Air Fryer Corn Bread

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This recipe for Air Fryer Corn Bread is made with simple staple ingredients like cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and creamed corn. It’s an easy and quick way to make perfectly crispy and moist bread.

» You might also like these Easy Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits.

corn bread in a pan

Making air fryer corn bread is even easier than baking it in the oven. Who doesn’t love this incredibly useful kitchen appliance? The air fryer provides a perfectly crispy exterior and moist interior.

This bread is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, making a weeknight meal, or just in the mood for a snack, you can’t beat corn bread. Give it a try and enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

By the way, this Air Fryer Cornbread goes really well with Traeger smoked chicken thighs, in case you have a smoker or pellet grill and want to give it a try.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for air fryer corn bread
  • Cornmeal – Yellow cornmeal is perfect for this recipe. Make sure you use cornmeal and not corn flour, which is ground finer and won’t produce the same texture.
  • All-Purpose Flour – Make sure your flour hasn’t been left open too long and is fresh.
  • Sugar – I use granulated white sugar for this recipe to add just a bit of sweetness, but not too much.
  • Baking Powder – Make sure your baking powder is fresh and hasn’t been opened for longer than a few months.
  • Egg – I use one large free-range egg.
  • Creamed Corn – I buy canned cream style sweet corn from either Del Monte or Green Giant. Use whatever brand you like.
  • Vegetable Oil – The oil helps enhance the flavor and texture of the bread.

How to Make Air Fryer Corn Bread

Lightly grease a 7” round silicone cake pan. This pan needs to fit inside your air fryer basket or tray, so be sure to measure it first. You can use a smaller pan, if necessary, though you might need to pour in slightly less of the batter.

Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. Add the egg, creamed corn, and oil. Stir well to combine. Don’t over stir. Just get it all combined. There will still be some lumps.

Pour the mixture into the cake pan. Set the pan in the air fryer basket or set it on the tray, if you have a toaster style air fryer. 

raw corn bread in a pan

Bake at 300°F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. This is an important step to make sure the center is cooked.

raw corn bread in the air fryer basket

It’s difficult to get the center of the cornbread to cook through. If you find that after 25 minutes the center isn’t done, turn off the air fryer and leave the pan in the closed basket for an additional 10 minutes.

The steam produced by the heated (but not turned on) air fryer basket will help to cook the center through without overcooking the tops and edges.

corn bread in a pan

You can use a box of Jiffy cornbread mix to make air fryer cornbread if you’d rather not make it from scratch. Follow the box instructions to mix the batter, then continue on with the baking instructions above.

Additional Helpful Tips

  • Don’t overmix the batter as this can result in a tough and dense cornbread.
  • If you prefer sweeter cornbread, add a little more sugar to the batter.
  • Use a toothpick to check if the cornbread is fully cooked in the center.
A piece of corn bread on a plate

What to Serve with This Dish

There are so many options for main dishes to serve with this dish. You can make these all in the air fryer or in the oven, if you wish.

25 Delicious Air Fryer Main Dishes to Try

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A piece of corn bread on a plate

Air Fryer Corn Bread

This recipe for Air Fryer Corn Bread is made with simple staple ingredients like cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and creamed corn. It's an easy and quick way to make perfectly crispy and moist bread every time.
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 199 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup (90 g) cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup (63 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 (1) large egg
  • 1/2 cup (128 g) creamed corn
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) oil

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a 7” round silicone cake pan.
  • Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. Add the egg, creamed corn, and oil. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake pan. Set the pan in the air fryer basket.
  • Bake at 300°F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Unplug or turn off the air fryer and leave the pan in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes.

Notes

  • It’s difficult to get the center of the cornbread to cook through. If you find that after 25 minutes the center isn’t done, turn off the air fryer and leave the pan in the closed basket for an additional 10 minutes.
  • You can use a box of Jiffy cornbread mix to make air fryer cornbread if you’d rather not make it from scratch. Follow the box instructions to mix the batter, then continue on with the baking instructions above.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
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5 thoughts on “Air Fryer Corn Bread

  1. Maryam says:

    5 stars
    When I made this the middle was just a bit soft. I left it in the air fryer for 5 minutes. Finished it just great.

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