10 Snacks You Can Make with Your Air Fryer with 10 Ingredients or Less

After its solid run as a crowd-favorite in the last holiday season, this trendy appliance has proven it is more than just hype and earned its place on our kitchen countertops. Yes, we are talking about none other than the air-fryer! It not only reduces the amount of oil used in cooking, it also gives you some free time that would have been lost to traditional cooking methods that require your full attention. Say hello to some extra feeding time or a much needed social media break!

10 Snacks You Can Make with Your Air Fryer

As great an appliance as it is, it still can’t do all the work. You will need to prepare the ingredients before placing them in your air-fryer. To keep things simple, we gathered delicious air-fryer recipes that use a maximum of 10 ingredients for you to try making. Enjoy munching into these 10 crunchy snacks, without the guilt you feel after eating or feeding your kids deep-fried food. Happy air-frying!

Kale Chips

Kale is one of the superfoods highly recommended to incorporate into your diet. Be warned—turning the kale into chips is an easy and addictive process. The trick to making them crunchy is to ensure the kale is as dry as possible before seasoning. After mastering the art of making kale chips, you can now experiment with other vegetables (such as eggplant, sweet potato, or zucchini) until you find your family’s favorite vegetable chips!

6 cups packed torn kale leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon white/black sesame seeds ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic ¼ teaspoon poppy seeds
Recipe from Cooking Light

Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are always a hit with kids, but the required deep-frying to cook the tenders are just not as appealing to their moms. By making them on an air-fryer, you can drastically reduce the amount of oil while still maintaining a crunchy exterior and juicy interior. These tenders are best served with fries or chips, which can also be made on your air-fryer.

12 chicken tenders  2 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt black pepper ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs ½ cup seasoned panko olive oil spray 
Recipe from Skinny Taste

Cheese Sticks

Cheese sticks is another sure crowd-pleaser with the kids. The recipe includes ingredients for a light breading mix, but you can also make them with spring roll wrappers the next time you want to prepare this snack. Also, instead of snack-size cheese sticks, you can always buy a block of cheddar cheese (or Eden cheese) and slice into sticks yourself.

6 snack-size cheese sticks 2 large eggs ¼ cup flour  ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon rosemary 
Recipe from The Gracious Pantry

Pita Bread Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza

Pizza is always a good idea. While this recipe is a far cry from a traditional pizza, it can be made in less than 10 minutes, which makes it worth a try. The toppings can be whatever you please, so it is also a good choice for families with varying dietary restrictions. Speaking of toppings, make sure to use a stainless steel rack (or something similar) to weigh down and keep the ingredients in place and prevent them from flying around the air-fryer.

1 pita bread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce ¼ cup mozzarella cheese 1 drizzle extra virgin olive oil 7 slices (or more) pepperoni 1 tablespoon sliced yellow onion  ½ teaspoon minced garlic 
Recipe from This Old Gal

Taquitos

A taquito is a rolled taco or flauta that consists of a deep-fried tortilla and filling. This recipe calls for ground beef, but a taquito can actually be made with the filling of your choosing, such as ground chicken, cheese, or a combination of both. If your family likes their food a little spicy, try slicing up some jalapeños and adding them to the recipe.

2 large eggs ½ cup dry bread crumbs 3 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 pound lean ground beef  10 corn tortillas (6 inches) cooking spray optional: salsa and guacamole
Recipe from Taste of Home

Onion Rings

These onion rings are crunchy on the outside and surprisingly sweet on the inside. The key is to be generous with your seasoning and your patience. They need to placed in the air-fryer in a single-layer, without touching each other to achieve maximum crunchiness. You can serve your onion rings with marinara sauce or any dipping sauce you like.

1 ½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder ⅛ teaspoon cayenne 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs  2 large eggs 1 yellow onion
Recipe from Chris Rosa and Alexis deBoschnek

Parmesan Fries

We all know how to make french fries on an air-fryer, it might even have been the first thing you ever made on the appliance. We can elevate this timeless classic by simply adding new flavors that are equally loved, in this case, garlic and parmesan cheese. Finish off the fries with chopped parsley and you’re good to go!

2 russet potatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sea salt ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Recipe from Hip2Save

S'mores

Don’t wait for a camping trip to whip up a serving of these sumptuous s’mores. There’s just something so satisfying about the combination of these three ingredients. If you feeling like taking this recipe to the next level, opt for a caramel-filled chocolate to add a new dimension of flavor to this popular treat.

4 whole graham crackers 2 marshmallows 4 pieces chocolate
Recipe from Lena Abraham

Corn on the Cob

Craving for corn on the cob, but don’t feel like cranking up the grill? Cooking sweet corn on the air-fryer does not come out exactly the same, but it’s still pretty close. Feel free to add whatever seasoning you like to the butter. Also make sure to keep an eye on the corn because leaving in the air-fryer it too long results in popcorn. Although, that’s not exactly a bad thing!

2-4 ears fresh corn salt  black pepper melted butter or oil spray 2 tablespoons butter 
Recipe from White on Rice Couple

Churros

The recipe suggests coating this sweet snack in cinnamon sugar after baking, but if your kids prefer Nutella or chocolate sauce, go ahead and make the swap. A star-shaped tip is recommend to achieve the traditional form of the churro. However, you can easily substitute this by cutting a hole in the corner of a ziplock or freezer bag.

1 cup water ⅓ cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract oil spray ½ cup granulated sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Recipe from Plated Cravings

 

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