Air fryer blueberry cobbler is the perfect summer dessert, bursting with the juiciness of blueberries, topped with a delicious buttery crust. And all with no need to turn your oven on!
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How to make blueberry cobbler in an air fryer
Blueberry cobbler is a great homemade dessert in summer. There is really nothing better than a delicious fruit cobbler with a big scoop of ice cream melting on top!
I particularly love this recipe because I can whip it up in the space of around 5 minutes and it’s really quick and easy to cook in the air fryer while we are eating our main course.
Air frying desserts like cobblers is a great option, especially in summer, as it means you can make a quick dessert for the family without having to turn your oven on. For some other great air fryer desserts, try air fryer apple cobbler or air fryer peach cobbler.
Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer blueberry cobbler recipe, or read on for all the details!
Baking dish and serving size
This recipe is the perfect size for 2. I use a small soufflé dish which is around 5 inches in diameter by two inches tall. It has a capacity of around 2 cups.
You can easily double the quantities in the recipe if you want to make a larger cobbler using a 7×7 inch square or 8 inch round baking dish, just make sure it has a capacity of at least 4 cups. Check out my air fryer peach cobbler recipe for quantities.
For quantities see the recipe card below
Blueberries: you can use fresh blueberries or frozen. If using frozen blueberries, defrost them for a minute or two by rinsing under warm water in a sieve. They do not have to be completely defrosted. You could also use any other fresh berries that you have to hand, raspberries are also amazing in this recipe. Or make a blueberry apple cobbler by using half a cup of each.
Sugar: This recipe uses regular granulated white sugar, but you can swap in any other type of sugar you like. Soft brown sugar or coconut sugar are both great options.
All purpose flour: required to make the batter. Don’t use strong flour or bread flour as this will give you chewy batter.
Baking powder: Helps the cobbler batter to rise as it is cooking. (Note: use baking powder not baking soda).
Milk: To make the batter. I use regular full-fat dairy milk, but half-and-half is also fine. I haven’t tried using a plant-based milk in this recipe yet, but if you try this please let me know how it goes in the comments below!
Butter: the butter is melted in the baking pan while you are preheating the air fryer. It is essential to get that beautiful buttery taste that we all associate with a fruit cobbler.
Lemon zest: balances out the sweetness of the blueberries and brings a wonderful freshness to the dish. You could use spice if you prefer, try ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
Step 1: To make the blueberry cobbler filling, place blueberries in a bowl with the lemon zest and sugar for the filling, mix together, and set aside.
Step 2: Place the butter in a 6 inch baking dish or pie dish and place into the air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C for 3 minutes. This will melt the butter.
Step 3: While the air fryer is preheating, mix the flour, sugar for the batter and the baking powder together with the milk into a thick batter. When the air fryer has finished preheating, open it, add the batter on top of the melted butter, then place the blueberry/sugar mixture on top including any juice and sugar that remains in the bowl.
Step 4: Bake the blueberry cobbler in the air fryer at 320°F/ 160°C for around 25-30 minutes until the cobbler crust is golden brown and cooked through.
The cooking time will depend on the size of the dish you used as well as how powerful your air fryer is. It can be a challenge to know when it is cooked, so if you are unsure you can test with an instant-read thermometer to make sure it has reached 200°F/ 94°C in the center.
You can serve this cobbler hot or cold. And I think anyone you ask will agree that cobblers are best topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also serve it with heavy cream.
Storage and reheating
Store any leftover blueberry cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
You can reheat the cobbler in the air fryer or the microwave. 2-3 minutes in the air fryer, or around 1 minute in the microwave.
Air fryer blueberry cobbler recipe card
How to make blueberry cobbler in an air fryer.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Mix blueberries, lemon zest, and the sugar for the filling together in a bowl and set aside.
- Place the butter in a 6 inch baking dish or pie dish and place into the air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C for 3 minutes.
- Mix the flour, sugar for the batter and the baking powder together with the milk into a thick batter.
- When the air fryer has finished preheating, open it, add the batter on top of the butter, then pour the blueberry/lemon zest/sugar mix on top.
- Bake blueberry cobbler in air fryer at 320°F/ 160°C for 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.
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