Air fryers are probably one of the greatest kitchen inventions. They not only make your recipes healthier, but also a lot easier (and just as tasty). Plus, they’re so versatile! You can air fry tater tots and vegan chicken one day, then doughnuts and churros the next! Or, just make them all in one day––why not?
Whether you just got your first air fryer or you’re an air fryer pro, you have to try these 10 vegan recipes to make in your air fryer from our Food Monster App!
1. Air Fried Pickles
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Fried pickles are an amazingly delicious treat, and now you can have them as a snack without having to deal with frying them in a ton of oil! This recipe for Air Fried Pickles by Melanie Sorrentino is sure to be your new go-to once you taste how awesome these pickles are.
2. Air Fryer Indian Potato Bread Rolls
These bread rolls stuffed with a spicy potato mixture are a scrumptious and delicious Indian snack, and are made healthier since they are baked (in the air fryer) rather than deep-frying. Enjoy these Air Fryer Indian Potato Bread Rolls by Freda Dias!
3. Air Fryer Bow Tie Pasta Chips
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This is such a cute snack and a nice change of pace from pretzels and chips. The pasta crisps up and the flavors are reminiscent of a little of an Italian-style cheese cracker. You won’t be able to stop snacking on these Air Fryer Bow Tie Pasta Chips by Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester!
4. Air Fryer French Fry Po’ Boy
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New Orleans is known for its delicious food, but did you know that it’s also the home of the French Fry Po’ Boy? Traditionally, French fries are sandwiched inside of a baguette and smothered with roast beef gravy. In this vegan version, we season and bake the fries to get a crispy crust. We also make a mushroom gravy that adds extra umami to your new favorite sandwich. You’ll never miss the meat, and you won’t go hungry! This recipe for an Air Fryer French Fry Po’ Boy by Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester is fantastic!
5. Crispy Air Fryer Tofu
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We’re all a little guilty of loving fried food. Well, if you use an air fryer, you get the delicious taste of deep fried things without as much oil! This simple recipe for Crispy Air Fryer Tofu by Kimmy Murphy is a perfect introduction into the world of using an air fryer. It’s marinated in a cheesy, umami sauce, then sprinkled with brown rice flour and air fried until perfectly crispy. Serve this dish with whatever veggies and grains you like best.
6. Twice Air-Fried Stuffed Potatoes
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The only thing better than a baked potato is a baked potato filled with a cheesy mash and baked again. In this recipe for Twice Air-Fried Stuffed Potatoes by Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester ditch the oven and do it all in an air fryer! The air fryer makes the whole cooking process go faster and makes your food extra crispy! You can mix in any of your favorite herbs or spices and even a little shredded vegan cheese if you want.
7. Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies
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Hush puppies are little balls of fried cornbread flecked with onions. They were originally made of a cornmeal batter that was used to coat fish. They really were given to the pups! This delicious recipe for Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies by Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester is made vegan and healthier while still maintaining that crispy dense texture!
8. Nutty Pecan French Toast
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This Nutty Pecan French Toast by Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester is a perfect way to start a weekend. This recipe takes it over the top with crunchy pecans and crispy oats. You can cut the bread into fingers to make them even more fun to eat!
9. Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch
One recipe for fried pickles is certainly not enough. So here’s another! These air fried pickles are dipped in a whole wheat flour/ground flaxseed breading and air-fried to golden perfection. Then for optimal enjoyment, dip them in this bomb dairy-free ranch dip. You’ll fall in love with this recipe for Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD!
10. Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters
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These homemade Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters by Tori Cooper melt in your mouth. They are a quick and simple dessert to make and will be a hit with anyone you serve them to. That is, if you don’t eat them first! This may not be an air-fryer recipe, but you should still try it out. You can air fry almost anything!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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