This is one of my favorite recipes. Why do you ask? Because it’s so easy and so delicious. And it takes no time at all to great an amazing breakfast. Today, I will show you how to make Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins

If you have been thinking, wow, Cinnamon Sugar, what? It is an old-fashioned recipe. I have been eating this for weeks and finally decided to write about it. Because we all need simple recipes, right?

If you think about it, it makes an amazing breakfast, a perfectly toasted English Muffin with cream of butter, ground cinnamon, and sugar. All mixed into one, which will make great the perfect bite. Sweet, cinnamony, and sugary. All in one. This comfort food is a great way to start any morning. Just grab a cup of hot coffee and have one of the greatest air fryer breakfasts.

Simple, simple, and delicious. That’s really all you need to know. If you are looking for even more Easy Air Fryer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER PIZZA POCKETS, AIR FRYER BERRY CREAM MUFFINS, CRISPY AIR FRYER EGGPLANT PARMESAN, and AIR FRYER BEEF MEATBALLS.

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

You’ll love this recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins because it combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the convenience and quick cooking of the air fryer. Here’s why it’s a delightful choice:

  • Speed and Efficiency: The air fryer allows you to achieve perfectly toasted and sweetened English muffins in minutes. It’s a speedy breakfast or snack option for those busy mornings or when you’re craving something warm and satisfying.

  • Crispy Exterior, Tender Interior: The air fryer’s circulating hot air crisps up the exterior of the English muffins, giving them a delightful crunch while the inside remains soft and tender. It’s the perfect textural contrast.

  • Customizable Sweetness: You can adjust the amount of cinnamon sugar to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer a light dusting or a generous coating of sweetness, this recipe is flexible.

  • Kid-Friendly and Fun: Kids and adults alike will enjoy these Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins. They make for a fun, interactive snack you can customize with toppings like butter, cream cheese, or jam.

  • Minimal Cleanup: With the air fryer, there’s no need for flipping or constantly monitoring the cooking process. It’s a fuss-free method that results in minimal cleanup, making it a great option for a quick treat.

  • Versatile Pairing: Enjoy these English muffins as a standalone treat or serve them as a side with your morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. They pair wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert twist.

In summary, Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins are a delightful, hassle-free treat that combines the classic cinnamon and sugar flavors quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re indulging in them for breakfast or a snack, they will satisfy your sweet cravings.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins

Indulge in the delightful aroma of cinnamon and sugar as you prepare these Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can transform ordinary English muffins into a warm, crispy treat perfect for breakfast or snacking.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins


Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • English Muffins: English muffins are the base of this recipe, providing a soft and slightly chewy texture that crisps up beautifully in the air fryer.

  • Butter: Butter adds richness and helps the cinnamon sugar mixture adhere to the English muffins, creating a luscious, golden crust.

  • Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar is combined with ground cinnamon to create a sweet and aromatic coating for the muffins, adding a delightful sweetness.

  • Ground Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon lends its warm, aromatic flavor to the sugar mixture, infusing the muffins with that classic cinnamon taste.

These simple ingredients combine to create a delicious and quick treat that is perfect for breakfast or a snack.

How To Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins

Making Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins is a breeze! Here’s are the step-by-step directions:

How To Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins


Prepare Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: Combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well to create the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Prepare Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix well to create the cinnamon sugar mixture.


Split English Muffins: Carefully split the English muffins into halves, creating a top and bottom for each muffin.

Butter the Muffins: Lightly spread butter on each half of the English muffins. This will add richness and help the cinnamon sugar adhere.

Coat with Cinnamon Sugar: Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the buttered surfaces of the muffins. Ensure an even coating for that delicious cinnamon sweetness.

Air Fry the Muffins: Place the prepared muffins, cinnamon sugar side up, into the air fryer basket. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Air Fry: Cook the muffins in the air fryer for about 4-6 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Keep a close eye on them to prevent over-browning.

Serve: Once they’re nicely toasted and fragrant, remove the cinnamon sugar English muffins from the air fryer. Let them cool for a moment, and then serve them warm.

Optional: For an extra touch of sweetness, you can sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top just before serving.

These Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins are a quick and delightful treat that’s perfect for breakfast or snacking. Enjoy the warm, crispy exterior and the sweet, cinnamon-infused goodness inside!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins
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Pro Tips

To ensure your Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins turn out perfectly, here are some pro tips:

  • Use Room Temperature Butter: Softened butter is easier to spread evenly across the muffins. Allow the butter to come to room temperature before using it in this recipe.
  • Evenly Coat with Cinnamon Sugar: Cover the buttered muffins with the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly. This will ensure that every bite is sweet and aromatic.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheating your air fryer is essential for consistent cooking. It helps the muffins cook more evenly and reduces the risk of burning.
  • Watch Carefully: Keep a close eye on the muffins as they cook in the air fryer. Cooking times can vary depending on the model and size of your air fryer, so it’s important not to overcook or burn them.
  • Adjust Cooking Time: If you prefer your muffins on the softer side with just a hint of crispness, reduce the cooking time slightly. Conversely, you can extend the cooking time by a minute or two if you want extra crispy.
  • Serve Warm: These cinnamon sugar English muffins are best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer when they’re warm and at their crispiest. Serve them immediately for the best taste and texture.
  • Customize Your Toppings: Feel free to get creative with toppings. You can drizzle a simple glaze of powdered sugar and milk on top for added sweetness or add a sprinkle of chopped nuts for crunch and flavor.

With these tips, your Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins will be a delightful treat you’ll want to make repeatedly. Enjoy the warm, aromatic, and crispy goodness!

Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins


Can I use whole wheat or gluten-free English muffins for this recipe? Absolutely! You can use whole wheat or gluten-free English muffins if you have dietary preferences or restrictions. The process remains the same; just make sure to use your preferred type of muffins.

Can I make these muffins in advance and reheat them later? While they are best enjoyed fresh and warm, you can prepare these Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins in advance and reheat them in the air fryer or toaster oven for a quick and tasty treat.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar mixture to my liking? Yes, you can certainly adjust the sweetness. If you prefer a sweeter taste, simply add more granulated sugar to the cinnamon sugar mixture. Conversely, if you prefer a milder sweetness, use less sugar.

Are there any other toppings or spreads I can use besides butter and cinnamon sugar? Certainly! You can get creative with your toppings. Try cream cheese, nut butter, honey, or fruit preserves for different flavor combinations. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment.

Can I make a larger batch of these muffins for a crowd? Yes, you can scale up the recipe to make a larger batch to serve a crowd. Just be sure to work in batches when air frying to avoid overcrowding the basket, which can affect the cooking process. Keep the cooked muffins warm in a low-temperature oven while you finish air frying the remaining batches.

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


We all need quick breakfast ideas, especially for parents with small children (or even teenagers, who might be worse to get out of the house in the morning) since most of us are struggling to get the children out of the home in the morning.


  • 1 English Muffin, (split into half)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Then blend in the room temperature butter, mixing in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the English Muffins.
  • Place the English Muffins into the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray.
  • Set the temperature to 300 degrees F for 5 minutes (air fryer setting)
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 177mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.3mg

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