80 Easiest Air Fryer Recipes

easy air fryer recipes

Air fryer cooking doesn’t need to be complicated or dull. It can expand beyond simply reheating leftovers or heating up frozen foods. With the air fryer, you can get easy-to-make and incredibly delicious foods in less than 30 minutes.

From a perfectly roasted vegetable side dish all the way to a mouthwatering, simple dessert, I am sharing the quickest and easiest air fryer recipes that anyone can make.

80 of the Easiest Air Fryer Recipes

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Vegetables

Easy Air Fryer Asparagus

best air fryer asparagus
Air fryer asparagus for the win! This is my go-to way to cook asparagus now. I love how easy, quick, and delicious it is.
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Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Plate of air fried corn on the cob meat salad and potatoes
10 minutes is all you need for perfect air-fried corn on the cob!
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Air Fryer Broccoli from Frozen

Enjoy one of the easiest side dishes you can make in the air fryer in under 15 minutes with my air fryer broccoli from frozen broccoli.
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How to Make Savory Air Fryer Carrots

air fryer carrots
Enjoy air fryer roasted carrots in half the time with this easy air fryer carrots recipe!
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Air Fryer Summer Squash Recipe

air fryer zucchini and squash
Top this perfectly roasted zucchini and yellow squash with a little parmesan to make the best air fryer summer squash side dish this summer!
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The Best Crispy Air Fryer Green Beans

air fryer green beans
Fresh green beans are one of the best vegetables to cook in the air fryer. Learn how to cook them when you follow these air fryer green beans recipe tips.
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Simple Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air fryer baked potato with sour cream, cheese, bacon, and green onions
Get perfect baked potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside - all in less time - with this simple air fryer baked potato recipe.
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Air Fryer Roasted Ranch Potatoes

the best roasted ranch potatoes air fryer recipe
The easiest two ingredient roasted ranch potatoes are the best side dish to any recipe. Especially if you are in a pinch for time!
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The Best Air Fryer Peppers and Onions

how to make air fryer peppers and onions
Air fryer peppers and onions are a quick and tasty side dish that go great with so many different meals. Learn how to make make air fryer peppers and onions here!
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The Best Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Homemade fries in air fryer
Learn how to make perfect, crispy air fryer french fries at home! They’re healthier than regular oven-baked or fast food fries so you can eat them guilt-free.
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Chicken

Quick & Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Make perfectly cooked chicken wings in the air fryer - straight from frozen, with almost no prep time, and less cooking time than in the oven!
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Chicken BLT in the Air Fryer

Air fryer chicken BLT is a super quick and super easy recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and enjoy at any time!

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Dinner (5 Ingredients)

air fryer 5 ingredient teriyaki chicken dinner
Easy 5 ingredient teriyaki chicken dinner in the air fryer is the best dinner idea for busy weeknights! Learn how to make this simple dinner!
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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Make Perfect Chicken Street Tacos! (Easy Dinner Idea + VIDEO)

These air fryer chicken thighs are seasoned just right and cooked to perfection. There’s not much prep time needed, just enough to season the chicken!
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Simple Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air fryer chicken tenderloins on plate
These air fried chicken tenders are covered in a crispy, flavorful breading, and each bite is juicy and delicious.
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How to Cook Frozen Chicken in the Air Fryer

Cooking with the air fryer just got a whole lot better thanks to this simple hack of how to cook chicken from frozen in the air fryer!
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4 Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Potato

This stuffed sweet potato recipe is super tasty and filling! You might even find yourself making it a couple of times a week.
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Air Fryer Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers (5 Ingredient Recipe)

pesto chicken stuffed peppers in the air fryer
This delicious and simple 5 ingredient pesto chicken stuffed pepper recipe is so incredibly easy to make in the air fryer!
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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry Recipe in the Air Fryer

air fryer ramen stir fry
Ramen noodle stir fry is a great recipe for busy evenings when you need a filling, healthy, and tasty meal quick. You only need three ingredients and 15 minutes to make this recipe in the air fryer!
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How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Easy air fryer chicken breast
You'll love my tips for quick and easy air fryer chicken breasts! Perfect as a main dish or use the chicken to complement your favorite salad or pasta bowl!
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Fish & Seafood

Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

Air fryer salmon with honey mustard glaze
Easy and quick, this air fryer honey mustard salmon will quickly become a family favorite.
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Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi (Without Wine)

air fryer shrimp scampi
Shrimp scampi is a delicious meal because it is light, simple, and fresh. Plus, you can perfectly roast the shrimp and vegetables in the air fryer, together, in just 10 minutes.
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How to Make Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

My favorite part of this air fryer honey garlic shrimp is how thick the sauce is- almost like a glaze because of the honey.
This air fryer honey garlic shrimp will quickly become your next go-to dinner because it is so easy to make in the air fryer and is simply divine.
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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Salmon

air fryer parmesan crusted salmon
Easy recipe for Air Fryer cooking for busy days. This easy recipe for Air Fryer salmon is ready in just 13 minutes. Enjoy the taste of oven-baked salmon, with the convenience of Air Fryer cooking.
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Quick and Healthy Tilapia in the Air Fryer

Enjoy this yummy air fryer tilapia in 15 minutes! It's a quick and easy dinner for everyone!
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Air Fryer Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

air fryer bang bang shrimp
Delicious, tasty, and flavorful fried shrimp that is not only healthier in the air fryer, but way tastier too!
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Air Fryer Salmon, Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts Bake Dinner Recipe

air fryer salmon sheet pan dinner
Salmon, potatoes, and brussels sprouts in the air fryer is the perfect combination for a tasty and easy dinner. This recipe is only 5 ingredients, simple, and flavorful.
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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Air fryer fish tacos is a super simple and super delicious meal that you can whip together in under an hour!
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The Best Air Fryer Salmon Fajitas

tasty air fryer salmon fajitas with lime
Salmon fajitas are fast and simple to make, and they taste great. This air fryer recipe is quick, tasty, and packed great flavors. Plus, you only need 5-ingredients!
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Keto Crab Cakes in the Air Fryer

keto crab cakes in air fryer
Enjoy easy homemade crab cakes in the air fryer! This recipe is gluten-free and keto friendly.
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Beef

Effortless Air Fryer Hamburgers in Minutes!

air fryer hamburgers are effortless and oh so good
Simple air fryer hamburgers are juicy, easy, and a kid-approved meal!
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Air Fryer Empanadas

A quick and simple air fryer dinner that is so delicious and packed with fresh flavors!
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The Best Way to Make Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

Beef in the air fryer is one of the simplest air fryer recipes you will ever make! This is a great recipe to try out if you are an air fryer beginner! You will love this one!
Air fryer ground beef is healthier, quicker, and one of the easiest air fryer recipes around!
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Honey Garlic Meatballs Recipe - Air Fryer, Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

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These honey garlic meatballs are always a hit! Slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe!
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Air Fryer Steak - Perfect Every Time

perfect air fryer steak
It is easy to get perfect results every time with this air fryer steak recipe! Top it off with delicious garlic herb butter. Yum!
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Simple Cowboy Casserole Dinner in the Air Fryer

air fryer cowboy casserole
This cowboy casserole recipe is the perfect meal if you need a quick, easy, inexpensive, and incredibly delicious dinner recipe!
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Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe

poor man's meal - easy lasagna recipe
One of my husband's favorite meals! Super easy, frugal, and delicious poor man's lasagna!
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Taco Foldover Quesadilla

taco foldover quesadilla
Have you seen the viral Tik Tok recipe - Beef Foldover Quesadilla Hack? It's easy, fun, and delicious! The whole family loves it!
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Air Fryer Zucchini Boats

A quick and easy, low carb dinner in the air fryer! These air fryer zucchini boats are simple to make and are bursting with all the right, fresh summer flavors. With only 5-ingredients, this recipe will be just what your family needs this summer!
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Kid-Approved Meatloaf in the Air Fryer

My picky eaters who don’t really like meatloaf LOVE this one and request it often. You will fall in love with this recipe in the air fryer because it is way more fun than making traditional meatloaf and saves you a lot of time too!
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Pork

