Why Bake in an Air Fryer?

Why Bake In An Air Fryer?

I just wanted to see how it worked, so I created a blueberry muffin recipe to try it out.

🤔But, it is a really good question!

➡️Maybe to make a smaller batches for portion control purposes? -Nah.  You can just make less in your regular muffin tins.

➡️Maybe because it cooks better in the air fryer? -Maybe.  I will have to bake more items in it to more fully answer that question.  Right now, I would say that if you know you ovens well, you could get the same result.

➡️Maybe because the air fryer is portable and your ovens are not? -Definitely!  I could see this being very useful in smaller apartments that may not have an oven set up, camping, or just as a novelty to bring to a friend’s house.

👩‍🍳I will say that the muffins I made (recipe below) came out perfectly with a moist consistency and nice crisp tops.  My Farberware air fryer is not huge, so I did four at a time, but probably could have done 5, but I wanted good air flow.

WILL I bake again in the air fryer?  MAYBE…but probably only if I want to use it as an extra ‘oven’ so I can bake more at the same time.  I plan to get a second air fryer, so when I can bake larger batches, it is possible I will bake as it does an excellent job.


❇️Oh-So-Good Air Fryer Blueberry Kodiak Muffins❇️

(Prep is the same for a toaster or regular oven.)

  • Prep Time:  10 minutes
  • Air Fryer Cook Time:  18-20 minutes at 320
  • Oven Cook Time:  18 minutes at 350
  • Serves:  10
  • SmartPoints:  1 SmartPoint per muffin

(But always calculate your own points in recipe builder)



  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (size & amount of blueberries can affect the yield)
  • 2/3 cup Kodiak Power Cakes Whole Grain Buttermilk Flapjack & Waffle Mix
  • 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 ounces of water



  1. Whisk dry ingredients first in large bowl
  2. Whisk wet ingredients in medium sized bowl
  3. Add wet to dry and mix until smooth
  4. Fold in blueberries
  5. Divide batter into the 10 silicone baking cups 3/4 full (you do not need to spray silicone cups, but if you are baking in oven, you should use liners or spray the tin.  I like silicone cups because they make a perfect small size.
  6. Bake in batches (depending on the size of your air fryer) for 18-20 minutes at 320.  Toothpick should come out clean.
  7. Or Bake in oven or toaster oven for 18 minutes at 350.  Bake a little longer for darker, crispier tops, but depends on your oven. they may need to stay in a little longer to get a crispier muffin top.
  8. Best served warm so the blueberries burst into your mouth!
  9. Would pair nicely with vanilla halo top ice cream or as a breakfast side.



  1. This looks good. I will try it and also try adding protein powder to see if I can manipulate the smart points 🤔

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