Air fryer muffins come out moist and fluffy every time!

Perfect as a grab-and-go breakfast food, at a brunch, as an afterschool snack, or even as a dessert, these banana muffins are easy to make and taste absolutely delicious.

No need to turn on the convection oven on busy mornings, just whip up these muffins in the air fryer!

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Air Fryer Banana Muffins

  • One of the most surprising uses for air fryers is to make baked goods such as muffins.
  • This recipe for banana muffins gives them a toasty exterior with a moist and fluffy interior texture.
  • This is an excellent recipe for using up over-ripe bananas that no one else wants.
  • Sneak in healthy ingredients like shredded zucchini, chia seeds, or flax meal without compromising the sweet flavor of the bananas.
  • Make batches of air fryer muffins to share or freeze for later!
flour , sugar , salt , cinnamon , egg , bananas , baking soda and baking powder with labels to make Air Fryer Banana Muffins

Ingredients and Variations

Batter – For extra moist muffins, add a couple of teaspoons of shredded zucchini or a tablespoon of yogurt or applesauce.

Add-Ins – Add in vanilla extract, mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries, cherries, or nuts such as pecans or walnuts! Or turn these into air fryer blueberry muffins by tossing in some blueberries.

How to Make Air Fryer Banana Muffins

Using the air fryer, you can bake muffins so quickly!

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together (as per the recipe below).
  2. Cream the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  4. Scoop muffin batter into the silicone cups and air fry muffins until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tips for Keeping Muffins Moist

  • Get set up with the perfect accessories like silicone molds for the muffin liners for easy air frying and time-saving cleanup.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to keep in pockets of air. Overmixing will make the banana muffins dense and chewy.
  • Be sure not to overcook air fryer banana muffins as this will make them dry and crumbly. It’s okay to check them every few minutes to make sure they aren’t overbaking.
stack of Air Fryer Banana Muffins

Storing Banana Muffins

  • Store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator with a slice of bread for absorbing excess moisture and they should last about 5 days.
  • Freeze individual banana muffins by wrapping them in plastic wrap and then placing them in a zippered bag for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw at room temperature or in the microwave at 30-second intervals.

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Air Fryer Banana Muffins

These quick and easy air fryer banana muffins are awesome for using up those overripe bananas. Plus they can be made in just a few minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 Muffins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas mashed
  • 1 egg
  • cup butter melted


  • Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Mix the mashed banana, melted butter, and egg in a second bowl. Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Place silicone muffin cups in the air fryer basket. You may need to do more than one batch depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin cups until ⅔ full and cook for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


These muffins will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 5 days. They can also be frozen and will keep in the freezer for 3 months. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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    1. We like using the silicone cup with a rack-style air fryer but you can use a muffin tin as well if you have one that fits your air fryer.

  1. On the ingredients list it says butter melted, but on the instructions it says, let the butter sit out til soft. So which one is it, should it be melted or soft.