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Air fryer muffins with chocolate chips arranged on a pink surface.

Air Fryer Muffins

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  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Soaking Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
  • Yield: 9 muffins
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American


Air Fryer Muffins are soft and tender and easy to make with rolled oats, chocolate chips and the most irresistible crispy sugar topping!


  • 1 cup large flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, spooned and levelled
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar


  1. Place the oats and almond milk in a bowl and let soak for 30-60 minutes, or until the milk is absorbed and the oats have softened.
  2. Add the oat mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the oil, egg and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Divide the batter into 9 silicone muffin cups, filling them to the top.
  7. Sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top of each muffin and poke a few additional chocolate chips into the tops (optional). 
  8. Place the cups in the air fryer basket and air fry on 300F for 14-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.
  9. Remove the basket from the air fryer and let the muffins rest in the basket for 10 minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Remove from the silicone cups and let the muffins fully cool on a wire rack.


  1. I have a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer, which holds 9 muffin cups perfectly. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to bake the muffins in batches.
  2. As air fryers differ, you may need to adjust the temperature and air frying time slightly for your brand or model. 
  3. My silicone muffin cups are 2.75 inches in diameter and a little over 1.25 inches high. If your cups are larger, you will need to air fry the muffins a little longer.
  4. To get domed muffin tops, fill the silicone muffin cups to the top. 
  5. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.