Julia’s Air Fryer Banana Chocolate Chip Scones offer a delightful twist to traditional scone recipes, combining the comforting flavors of banana bread with the indulgence of mini chocolate chips. With a preparation time of just 10 minutes and a quick cook time of 7 minutes in the air fryer, these scones promise a speedy and satisfying treat. The recipe, yielding 6 to 8 golden brown rounds, features a simple yet flavorful combination of all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and chilled unsalted butter. The addition of mashed ripe banana and mini chocolate chips infuses the scones with moist, fruity sweetness and bursts of chocolatey goodness.

The preparation method is straightforward, involving the careful blending of dry ingredients, the incorporation of butter to achieve a crumbly texture, and the addition of half-and-half and vanilla extract for moisture. Folding in the mashed banana and chocolate chips adds a delightful twist to the classic scone profile. The dough is then gently kneaded, shaped into a round, and cut into individual portions before being placed in the air fryer basket. A final touch of half-and-half brushing and a sprinkle of sugar on top ensures a crispy golden exterior.

The end result is a batch of scones with soft, fluffy centers and a crisp, golden-brown crust that makes them an irresistible companion for morning coffee, afternoon tea, or any snacktime cravings. Julia’s recipe effortlessly combines convenience with indulgence, making these air fryer banana chocolate chip scones a delightful addition to any baking repertoire.

Air Fryer Scones {Banana Chocolate Chip}

Air fryer scones full of banana and chocolate chips are tasty any time. This is an easy recipe that creates soft fluffy centers with crisp golden brown crust and is ready in minutes. If you love banana bread, then this scone recipe is for you! Enjoy with morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a delicious snack!

  • Author: Julia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half and vanilla extract until just moistened.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips and mashed banana.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  6. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  7. Cut into 6-8 rounds with 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter; place on a parchment-lined air fryer basket.
  8. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  9. Set air fryer to 390 degrees and cook for 7 minutes.
  10. Let cool on wire rack.