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10 easy air fryer baking recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 12 June 2024

More than just for cooking chips, the humble air fryer is versatile enough to turn out brilliant cakes, cookies, pastries and desserts. The efficient and energy-saving appliance is great for making easy, speedy bakes with a perfect golden finish.

From three-tier cakes to gooey chocolate chip cookies, we’ve rounded up the best baking recipes that are tailor-made for the air fryer.

Air Fryer Carrot Cake

by Lucy Parissi

Featuring a delicious cream cheese frosting and perfectly spiced sponge, this recipe is an easy take on a baking classic.

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

by Lucy Parissi

Store-bought muffins will be a thing of the past once you try these light and fluffy homemade blueberry muffins, complete with a crispy cinnamon crumble topping.

Air Fryer Persian Love Cake

by Lucy Parissi

Flavoured with fragrant rose water, cardamom, and a zesty icing glaze, this beautifully light sponge – and array of colourful toppings – is a welcome addition to any afternoon tea.

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Pecan Brioche Bake

by Suzanne Mulholland, The Batch Lady

Looking to shake up your weekend brunch? This traybake – made with shop-bought brioche rolls – can be prepped and frozen in advance, then cooked in the air fryer or oven.

Becky Excell’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Fondants

by Becky Excell

Forget stodgy, dry gluten-free desserts: this rich, gooey chocolate fondant is ideal for rounding off a good dinner party (and only calls for six ingredients).

Air Fryer Caramelised Bananas Recipe

Air Fryer Caramelised Baked Bananas

by Hayley Dean

Ideal for using up bananas while they’re still ripe, this six-ingredient dessert takes just 15 minutes to make.

Air Fryer French Toast Bites

by Nathan Anthony

For a sweet brunch treat, look no further than these french toast bites that can be customised with your favourite sauce.

Air Fryer Irresistible Cookie Bites

by Clare Andrews

Packed with chocolate chips (or chunks, whichever you prefer), the cookie dough in this recipe can easily be made in advance and stored in the freezer.

Air Fryer Biscoff & Strawberry Tarts

by Clare Andrews

Made with a crispy filo pastry shell, these four-ingredient individual tarts are a great way to make the most of strawberry season (and take only 15 minutes to make!)

vegan air fryer choc chip cookies

Air Fryer Choc Chip and Pistachio Cookies

by Niki Webster

Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside: these vegan chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate moreish treat.


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