Air Fryer Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

Air Fryer Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

Cheesecake is a classic dessert, but these Air Fryer Cheesecake Muffins take it a step further by fusing its creamy texture with the ease and personality of a muffin. In addition to expediting the cooking process, making these goodies in an air fryer offers a healthier substitute for the typical oven-baked desserts. These cheesecake muffins are a great option for a last-minute dessert or a special treat because this recipe guarantees even cooking and a flawlessly golden top. We’ll walk you through a basic recipe to make these delicious cheesecake muffins in your air fryer with this guide.

Crafting the Perfect Air Fryer Cheesecake Muffins

Ingredients and Preparation

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (optional, for added flavor)

Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings or drizzles


  1. Prepare the Muffin Cups:
  • Melted butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs should all be thoroughly mixed in a small basin.
    Put the silicone muffin liners in the basket of your air fryer. To construct the crust, press about a spoonful of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each cup.

2.Prepare the Filling for Cheesecake:

  • Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a medium-sized mixing basin until it’s smooth and lump-free.
  • Add the granulated sugar little by little and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Once the mixture is smooth, beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla essence and, if used, the lemon zest.

3,Assemble the Muffins:

  • Fill each muffin cup to approximately three-quarters full with the cheesecake filling using a spoon or pastry bag.
  • In order to eliminate any air bubbles, gently tap the basket on a surface.


  • Preheat the air fryer to 300°F (150°C). Cook the cheesecake muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly brown and the filling has set.
  • Shake the basket gently to see if the centres are done; they should be somewhat wobbly.

Cooling and Serving:

  • After letting the cheesecake muffins cool in the basket for roughly ten minutes, move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • The muffins should be chilled for at least two hours after cooling to ensure complete setting.
  • Serve cold with your preferred toppings, like chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, or fresh berries.

Serving Ideas
These cheesecake muffins made in an air fryer are so adaptable that they work well for parties or as an easy dessert option. They are perfect for portion management and easy serving because of the individual serving size. These are great as a light dessert after dinner or as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee.

Cheesecake cooked in an air fryer Muffins are a delicious, portion-controlled take on a classic treat, and they also serve as a tribute to the air fryer’s versatility. Would you like more advice on how to make this recipe differently or suggestions for other flavour combinations?

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