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5 from 14 votes
Cook Time : 25 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
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Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins are tender muffins, filled to the brim with sweet blueberry flavor. There is no better way to start off your day, than with a homemade muffin. 

If you love Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Muffins then this recipe is for you. Homemade muffins are a great way to start the day when you need a quick make ahead breakfast for busy school mornings.

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Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins on a serving plate with blueberries, air fryer and other ingredients on the side.

Air Fryer Muffins Recipe 

I love making muffins in the air fryer because the results are so quick and they cook evenly. Plus, the air fryer is a great way to reduce your oil/fat consumption without sacrificing taste. 

These muffins are full of blueberries, which contain antioxidants, and they are bursting with other nutrients such as Vitamin C, A, K and folate. 

Why I Love This Recipe

The texture of these muffins is soft and tender, but still lightly crisp on the top. They are just sweet enough to make them a great breakfast treat or snack. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love blueberry muffin recipes then you may also enjoy these Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Sour Cream.

Ingredients

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious air fryer muffins recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, or you may already have them on hand in your kitchen. 

Flour – For this recipe you need to use all purpose flour or plain flour.  You can use any brand that you have on hand, I just use whatever brand is the cheapest. 

Blueberries – I used frozen blueberries that have been thawed for this muffin recipe. 

Butter –  I’ve found that unsalted butter works best in baking recipes like this one. 

Substitutions

Butter: If you don’t have unsalted butter on hand, salted butter can be used in a pinch. 

Blueberries: I used frozen blueberries, but fresh blueberries can also be used. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

To make a variation of this air fryer muffin recipe, try adding in other mix-ins such as: 

Chocolate chips – Add 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter for a delicious chocolate chip blueberry muffin. 

Nuts – Walnuts or pecans add a lovely crunch and nutty flavor to these muffins. 

Cinnamon – For a touch of warmth, add in 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this afterschool snack recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to fall in love with these homemade blueberry muffins. 

  • air fryer – I used an 8 quart air fryer to make these muffins, however, you can use a small air fryer, you will just need to make them in more batches. 
  • cupcake liners – Silicone muffin liners really hold up well in the air fryer, because they are study and won’t blow around. 

How to Make Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

Making this muffin recipe is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty kid-friendly breakfast in no time all. 

Step 1: Whisk together the dry ingredients

Mix the sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour in a large bowl. 

Sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Stir together wet ingredients and melted butter

Melt the butter and mix with the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. 

Melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Make the batter

Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a smooth batter forms. 

Wet and dry ingredients are being mixed together in a large bowl.

Step 4: Fold in the blueberries

Once batter forms, fold in 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries. 

The blueberries are added to the batter.

Step 5: Fill the cupcake liners

Scoop batter into jumbo muffin liners, and fill 2/3 of the line. 

Step 6: Top with blueberries

Top the batter with a few loose berries from the remaining berries. Press into the batter slightly. 

Step 7: Sprinkle with sugar

Sprinkle batter with a pinch of decorating sugar. 

Step 8: Air fry the muffins

Place muffins in the air fryer basket and cook at 375°F for 8 minutes, then reduce heat to 250° for 17 minutes. Make sure muffins are fully cooked using a toothpick pierced in the center of the muffin. If the toothpick has uncooked batter when removed, continue to cook 1 minute at a time until fully cooked.

Blueberry muffins inside the Air Fryer.

Step 9: Cool the muffins

Let muffins cool on a rack before removing them from liners.

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins on a serving plate with blueberries, air fryer and other ingredients on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these muffins with these Instant Pot Egg Bites or this Fruit Berry Salad for a well rounded breakfast or snack.

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins on a serving plate with blueberries, air fryer and other ingredients on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that these blueberry muffins turn out perfectly every time that you make them. 

  • Use a toothpick to check if the muffins are done. If it comes out clean they are ready. 
  • You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. 
  • Make sure not to overfill the silicone muffin cups.
  • If you don’t have decorating sugar, you can use clear sprinkles or regular granulated sugar instead. 
  • Switch up the flavor by using almond extract instead of vanilla. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I use different fruit?

Absolutely! This recipe is great with raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries substituted for the blueberries.

Can I freeze these muffins?

Yes, you can freeze these muffins. Just make sure to let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freezing for up to 3 months.

Can I bake these in the oven instead? 

Yes, you can bake these in the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown. You will need to use muffin pans for the oven though.

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Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

Corinne Schmitt
These Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins are tender, delicious and full of sweet blueberry flavor. It's a great way to start off your day.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Muffins
Calories 394 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • silicone cupcake liners

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups blueberries I thawed frozen blueberries, but fresh is great too!
  • 1 tablespoon coarse decorating sugar

Instructions
 

  • Mix the sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour in a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter and mix with the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a smooth batter forms.
  • Once batter forms, fold in 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries.
  • Scoop batter into jumbo muffin liners, and fill 2/3 of the line.
  • Top the batter with a few loose berries from the remaining berries. Press into the batter slightly.
  • Sprinkle batter with a pinch of decorating sugar.
  • Place muffins in the air fryer basket and cook at 375°F for 8 minutes, then reduce heat to 250° for 17 minutes. Make sure muffins are fully cooked using a toothpick pierced in the center of the muffin. If the toothpick has uncooked batter when removed, continue to cook 1 minute at a time until fully cooked.
  • Let muffins cool on a rack before removing them from liners.

Notes

  • Use a toothpick to check if the muffins are done. If it comes out clean they are ready.
  • You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
  • Make sure not to overfill the silicone muffin cups.
  • If you don’t have decorating sugar, you can use clear sprinkles or regular granulated sugar instead.
  • Switch up the flavor by using almond extract instead of vanilla.

Nutrition

Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 451mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 434IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 2mg
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