This recipe for muffins in air fryer can be made with any fruit or other add-ins that you want! Mixed up in one bowl and made in the air fryer in less than 15 minutes, there's no easier way to get homemade muffins on your plate!
Why These Are Awesome
There has never been a faster or easier way to make muffins! No creaming butter and sugar and no waiting for your oven to preheat! Heck, you don't even have to preheat your airfryer. Just mix up the batter in a single bowl, pour it into some silicone baking cups, and go!
The muffins in the photos were made using raspberries, but you can use any add-ins that you want. Let's look at a few:
What Add-Ins Can I Use?
The best thing about making these basic muffins in air fryer are that you can use the base recipe to create literally any flavor of muffins that you want! Here are some ideas - use about ⅓ cup of any of these add-ins:
- Fresh fruit: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, apples, pears, dates etc. Any stone or orchard fruits will work well. Avoid chunks of citrus (the texture will be weird) though you can absolutely toss in some lemon, orange, or lime zest into the batter.
- Dried Fruit: raisins, craisins, etc. Rehydrate dried fruits in water for 30 minutes to avoid them leeching too much moisture out of the muffin batter.
- Nuts: Chopped pecans, walnuts, pistachios, or macadamia nuts
- Candy: Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, toffee chips, or bits of candied ginger.
... But A Muffin Pan Doesn't Fit In An Air Fryer!
To make muffins in air fryer, you're right. Even if you have a large air fryer (mine is quite small) there's no way a traditional muffin tin will fit inside.
For less than $10, you can get a set of silicone baking cups that are sturdy and will hold their shape even when not tucked inside of the wells of a muffin pan. Use them for baking all kinds of muffins and cupcakes in your air fryer.
The best part of these baking cups is that they are completely nonstick. I didn't grease the insides of my cups at all and the muffins released from them with no problems at all.
My Muffins Are Crooked And Lopsided!
Oh no, they're ruined!
Just kidding. Think of an air fryer as a tiny little convection oven. It literally works the exact same way. Air fryers use rapidly-circulating hot air to quickly cook and bake food. The air flow reaches all sides of the food, making it ideal for making crispy, crunchy "fried foods" and golden crusts on baked items.
When you use liquid batters, like ones used in muffins and cupcakes, the air blows the batter around as the muffins bake, making the tops kind of lopsided in the process. This is okay and totally normal, though unfortunately it really can't be avoided when baking in an air fryer.
Just think of them as having a homey rustic vibe to them.
How Do I Keep The Fruit Visible On Top?
If you want to have the pretty dots of colorful fruit or chocolate chips visible on the top of the baked muffins, save some extra (or just ADD extra) to sprinkle on top of the batter after it has been spooned into the silicone baking cups.
Storage And Freezing Instructions
After making this recipe for muffins in air fryer, you can store them at room temperature or in the refrigerator depending on the add-ins that you use. If you include fresh fruit in the muffins, keep leftovers in the refrigerator. You can eat them cold, zap them in the microwave, or slice them in half, smear with butter, and toast in the oven.
If you used a non-perishable add-in like nuts or chocolate chips, you can safely store your muffins at room temperature in a zip-top storage bag or tupperware-style storage container.
To Freeze: wrap the baked muffins in plastic wrap, place inside of a freezer-safe zip-top gallon bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.
To Thaw: Let the muffins thaw on the counter - it won't take long - before enjoying.Print
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