These air fryer blueberry muffins are a cinch to make in the air fryer! So if you've ever wondered what you can bake in an air fryer, I'm here to tell you that muffins turn out great!
You'll be amazed at how air fryer muffins bake up so light and fluffy due to the circulating air of the air fryer, and with those blueberries bursting on top they look so pretty too.
This is one of my favorite air fryer recipes because you can make just three muffins at a time, and you won't be stuck with a dozen muffins if you only need a few. If you have any leftover blueberries, you can make my air fryer hand pies. Or check my 10 Best Air Fryer Recipes for more air fryer recipes! Perhaps an Air Fryer Quiche to go with your muffins? And don't miss my Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe another great recipe to make in your air fryer!
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What Type of Air Fryer Works Best?
- For most of my air fryer recipes, I use the Philips HD9630 Air Fryer.
- It's larger than most air fryers and I also love the white color and the design.
- It also doesn't become an eyesore while sitting on your countertop.
Step#1: Mix The Wet Ingredients
Mix together the wet ingredients in a large bowl, make sure to whisk up well since the butter and water can be difficult to combine if you don't whisk well.
Step#2: Whisk Dry Ingredients
- In a smaller bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- I really love using a Danish Dough Whisk for muffins batters and scones because it creates a well-mixed batter that isn't over-mixed!
- If you over mix these batters and doughs you'll end up with tough baked goods but the Danish dough whisk helps with that.
Adding the Blueberries
- Then mix in the blueberries with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- You could really add any berry you like, just make sure they are cut to the same size as a blueberry if using larger berries like strawberries.
- But raspberries you could leave whole.
Step#3: Transfer Batter
Next, you'll be baking your muffins in oven-safe ramekins. The ramekins that I think work best for air fryer muffins are 6 0z ramekins. This is because the muffins need room to expand with the hot air of the air fryer and these ramekins are a perfect size.
Can You Use Paper Muffin Cups in an Air Fryer?
- Yes if the paper muffin cups are oven safe they are OK if used to line an oven-safe ramekin. I wouldn't use the muffin papers by themselves.
- I like to use the jumbo muffin papers because again, they allow enough room in the ramekin for the muffin to rise and expand as it bakes in the air fryer.
- Otherwise, if baked in standard papers, the muffins brown on top but don't fully bake inside. So the jumbo muffin papers paired with the large ramekin is the way to go!
Step#4: Bake Muffins in The Air Fryer
Place your muffins in your air fryer at 350F for 17 minutes. I can get three ramekins in my fryer at once, by arranging them in a triangle pattern. This is another reason why I like the Philips Air Fryer, it's so roomy! But you could also fry 2 muffins at a time if you needed to.
Checking for Doneness
- When they are done they will be slightly risen and golden brown.
- Be sure to insert a toothpick inside to check for doneness.
- They can be deceiving since they will be so browned on top, so just be sure they are fully baked inside. If not put them back in for another 1-2 minutes.
Storing the Muffins
- If you don't eat all the muffins you can store them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge and reheat for 1-2 minutes in the air fryer the next day.
- They also freeze beautifully too! If freezing reheat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until warmed through.
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- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup (65g) of sugar
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) of oil
- 2 tablespoon (30ml) water
- ¼ teaspoon (1.25ml) vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon zest
- ⅔ cup (80g) flour
- ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup (75g) of blueberries
- Mix together the wet ingredients and the zest. Set aside.
- In a smaller bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Line 1 cup oven-safe ramekins with parchment jumbo muffins papers. Scoop batter into papers with an ice cream scoop.
- Air fry at 350F(175C) for 15-17 minutes
To achieve the "bursting berry" effect in the muffins, place 3 additional berries on top of each muffin before they bake.
This recipe can also be made with raspberries.
The 1-cup ramekin and jumbo muffin papers work the best because air fryer muffins need room to rise and bake. Otherwise, if baked in standard papers, the muffins brown on top but don't fully bake inside. So the jumbo paper and the large ramekin is the way to go! Just make sure your ramekin is OVEN SAFE.
If you don't eat all the muffins you can store them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge and reheat for 1-2 minutes in the air fryer the next day. They also freeze beautifully too! If freezing reheat in the microwave for :30-:45 until warmed through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g