For a quick and easy snack or breakfast, crumpets are the way to go. Air Fryer Crumpets are such an easy way to cook them and this recipe is topped with cheese for total comfort food.
Crumpets in the air fryer is the best method to cook them in our opinion and they get perfectly toasty. We have soaked ours in egg and then topped with cheese for a filling and comforting snack or meal. We love ours with a bit of marmite on too.
Ready in just 4 minutes, these cheesy melt-in-your-mouth air fryer crumpets are such a quick win, especially when the kids get home from school and they are hungry. Lots of different topping options too, so read on to find out more.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Crumpets - Any crumpets will work here. They are a great budget friendly ingredient, but if you want something a little fancier than sourdough crumpets are really good!
- Egg - A medium egg.
- Cheese - We used a mature cheddar as it has a strong flavour so a little goes a long way and it also melts well. You could use mozzarella instead if you prefer.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make air fryer crumpets - Step by step
One: Whisk the egg in a bowl and dip the crumpets in to soak the egg up.
Two: Put into the air fryer and cook at 180°C for 2 minutes.
Three: Open the air fryer and sprinkle the cheese over the crumpets.
Four: Put back in the air fryer and cook for a further 2 minutes.
We usually just eat these air fryer crumpets by themselves, or with some berries on the side. However, if you want something a bit more filling then we have some suggestions:
Dip - These are even better when dipped in something. For something spicy, try Sriracha or Sriracha mayo. For a sweet and salty combination, you can dip them in Homemade Mango Chutney.
Pizza - We love a pizza twist to these air fryer crumpets. Add a spoonful of pizza sauce before you add the cheese and then add some of your favourite pizza toppings.
Chutney - If you haven't tried mango chutney and cheese before, then you are seriously missing out. Add a spoonful before you add the cheese. SO good.
Cheese - We love a classic cheddar, but there are so many other cheeses you can use. A blue cheese like Stilton adds a really strong flavour and Brie is super creamy and also melts well.
Sauce - We topped ours with marmite as we think it goes on everything. But a little BBQ sauce is good on it too, as is Worcestershire Sauce. For a garlic twist on it, instead of using egg, dip the crumpets in a garlic butter. SO good.
Meat - We don't think this is missing any meat, but you could add some ham under the cheese before cooking. Or maybe top with some bacon.
Frequently Asked Questions
We really can't rate the Ninja Foodi Max Dual highly enough. It has a huge 9.5 litre capacity, it allows you to cook two different things at once and it has 6 different cooking functions. It is 65% more efficient than an oven and uses 75% less fat than traditional cooking. It is also dishwasher safe.
These are best eaten as soon as they are made, so we wouldn't recommend storing them.
Yes, you can but you will need to skip the step of dipping them in egg and add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.
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Air Fryer Crumpets
- 2 Crumpets
- 1 Egg - large
- 40 g (0.33 cups) Mature cheddar - grated
- Whisk 1 Egg in a bowl and dip 2 Crumpets in to soak the egg up.
- Put into the air fryer and cook at 180°C for 2 minutes.
- Open the air fryer and sprinkle 40 g Mature cheddar over the crumpets.
- Put back in the air fryer and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- For a lower fat version of these you can use a reduced fat cheddar.
- Don't use pre-grated cheese as it has a coating on it to stop it all sticking together in the bag and it prevents it from melting as well.
- Make sure the crumpets are not overlapping in the air fryer. You need space between them to allow the air to circulate and for them to get nice and crispy.
- If you are looking for more of a golden brown colour, then air fry the crumpets for a minute or two longer.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.