Maple Glazed Pork Loin In Air Fryer (Crispy & Tender)

Pork Loin
Pork Loin

Special days call for special food. As New Year’s is around the corner, I was reminded of a family tradition we follow of making pork on New Year’s Day.

It is said that having pork is a sign of progress for the coming year. So, in our family, we have it on the day of New Year, not because of supernatural beliefs but also because they taste incredible.

When cooking meat, it is important to learn what dish requires which kind of cut for more tenderness and flavor. For pork, the meat that comes from a pig’s loin muscle turns out to be full of tenderness, moist, and bursting with flavors if made in the right way.

Cooking meat and especially on special days when you are expecting guests and you have so much to do other than cooking, you might think of convenient cooking ways. For me, an air fryer is the best option for making your meals quicker and without compromising on the presentation of the meal.

Air fryers are surely smaller than conventional ovens and cannot make huge meals but you can always make your food in batches.

Nonetheless, these days my favorite dinner is Maple Glazed Pork Loin In Air Fryer and I am making this dish almost every other day and you know what? No one at home gotta a problem with that!

This article is to make your dinners delicious and interesting. Add another amazing meaty goodness to your menu. You can also check this Marinated Pork Chops In Air Fryer for a tender and juicy meal.

Can you put a marinated pork loin in an Air Fryer?

Meat is flavorful when you can enjoy the spices even in the middle part of the meat steak and it is only possible if you marinate it well.

Pork Loin that is cooked in an air fryer can be marinated. Marinating pork loin gives it an extra boost of flavor.

Also, the cooking time for preparing pork loins in an air fryer reduces because the spices make the meat tender in that particular time it was marinated and placed in the refrigerator.

The minimum time that marination takes for pork loins is 30 minutes. If you are planning a get-together then you can marinate it ahead of time. Marinated pork loins can be refrigerated approximately for 5 days.

Remember to adjust the timing if you have marinated the pork for a long time.

Maple Glazed Pork Loin
Maple Glazed Pork Loin

Why I created this pork lion in the air fryer?

I am a firm believer in the perception that individuals “eat with their eyes”.

That’s why, rather than some of the more boring-looking roasts I’ve had in the past, I created this tasty yet simple air fryer recipe for a more visually appealing glazed pork loin.

This Air Fryer recipe makes dinner quick and easy. Not to mention that it is ready in less than an hour! Cleanup is simplified, and the pork loin emerges from the air fryer juicy and tasty.

How do you keep pork loin from drying in an Air Fryer?

Pork loins are a delight to have but cooking them is also very tricky. You have to be very considerate of every little detail before and while making this dish. You do not want to disappoint yourself after so much effort.

People often complain that their pork loins turn out to be dry after cooking in an air fryer. They wonder what is missing or what methods must be used to make sure that their efforts do not go in veins.

Well, check out this table so that next time when you want to make pork loins without drying them up, you will have these pointers to follow.

Things To Do When Making Pork Loins What and Why?
Use A ThermometerA thermometer gives proper guidance on the inside temperature of your appliance. Use it to measure the temperature. A high temperature is enough to dry out the meat.
Quick CookMake sure that you cook this meal as quickly as possible. Delaying it in the air fryer can dry it out. Overcooking ruins pork loins completely.
Give It a RestAfter the pork loin is fully cooked, let it rest on the counter for 10 minutes approximately.
Things To Do When Making Pork Loins

How long should I cook pork in the Air Fryer?

Compared to other appliances, air fryers take comparatively less time to cook meals to perfection. The thing is, even when we know the timings and temperature, make sure that you know your brand and model.

Every brand and its model require different temperatures and timings to give ultimate results.

Porks cook by their weight. By that I mean each pound of a pork steak takes about 12 to 14 minutes. So, if you are cooking 2lb pork then give it 28 minutes in the air fryer at max, and so on!

You can also identify if your pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 45 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maple Goodness
Maple Goodness

How to make Maple Glazed Pork Loin In Air Fryer?

Maple Glazed Pork Loins are a perfect dinner for any given day or event. I am sure everyone around you will love this salty and sweet meal at the dinner table.

To power up your Maple Glazed Pork Loin game, consider the following tips:

  • Keep a thermometer with you for this dish so that you know what is happening inside.
  • Use a liner to ensure easy clean-up afterward.
  • Use a fork to poke some holes so that the spices reach the insides too.
  • When you purchase pork loin for an air fryer, see if it can fit fully into the basket. Never overcrowd your basket.
  • Add some oil to the pork to retain its color and to make it juicy.

Check out this recipe of Maple Glazed Pork Loin In an Air Fryer to try at home for your next dinner.

Maple Glazed Pork Loin In Air Fryer

Tips and Suggestion

I have added a few tips and suggestions for your benefit.

  • A meat tenderizer like the Jaccard will make numerous “channels” for the brine to enter the pig. If you don’t have a Jaccard tenderizer, you can easily achieve a similar result with sharp forks.
  • You don’t want to overcrowd your air fryer basket, so make sure you pick a pork loin that will fit in it.
  • Coat the pork in oil to give it a lovely color and to help seal in the juices.
  • Use perforated parchment paper at the bottom of the air fryer basket for easy cleanup.


This article tells you that:

  • You can put marinated pork loins in an air fryer. Make certain that you put a liner in the basket.
  • Do not overcook your pork loin if you do not want to dry it.
  • Also, keep a thermometer with you to ensure the inside temperature does not get too high.
  • Porks are cooked by weight. Every pound needs 12 to 14 minutes of cooking at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Buy the meat that is appropriate for the size of your basket.

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