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Best Air Fryer Cornbread Recipe

Air fryer cornbread comes out so pretty! Baking in an air fryer works fantastic and saves room in your oven during the holidays too. You can add all sorts of things inside too like chiles or jalapenos if you want to make it spicy like our Jiffy Mexican cornbread. Muffins with this batter are great too.

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Have you made cornbread in air fryer yet? It’s a great easy and cheap side dish alongside any meal. Make it sweet or savory with diced chiles and it’s moist every time. A Southern dish that goes with all the things for dinner or a cook out. One of our favorite easy air fryer recipes. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Cornbread

You can use any brand of machine you have to make this. I’ve used my Cosori, Airwave and Ninja Foodi as well. They all come out fluffy and fantastic. You’ve gotta’ try this and let us know what you think.

If you’ve made our air fryer bread before you know how easy it is to bake in an air fryer. Now it is time to try something new with this creation.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins

I used a small mini bundt pan to make this one. Not only does it turn out moist and not heat up your whole house while it’s baking, but you could you can use the batter in silicone cups too instead. If you want a faster cook time you will want to use the recipe below with the timing for our muffins. Done!

Can I use aluminum pan in air fryer?

Yes. With meats and vegetables you don’t want to so the air can circulate around each piece.
When it comes to baking in an air fryer it is necessary. I like this small bundt pan for this and our air fryer banana bread.
Most Instant Pot accessories will fit into this machine too, just FYI.
instant pot bundt pan

Can you use paper muffin cups in an air fryer?

Silicone cups are better. If you wanted to use this batter to instead make air fryer muffins you could do that too. Cornbread muffins would take a lot less time.

How do I make cornbread from scratch?

I have a homemade cornbread recipe below for this you can follow. There are tons of variations though. Most cornmeal boxes or bags have a recipe on the back too.

Air Fryer Cornbread Jiffy

Alternatively you can go with the easiest one. Just mix the ingredients on the box to make Jiffy cornbread instead and use that. 1 box will do it. I made ours with chiles but that’s up to you. Poured into a bundt pan, it comes out really pretty too. You can use any brand but I like this one because the basket is nice and big, and square.

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Why does my cornbread fall apart?

It is kinda’ crumbly by nature. If you use more flour it will stick together a bit better. Using full fat buttermilk will help keep it moist too. Ok here we go with the instructions. I accidentally grabbed a lower fat buttermilk, I wouldn’t recommend that if you have the choice. You want it to be as moist as possible to go your favorite 5 ingredient Crockpot chili.

Cornbread in air fryer

Of course you can use your own favorite recipe for this. If you don’t have one I provided a version below too.

  1. You will need this 7″ bundt pan
  2. Cornmeal
  3. All purpose flour
  4. Butter
  5. Egg
  6. Buttermilk
  7. Sugar
  8. Baking soda and baking powder
  9. Salt
  10. Non stick cooking spray
  11. Aluminum foil

To save myself more dishes to wash I just mix the dry ingredients in a large measuring cup and the wet in another, then combine.

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diced chiles

Air Fryer Southern Cornbread

Make sure the butter is melted so the batter becomes smooth. If you decide to add a can of diced chiles you will have about 1/4 cup of batter left over after filling the bundt 3/4 of the way full. If you make muffins just use it all until the mixture is all baked. I haven’t tried this in any other pan as of yet because this comes out so well.

If you had a small iron skillet you may be able to make 2 batches since it would be more shallow and take less time. This goes with all sorts of holiday dishes and is a great option if you oven is full baking all your other dishes. Now you can “bake” in this countertop magic machine so it’s all done at the same time. Here’s how it’s done:

  • In a bowl mix dry ingredients. In another bowl add melted butter and remaining wet ingredients, stir both.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry bowl and stir until combined.
  • Preheat air fryer to 330 degrees F for 5 minutes.

Spray your 7″ bundt pan with non stick spray. Pour batter inside leaving 1″ space left at the top, there will be a bit of batter left over.

  • Cover pan loosely with foil and put into air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 330 degrees covered for 35 minutes. Then remove foil and increase temperature to 350 F and cook for another 9 minutes to lightly brown the top.

Remove the pan, put plate on top, carefully flip over, slice and serve.

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Cornbread Bundt

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Air Fryer Cornbread

Air fryer cornbread comes out so pretty! Baking in an air fryer works fantastic and saves room in your oven during the holidays too.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, cornbread, homemade, ninja foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 44 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 192kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix dry ingredients. In another bowl add melted butter and remaining wet ingredients, stir both.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry bowl and stir until combined.
  • Preheat air fryer to 330 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Spray 7" bundt pan with non stick spray and pour batter inside leaving 1" space left at the top, there will be a bit of batter left over.
  • Cover pan loosely with foil and put into air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 330 degrees covered for 35 minutes. Then remove foil and increase temperature to 350 F and cook for another 9 minutes.
  • Remove pan, put plate on top, carefully flip over, slice and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cornbread
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Michelle

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

so u think u could not use special adapter and just pour in?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

No you need a pan for this one

Cam

Sunday 12th of June 2022

This idea is GENIUS! This cornbread is so easy to make and I love that I can make it in the air fryer in the summer and don't have to turn the oven on!

The Typical Mom

Monday 13th of June 2022

I know right?

Andrea

Sunday 12th of June 2022

I love how easy this cornbread is to make and that you used a bundt pan for it.

Dijana

Sunday 12th of June 2022

I love finding new cornmeal recipes, and this one is just perfect! The texture is amazing, and it tastes so good!

Patricia A Briner

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

wonderful!

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