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Ninja Foodi cheese scones

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When you’re looking to make a super simple bake, on a budget, with minimal time, these Ninja Foodi cheese scones are perfect!

We love making a batch of cheese scones in our home. They’re super simple, delicious, and great to adapt for allergies if you’ve got guests coming too. This recipe is adapted from my own air fryer cheese biscuits recipe. These Ninja Foodi fruit scones are always a hit in my home too.

I’ve made these cheese scones in both my Ninja Foodi OL750UK and AF400UK dual air fryer with great results using both models. If you’ve got a different model then you may need to tweak the timings slightly.

These can be ready in under 15 minutes – making them perfect for a tasty snack if you have unexpected guests dropping by.

Personally I’ve experimented a lot with the flavour of these. I’ve used the same sort of flavours as a cheese and onion quiche, and tried things like jalapeños and red onion, but this original recipe is my absolute favourite. Garlic powder works great too.

When cooked I love to serve warm with lashings of butter, margarine if keeping it dairy free or even my homemade garlic butter for a fancy twist.

While you’re here be sure to check out some of my other Ninja Foodi content including my favourite Ninja Foodi accessories and Ninja air fryer recipes. I’ve also got a ton of air fryer tips for beginners too that you may find useful.

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

Three Ninja Foodi cheese scones on a wire cooling rack

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi cheese scones: 

115g self-raising flour

55g butter 

Pinch of salt

35g grated cheddar cheese

75ml semi-skimmed milk

Two air fryer cheese topped crumpets

Method for making Ninja Foodi cheese scones:

Rub the self-raising flour and butter together until you get a fine breadcrumb type consistency.

Add a pinch of salt.

Add 35g of grated cheddar cheese to this mix.

Mix well.

Add the semi-skimmed milk and stir until just combined. Don’t overwork the dough.

You’ll find that the dough mixture is fairly wet, if it’s too moist then add another 5-10g of self-raising flour and mix again.

Divide this mixture into 6 equal portions.

Line your Ninja Foodi basket with heatproof baking or parchment paper.

Drop the mixture into the Ninja Foodi basket. If you’ve got a very small air fryer basket, or a dual air fryer, you may have to use it twice, or both sides at the same time to cook them all together.

Air fry at 200C for 8-10 minutes.

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Do you put egg in cheese scones?

You can use an egg in your mixture if you want to enrich the dough a little. You can also use an egg to egg wash the top and sides of the scones before you air fry them.

What is the trick in making good scones?

Personally I feel the tick is to work the dough as little as possible. You want to make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined but you don’t want to overwork it as this will make it tougher and you won’t get a nice rise from your scones.

For additional richness you can change the butter and milk in this recipe for buttermilk, just use 120ml and adjust the flour a little if you need to. 

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Should you let scone dough rest?

Personally I skip this step, and these cheese scones are delicious. If you want to, and have time, you can chill the dough before baking for an hour or two.

Want some other ideas to jazz these up a bit?

Cooked ham, cooked bacon, jalapeños or red onion all bring a different flavour. Plus a little mustard in the dough brings a lovely extra flavour too.

You can add anything you want really, but just make sure that meat is cooked before using in your dough, as it won’t be in the Ninja long enough to completely cook otherwise.

Macaroni cheese cooked in the air fryer in a ceramic dish

What can you serve with these cheese scones?

These are delicious on their own, served with butter. If you want to serve something alongside I recommend air fryer bacon or air fryer sausages. You could make a sausage or bacon sandwich with a real difference using these scones too.

You could even slice these and turn into mini pizzas. I love to make my own roasted tomato pizza sauce and then top with mini pepperoni and grated mozzarella.

If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:

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!

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How to make cheese scones in the Ninja Foodi:

Three Ninja Foodi cheese scones on a wire cooling rack
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Ninja Foodi cheese scones

How to make delicious cheese scones in the Ninja Foodi air fryer.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword cheese, Ninja Foodi, scone
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 scones
Calories 135 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 115 g self-raising flour
  • 55 g butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 35 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 75 ml semi-skimmed milk

Instructions

  1. Rub the self-raising flour and butter together until you get a fine breadcrumb type consistency.
  2. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Add 35g of grated cheddar cheese to this mix.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the semi-skimmed milk and stir until just combined. Don’t overwork the dough.
  6. You’ll find that the dough mixture is fairly wet, if it’s too moist then add another 5-10g of self-raising flour and mix again.
  7. Divide this mixture into 6 equal portions.
  8. Line your Ninja Foodi basket with heatproof baking or parchment paper.
  9. Drop the mixture into the Ninja Foodi basket. If you’ve got a very small air fryer basket, or a dual air fryer, you may have to use it twice, or both sides at the same time to cook them all together.
  10. Air fry at 200C for 8-10 minutes.

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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Cheese scones made in the Ninja Foodi on a wire rack
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David

Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Just made these cheese scones to yr recipe using a food processor and they are delicious,15mins start to finish Cheers thank you

Lindsay Gillam

Wednesday 17th of January 2024

I made your cheese scones in my foodi, they were pretty flat cooked on air fry, should it say bake instead? They tasted great, bar being as flat as a Welsh cake 🤷🏻‍♀️

katykicker

Wednesday 17th of January 2024

Hiya Lindsay, thanks for commenting. The scones you see in my photograph were baked using this method, and fresh ingredients, in my Ninja Foodi using the air fryer setting. I've never had them turn out flat, but if you're sure that you used the right flour then you definitely could try them on the bake setting. You ay want to add a couple more minutes to the time instead. Hope that helps!

Claire

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

Hiya I am going to try this recipe as it’s a cheaper version as you don’t need loads of cheese and ingredients thanks for posting xx

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

Hi, thank you. Hope you love it x

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