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Boxed or Homemade Air Fryer Muffins

Air fryer muffins are such a great breakfast or dessert. Use boxed mix or our homemade blueberry muffin recipe. Baked in a Ninja Foodi or Cosori machine to perfection.

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Ready to make some blueberry air fryer muffins this weekend? Really you can make any type you like once you know the temperature and cook time necessary. Best easy air fryer recipe for breakfast ever. (affiliate links present)

We make some of the best muffin recipes ever here on The Typical Mom blog. Why? Because they’re a quick grab and go meal when you’re busy.

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

This is probably one of our favorite air fryer breakfast recipes ever. We feature fruit muffins here as you can see but you can make any type you like. Have ripe bananas at hand, use them with your favorite recipe and our temp and cook time below. From banana bread muffins, to chocolate, pumpkin and everything in between these are great.

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

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It doesn’t matter what brand machine you have, they’re all basically the same. The biggest difference is the size of the air fryer basket. I love my Foodi and this one above with a square basket. You’d use the lid that is attached for this recipe.

Even some convection ovens have an air fry function. They’re more and more common nowadays. If yours has shelves you could use a very small muffin pan inside to bake air fryer cake or these.

Can you use paper muffin cups in an air fryer?

You can but it is MUCH easier to use silicone cups instead. Paper will droop once you add the batter and not stay firm to get that muffin shape. You can also use ramekins or any other ovenproof dish too in the same size for the same cook time.

Can you bake using an air fryer?

Absolutely, yes. We have made air fryer cake before which is so yummy. In this post we will show you how to make air fryer muffins for breakfast or a quick snack.

Can you fry muffin mix?

I suppose you could in a deep fryer, but why would you want to. The batter would absorb a lot of oil leaving an after taste. BUT making muffins in an air fryer are absolutely delicious!

Air Fryer Banana Muffins

You really could use any type of berry, or chocolate chips instead. Our huckleberry muffins are just as amazing. Don’t want them sweet? Try our veggie muffins recipe instead and use this timing.

homemade blueberry muffin recipe

How Long to Cook Muffins in Air Fryer

12 minutes is about right for regular standard sizes filled 3/4 of the way full. You do want to make sure that they are set in a single layer with a little bit of space in between them so the hot air can circulate all the way around for best results.

Can I put muffin mix in the air fryer?

Like I said at the beginning, you can use boxed blueberry muffin mix too if you want to speed things up. Follow the directions on the back of the box to make the batter and you’re set to bake for about 12 minutes. Below are the muffin ingredients we used to make them homemade but either one turns out moist and tender.

You can use this easy muffin recipe to make any variety you’d like, it’s a great basic batter. It uses all purpose flour, if that is all you have then use it instead.

  1. Use Self rising flour
    1. NOT all purpose, here’s a flour substitution chart
    2. This is how to measure flour properly
  2. Sugar
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Milk
  5. Butter
  6. Egg
  7. Vanilla
  8. Fresh blueberries should be folded in at the end
  9. Silicone muffin cups
air fryer blueberry muffins

Ninja Foodi Muffins

You want to use the lid that is attached to make these, and the air crisp button. The colorful muffin cups you see here are very versatile and really the best way to bake in an air fryer. Paper baking cups will flatten with the weight of the batter = no good.

As with any other baked good you’ll need to have 2 bowls to whisk the dry ingredients, wet ingredients and then combine the two. It’s quick and easy to do in about 5 minutes.

  • Including cook time you can have these done in about 15 minutes, much faster than using an oven.
  • You can jump to recipe below and print it too if you’d like. Keep it handy for other mornings, or just come back and “see us”.

From there use your imagination and make “all the things” like apple zucchini muffins and more.

muffins in an air fryer

How to Bake Muffins in Air Fryer

Here’s a quick step by step but full instructions are at the very bottom of this post.

Time needed: 13 minutes

Air Fryer Muffins

  1. Mix

    In a bowl whisk together wet ingredients; melted butter, milk, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Then incorporate flour and cinnamon. Once mixture is blended, gently fold in berries.

  2. Preheat

    Then preheat air fryer to 340 degrees F for 5 minutes.

  3. Prepare

    Place silicone muffin cups into basket, fill each one 3/4 of the way full.

  4. Cook

    Bake for 12-14 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in center.

I haven’t tried this with frozen fruit that has been defrosted. If that is all you can find I am sure it is better than nothing. The only issue I see is that they’ll emit liquid when thawing out. You’ll need to drain this before adding in.

Because of this they won’t be quite as moist either. The juices from the blueberries doesn’t really stay in well when they’re frozen. There’s my 2 cents on that anyway….take it for what it’s worth. 😉

This is what they should look like when they’re done!! Once they’re lightly browned on top they should be perfect. You don’t want to over-bake them so the inside is dry. When the toothpick inserted is MOSTLY clean it’s done.

air fryer muffins

Muffins in Air Fryer Time

If you wanted to make mini muffins you could use that size silicone cups. I would decrease the timing to 5 minutes. How do you know when muffins are done? Yes you can use a toothpick but I prefer to touch the middle gently. If it springs back they are done and should be moved to a wire rack to cool.

Cook time doesn’t vary whether you make blueberry or our easy banana bread muffins. The only real change is the size of the cups and how much batter is added.

Refer to the easy recipe instructions below. If you want to try other air fryer muffin recipes, these are a few favorites like our our pumpkin zucchini muffins that are out of this world.

Banana zucchini muffins are great especially during the summertime when your vegetable garden is going crazy with squash.

If you want to add some protein to your morning meal, pair these with an air fryer quiche. Nutritional information is also included below. Accurate if you use exactly what is listed in the recipe card and don’t stray from it.

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Air Fryer Muffins

Air fryer muffins are such a great breakfast or dessert. Use boxed or use our homemade blueberry muffin recipe. Baked to perfection in Ninja Foodi or Cosori.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, blueberry muffins, homemade, muffins, ninja foodi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 143kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • In a bowl whisk together wet ingredients, then incorporate flour and cinnamon. Once mixture is blended, gently fold in berries. * If using boxed, follow directions on box for ingredients needed in mix.
  • Preheat air fryer to 340 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Place silicone muffin cups into basket, fill each one 3/4 of the way full.
  • Cook for 12-14 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in center.


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Muffins
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Air Fryer Muffins
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5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)
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Monday 18th of September 2023

Are your silicon cups muffin size or cupcake size? Just trying to gauge if the timing in the recipe is for muffin or cupcake sizing. Thanks!

Cindy Chase

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Can you use any Air Fryer? New item for me. I'm not good at it yet.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 4th of February 2021

You can use any brand of air fryer for this

Tamara Holt

Saturday 16th of January 2021

It says 340 at 5 min. Is that the bake feature or air fryer feature?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Air Fryer or Air Crisp on the Foodi

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