Air Fryer Buns: so soft and perfect for dinner

Total time: 40 Min + rising time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Air fryer buns are a quick and easy way to make delicious buns at home. All you need is some flour, water, salt, olive oil, yeast, and an Airfryer! Yes, you can actually make these buns in the Airfryer, no oven is needed. Air fryer buns are a great alternative to traditional buns. You simply mix the ingredients together to form a dough, allow it to rise, then bake. They are light and fluffy, and they have a great texture—soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make buns, then you should definitely try air fryer buns!

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The dough can be kept in the fridge for up to two days. Take it out of the fridge, let it come to room temperature and rise for 90 minutes and bake. (The dough can also be frozen for up to 3 months.



Make your own garlic rolls by brushing the rolls with a mixture of garlic and melted butter before baking.

Make sure the water is warm to the touch. If it’s too cold, the yeast won’t be effective. If it’s too hot, you will kill the yeast.

Create pull-apart buns by placing small dough balls in a foil pie plate (place them close together), then bake in the air fryer.

If you’re in a hurry, you can also proof the dough in an Instant Pot. Place a piece of parchment paper in the pot, place the dough on top, then proof for 30 minutes on the ‘yogurt’ setting.

How to Store Air Fryer Buns

The buns can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the Airfryer or oven.



600 g (4 3/4 cups)
350 ml (1 1/2 cups)
Fine salt
15 g (2 1/2 tsp)
Olive oil
25 ml (2 tbsp)
fresh yeast
12 g


Mix the yeast and water in a small bowl or jug.

Add the olive oil and mix.

Place the flour in a large mixing bowl, and add the olive oil-yeast mixture.

Mix gently until a shaggy dough forms.

Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Use a bit of olive oil to cover the dough and bowl. Cover and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours until double in size.

Form the dough into a log.

Then cut it into 12 pieces.

Form each piece into a ball.

Place a piece of parchment paper in the Airfryer basket, and place buns on top (there should be a bit of room around each bun, so don’t overcrowd the basket).

Make three cuts on each dough ball and sprinkle with flour.

Cover and let stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bake for 25 minutes at 160°C (320°F).

Serve and enjoy

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