How to Cook Cornbread in Air Fryer?

How to Cook Cornbread in Air Fryer?

If you’re a fan of cornbread, you know that the perfect cornbread should have a crispy exterior and a moist, fluffy interior. That’s where an Air Fryer comes in handy! In this guide, I will walk you through step-by-step on how to cook delicious and crispy cornbread in an Air Fryer.

Cooking cornbread in an Air Fryer is an easy and efficient way to make this classic comfort food. With just a few ingredients and the right equipment, you can enjoy a homemade cornbread that’s perfectly cooked every time.

Key Takeaways:

  • Air Fryer allows you to achieve a crispy exterior while keeping the inside moist and fluffy
  • Cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, butter, and an Air Fryer are necessary ingredients and equipment
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 350°F (175°C) and cook for around 20-25 minutes, or until the cornbread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • You can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days and reheat the cornbread in the Air Fryer for a few minutes to regain its crispiness

What You’ll Need

Before we dig into the recipe, let’s make sure we have all the necessary ingredients and equipment on hand. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients Wet Ingredients
1 cup of cornmeal 1 cup of milk
1 cup of all-purpose flour 2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of baking powder 4 tablespoons of melted butter
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Don’t forget, you’ll also need an Air Fryer and a pan that fits inside the Air Fryer basket. Having all of these ingredients and equipment ready will make the cooking process a breeze.

Preparing the Cornbread Batter

Mixing the cornbread batter for the Air Fryer is a simple process that will take you just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Make sure the dry ingredients are well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter until well combined.
  3. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring gently with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix the batter, or your cornbread will become tough.
  4. You can add any additional ingredients you like at this point, such as corn kernels, shredded cheese, jalapeños, or bacon bits.

And that’s it! Your cornbread batter is ready to be cooked in the Air Fryer.

Cooking Cornbread in the Air Fryer

Now that you have prepared your cornbread batter, it’s time to cook it in the Air Fryer. Here are the steps:

  1. Preheat your Air Fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Pour the cornbread batter into a greased pan that fits inside the Air Fryer basket.
  3. Place the pan in the Air Fryer and cook for around 20-25 minutes, depending on your Air Fryer’s cooking time and temperature settings or until the cornbread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

It’s important to note that cooking time and temperature may vary depending on the model and brand of your Air Fryer. Keep an eye on your cornbread as it cooks to avoid burning or overcooking.

Once the cornbread is cooked, carefully remove the pan from the Air Fryer and let it cool slightly before serving. You’ll notice that the cornbread has a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior, thanks to the magic of the Air Fryer.

When cleaning up, make sure to let the Air Fryer cool down completely before cleaning it. Also, avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the inner surface of your Air Fryer.

Serving and Storing Cornbread

Once the delicious cornbread is cooked to perfection in your Air Fryer, it’s important to know the best way to serve it and store any leftovers. Here are some tips:

Serving Suggestions for Cornbread

Cornbread is a versatile and delicious dish that can be served with many different meals. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve it as a side dish with chili, stew, or soup.
  • Top it with honey, butter, or jam for a sweet treat.
  • Use it as a base for a breakfast sandwich with bacon and eggs.

Storing Leftover Cornbread from Air Fryer

If you have any leftover cornbread, make sure to store it properly to ensure it stays fresh and delicious:

  1. Let the cornbread cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.
  2. Store the container at room temperature for up to three days.
  3. You can reheat the cornbread in the Air Fryer for a few minutes to regain its crispiness.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your freshly baked cornbread and any leftovers without compromising its flavor and texture.


I hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to cook delicious cornbread in your Air Fryer. Using this method, you can achieve a crispy exterior while maintaining a moist and fluffy interior. It’s a great way to enjoy this classic comfort food without having to turn on your oven.

Remember to always use the correct ingredients and equipment, and follow the steps carefully. Don’t overmix your batter, and be sure to preheat your Air Fryer before cooking.

Once your cornbread is ready, serve it hot with butter, honey, or any other topping you prefer. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for a few days and reheat them in the Air Fryer for a few minutes to maintain their crispiness.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find joy in creating and experimenting with different variations of this classic comfort food in your Air Fryer.


Q: Can I use a different type of flour for the cornbread?

A: Yes, you can experiment with different types of flour, such as whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour, to suit your dietary needs or preferences. Just keep in mind that the texture and taste may vary slightly.

Q: Can I add additional ingredients, like cheese or jalapenos, to the cornbread batter?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add any extra ingredients you like to enhance the flavor of your cornbread. Cheese, jalapenos, or even herbs and spices can be great additions to customize your cornbread.

Q: Can I use a different type of milk, like almond milk or soy milk?

A: Yes, you can substitute regular milk with alternative milk options like almond milk or soy milk. Just make sure to choose the unsweetened versions to maintain the proper balance of flavors in your cornbread.

Q: Can I make the cornbread batter ahead of time and refrigerate it?

A: It’s recommended to prepare the cornbread batter right before cooking it for the best results. However, if you want to make it ahead of time, you can refrigerate the batter for up to 24 hours. Just give it a quick stir before pouring it into the Air Fryer.

Q: Can I double the recipe if I need to make more cornbread?

A: Yes, you can double or even triple the recipe if you need to make a larger batch of cornbread. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly and use a larger pan or multiple pans that fit inside the Air Fryer.

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