27 Tastiest Dairy Free Air Fryer Recipes

amanda cooper Amanda Cooper
9th April 2019
Delicious Dairy Free Recipes

If you happen to be the type who just can't get enough of high-fat, oil-laden and deep-fried foods, then you must have heard of the air fryer craze that is sweeping the nation.

The best part of it all is that the air fryer makes foods taste deep-fried with fewer calories. Awesome! right?

Dairy free recipes can be a bit hit and miss, so I've done the hard work and gathered together the best dairy free recipes from across the web!

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Strawberry lemonade pop-tarts

Strawberry lemonade pop-tarts

Here's my take

Are you like me and you love to give yourself a treat once in a while?

Well, the good news is that air-fried strawberry lemonade vegan pop-tarts are the perfect good-for-you treat and to top it all, they are very much healthy!

This recipe is also easy to make. It requires about 40 minutes prep time and 10 minutes cook time and you're left to savor every bite!

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Almond crusted cauliflower bites with avocado ranch dip

Almond crusted cauliflower bites with avocado ranch dip

My thoughts

These cauliflower bites are savory, crunchy, warm, easy to make and delicious. Even more so when they are paired with the amazing creamy avocado ranch dip.

This recipe is a dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan cuisine. It requires a prep time of 15 minutes and cook time of 30 minutes, which makes a total time of 45 minutes.

To make the almond crusted cauliflower bites, the cauliflower is seasoned and then baked.

While for the avocado ranch dip all you need to do is to place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mash together until combined and mostly smooth. You can then refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Vegan falafel

Vegan falafel

What do I think?

This recipe is simple, flavorful, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, garlicky and super satisfying!

It is an easy, 10-ingredients falafel made with chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin and garlic.

It requires a prep time of 2 hours and cook time of 10 minutes, which makes a total of 2 hours 10 minutes. They can be served in a pita with tomato, onion, lettuce and garlic-dill sauce.

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Garlic and herb roasted chickpeas

Garlic and herb roasted chickpeas

My take on this recipe

These roasted chickpeas are the perfect savory snack. They are incredibly moreish, high in protein and perfectly crisp through and through, thanks to the air-fryer.

This delicacy takes a total of 25 minutes and asides garlic and herb you can opt for other flavor combinations like turmeric curry, maple chili and za'atar spiced.

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Air fryer lemon tofu

Air fryer lemon tofu

What do I think?

This simple recipe is perfect as a side dish or your main meal and it's naturally vegan and gluten-free.

It requires a prep time of 15 minutes and cook time of 25 minutes, which makes a total time of 40 minutes.

It is simple to make with few ingredients, such as; super-firm tofu, tamari, corn starch, lemon zest, lemon juice and organic sugar.

Air fryer lemon tofu can be served with rice and a vegetable such as sauteed fresh green beans with mushrooms.

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Air fryer spicy cauliflower stir fry

Air fryer spicy cauliflower stir fry

Here's my take

Air fryer spicy cauliflower stir fry provides a quick and simple dinner or lunch option and could also be used as a side dish.

The ingredients are cauliflower, onion, garlic, gluten-free tamari, coconut sugar, sriracha and 2 scallions for garnish.

This recipe requires a prep time of 5 minutes, cook time of 25 minutes and a total time of 30 minutes.

Air fryer spicy cauliflower stir-fry is absolutely awesome and you should try it too!

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Air fryer baked sweet potato

Air fryer baked sweet potato

My thoughts

Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and fiber, which keeps you full for a longer period as well as keeping you healthy.

An air fryer helps you bake a sweet potato without much effort and transforms it into an absolutely delicious meal!

You can simply sprinkle a little bit of salt on your baked sweet potato or put in a bit of butter and parsley too, either ways, you're good to go!

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Air fryer garlic parmesan breaded fried chicken wings

Air fryer garlic parmesan breaded fried chicken wings

Here's my take

Thanks to the air fryer, you can enjoy your fried chicken wings without all the excess oil and fat.

More calories and fats are further reduced when this meal is breaded with parmesan. The best part? You can have all these without jeopardizing that comfort-food flavor.

This recipe is easy and takes only 20 minutes to cook. It can serve as an appetizer or main dish for lunch or dinner.

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Air fryer orange turkey burgers with orange aioli

Air fryer orange turkey burgers with orange aioli

Why I picked it

Yes! You can make turkey burgers in an air fryer and they are absolutely juicy and delicious.

The orange glaze bakes into the burgers and makes each bite flavorful. You can top the burgers with the spicy orange aioli to add another layer of flavor.

This recipe takes only 11 minutes to cook!

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Air fried Beef Satay

Air fried beef satey

My take on this recipe

This recipe is super fast and authentic. It's also one of those mix, marinade and cook recipes that make dinnertime a breeze and can be done under 30 minutes.

Ingredients include: beef flank steak, oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, miced ginger, minced garlic, sugar, sriracha, ground coriander, cilantro and roasted peanuts.

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Vegan air fryer nutty french toast

Vegan air fryer nutty french toast

My thoughts

This Vegan nutty french toast is full of flavor and crunch and is perfect for a weekend brunch or even a breakfast or dinner.

It is gluten-free, soy-free and has little oil content. The recipe is coated with a nut oat mixture to make it extra crunchy and you can cut the bread into fingers to make them even more fun to eat.

Try this nutty french toast out as it is sure to be worth your every bite!

