Air Fryer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Can You Make Muffins in the Air Fryer?

I love the air fryer because there is so much you can do. If you can bake it, grill it, fry it, you can air fryer it. So yes, you can make muffins in the air fryer. And, this pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe in the air fryer is one of the best we have had. While arguably the oven can hold more than the air fryer, if you ever want a quick and delicious treat, the air fryer can do it — No pre-heating required!

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe to Try This Fall

This recipe is incredibly delicious and perfect for any pumpkin lovers. It is a great treat and snack this fall. But let’s be real- pumpkin is wonderful any time of the year! Here’s what you need:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin puree/canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup neutral flavored oil (like canola, vegetable, avocado)
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar added applesauce
  • 1 cup (7.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups (12.5 ounces) all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate chips, to taste

How to Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe is so simple, y’all! First, combine the wet ingredients in one bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, besides the chocolate chips. After that, combine the two- be sure to not overmix. Then, add the chocolate chips in. There you have it, the best pumpkin batter ever!

This recipe makes 24-27 muffins. As such, adapt the proportions according your situation.

How to Cook Muffins in the Air Fryer

I love to use silicone muffins liners to make muffins in the air fryer. They are affordable and reusable. In my Cosori 5.8qt, I can place up to 9 muffins liners. The best way to do prepare the muffins for the air fryer is to:

  1. Lightly spray the silicone liner
  2. Add the batter to the liner, about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Gently place the liner in the air fryer basket. As I mentioned, I’m able to place up to nine liners.

Once the liners are in the air fryer basket, bake in the air fryer at 330°F/165°C for 13-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the muffins read 200°F/93°C with an instant read food thermometer

An instant read thermometer is the the best way to know if foods are done cooking in the air fryer. That’s why I made this handy and free guide that tells you the internal temperature that all foods need to reach to be fully cooked. Download: Top 18 Air Fryer Tips & Recommended Internal Temperatures

Final Thoughts

These muffins and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite fall treats. They are sweet, delicious, and incredibly easy to make. What’s your favorite fall treat? Share with us in the comments below!

More fun fall favorite recipes:

A few things you should know if you have an air fryer:

Air Fryer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Air fryer pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are the best treat you can make this fall!
4.60 / 5 ( 5 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 24
Adjust Servings: 24




  • In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. The eggs, pumpkin, oil, applesauce and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients. The flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined and add in the chocolate chips to taste (don't overmix or the muffins may be dense and kind of heavy).
  • Place up to 9 silicone muffin liners in the air fryer basket. Lightly spray the liners with oil. Add muffin batter to the liners, about ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake in the air fryer at 330°F/165°C for 13-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the muffins reach 200°F/93°C.
  • Carefully remove from the air fryer basket. Let cool slightly then remove from the liner.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter. (I did this in 3 batches total).


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, Applesauce, Chocolate Chips, Cooking Oil, Egg, Pumpkin, Salt, Sugar
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts, Fall, Thanksgiving
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads, Air Fryer

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