Air Fryer Cornbread — Love cornbread? Us too. In fact, we can’t get enough of it. And, if you’re like us, you’ll love this recipe for cornbread that is both easy to make and delicious. Plus, it’s perfect for serving with Chili or any other winter dish. So why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed!
Thanksgiving is approaching, and there is nothing more Thanksgiving than cornbread. I usually make this every week, alongside my homemade Instant Pot Chili. Today, I am showing you how to make Air Fryer Classic Corn Bread.
I will tell you this is easy to make, but using a bundt cake pan, does two things. First, it makes the cornbread look pretty and ready for presentation on your holiday table. The second thing it does is eliminates the problem of your air fryer needing to reach the middle. I love a great Bundt Cake in the Air Fryer. It guarantees that it will be fully cooked every time.
The Best Air Fryer Cornbread
Everyone loves a great cornbread recipe. I love cutting a slice and serving it with the BBQ meal or Chili.
Cornbread goes along with a lot of meals. It’s a classic recipe. I wanted a cornbread that would not be too sweet or dense. So, I used my mother’s recipe (which she got and saved for years. I believe it was from a newspaper or magazine, originates unknown, we will say), but we have had it for years and years, so it is a classic.
One of the reasons why cornbread is so famous around Thanksgiving is because this dish comes from the settlement of America, where one of the main crops was corn. I’m sure you heard the story of Squanto.
Can You Make Cornbread In Air Fryer?
Yes! Have you ever wanted to make cornbread but didn’t have an oven? Or maybe you’re trying to eat healthier and don’t want to fry your food in oil. Did you know you can make cornbread in an air fryer?
Why Make Cornbread In Air Fryer
Cornbread is a classic Southern dish usually enjoyed as a side with meals like greens, BBQ, or Chili. But what if you could make delicious, fluffy cornbread in your air fryer? Believe it or not, it’s possible – and today, we’ll show you how. Keep reading to learn more!
So, if you have been looking for the best air fryer cornbread recipe, this is it, and it’s good. You might as well make two.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cornbread
Do you have an air fryer? If so, you’re probably wondering what to make in it. Look no further – this recipe for air fryer cornbread is simple and delicious. Plus, it only requires a few ingredients you likely already have. So go ahead and give it a try!
- Cornmeal: Use yellow or white.
- All Purpose Flour: If you make this gluten-free, use all-purpose gluten-free flour!
- Baking Powder: Makes for a moist cornbread
- Granulated Sugar: Adds some sweetness to your cornbread!
- Salt: Use either table salt or sea salt.
- Eggs: Use large room temperature eggs
- Milk: If you want a milk-free (or dairy-free recipe), use a milk substitute, such as almond milk, oat milk, or even coconut milk.
- Oil: Use either vegetable or canola oil.
How To Cook Cornbread In Air Fryer
If you have been looking for how to make the best homemade cornbread, this is the best way to make it, and you will get a moist and delicious cornbread every time!
In a large mixing bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a small mixing bowl, mix the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mix.
Spray your bundt pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling about 2/3 the way full. Set the pan into the air fryer basket. Turn the temperature to 320 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until a wooden toothpick into the cake center comes out clean. Then remove the cornbread. Let cool slightly before serving.
Topping Ideas For Cornbread
Cornbread is a classic Southern dish that is loved by many. While some enjoy it plain, others love to top their cornbread with various ingredients. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, these topping ideas will have you loving your cornbread even more!
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Jam or Jelly
- Ham and Cheese
- Maple Cream or Maple Syrup
What Can I Serve With Cornbread
I love to serve cornbread with beans or chili. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal that needs an extra boost in carbs! My favorite thing is crumbling up some of this yummy goodness into my own bowl, mixing it all together then sprinkling cheddar cheese on top before tasting just how good things are getting–can’t be wrong about these flavors guys!!
Homemade Air Fryer Cornbread FAQ’s:
What Kind Of Baking Dish Should I Use?