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Air fryer cajun pecan crusted gardein fishless filets

Air fryer cajun pecan crusted gardein fishless filets

My take on this recipe

Gardein is a plant protein that is all vegan and comes in a wide variety of flavors.

The gardein's fishless filets have a crisp crust on the outside and are moist and flakey on the inside and you can add a thick coating made of minced pecans, cornmeal and a little bit of ground flax seed on to the outside.

This recipe is absolutely tasty and requires only a total time of 20 minutes!

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Onion rings

Onion rings

My thoughts

These healthy vegan onion rings requires just 6 ingredients and they are crispy, golden brown and delicious!

This recipe is surprisingly simple and all the ingredients are very affordable. It would also work well if you swapped the flour for gluten free flour and used GF bread crumbs.

Try out these crispy and fat-free onion rings and thank me later!

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Vegan popcorn chicken

Vegan popcorn chicken

My thoughts

This delicacy is made from soy chunks soaked in flavored broth, brine or liquid and then coated in deliciously seasoned breading.

They are a hot favorite with the kids and adults as they are great finger foods for snacks or on the go. It's never to late to indulge yourself with this yummy and healthy snack.

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Crisp vegan fried ravioli

Crisp vegan fried ravioli

My thoughts

This is also another perfect finger food that serves as a classic appetizer for the whole family.

Air fried ravioli is also known as toasted ravioli or breaded ravioli and is seasoned with basil, oregano, nutritional yeast and garlic.

It can also be dipped into marinara sauce on the side. The combination of air-fryer magic and the inherent crispiness of panko gives the ravioli a wonderful crunch.

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Bow-tie pasta chips

Bow-tie pasta chips

What do I think?

This Bow-tie pasta chips recipe makes an awesome snack and it is very crunchy and flavory.

It is a nice change of pace from pretzels and chips and also pretty easy to make; you'll cook the pasta half way, drain and toss with the seasoning, then cook for about 10 minutes in the air fryer. And yup! You've got some amazing pasta chips to snack on.

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Cajun french fry po' boy with vegan mushroom gravy

Cajun french fry po' boy with vegan mushroom gravy

Why I picked it

This recipe from ‘vegan cooking in your air fryer by Kathy Hester’ is the ultimate sandwich.

Here, seasoned potatoes are air fried to crisp perfection and then smothered with savory mushroom gravy and served on a hearty roll.

There are a few steps involved, but it doesn't take much time at all! Make this your new favorite sandwich and you are assured to never go hungry

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Air fried hazelnut doughnuts

Air fried hazelnut doughnuts

Why I picked it

Luckily, there's a way for us doughnuts lovers to get around the deep-frying part and still enjoy the warm, flaky doughnuts in just a short while.

While the doughnuts are cooking, you can whisk together the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle doughnuts with glaze and chopped hazelnuts and viola!

You've got yourself a guilt-free treat.

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Air fried leftover turkey burgers

Air fried leftover turkey burgers

My take on this recipe

This recipe allows you to get creative and enjoy something completely different with your leftover turkey meat.

The best part is that it can all be completed in a short period and when everything comes together, it is like a delicious gourmet burger that you have at an expensive restaurant.

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Homemade pita chips

Homemade pita chips

Why I picked it

These pita chips are so simple to make in the air fryer with a total time of just 10 minutes!

They can also be served with a wide range of options like an easy hummus recipe, air fryer eggplant dip, pizza hummus, vegan tuna salad and so much more.

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Air fried hush puppies

Air fried hush puppies

My thoughts

This delicious recipe is made vegan and healthier while still maintaining that crispy dense texture we all crave.

Hush puppies are little balls of fried cornbread flecked with onions and take about 20 minutes to make.

The recipe for these perfect little balls of cornbready goodness comes from Kathy Hester's cookbook ‘vegan cooking in your airfryer’

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Simple vegan spring rolls

Simple vegan spring rolls

What do I think?

This recipe is so simple and the sauce also tastes amazing.

You can eat these spring rolls with vegan chinese fried rice, tamari sauce, soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

These vegan spring rolls are ready in only 15 minutes.

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Air fried black bean burger

Air fried black bean burger

My thoughts

If you absolutely love burgers but are looking for a healthier version, then this is the perfect recipe for you to try.

This Black bean burger is a good source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and can be easily prepared in your air fryer.

These burgers are delicious and they provide the perfect opportunity to experiment with different flavors by adding various spices. However, no matter the options and toppings you choose, you are assured to enjoy every bit of these tasty black bean burgers.

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Kale and potato nuggets

Kale and potato nuggets

My thoughts

These kale and potato nuggets are nutritious and very tasty too. In this dish, mashed potatoes and kale are mixed together to form bite-sized pieces and they are then air fried to perfection.

They are perfect as an appetizer, snack or even a side dish.

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Air fryer chicken wings

Air fryer chicken wings

My thoughts

Cooking wings in an air fryer saves calories because you don't need to add any oil and all the excess oil from the wings drips into the pan. But guess what? It tastes just as good as deep fried!

Air fryer wings are extra crispy on the outside but still juicy and tender on the inside. To make this, you need just two ingredients: fresh or frozen chicken wings and your favorite sauce.

They are probably the simplest and most amazing wings you'll ever make and are perfect for game day parties or any day at all.

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That's all for now!

This wraps up my top dairy free recipes! I hope you get to try a few and don't forget to double check all the ingredients you use are dairy free!