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Trying to eat healthier? Trust me, the struggle is real. You don’t have to give up fried foods for good — just change the way you fry them. Cue the air fryer recipes.

If you want to get into the air fryer craze. . . stalk our air fryer deals daily for coupons and sales, and download the KCL app for more savings. Then, check out these 13 easy air fryer recipes you probably didn’t know you could make:


1. Cinnamon Rolls Air Fryer Recipe
Cinnamon rolls on a plate and in an open air fryer

The best air fryer hacks involve desserts for obvious reasons. Plus, who doesn’t like ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls — especially when they only take 10 minutes to make in the air fryer?

Get this A+ air fryer recipe on Inspiring 2 N.H. Kids.


2. Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers in an Air Fryer.

Via CopyKat Recipes

I never knew how much better these would be fried! Jalapeño poppers are the perfect appetizer for any occasion — especially football Sundays.

Get the air fryer recipe on CopyKat Recipes.

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3. Air Fried Crunchy Sushi Rolls

Someone picking up crunchy sushi rolls from a plate near soy sauce

Via Glue & Glitter

Plan a sushi-making date night at home. Roll them in sriracha mayo and then in bread crumbs before frying for an added kick.

Get more details on Glue & Glitter.

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4. Air Fryer Coconut Crusted Shrimp

Someone dipping coconut crusted shrimp in sauce

Via The Every Kitchen

This is one of the best things you can make in an air fryer. You can’t go wrong with coconut crusted shrimp, but these are taken to a new level, thanks to The Every Kitchen’s Pina Colada Dip!

Get the recipe on The Every Kitchen.



5. “Almost Famous” Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake in an Air Fryer.

Via The Almost Famous Mom

Warning: this isn’t a healthy air fryer recipe. Even though this cake is air fried, it comes out extremely moist!

Get the recipe on The Almost Famous Mom.


6. Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe

Tortilla chips being cooked in an air fryer.

You’ll need corn tortillas, olive oil, and salt to taste. Air fry for three minutes and voila! Talk about easy things you can make in an air fryer!

Get the recipe on Family, Food, and Travel.


7. Air Fried Banana S’mores

Banana S'Mores on plates

Via Blue Jean Chef

What can you make in an air fryer, you ask? S’mores!

To make this family-friendly dessert, you’ll need: bananas, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, mini marshmallows, and graham cracker cereal! Don’t let the black peel scare you — it’s supposed to look like that!

Get the recipe on Blue Jean Chef.


8. Air Fryer Taquitos

Taquitos in a basket

Via Just Plum Crazy

My kids love these after-school snacks, and they only take 10 minutes to get ’em golden brown and crispy.

Get the recipe on Just Plum Crazy.


9. Stuffed Burgers Air Fryer Recipe

Stuffed burgers in an Air Fryer.

Via Patchwork Times

These would make a simple weeknight dinner. Stuff the inside of a ground beef patty with cheese and pickles, place in the air fryer, and within 20 minutes, dinner is ready!

Get the recipe on Blue Jean Chef.

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10. Blueberry Lemon Muffins Air Fryer Recipe

muffin batter in silicone muffin cups, in an air fryer

We’ve all been there. You buy a huge amount of blueberries and they are about to go bad. Transform those otherwise wasted blueberries into muffins within 12 minutes! And trust me, these are better than Costco’s muffins. Shhh. . . don’t tell them.

Get the recipe on Shiberty.


11. Air Fryer Pickles Recipe

Fried pickles on a rack

Via Vegetarian Mama

Healthy air fryer recipes and gluten-free foods don’t have to be boring — especially when you can make fried pickles!

Get the recipe on Vegetarian Mama.


12. Air Fryer Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread muffins in an Air Fryer.

Via As Suanie Sees It

Who doesn’t love banana bread? For me, this is one of the best things to cook in air fryers. Make moist banana bread muffins in a snap.

Get the recipe on As Suanie Sees It.


13. Five Cheese Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Cheesy pull-apart bread on a towel

Via Recipe This

I’m obsessed with all things that include cheese and bread — and this doesn’t disappoint! The best part? It takes under 5 minutes to make.

Get the easy recipe on Recipe This.


What air fryer recipes have you tried? Share them and any tips in the comments below!


13 Easy & Surprising Air Fryer Recipes You Must Try