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Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

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Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding

Using an air fryer to make Yorkshire pudding is a game-changer. It’s fast, easy, and ensures a perfect, golden rise every time. Say goodbye to the days of worrying about whether your batter will stick or flop.

With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy crispy and fluffy Yorkshire puddings that pair perfectly with roast dinners, sausages, or gravy. By preheating the air fryer and using the right amount of oil, you’ll master this classic British dish with ease.

Excited to make the best Yorkshire puddings you’ve ever had? Let’s dive into the recipe and tips that will have you cooking like a pro.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

To make perfect Yorkshire puddings in your air fryer, you need just a few simple ingredients. Here’s a handy list:

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour: This gives your pudding structure.
  • 2 large eggs: They help bind everything together.
  • 1 cup milk: Use whole milk for the best results.
  • Salt: Just a pinch adds flavor.

Optional Add-ins:

  • Ground black pepper: For a bit of a kick.
  • Ground cumin or coriander: Adds a bit of spice and depth.

Possible Substitutes:

  • Flour: You can use gluten-free flour if needed.
  • Eggs: Use egg substitutes or flax eggs (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water per egg).
  • Milk: Swap with plant-based milk like almond or soy milk.


  • Vegetable oil or beef drippings: These are typically used to grease the baking tins.
  • Alternatives: Use olive oil or butter if preferred.

By keeping it simple with these ingredients, you can achieve fluffy and delicious Yorkshire puddings.



  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons of oil (vegetable or sunflower)


  1. Prepare the Batter:

    • Whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, and salt until smooth.
    • Let the batter rest in the fridge for at least 15 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat the Air Fryer:

    • Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
    • Add oil to each ramekin or silicone muffin tin and place them in the air fryer. Heat for 5-10 minutes to get the oil hot.
  3. Cook the Puddings:

    • Quickly pour the rested batter into the preheated ramekins. Fill them about halfway.
    • Place the ramekins back in the air fryer and cook for 18 minutes. Do not open the fryer while cooking.


  • Make sure the oil is very hot before adding the batter.
  • Avoid opening the air fryer during cooking to ensure the puddings rise properly.

Now you’re all set to enjoy delicious, fluffy Yorkshire puddings made right in your air fryer!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Preheat Your Air Fryer: Always preheat your air fryer to 200°C (400°F). This ensures the Yorkshire puddings cook evenly and rise properly.

Rest the Batter: Let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes. Resting helps the gluten to relax, making the puddings lighter and fluffier.

Use Ramekins or Muffin Tins: Spray your ramekins or silicone muffin tins with nonstick spray. This prevents sticking and makes cleanup easy.

Don’t Overfill: Fill each ramekin or muffin cup no more than halfway. This allows the puddings to rise without overflowing.

Check Often: Cook the puddings for about 10-12 minutes, but keep an eye on them. They should be golden brown and crispy on top.


Cooling: Let the puddings cool completely before storing. This prevents condensation, which can make them soggy.

Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 180°C (350°F) for 3-5 minutes to restore the crispiness.

Freezing: Freeze puddings by placing them on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to a month.

Reheating from Frozen: Reheat frozen puddings directly in the air fryer. Preheat to 180°C (350°F) and cook for 5-7 minutes until warm and crispy.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Classic Yorkshire Pudding:

Follow the basic recipe but try using beef dripping instead of vegetable oil for a richer taste.

Cheese Twist:

Add a handful of grated cheddar or Parmesan cheese to the batter. This adds a deliciously sharp flavor.

Herb Infusion:

Mix in finely chopped rosemary, thyme, or parsley to the batter. This gives a fresh and aromatic twist.

Spiced Version:

Sprinkle in some smoked paprika, cumin, or black pepper for extra warmth and depth.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Traditional Roast: Serve with a roast dinner, like beef, gravy, and roast potatoes.
  • Breakfast Option: Fill with scrambled eggs, bacon, or sausages for a hearty breakfast.
  • Vegetarian Delight: Pair with roasted vegetables and a vegetarian gravy.
  • Mini Sandwich: Use them as a fun and tasty alternative to bread for mini sandwiches.

Sweet Twist:

For a dessert version, omit the salt and add a spoonful of sugar to the batter. Serve with fruit and whipped cream.


  • Leftovers: Reheat them in the air fryer at 180°C (350°F) for 3-5 minutes until crispy.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat as needed.
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