.

Scones are always a hit with my little ones and great to serve as part of an impromptu picnic too. Cheese scones, particularly air fryer cheese biscuits or Ninja Foodi cheese scones, go down a treat with my little ones. These fruit scones are absolutely delicious even just enjoyed with chocolate spread or plain butter, but with jam and clotted cream they’re a real indulgent treat.

These fruit scones are a great way to have an indulgent snack, while staying on budget with your groceries too. I’ve tried out a few different methods now, with different fruits, fruit peels and seeds, but these are the original and best. Tasty and slightly crisp on the outside while being suitably dense and yet still fluffy on the inside.

One of my favourite ways to save money on fruit & vegetables is by buying bulk packages of raisins, sultanas and other dried fruits.

Scroll down towards the end of this post for my Ninja Foodi fruit scones recipe card so you can get started with making this tasty recipe right away!

A pile of cooked Ninja Foodi fruit scones, one dressed with jam and cream.

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi fruit scones:

120g self-raising flour

A pinch of salt

40g of cubed butter

20g sultanas

20g caster sugar

75ml semi-skimmed milk

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Method for Ninja Foodi fruit scones:

Pre-heat your Ninja Foodi, on the air fryer setting, at 200C (390F) while you prepare the scone dough.

Combine the flour and butter together, rubbing between your fingers until you get a breadcrumb like consistency.

Add a pinch of salt.

Add the sugar and sultanas.

Mix lightly until combined.

Add the milk.

Mix again.

Divide the mixture into 4 equal sized pieces.

Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper (baking paper).

Add each of the 4 pieces of dough, lightly shaped if you like.

Personally I love to go for drop scones, where you just place the scone mixture in without worrying about shaping them.

If your mixture is a little too wet to shape well, and you’d like to do this, then you can add 5g more flour to get a slightly drier consistency and then use a cookie cutter.

Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 8-10 minutes. Use a *cake tester to check that the scones are cooked through before serving. When it comes out clear the scones are ready and perfect for serving.

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Can you air fry scones?

Yes you can! This recipe tells you everything you need to know. I personally feel that you can cook almost anything, within reason, in an air fryer. Depending on the size of course.

For delicate items, such as scones, I always ensure that I leave air flow space around each item, and avoid crowding the basket of the air fryer. I love to use baking paper to avoid sticking, and sometimes use a little spray oil too if I feel it’ll be necessary.

Jam and cream or cream and jam on scones?

I recently asked this question over on my Instagram and the winner was jam and cream! The main reason was people said that you could spread the jam and then dollop on as much cream as you like!

Air fryer cookies and a glass of milk

Are scones better with milk or water?

Personally I love them with milk, as I just feel they have a slightly better consistency. If you’re out of milk, or looking to cut back a little, then you can use water instead.

Why do my fruit scones crumble?

Perhaps you’ve overworked the dough, or you may have used too little liquid.

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Can you use stork instead of butter for scones?

Yes, absolutely. This is a great way to make these scones a little more frugal and also if you switch up the milk you can make this recipe dairy free with ease.

Can you use salted butter in scones?

You can, but I don’t advise it. Salted butter works great for cheese scones, but less so for fruit scones.

Want to add a little more flavour?

You could use a teaspoon of vanilla extract, or some fresh lemon juice or lemon zest to bring some extra flavour to these scones.

A black mini skillet with an air fryer dessert pizza. The pizza is topped with chocolate spread, 8 slices of strawberry and a sprig of mint

Why not check out some of my other delicious air fryer recipes while you’re here?

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

How to make fruit scones in the Ninja Foodi using the air fryer setting:

A pile of cooked Ninja Foodi fruit scones, one dressed with jam and cream.
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Ninja Foodi fruit scones

How to make fruit scones in the Ninja Foodi using the air fryer setting

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, baking, fruit, scone
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 scones
Calories 190 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 120 g self-raising flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 40 g of cubed butter
  • 20 g sultanas
  • 20 g caster sugar
  • 75 ml semi-skimmed milk

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your Ninja Foodi, on the air fryer setting, at 200C (390F) while you prepare the scone dough.
  2. Combine the flour and butter together, rubbing between your fingers until you get a breadcrumb like consistency.
  3. Add a pinch of salt.
  4. Add the sugar and sultanas.
  5. Mix lightly until combined.
  6. Add the milk.
  7. Mix again.
  8. Divide the mixture into 4 equal sized pieces.
  9. Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper (baking paper).
  10. Add each of the 4 pieces of dough, lightly shaped if you like.
  11. Personally I love to go for drop scones, where you just place the scone mixture in without worrying about shaping them.
  12. If your mixture is a little too wet to shape well, and you’d like to do this, then you can add 5g more flour to get a slightly drier consistency and then use a cookie cutter.
  13. Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 8-10 minutes. Use a *cake tester to check that the scones are cooked through before serving. When it comes out clear the scones are ready and perfect for serving.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Fruit scones cooked in the Ninja Foodi air fryer
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Michael

Saturday 13th of January 2024

Absolutely gorgeous just starting to make batch two thank you

katykicker

Saturday 13th of January 2024

What a lovely comment, thank you!

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