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Air Fryer Crumpets: A Quick, Delicious Treat for Any Time of Day

Everyone loves crumpets, right?

With an air fryer, you can enjoy perfectly toasted crumpets anytime.

Read on to see the different ways to make air fryer crumpets, including how long you should air fry them, and answer some common questions about the process.

air fryer crumpets

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Crumpets

First things first, you need an air fryer. This fantastic kitchen appliance is a game changer for quick and easy meals or snacks.

If you don’t have one, it might be time to consider investing in one? Check out my air fryer buying guide for more details. There are plenty to suit all budgets and requirements.

For this recipe, we need a few simple ingredients:

cooking crumpets in air fryer
  • 4 Crumpets – depending on how many people you are cooking for. Obviously, you can do 1, or subject to the size of your air fryer; you can do more!
  • Butter
  • Optional Toppings: Cheddar cheese, marmite, peanut butter, or ingredients for crumpet pizza.

How Long Do Crumpets Take In The Air Fryer?

Start by preheating your air fryer at 180°C/350°F for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add plain crumpets into the basket, making sure to leave enough space between each one to allow the hot air to circulate freely.

crumpets in air fryer basket

Air fry the crumpets for a total of 3 minutes, turning them over at the halfway point. After that, turn them back over and spread them with a thin layer of butter.

If you want to melt some cheese on them, add some grated cheese to each one and return to the air fryer for 2 minutes more.

crumpets with cheese in air fryer basket

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Can You Air Fry Crumpets From Frozen?

Yes, you absolutely can! If you’re air frying crumpets from the freezer, add a couple of minutes to the cooking time to ensure they’re evenly heated and crispy outside. Keep an eye on them, though, as you don’t want them to become too dry or tough.

Delicious Toppings for Your Air Fryer Crumpets

Crumpets are a wonderful canvas for a variety of toppings. A classic choice is a good old spread of butter, melting beautifully into the crumpet. However, feel free to experiment and get creative.

buttered crumpets air fryer

For cheese lovers, sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese on the buttered crumpets and return them to the air fryer for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. If you’re looking for a little golden-brown colour on your cheese, air fry for slightly longer.

For an umami punch, consider adding a layer of marmite before the cheese. Or, if you’re in the mood for a sweet and salty combination, spread some peanut butter on your crumpet and let it melt to perfection.

Why not make a mini crumpet pizza if you’re feeling a little extra creative and hungry? Add a smear of tomato sauce, a sprinkling of cheese, and your favourite pizza toppings, then return to the air fryer until everything is melted and bubbly.

Air fryer crumpets are quick and easy and offer endless variations for a tasty snack or a light meal.

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With the simplicity of this recipe, it’s definitely worth a try. Happy air frying!

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Air Fryer Crumpets

Yield: 4 Crumpets
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

With the magic of an air fryer, you can enjoy perfectly toasted crumpets anytime you fancy.

Ingredients

  • 4 Crumpets
  • Butter
  • Optional Toppings: Cheddar cheese, marmite, peanut butter, or ingredients for crumpet pizza.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180°C/350°F for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add plain crumpets, leaving space between each one and air fry for 3 minutes, turning over at 2 minutes.
  3. Turn the crumpets back over and spread with butter.
  4. If you are making cheesy crumpets, sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese on them and return to the air fryer for a further 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. If you prefer the cheese to be slightly browned, air fry for slightly longer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 447mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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Rog Burton

Friday 26th of January 2024

Hi Liana ...

Am loving your air fryer recipes.

One thing I used to enjoy was old school cheese pie.

Perhaps when you feel like a project, a recipe for air fryer might be good?

best Roger

Liana Green

Sunday 28th of January 2024

Thanks Roger! I'm sure it can be done - I'll add it to my list of recipes to try ;)

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