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Air Fryer Cornbread

You won’t believe how easy it is to make air fryer cornbread in less than 20 minutes! The cornbread comes out super soft, perfectly moist, and ready to serve alongside any meal.

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closeup of honey drizzled on a piece of cornbread

Craving the sweet, fluffy goodness of cornbread but don’t want to go through the hassle of heating up your oven?

This easy air fryer cornbread recipe can be ready in less than 20 minutes, and personally, I think it tastes even better than baking!

Best of all, you only need 3 ingredients. Grab a package of Jiffy cornbread mix, an egg, and a little milk, and you’re ready to go!

Mix it up, let the air fryer work its magic, and you’ll have everyone’s favorite hot and fluffy side ready to enjoy.

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Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make easy and delicious air fryer cornbread without buttermilk
  • What to do if you want to make cornbread muffins
  • How long to cook Jiffy cornbread in the air fryer
  • Some of my favorite dishes to serve with cornbread
  • The best way to store leftover cornbread so it stays fresh

Cornbread is one of those sides that you can serve with absolutely anything. Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a holiday feast or even breakfast, there’s never a bad time to whip up a batch!

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.
ingredients to make air fryer cornbread

How to Make Air Fryer Cornbread

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Spray an air fryer pan with cooking spray, then set aside. I used a 7-inch round cake pan.

STEP TWO: In a large mixing bowl, add the cornbread mix (the 8.5-ounce package), egg, and milk. Mix until the ingredients are well-combined.

bowl with cornbread batter

STEP THREE: Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, then place the pan in the air fryer.

cornbread batter in a pan in an air fryer basket

STEP FOUR: Cook at 320 degrees F for 12 minutes. 

STEP FIVE: Cover the pan with aluminum foil, then continue air frying for another 4-5 minutes until the cornbread is cooked through.

cornbread in air fryer

Can You Make Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins Instead?

Absolutely! This is a great way to make single servings of cornbread if you don’t want to deal with cutting the full cornbread into slices.

To make air fryer cornbread without a pan, start by grabbing silicone muffin cups. I would still recommend spraying them to prevent the batter from sticking.

When you’re filling the silicone molds, you only want to fill them about ¾ of the way full. This will prevent your batter from spilling over the sides as it bakes.

Only fill as many liners as you can fit in your air fryer at one time.

Due to their smaller size, the muffins will cook faster than the full batter in one pan, so make sure to keep an eye on them.

If the tops are looking golden but the insides are still wet, you can cover them with tinfoil. Otherwise, you may be able to skip that step if the muffins cook all the way through without burning on top.

cornbread with butter and honey

How Long to Cook Jiffy Cornbread in the Air Fryer

This is going to depend on the make and model of your air fryer. I find that 16-17 minutes works well for making cornbread in a pan, although I recommend covering the pan with tinfoil after 12 minutes.

This will keep the top from burning while the cornbread cooks through.

The easiest way to tell when cornbread is done is to stick a toothpick into the center. If the toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs stuck to it, the cornbread is ready.

If the toothpick comes out with some batter on it, you know it needs to cook a little longer.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Cornbread

stack of slices of cornbread

Can You Use Buttermilk For Jiffy Cornbread?

You bet! You can use any kind of milk you like for this recipe. I usually use regular milk just because I always have it in my refrigerator, but if you have buttermilk on hand, feel free to use it.

How to Store Leftover Cornbread

First, let the cornbread fully cool to prevent any condensation that could make it soggy. Next, store your extra muffins or slices in an airtight container or plastic bag.

They’ll stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few days, or you can store them in the freezer for up to three months.

overhead shot of cornbread with butter and honey

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cornbread with butter and honey

Air Fryer Cornbread

Samantha Erb
Craving cornbread without the hassle of baking? This air fryer cornbread is so easy to whip up and comes out hot, fluffy, and delicious in just 20 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 71 kcal



  • Spray an air fryer pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cornbread mix, egg and milk; mix well.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and air fry at 320 degrees F for 12 minutes. After that time, cover the pan with aluminum foil, then continue air frying for another 4-5 minutes until cooked through.


Serving: 1gCalories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 134mgSugar: 1g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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