Baking with Air fryers
It’s officially Autumn which means everyone is back to their weekly routines! Often you find yourself having little spare time whether you have busy school mornings, long commutes to work, housework, the gym to fit in, studying to do, there are always things that keep us from having any time to ourselves. Baking with an Air fryer is a great way to gain some extra time, they’re super quick and easy to use, and your bakes come out just as nice.
When people first think of an Air fryer, it is easy to assume it’s just a healthier alternative to deep fat frying, the name says it all really. Yet the funny thing is it’s not a just a fryer, it’s actually a mini convection oven, the heating element at the top allows temperature to circulate quickly and evenly. There are lots of different settings too, making Air fryers the ideal tool for baking not just frying!
Why bake with an Air fryer?
We’re all feeling the effects of the cost-of-living crisis, Air fryers are a great way to save a few extra pennies, they are incredibly energy efficient costing an average of £50 a year to use which actually works out significantly cheaper than traditional cooking methods like a stove or hob, saving you £250 a year.
Air fryer recipes are a lot quicker often with prep time but definitely with cooking time. The thing that makes an air fryer so special is there concentrated cooking draw means it reaches cooking temperature in just minutes, no more standing around waiting ages for the oven to reach temperature, and most importantly no more wasted energy heating the oven when nothing’s in it.
Everyone wants there bakes to come out just a little bit crispy on the outside and golden, light and fluffy on the inside, the convection element and compact cooking chamber of Air fryers makes it the perfect baking environment for this.
Which air fryer to use?
There are so many Air fryers on the market these days, it can be hard to know which is the right one to go with. We always recommend the Bodum Mellior Air fryer, this is the perfect mini oven for recreating all your favourite bakes cheaper and quicker. The reason being it has a specific setting just for baking, symbolised with a little cake icon on the settings screen! This is not a common feature on a lot of Air fryers, which means with some you have to research and experiment with the settings until you find the setting that works. This one saves all the hassle and does it for you. We are actually running a really exciting prize draw, where we are giving you the chance to win your very own Bodum air fryer, all you have to do is answer a simple question and this air fryer could be yours! Click here to enter.
What can you bake with an air Fryer?
Just like baking with an oven, the options are endless when it comes to baking with an Air fryer. You can go down the traditional route like this delicious chocolate banana loaf cake or this classic sponge cake, maybe even these delicious doughnuts might take your fancy? Nutella is always a popular choice so these Nutella Cookie Sandwiches are sure to be a hit, the same can be said about Oreos so why not give these Air fryer mini Oreo cheesecakes a go.
In the mood for something sweet in the mornings? There are plenty of breakfast bake options too, these blueberry and white chocolate baked oats are a great one. Or these delicious muffins to wake you up on a morning.
Have you got a favourite recipe you don’t want to stray from? Well, when it comes to Air fryer baking, you don’t just have to follow Air fryer specific recipes, you can still use your favourite recipes, you can find a great recipe converter here.
So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to an Air fryer and save yourself some time and money while baking!