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8 Air Fryer Recipes to Make in 15 Minutes or Less

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8 Air Fryer Recipes to Make in 15 Minutes or Less

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Air fryers have added a whole new level of convenience to the kitchen. 

Are you making the most out of your handy countertop appliance? Here are our 8 Table & Thyme-approved, must-try recipes to make in your air fryer! 

School is starting again, the summer is coming to a close, and the fall festivities are beginning to come into view. Are you prepared for the hustle and bustle of the season? With dropping temperatures come busier schedules, so knowing how and when to save on time is going to be an important skill in the coming months. One of the best ways to save time is by finding quick and easy recipes to make, and a lot of times, the quicker and easier, the better (as long as it’s still delicious, of course). 

8 Easy Air Fryer Snacks You’ve Got to Try! 

When you find yourself in a pinch and needing a snack, or maybe when you just don’t feel like spending more time than you need to in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered. These 8 easy air fryer recipes are guaranteed to help make the most of your valuable free time since they can all be made in 15 minutes or less!


 

 

1. Apple Chips

The perfect quick and easy back-to-school snack, these apple chips are a healthy treat to make in the air fryer!  

Ingredients

  • Apples 
  • Cinnamon, ground

Directions

  1. Thinly slice the apples, across the core, so that they are about ¼ thick.  
  2. Place the slices in the air fryer in a single layer and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
  3. Air fry at 350º F for about 4-5 minutes, remove and flip, and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Leave the chips to cool in the air fryer for about 5 minutes, then enjoy!

 

air fryer fried okra

2. Fried Okra

For when you’re craving something savory and need a quick fix, this air fryer recipe is hard to beat! 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour 
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 8 ounces fresh okra, cut into ½-inch rounds
  • Olive oil or cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. 
  2. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the egg and water to combine.
  3. After the okra has been sliced into rounds, coat the rounds in the wet egg mixture, letting the excess dip off. Then, toss the okra in the cornmeal mixture until it is evenly coated before transferring to an oiled air fryer basket. Repeat until all of the okra is battered and avoid crowding the pieces (you may have to cook in batches). 
  4. Cook the okra at 400º F for 6-7 minutes. Remove the basket, toss the pieces to turn, and spray a coating of cooking spray before returning to the air fryer to cook for another 6-7 minutes at the same temperature. If using olive oil instead of cooking spray, add a small amount to the basket while tossing to re-coat the okra before cooking again.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy! 

 

 

3. Eggs in a Basket

A quick morning classic, we’ve adjusted this Eggs in a Basket recipe for the air fryer, making it the go-to breakfast for busy mornings!

Ingredients

  • Slice of bread
  • One egg
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Butter the bread. Then, cut a hole in the center of the bread using a biscuit cutter and place the bread into the air fryer basket. 
  2. Crack the egg into the hole and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place everything in the air fryer and cook at 350º F for roughly 5 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking. 
  4. Enjoy! 

 

air fryer pasta chips with marinara sauce

4. Pasta Chips

Step up your starter game with this fun and fried pasta appetizer

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package instructions. Then, rinse and drain before transferring to a large bowl. 
  2. Add the flour to the pasta and stir to combine. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, and water. Pour the mixture over the pasta, stir, and then add the breadcrumbs. 
  4. Place the seasoned pasta into the air fryer and bake for 10-15 minutes at around 400℉, making sure to check and stir every 5 minutes to avoid sticking or burning. 
  5. Let cool and serve with marinara sauce. 

 

 

5. Cheesy Pickle Spears

These cheesy pickles spears are an ideal snack for anyone craving something crunchy, cheesy, and tangy. 

Ingredients

  • Dill pickle spears
  • Havarti cheese slices
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Ranch
  • Sriracha

Directions

  1. Lay out an eggroll wrapper. Cut a slice of Havarti cheese in half and place it in the middle of the egg roll wrapper. Lay a pickle spear on top of the cheese and roll it up like an egg roll. Then, dip your finger in the pickle juice and rub the edge of the egg roll wrapper to seal it.
  2. Cook the spears for 8 to 10 minutes and 360º F, making sure to flip over halfway through.
  3. Combine some ranch and sriracha for a dipping sauce to serve alongside the cheesy pickle spears and enjoy! 

 

 

6. Custard Toast 

A sweet and creamy way to start your mornings with ease! 

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of brioche
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Toppings of choice, like berries or chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, egg, and maple syrup until it becomes a smooth custard. 
  2. Press the back of a spoon into the center of the bread to create a well and widen as necessary.
  3. Fill the well with custard, then add your toppings.
  4. Air fry for 4-5 minutes at 350° F, or until the custard is set.
  5. Enjoy!

 

 

7. Biscuit Donuts

Satisfy your sugar craving without having to make any last-minute snack runs. 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Pillsbury Grands
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Open the can of biscuits, and use a biscuit or cookie cutter to cut out the middle. Place them in an air fryer, keeping space between the biscuits. 
  2. Air Fry the biscuit rounds at 360º F for 5 minutes.
  3. While the biscuits are in the air fryer, melt the butter, set it aside, and then mix the cinnamon and sugar together until well combined. 
  4. Once the biscuits are done, brush them with the melted butter and sprinkle them with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 
  5. Enjoy! 

 

air fryer banana chips

8. Banana Chips

Another fruity snack for the air fryer, these banana chips are a guaranteed hit!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Peel and slice the bananas into ¼-inch-thick slices. 
  2. Add the banana slices to a small bowl and pour in the olive oil. Toss the banana slices to coat. 
  3. Transfer the banana slices to the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 350º F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway. 
  4. Let cook and serve with peanut butter for a tasty and nutritious afternoon snack! 

Thanks for tuning into this week’s look into 8 air fryer recipes that can be made in under 15 minutes. We love exploring a variety of recipes from homemade desserts to savory Cacio E Pepe on our Instagram and through our blog, but there’s a lot more to Table & Thyme than sharing high-quality how-to guides for the kitchen. Over the years, we have become obsessed with creating unforgettable experiences through food. Whether it’s a birthday party, a wedding, or even a dinner with friends, Table & Thyme believes every moment can become magical with the right menu! It’s what motivates us to design elaborate and lavish grazing tables and meals for the events we cater, it’s what inspired our uniquely entertaining graze boxes for convenience, and it’s why we love to share our expertise through our recipes, event guides, and more. We would love for you to join us on our journey to make memories through food. You can connect with us every step of the way by following Table & Thyme on social media and checking in with our blog every week! Thanks again for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon! 


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