The baking dish that you use will be depended on your air fryer. You can use this recipe to make muffins, a 9-inch cake pan, a cast iron skillet, or even a bundt pan. Some of my favorite pans for cornbread in the air fryer are:
Cast Iron Pan; 6 Inch Cast Iron Skillet, Frying Pan with Drip-Spouts, Pre-seasoned Oven Safe Cookware, Camping Indoor, and Outdoor Cooking, Grill Safe, Restaurant Chef Quality
Mini Bundt Cake Pan: O’Creme Bakeable Plastic Mini Cake Pan – Baking Pan With Non-Stick Silicone – Reusable Mold For Baking and Much More – 25 QTY Pack
What Is Cornmeal?
Cornmeal is a type of flour that is ground from dried corn. It has a coarse texture and a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Cornmeal is used to make cornbread, polenta, and other dishes. It can also be used as a thickener in soups and stews. Cornmeal is available in several different varieties, including white, yellow, blue, and red.
What Is The Best Kind Of Cornmeal To Use For Cornbread?
Yellow cornbread is a must for this dish. I did try to use white cornmeal for this recipe, and the texture was grainy. So for the best texture, use golden yellow cornmeal!
What Can I Substitute For Vegetable Oil In Cornbread?
Vegetable oil is a popular choice for cornbread, but what can you substitute if you’re out or don’t have any on hand? Here are some options to consider, canola oil, avocado oil, or even unsalted melted butter!
Why Is My Cornbread Crumbly?
If you find that your cornbread is crumbly, you probably overmixed the batter. For best results, once you fold the ingredients, stop mixing.
Can I Make This Cornbread Gluten Free?
Yes, you can easily change out the all-purpose flour, for gluten-free all-purpose flour. Make sure the best of your ingredients are gluten-free. I love using King Arthur’s All Purpose Gluten Free, which I think is the best baking flour!
How To Reheat Cornbread In The Air Fryer
Place any leftover cornbread into the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 300 degrees F, heat until warmed through. For adding flavor you can basket the cornbread with melted butter, before heating up!
How to Store Cornbread
If you have any leftover cornbread let the cornbread cool to room temperature and then place it into an airtight container. The cornbread will last at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, for nay longer, place the leftovers into the refrigerator, or freeze.
More Air Fryer Bread Recipes:
If you love your air fryer as much as I do, then you’re going to love these recipes for bread. From dinner rolls to pizza crust, there’s something here for everyone. And the best part is that they all come out perfectly crispy and delicious. So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!
AIR FRYER GARLIC PARMESAN MONKEY BREAD: Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread is a fun and easy way to change up your breakfast or brunch routine. The air fryer does all the work for you, so this recipe is perfect for those who are short on time. Plus, it’s delicious and pretty healthy too! You can’t go wrong with this one. Enjoy!
AIR FRYER PULL-APART PEPPERONI PIZZA: You all know I love my air fryer! It’s so easy to use and perfect for quick, healthy meals. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite air fryer recipes: air fryer pull-apart pepperoni pizza. This is a great appetizer or main dish, and it’s so easy to customize to your liking. Give it a try this week!
AIR FRYER GARLIC PARMESAN PULL-APART BREAD: Looking for a delicious and easy appetizer or side dish to serve at your next party? Look no further than this air fryer garlic Parmesan pull-apart bread. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in the air fryer, you can create a tasty crowd-pleaser that everyone will love!
Don’t Forget To Pin:
Cornbread is a classic southern dish that is usually made in a skillet on the stove top. But did you know that it can also be made in an air fryer? This recipe for air fryer cornbread is easy to follow and results in a moist, delicious cornbread that your family will love. So give it a try today!
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
Spray your bundt pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling about 2/3 the way full.
Set the pan into the air fryer basket.
Turn the temperature to 320 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, until a wooden toothpick into the cake center comes out clean. Then remove the cornbread.
Let cool slightly before serving.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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