Air Fryer English Muffins

air fryer English Muffins

Make a perfectly toasted English muffin in the air fryer. This method results in a delicious golden brown outside with a light and crispy texture while the inside is warm and fluffy.

If you find that you have fallen in love with your air fryer, no shame here because I get it! Some chefs love to hate on the popularity of this small appliance but I am firmly on team air fryer.

I’ve used my air fryer for recipes like salmon, crab cakes, pork belly bites, and even pita chips. Because it is so versatile in cooking a variety of foods, you may have finally decided to ditch the toaster (as have I).

Now you find yourself in a slight dilemma and want to know how to perfectly toast an English muffin. Follow this simple guide below so you can enjoy perfectly toasted bread anytime.

air fryer English Muffins

Supplies Needed:

  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs
  • Butter Knife (for spreading your butter or jam)

Tips For Buying English Muffins:

When buying English muffins, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. 1. Look for English muffins that are made with simple, natural ingredients. Avoid those that contain a lot of preservatives or artificial flavors.
  2. 2. Choose English muffins that are made from whole wheat or other whole grains, as they are generally more nutritious than those made from refined flour.
  3. 3. Check the packaging for the expiration date and choose the freshest ones.
  4. If possible, try to buy English muffins from a bakery or specialty store, as they are often fresher and of higher quality than those found in a grocery store.
  5. 4. If you’re looking for a specific flavor, check the ingredient list. Some brands add different ingredients to give the English muffins a different flavor, or you can find them with added seeds or nuts.
  6. 5. Don’t want to buy them? Make your own with this homemade English Muffin Recipe.
Whole English muffin sitting on a white plate

How Do You Toast An English Muffin In The Air Fryer:

To toast an English muffin in an air fryer, you will need the following:

  • English muffins
  • Cooking spray or butter


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Instead of cutting the English muffin in half to divide it, use your hands to carefully split the English muffin into two pieces.
  3. Place the English muffin halves in the air fryer basket to cook the cut side up.
  4. Spray or brush the cut sides with a little cooking spray or butter.
  5. Place the basket in the preheated air fryer and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and toasted to your liking.
  6. Remove the muffins from the air fryer and let them cool for a minute or two before serving.
  7. They are ready to be enjoyed with butter, jam, as a base for an egg sandwich, or as you like.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer, so you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Steps for making toasted English muffins in the air fryer

What Do You Serve With English Muffins?

Toasted English muffins are a versatile food and can be served in a variety of ways. Some popular ways to serve air fryer English muffins include:

  1. With butter or jam: English muffins are often served with butter and/or jam, which can be spread on the cut side of the muffin.
  2. As a breakfast sandwich: English muffins are a popular choice for breakfast sandwiches, often filled with ingredients such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese.
  3. With savory toppings: English muffins can also be topped with savory toppings like scrambled eggs and cheese, avocado, or hummus, or with different meats like smoked salmon, roast beef, or ham.
  4. As a base for pizzas or mini pizzas: English muffins can be topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and other pizza toppings and then baked in the oven or toaster oven.
  5. As an appetizer: English muffins can be cut into bite-size pieces, toasted, and served with dips or spreads like cheese, salsa, or pesto.
  6. As a side dish: English muffins can be toasted and served alongside soups, stews, or salads.
  7. As a dessert: English muffins can be toasted with butter, and topped with Nutella, peanut butter, or sweet spreads, or with fresh fruits and whipped cream.
Butter spread on air fried English muffins

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air fryer English Muffins

Air Fryer English Muffins

Make a perfectly toasted English muffin in the air fryer. This method results in a delicious golden brown outside with a light and crispy texture while the inside is warm and fluffy.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: Air Fryer English Muffins, How to toast English muffins air fryer
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach



  • 4 English Muffins
  • 4 tbsp. Butter


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 F.
  • Carefully pull the English muffin halves apart using your fingers, working your way around the muffin until it gently comes apart.
  • Place the English muffin halves into the air fryer basket, cut side up.
  • Toast the muffins for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the air fryer and add butter or other toppings to the toasted muffins and enjoy!


Avoid using a knife to slice the English muffins to prevent it from taring them apart, use your hands per the directions! 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg

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