Open Faced Beef Ciabatta Sandwich (Air Fryer Recipe)

air fryer open faced beef ciabatta sandwich
Sandwiches in the air fryer are amazing because it is the perfect balance between crispy bread and melty cheese. Plus, this Beef Ciabatta open faced sandwich recipe only takes 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and 4 ingredients. It doesn't get better than this!
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Go-To Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Rub in the Air Fryer

This savory brown sugar rub on these easy pork chops in the air fryer is our favorite go-to dinner on busy nights!
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Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Tenderloin

This simple air fryer pork tenderloin is tender, juicy and sweet with a touch of spice. It’s fast, easy and a healthy recipe that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
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Sausage, Eggs, and Hash Browns in the Air Fryer - All in One Air Fryer Breakfast

sausage eggs and hash browns in the air fryer breakfast
Amazing and simple sausage, eggs, and hash browns in the air fryer is the best complete, all-in-one breakfast you can make. Test this unbeatable breakfast recipe in your air fryer!
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How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer!

how to cook bacon in an air fryer
Such an easy way to cook up some bacon! Cooking bacon in an air fryer is perfection when you follow these tips.
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Herb Crusted Pork Chops

air fryer pork chops
Pair this healthy 3 ingredient pork chop recipe with a tasty side for a complete and filling meal.
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Perfect Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Marinade

air fryer pork tenderloin with balsamic marinade
The air fryer is awesome for a lot of recipes, including this balsamic pork tenderloin. Cooked to tender, juicy perfection and so easy!
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Poppy Seed Ham & Cheese Sliders in the Air Fryer

ham and cheese slider sandwiches recipe in the air fryer
This simple, inexpensive, and delicious ham and cheese slider recipe is roasted perfectly in the air fryer. Check out these quick tips for making the best ham and cheese sliders!
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Sweet and Savory Air Fryer Ham with Honey Brown Sugar Glaze

Air fryer ham is quick and easy. It takes half the time and it so sweet with this amazing honey brown sugar glaze
Enjoy ham anytime of the year in your air fryer with this savory brown sugar honey glaze
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Easy 15-Minute Air Fryer Pork Chops

easy air fryer pork chops
My new favorite way to cook pork chops - in the air fryer! It's so fast and easy! And they turn out perfectly every time.
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Vegetarian

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites- Keto and Low Carb

Easy air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are keto-friendly, healthy, flavorful, and so simple to make.
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Air Fryer Bean and Cheese Burritos (Plus Freezer Meal and Frozen Burrito Instructions)

bean and cheese burritos in the air fryer
A bean and cheese burrito in the air fryer can be a tasty, healthy snack, lunch, or dinner. Use these tips for a quick air fryer burrito recipe any time you have the craving.
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{add cauliflower tacos once wprm is made}

Spiced Black Bean Tacos in the Air Fryer (Cheap and Easy Vegetarian Taco Recipe)

air fryer black bean tacos
This black bean tacos recipe in the air fryer is a quick and simple dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make and is so filling and healthy!
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Vegetarian Quesadilla in the Air Fryer

air fryer bean and veggie quesadilla
This easy bean and veggie quesadilla recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick, inexpensive, filling, and tasty vegetarian meal. Plus, you can make perfectly crisped quesadillas in the air fryer in 5 minutes!
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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

air fryer hard boiled eggs recipe
Boiled eggs are a quick and easy delicious snack. Perfect for picnics, a cute lunch box idea, and when you're on-the-go. Here are tips to make perfect boiled eggs in an air fryer.
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BBQ Tater Tot Casserole in the Air Fryer

For a great appetizer or side dish, you have got to try this BBQ tater tot casserole recipe. It is bursting with flavor and a simple dish to put together using the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Apple Pecan Salad

Brussels sprouts are one of the best things you can cook in the air fryer! Paired with apples, pecans, and dried cranberries, this brussels sprouts salad will be a hit at your next meal!
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Air Fryer Fresh Fruit

This fresh, light, and incredibly easy air fryer fruit recipe is the perfect side or snack during the summer. Or you can enjoy it for a tasty breakfast or dessert.
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How to Make Tofu in the Air Fryer!

easy air fryer tofu
Air fryer tofu can't get much easier or faster than this! Give it a try and check out the variations below too.
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Quick Snacks

