These Vegan Air Fryer Recipes are not only super delicious, but healthy too. Made with little to no oil so you can enjoy them guilt-free!
Vegan Air Fryer Recipes
1. Popcorn Tofu
I challenge any tofu cynic to try a batch of air fryer popcorn tofu. Battered, breaded and cooked to perfection, you better make plenty! When paired with the sriracha dipping sauce, it’s the snack to end all snacks.
Put away that oil and get out those onions — it’s onion ring time, folks. All of the crispy flavor that you love with none of the unhealthy grease. You’ll wonder how only six ingredients can make so much flavor.
Roll on past that drive-thru and rock right on into your kitchen. A homemade Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme is just a few folds away. Gluten and oil-free, make a few and that fast food flavor is in the bag.
You’re about to have that snack-time moment of abandon. Go ahead — eat handful after handful — these crispy chickpeas are actually good for you! The smoked paprika gives them just the right amount of smoky flavor.
Brownies — in an air fryer? Who knew? Not only can you make oil-free, small-batch brownies in an air fryer but they totally taste amazing. It turns out that sometimes less is more.
Turning leftover mashed potatoes into a pop-it-in-your-mouth type snack is nothing short of genius. All you have to do is add kale and a few other simple ingredients and you’ll be congratulating yourself for your frugal ingenuity.
Taking sweet potatoes in a savory direction is such an epic flex. Just because they have sweet in the name doesn’t mean you have to make them sweeter. Coriander, fennel, oregano and cayenne make these fries into their best selves.
Who needs pizza crust when you’ve got a Portobello mushroom and an air fryer? Just pile that baby high with veggies and hummus and you’ve got a healthy and nutritious meal that you can feel good about.
Don’t be afraid to fire up that air fryer for breakfast! Use it to strategically to cook each main ingredient — potatoes, tofu and broccoli — at differing times. That’s the key to making this recipe come out perfectly.
Did someone say guilt-free French fries? Sign me up! The air fryer makes them crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside without using even a drop of oil.
Is it nut-rageous? Is it oat-tastic? It’s totally both and it’s a whole new take on French toast, cooked without butter, eggs or a griddle. This healthy version is vegan-friendly and oil-free and comes out perfectly in an air fryer.
Sure, you’ve probably had kale chips, but have you ever had za’atar-spiced kale chips? It’s a spice mixture with a toasted sesame and herb flavor that truly snaps kale out of its stupor.
Only the Cajuns are creative enough to put French fries on a baguette and call it a sandwich. Topped with decadent mushroom gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato and vegan mayo, that’s a po’boy to be proud of, cher.
Sometimes it’s astonishing how such a simple dessert can pack so much sinfully good flavor. Your air fryer will perfectly bake your apple and its walnut, raisin and cinnamon topping in a mere 20 minutes.
15. Fried Ravioli
I challenge you to find a single man, woman or child who will not be delighted by fried ravioli with a marinara dipping sauce on the side. They are a mealtime win that are easy to make and healthy to eat.
This recipe manages to recreate all of the classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich but in a vegan crispy roll. There’s no sauerkraut or corned beef but there is jackfruit, vegan Swiss cheese and dill pickles.
Thought you had already made everything in your air fryer? Bet you’ve never made a batch of those classic New Orleans square donuts called beignets. These are vegan and will turn out so pillowy soft, you’ll hate to share them.
18. BBQ Soy Curls
Don’t ever think that being vegan means giving up those sweet and tangy BBQ flavors. Soy curls step in where chicken stepped out and fill the bill nicely, thank you very much.
Wait a minute…did a pastry chef sneak into the kitchen and make a world class dessert for our family? That’s what they’ll be asking when you present them with these crispy peanut butter banana dessert bites.
If you’re not already on the Buffalo cauliflower train, get with the program! This version is vegan and has all of that tangy spice you’d expect. Plus, the air fryer makes it so easy to throw together!
Oh no! People are coming and you have no snacks! Don’t panic — just take some corn tortillas, a little olive oil and salt and throw the lot in the air fryer. You’ll have hot, crisp snack-able chips in minutes.
22. Tofu Rancheros
Looking for a veganized version of Huevos Rancheros? You’ve just found it! Made with air fryer crisped tofu, it has layers of beans, salsa and veggies all plied high on a gluten-free tortilla. Muchas gracias, air fryer!
Usually, cauliflower gets stuck with a supporting role but in this stir-fry, it’s the star of the show. It’s a perfect vehicle for the Asian-inspired flavors of tamari, rice vinegar, sriracha and coconut sugar.
Honey, if you’ve never had fried dill pickles, then you are missing out. This version gets its crunch from the air fryer, so you don’t have to worry about them being greasy. That horseradish dipping sauce? To die for!
Lately, there has been so much media attention about who has the best southern-fried chicken sandwich. It’s left vegans wondering — what about us? The answer has arrived, folks. I present, the air fried buttermilk tofu sandwich. You’re welcome.
Fruit crumbles are the pinch hitters of desserts. Need a dessert but have no idea what to make? With frozen blueberries and an apple, whip up an apple blueberry crumble. People will think this was your plan all along.
If you’ve struggled to find the best way to cook your Brussels sprouts, you’ve simply got to try them air fried. They are roasted to perfection, locking all of their goodness and flavor inside.
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