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Air fryer cheese & Marmite crumpet loaf

Air fryer cheese & Marmite crumpet loaf

Katie Bishop's recipe contains Molten cheese, crumpets and Marmite – so what’s not to like? If your air fryer isn’t deep enough to take the crumpets whole, cut them into semi-circles after toasting, then assemble in a single layer.

For tips on cooking safely with your air fryer, go to the method tab.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook14 mins
  • Total time24 mins

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  • 6 sourdough crumpets
  • 6 tsp Marmite, or to taste
  • 350g tub four cheese sauce (from the chiller)
  • ½ x 250g pack grated Cheddar & mozzarella
  • Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated, to sprinkle (optional)
  • Few rocket leaves, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200ºC. If you have a small loaf tin that fits into the air fryer (about 18x8cm), use that. If not, use the cardboard sleeve from the crumpet pack as a size guide to make a rough tray out of foil, discarding the cardboard afterwards. Line the tin or foil tray with a rectangle of baking parchment.

  2. Toast the crumpets for 2-4 minutes in the air fryer, turning halfway, until just golden.

  3. Spread the hot crumpets with Marmite, then top each with about 1 tsp cheese sauce. Sprinkle each one with a little grated Cheddar and mozzarella. Spoon ½ the remaining cheese sauce into the base of the prepared tray

  4. Stack the crumpets snugly on their sides in the prepared tray. Dot with the remaining sauce and sprinkle over the remaining grated cheese and a little parmesan, if using. Bake for 10 minutes until piping hot throughout, bubbling and golden. Serve immediately. Some black pepper on top and rocket leaves on the side make tasty additions.

Cook’s tip

If you don’t have an air fryer, preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Line the base of a loaf tin (about 18x8cm). Toast the crumpets, under the grill or in the toaster, then cook the assembled loaf in the oven for 15-20 minutes.


Customer safety tips 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
  • If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
  • Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber 
  • Turn food midway through cooking 
  • Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through 
  • Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
  • Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
  • Check out the FSA webpage for further advice: www.food.gov.uk


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,242kJ/ 535kcals



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