When you’re in the mood for a homemade cornbread recipe that’s easy and delicious, look no further than this air fryer cornbread. With its soft and moist texture, it’s the perfect addition to any meal. Made with buttermilk, this cornbread boasts true country flavor that’ll transport you to the heart of the South.
There’s nothing quite like a side dish of light and fluffy southern cornbread. Whether it’s served alongside your favorite barbecue ribs or chicken wings, this classic comfort food is a winner. And the best part? You can easily whip it up in your air fryer!
What You Need to Make Cornbread in the Air Fryer
Of course, you’ll need an air fryer like the Cosori Air Fryer or the Instant Vortex. If you prefer cornbread muffins, silicone muffin cups will come in handy. Don’t worry if you don’t have them; a square or round baking dish that fits in your air fryer or on the tray will do just fine. Alternatively, you can find silicone cups separately or as part of an air fryer oven accessory kit.
To make this cornbread recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Melted butter
How to Make Homemade Cornbread
Making this cornbread is a breeze! Start by combining the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together until well mixed.
Next, add the buttermilk, melted butter, and egg to the bowl. Stir everything together until you have a thick batter.
Fill your baking dish with the cornbread batter, or if using silicone cups, fill them about ¾ full. Place the dish or cups in the air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer, so start with 13 minutes and add 1-2 minutes if needed.
How to Make Cornbread from a Mix
If you’re short on time, you can use a Jiffy cornbread mix in your air fryer. Simply follow the instructions on the box to make the batter, then cook it according to the same time and temperature as this recipe.
What Can I Serve with Cornbread?
Cornbread is a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. From fancy dishes to your favorite chili, it’s a delightful accompaniment. Personally, I like to top mine with a pat of butter, while my husband enjoys it with chicken chili. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a drizzle of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
How Can I Reheat Cornbread?
To reheat cornbread, preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and heat the cornbread for just 2-3 minutes. It’ll be warm and delicious, ready to enjoy.
How Do I Store Cornbread?
Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Its freshness will remain intact, allowing you to savor it slowly.
What Kind of Cornmeal Should I Use?
For an authentic southern flavor, I recommend using yellow cornmeal. It gives the cornbread that classic country taste we all love.
Do I Need to Preheat the Air Fryer?
In this recipe, preheating the air fryer is not necessary. However, every air fryer is different, so it’s always a good idea to consult your manufacturer’s guide for specific instructions.
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