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Recipe: Super tasty air fryer banana muffins

These banana muffins are cooked in the air fryer and are super tasty! They make great lunchbox fillers or a ‘grab and go’ breakfast.

You can store the muffins in an airtight container for up to three days. You can also store them in the freezer.

Prep 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Makes 18

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  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup, lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 60ml  buttermilk


  1. Use a fork to mash bananas in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Use balloon whisk to whisk flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add egg, oil and buttermilk. Use whisk to break up egg. Use a wooden spoon to stir until mixture is combined. Stir through mashed banana.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 180C. Divide half of the mixture among nine patty cases. Remove rack from the air fryer and carefully transfer cases onto rack. Return rack to fryer. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until muffins are cooked through.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 18 muffins.
  5. Brush tops of the muffins with maple syrup while still warm.
  6. Serve with extra maple syrup, if you like.


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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