These Air-Fryer Mini Blueberry Muffins only take 10 minutes to bake. They’re a healthy and delicious snack or dessert that both kids and adults love.

three blueberry muffins on a plate ready to eat

What is an Air-Fryer?

An air-fryer is a mini convection oven that helps foods cook faster and crisper. This means that you can make all kinds of foods that you would normally make in the oven or use a lot of oil to get crisp.

I get a lot of questions about what kinds of foods you can make in an air-fryer. My answer is that you can cook anything in an air-fryer that you would normally make in the oven, but the benefit is that the food will cook much faster and with less oil.

Oven Versus Air-Fryer 

There are several reasons why I prefer to use the air-fryer over my oven.

  1. There’s no pre-heating necessary with an air-fryer so it saves time.
  2. The food cooks faster so it’s more efficient.
  3. The air-fryer doesn’t heat up the kitchen the way an oven does.

air fryer muffins on a serving plate

Ingredients 

The ingredients for making air-fryer blueberry muffins are simple and basic. You could cut my recipe in half if you want to make just one batch. I made two batches of muffins which amounted to 14 mini muffins total (I used the silicone mold from this air-fryer accessories set).

ingredients for air fryer blueberry muffins

Recipe Steps

Making these muffins is a snap.

Step One

Combine the dry ingredients including the frozen blueberries in a big bowl and give them a stir.

Step Two

Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl and pour them into the dry ingredients.

Step Three

Stir the batter and use a tablespoon to divide half the mixture into a lightly-greased pan. Bake the muffins in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Step Four

Then, remove the baked muffins to a cooling rack and re-fill the muffin pan with the rest of the batter to bake the rest of them. Enjoy warm!

warm blueberry muffins ready to eat

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FAQs

Can I use paper muffin tins for my muffins?

You can use any tin or mold in your air-fryer that is oven-safe.

Can I bake these in an oven? 

Yes! I would recommend 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Yes, just use coconut oil instead of ghee and a flax egg for the egg. You will also need to use almond milk.

Can I make this recipe paleo?

Yes, just use a flour like cassava flour, and use ghee or coconut oil for the fat. Use unsweetened almond milk for the milk.

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mini blueberry muffins baked and ready to eat

Air-Fryer Mini Blueberry Muffins


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These Air-Fryer Mini Blueberry Muffins only take 10 minutes to bake. They’re a healthy and delicious snack or dessert that both kids and adults love.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup whole wheat or gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 regular egg or flax egg*
  • ¼ cup melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk or unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Spray a silicone mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking oil and set aside.
  2. Combine the frozen blueberries, flour, coconut sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Next, combine the applesauce, egg, butter, vanilla extract, and milk in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Use a tablespoon to fill the muffin wells ¾ of the way full.
  6. Place the muffin pan on the tray of your air-fryer. Set the temperature to 360 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. When the cooking time is up, remove the muffin tin and transfer the muffins to a cooling rack.
  8. Next, use your spoon to divide the rest of the batter into the muffin pan and repeat the baking process.
  9. Serve warm, and refrigerate or freeze any leftover muffins.

Notes

Oven directions: bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden-brown.

*To make a flax egg, place 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed in a small bowl. Add three tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to set. Then, use in place of a regular egg.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Air-fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air-fryer blueberry muffins, gluten-free muffins, air-fryer healthy recipe

 

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