Air fryers are becoming much more popular to have in the kitchen, probably because there are so many things you can use them for! They also allow for fast and convenient cooking, and if you’re short on time or struggle in the kitchen in general, air fryer food is the way to go.
There are tons of great recipes for the air fryer, and you can use it to make some delicious food. Here are eight awesome air fryer recipes that are super yummy and easy!
1. Cinnamon Rolls
This is probably the easiest air fryer recipe of all time; all you need for this recipe is a standard package of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, and you can make as many of them as you want/fit in your air fryer.
First, spray the air fryer with some coconut oil or cooking spray and place them in the basket facing up. Once they’re in there, cook them for about 8 minutes at 360 degrees fahrenheit. You can cook them for another minute or for a minute less, depending on you prefer your cinnamon rolls.
While this is a bit of a treat, it’s an easy breakfast that you can throw in the air fryer that will be ready in under ten minutes, and something this delicious and sweet will be sure to put you in a good mood for the rest of the day!
2. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is so delicious, but it can take a bit to cook in the oven if you want to make it from scratch. For this particular recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- ¼ cup of softened butter
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons of fresh, minced parsley (OR ½ teaspoon of dried parsley flakes)
- 8 slices of bread (ciabatta or French bread)
To make the garlic bread butter, grab a small bowl and mix the garlic, cheese, and parsley into the butter thoroughly. Then, spread this mixture onto each piece of bread and place them in the air fryer. Cook the bread at about 350 degrees fahrenheit for 3 minutes. And that’s it! This recipe is so fast and easy and doesn’t require many ingredients or much work.
This is a great, easy meal to make on the stove, but it’s even easier in an air fryer! You’ll need the traditional ingredients for quesadillas to make these; tortilla(s) and shredded cheese (likely a Mexican cheese blend), and perhaps some salsa or other dipping sauces. You can also add veggies or meat to the quesadilla to make it your own.
First, spray the air fryer basket with some cooking spray. On a separate plate, set down your tortilla and sprinkle a generous helping of cheese on half of it. Then fold the tortilla over the cheese and place it into the air fryer to cook at 375 degrees for about 6 minutes. Make sure not to layer several quesadillas overtop one another; you can make multiple batches for multiple quesadillas. This is such a simple recipe, and it’ll take you barely any time at all!
4. Nutella Doughnut Holes
Doughnut holes on their own are incredible, but add Nutella and you’ve got the best breakfast/dessert ever! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tube (~16 ounces) of large, flaky biscuits (about 8 in total)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 2/3 cup of Nutella
- Powdered sugar (optional)
Start by whisking the egg and water together in a bowl. Then, put a bit of flour on your counter or table and roll each biscuit into a 6-inch circle, and then cut each one into 4 wedges. Brush the egg mixture over each piece and then add 1 teaspoon or so of Nutella to the middle of every wedge.
Now bring the corners up to seal; make sure to pinch the edges well! This one might take a few batches, but place all that you can fit into the basket of the air fryer and cook at 300 degrees fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes (turn them once halfway through). Then you can dust them with powdered sugar and they’re ready to enjoy!
5. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
For these delicious air fryer cookies, you’ll need quite a few ingredients:
- 1 cup of butter (softened)
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- 1 pack (3.4 ounces) of instant pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Your first step will be to mix the butter and sugars together in a bowl until the mixture is fluffy and light. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Separately, combine the oats, flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt. You’ll want to gradually add this to the wet mixture as you continue to beat it.
Now fold in the chocolate chips, and then take small balls of the finalized mixture to place on pieces of parchment paper (the size of which should fit in your air fryer). Bake these at 325 degrees for about 9 minutes (give or take a minute) and then let them cool before serving!
6. Personal Pizzas
Personal-sized pizzas are perfect for making in the air fryer, and they’re super customizable! All you need is the following:
- 1 pound of frozen bread dough
- 1 cup of pizza sauce
- 1 1/3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Optional toppings: pepperoni, slices peppers, onion, oregano flakes, etc.
You’ll need to start off by lightly dusting your countertop with some flour and rolling pieces of dough into 4-inch circles. Cover these and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
Once they’ve rested, stretch them into 6-inch circles and slather the pizza sauce on each one (about ¼ cup per pizza) and then sprinkle about 1/3 cup of cheese onto every pizza. You can now customize them and add any toppings you prefer, or simply go with plain cheese! Cook them one at a time in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 6 minutes (you may go for a a minute or two longer if needed).
Brownies are one of the best desserts, and they just got so much simpler to make! Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of bittersweet chocolate baking chips
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of flour
- 1/3 cup of butter (softened)
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
Start off by melting the butter and chocolate chips together in a microwavable bowl, and then stir until they’re smooth. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar. Then add and mix in the vanilla extract and water. Lasty, gradually mix in the other dry ingredients and the chocolate mixture. You can then fold in the remaining chocolate chips into the batter.
Pour the batter into a 6-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. Let these cool and then enjoy!
This is a great air fryer recipe, though it is slightly more involved than some of the other ones on this list. To make these taquitos, you will need the following:
- 10 corn tortillas (6-inch)
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of dry breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning
- Salsa and/or guacamole (optional)
First, in a bowl, mix the eggs, taco seasoning, and breadcrumbs together. Then add the beef and mix carefully and thoroughly.
Once the mixture is completed, take a small scoop of it and line it down the center of each tortilla. Roll them up and secure them with toothpicks. You can then place them into the air fryer in a single layer (you may need to make them in batches) and cook them at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes. After that, turn them and cook for 6 more minutes and then serve with salsa or guacamole!