This weekend we have our last hockey tournament of the season, and if you know hockey people, that means that it will be my entire weekend. We are fortunate to have one of my son’s friends, sleepover, so I was thinking about what I can bake beforehand for breakfast since the wake-up time is about 5 am. Ugh. So, I came up with this breakfast, homemade basic muffins and a side of homemade blueberry jam, doesn’t it look divine.
Now, the Muffins are from the air fryer and the blueberry jam is from the Instant Pot, so I combined the best of the two worlds. If you have not INVESTED, yes, I said invest, it is your time because you will save a ton of money by not eating out! It is fast.
I try to make breakfast to go for my kids because my kids and probably most in America eat breakfast to go, and the muffin is perfect breakfast food. Fully portable.
Today I am presenting an easy base recipe for muffins, you can toss in anything you have one hand, strawberries, blueberry, chocolate chips, etc.
I made a batch last week and my husband went crazy for them, he kept on eating them and I actually never got around to taking pictures. so it’s his lucky day because I just made a new batch and I hid some, so I could take a picture or two for my blog.
The secret to making muffins in the air fryer is time. Every air fryer is different. After you make your first batch of muffins, write down the time and keep a log of it, and then you can adapt it to any muffin recipe.
To be successful at making the batter for muffins, any muffins:
- Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. In most muffins, this will include flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk them all together.
- Whisk the wet ingredients in another bowl. This usually includes milk, oil, and eggs.
- Then combine the two together and mix until all of the dry ingredients are gone, scrape the bottom of the pan. To make sure that when you fill the muffin tins, you do not come across any flour, that has not to be absorbed into the wet ingredients.
- Be careful not to over mix the batter, as you will increase the level of gluten and the muffins will become tough.
I will give you a word of warning these muffins are addicting, you will not be able to eat just one. The flavor is AMAZING! This makes an amazing breakfast, pair it with a great cup of coffee and you have the best breakfast you will ever have. I hope that you give it a shot, you will not be disappointed.
Here are some pointers about making muffins (any type of muffin) in the Air Fryer.
- Grab a silicone set, which is reasonably priced at about $6.00, I bought a set here and I re-use over and over again. This is my favorite set.
- I was lucky enough to find this set on Amazon and I have to tell you it’s amazing. And it’s easy, you just place it in the air fryer basket and set your time and then just leave them to cool off. When the pan has cooled down, you remove the muffin tin and simply pop them out of the muffin tin.
- For these, I spray the muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray with flour. This works best in my opinion for the air fryer muffin tins.
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Air Fryer, Air Fried, The Best Cranberry Muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel zest
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups cranberries (whole or cut up)
Start by combing the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Cut in the shortening and blend until crumbly.
Mix in the water, lemon juice, orange zest, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.
Mix well, then fold in the cranberries.
Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray (see blog post for the one I recommend)
Fill your muffin tins, about 2/3's full.
Set your air fryer to a temperature of 350 degrees F, and the time for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, check to see if the muffins are cooked all the way through, using a toothpick. If not cooked, add an additional 5 minutes. Check again.
Be careful removing the muffin tin, as it will be hot. Let slightly cool. Repeat with the batter, until you use all of the batter up.
Plate, serve and enjoy!