Air fryer muffins

Make beautifully golden brown muffins in your air fryer in no time. Add blueberries, chocolate chips or dried fruit, whatever you like. You can even double the mixture to make more

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 208
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 75g natural yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g blueberries, chocolate chips or dried fruit


Can I use paper cases?

You can use paper cases in an air fryer, but they work best if you put them in an air fryer cake tin or muffin tin as they’re not as sturdy as silicone ones. 

What temperature in the oven?

If you want to cook these in the oven instead, bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 20-25 mins until risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

What are the benefits of using the air fryer to bake in?

The air fryer requires less cooking time and uses less energy in general, so it’s a more energy- and time-efficient way to bake, especially when cooking smaller batches.


  1. Heat the air fryer on 160C for 2 mins. Mix the oil, yogurt, egg and milk in a large bowl, then fold in the sugar, flour and bicarbonate of soda and combine well. Fold in the blueberries, chocolate chips or dried fruit, if using. Spoon the mixture into silicone cases or an air fryer muffin tin filled with paper cases to three-quarters full. You should be able to make 6-8 muffins, but you may have to bake them in batches.

  2. Place the cases or tin in the air fryer basket and cook for 12-15 mins until the muffins are golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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