These Recipes Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Air Fryer

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“You’re using your air fryer for the first time now?”

I got an air fryer for Christmas and was so excited. For someone who writes recipes, my cooking experience is usually just shoving a pizza in the oven. I thought I’d bring my air fryer out for every occasion and it would make every meal easy. But I’ve used it a total of two times (and both to make potato wedges). 

If you have air fryer fear like I do, this article is for you! From sweet to savory, we have easy and basic recipes that might just tempt you to bring your air fryer out of its early retirement.


Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Thank you This Silly Girl’s Kitchen for the recipe!


  • 1 ¼ ups self-rising flour

  • ⅛ tsp salt


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir the flour, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together. Add the Greek yogurt and vanilla and stir the mixture until a loose dough forms. 

  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured clean surface and knead it until it forms a ball. Divide the dough into four sections and roll each section into balls. 

  3. Working with one dough ball at a time, roll it into a log about 8-9 inches long. Pinch the ends together to form a circle, then repeat with the remaining dough. This will make four bagels.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water together. 

  5. Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray and lay the bagels in the basket. Make sure they don’t touch each other, you might need to cook in batches. 

  6. Brush the egg wash all over the tops of the bagels. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the bagels are golden brown on top.


Keto Cranberry Orange Muffins

Thank you All Day I Dream About Food for the recipe!


  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 large egg 

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 3 Tbsp sweetener 

  • 2 tsp orange zest

  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp orange extract

  • ½ cup almond flour 

  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour 

  • 2 Tbsp unflavored whey protein powder

  • ¾ tsp baking powder

  • ⅛ tsp salt

  • ¼ cup fresh cranberries (chopped in half)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the yogurt, egg, water, sweetener, orange zest, vanilla extract, and orange extract until the mixture is well combined. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. 

  2. Divide the mixture among 4 silicone muffin cups and place the cups in the bottom of the air fryer. 

  3. Set the air fryer to 310°F and bake for 15-18 minutes until the muffins are golden brown and the tops are firm to the touch. Remove and let the muffins cool in the cups before serving.


Air Fryer Vanilla Munchkins

Thank you This Silly Girl’s Kitchen for the recipe!


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 Tbsp butter (softened)

  • 2 eggs (room temperature)

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 + ¾ cups all-purpose flour 

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp salt 


  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 7 Tbsp heavy whipping cream


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and the eggs. Whisk until everything is combined. 

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar together. 

  3. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Use your hands to knead the dough until it’s smooth and pliable. Place the dough into the fridge for 1 hour prior to cooking or overnight.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ½ inch thickness. Use a 1-inch biscuit cutter to cut circles in the dough. Roll the remaining dough scraps into a ball, flatten to ½ inch, and repeat. Cut each donut in half then roll each half into a ball. 

  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the donuts in the air fryer at least ½ inch apart, you may have to do multiple batches. Cook the donuts for 6 minutes flipping them halfway through. 

  6. While the donuts cook, prepare the glaze. Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl and whisk in the heavy whipping cream until the texture is smooth. 

  7. Remove the donuts from the air fryer and let them cool for 5 minutes. 

  8. One at a time, submerge the donuts in the glaze. Place them on a wire rack to let the excess icing drip off and the glaze set.


Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Thank you The Big Man’s World for the recipe!


  • 1 batch pizza dough 

  • ½ cup pizza sauce

  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Prepare the pizza dough as instructed and transfer it onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a rectangular shape about ½ inch thick. Spread the pizza sauce on top of the dough, leaving room around the perimeter of the dough. Add the cheese and any pizza toppings you’d like. Finally, roll the rectangle up like a jelly roll. Use a wet knife to slice the roll into 8 portions. 

  2. Lightly grease the air fryer basket. Brush the exterior of the pizza rolls with oil and place them in the air fryer basket. 

  3. Air fry the pizzas at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through. 

  4. Remove the pizza rolls from the air fryer and serve immediately.


Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Thank you Taste of Home for the recipe!


  • 2 large eggs 

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs 

  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (halved)

  • 1 cup pasta sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Optional: chopped fresh basil and hot cooked pasta


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the eggs. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg then coat it with the crumb mixture. 

  2. Place the chicken in a single layer on the greased air fryer basket. 

  3. Cook until the thermometer reads 165° for 10-12 minutes turning halfway through. 

  4. Top the chicken with sauce and cheese. Cook until the cheese melts, 3-4 minutes. If you want, sprinkle with chopped basil and additional Parmesan cheese. Serve with pasta.


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