The air fryer has climbed the ladder of popular kitchen appliances for a quick and easy meal. It's gained popularity not only for how speedy it is, but its versatility, too.
No meal is off limits — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, desserts. You could eat air-fried foods everyday if you really wanted to (no shame).
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It's not only capable of cooking, but baking, too. The proof? You can make these 10 muffin recipes you can make in the air fryer in 30 minutes or less.
1. Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a sweet morning treat. This air fryer version is even sweeter because of how little effort it takes to make and bake them. And the health benefits of blueberries are an added bonus — they're linked heart, skin and brain perks.
The secret to a successful batch of air fryer muffins is silicone muffin tins ($5.29 for 12, Amazon). These will ensure a sturdy, non-stick baking process. In 15 minutes or less you'll have your batch of blueberry muffins ready to enjoy.
Get the Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins recipe from Stay Snatched.
2. Air Fryer Banana Muffins
Don't let your ripe bananas go to waste. Instead, transform them into soft, buttery banana muffins you can enjoy any time of day. You can also add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips to make them taste even better.
If banana muffins aren't a-peeling enough (wink, wink), consider the health benefits of bananas: They deliver electrolytes like potassium and gut-friendly fiber, among other perks.
Get the Air Fryer Banana Muffins recipe from Air Frying Foodie.
3. Air Fryer Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate for breakfast? Count us in. Chocolate muffins are a delicious breakfast treat perfect for chocolate-lovers. You can add chocolate chips or nuts for texture.
An added bonus: Chocolate contains caffeine, so if you're looking for a little pick-me-up in the morning, chocolate muffins might just do the trick!
Get the Air Fryer Chocolate Muffins recipe from The Sunshine Bite.
4. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Muffins
Here's another option for the chocolate-lovers. These chocolate chip muffins are made with eight ingredients in just three steps from start to finish.
After just 15 minutes, you can take a bite into the warm, gooey chocolate chips that have melted into the muffins. Pair them with a cup of coffee or tea to start your day off right.
Get the Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe from Fork to Spoon.
5. Air Fryer Zucchini Muffins
These savory, flavorful zucchini muffins will give your breakfast a dose of sneaky veggies. They're soft and moist with a subtle sweetness.
Zucchini is a nutrient-dense food, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It's also high in fiber, which can help with digestion.
Get the Air Fryer Zucchini Muffins recipe from Love Food Not Cooking.
6. Air Fryer English Muffins
A lightly toasted English muffin with a touch of butter or jam is something worth waking up to. But your air fryer can make your English muffins perfectly golden brown, too.
This low-effort breakfast choice doesn't require any baking, just a sleeve of store-bought muffins that suite your tastebuds. There are plenty of options like whole-wheat and gluten-free English muffins.
Get the Air Fryer English Muffins recipe from Bon Appeteach.
7. Air Fryer Vegan Raspberry Muffins
These eggless raspberry muffins are the perfect option for a vegan diet or plant-based lifestyle. Made with fresh or frozen raspberries, they're bursting with flavor and make for a delicious and healthy treat.
If raspberries aren't your jam, you can also swap in your favorite fruit and fixings like blueberries or chocolate chips. This recipe also encourages you to sweeten the deal with an optional drizzle of icing.
Get the Air Fryer Vegan Raspberry Muffins recipe from The Vegan Lunchbox.
8. Air Fryer Donut Muffins
This donut and muffin combo is the breakfast crossover you never knew you needed. Imagine a sweet, buttery muffin topped with vanilla frosting and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and colorful rainbow sprinkles for a little razzle-dazzle.
These are sure to be a household favorite everyone will enjoy — what's not to love about dessert for breakfast!
Get the Air Fryer Donut Muffins recipe from Ready Set Eat.
9. Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins
Cornbread muffins are a comforting classic. They can be enjoyed in the morning for breakfast or paired with a warm bowl of chili.
These air fryer cornbread muffins take just 10 minutes to bake and turn golden brown. A batch can be stored in the fridge for three to four days, or save them in the freezer (for up to 3 months!) for when you're ready for them to make the perfect side dish.
Get the Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins recipe from Simply Happy Foodie.
10. Air Fryer Morning Glory Muffins
These morning glory muffins check all the boxes: They're sweet, savory, fruity and crunchy, thanks to ingredients like apples, carrots, pecans and raisins. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, these quick air fryer muffins can energize your day.
Get the Air Fryer Morning Glory Muffins recipe from Tasty Oven.