Air Fryer Mini Pizzas Recipe

air fryer mini pizzas
Mini pizza is a quick and simple snack or lunch that you can whip up in less than 15 minutes in the air fryer! Check out my favorite way to make air fryer mini pizzas, with a couple of easy variations too!
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Homemade Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer

Make Pizza Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer! This quick little snack can be cooked up in just a few minutes and taste better than a microwave and won't heat up your kitchen!
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

air fryer mozzarella sticks
Learn how to make fried mozzarella sticks with crisp breading in an air fryer. This fried mozzarella sticks recipe is great for parties, football games and kids!
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How to Make Loaded Fries in the Air Fryer

These loaded French fries in the air fryer recipe is the quick, adaptable, and so tasty too.
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Bacon Pineapple Appetizer in the Air Fryer

This bacon and pineapple appetizer in the air fryer is everything you didn't know you needed. It is quick, delicious, simple, and full of surprising flavors.
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Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes in the Air Fryer

air fryer parmesan tomatoes
Roasted tomatoes topped with parmesan, mozzarella, and basil are the best summer side dish or appetizer! You will love this recipe this summer, but can enjoy it anytime of year thanks to the air fryer!
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Easy Crispy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches
Check out my new favorite way to make grilled cheese sandwiches! Air fryer grilled cheese is the best!
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Zucchini Pizza Bites in the Air Fryer

A fun and delicious take on frozen pizza bites found at the grocery store with a healthy twist.
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Air Fryer Avocado Toast

air fryer avocado toast
Learn how to make this quick, easy, and healthy friendly avocado toast recipe in the air fryer.
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Air Fried Dorito Cheese Bites

air fryer dorito cheese bites
If you know any cheese and chip lovers, then you need to try this gooey and tasty fried Dorito crusted Babybel cheese bites in the air fryer. It's another super easy air fryer recipe that will be calling you back for more. 
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Desserts

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

the best air fryer chocolate chip cookies
I love these air fryer chocolate chip cookies! Perfectly baked, delicious flavor and texture, and no need to warm up the oven!
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Quick Air Fryer Maple Bars

air fryer maple bars
This air fryer maple bars recipe is ready in 15 minutes and you only need a handful of ingredients to make a delicious homemade maple bar glaze!
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Easy and Kid-Friendly Air Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipe

air fryer peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Learn how to make a PB&J in your air fryer. This recipe is kid friendly and so easy to make thanks to the air fryer!
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Easy Mini S'mores Pies in the Air Fryer

mini smores pies
Gooey and delicious mini s'mores cakes in the air fryer are a tasty treat you can make with your leftover marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers from this summer!
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Air Fryer Fudgy Homemade Brownies (Easy Small Batch Brownies Recipe)

air fryer brownies
This homemade air fryer brownies recipe is the perfect dessert when you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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The Best Air Fryer Molten Lava Cake

the best air fryer chocolate cake
You won't believe how quick and easy this delicious chocolate molten lava air fryer cake recipe is! Enjoy for a special occasion or just a special treat!
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Easiest Air Fryer Fried Oreos

Air fryer oreos
You can't go wrong with this easy, quick air fryer fried Oreos recipe. They are a big hit with our friends and family!
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Simple and Delicious Air Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

simple puff pastry jelly danish made in the air fryer
Ready in minutes with your air fryer, these cute Danishes will be a new family favorite!
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Air Fryer Donuts + Donut Holes with a Sweet Glaze (Video)

Delicious air fryer donuts and donut holes with a sweet old-fashioned glaze.
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Tasty 3-Ingredient Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air fryer apple fritters are easy and simple. You only need 3 ingredients to make this delicious recipe that everyone will love
Tasty and easy 3-ingredient air fryer apple fritters are our new go-to treat for any occasion!
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Final Thoughts

Cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert in the air fryer isn’t hard! Especially when you have a simple, easy, and tried-tested-and-true recipe to follow. Get more effortless and delightful air fryer recipes in my Yummy Air Fryer Recipes Cookbook!

What is your favorite air fryer recipe that is so easy to make? Share with us in the comment section below!

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Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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