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10 Unlikely Air Fryer Recipes

Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular as more people are focusing on better health. They cut an estimated 70% to 80% more calories than frying oil, and reduce the chemical acrylamide, which is linked to cancer, by 90% in potatoes. While having many health benefits, there are some cons, albeit avoidable ones.

Mostly though, air frying is a great and often simpler way to cook up some of your favorite dishes. They happen to be pretty nifty at doing a lot more than just frying. However, there’s some air fryer recipes out there that would surprise many.

Below is a list of interesting and unlikely recipes you can whip up with your air fryer.

Soft/Hard Boiled Eggs

With an air fryer, you can skip boiling water and cook whole eggs exactly how you want.

Tortilla Bowl

Aside from more elaborate recipes, air fryers also have a wide assortment of practical uses. For example, create your own taco bowl experience in just a few short minutes.

Air Fried Oats

Oatmeal is amazing because there’s countless ways to prepare it. You can even use an air fryer to take your oatmeal recipe to the next level.

Sweet Chili Salmon Bites

Making fish can sometimes be hit or miss because it’s easy to overcook. So it’s clutch that you can make these tasty and sweet chili salmon bites using an air fryer.

Oreo Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

See what happens when crunchy OREOs meet fluffy cinnamon rolls in this mouthwatering clip. Who knew an air fryer could produce such decadence?

Roasted Garlic

Another unlikely recipe that has many practical applications is roasted garlic. This clip shows you how to make a quick batch of whole roasted garlic that can be stored for future use — all while cutting down the time it requires to roast garlic by half.

Camembert Bites

Cheese lovers will drool over this gooey explosion of a recipe. Truly this level of melted goodness is always a welcome sight.

Fried Plantains

These sweet and savory knockouts are the perfect handheld bite. They’re especially perfect to fill with whatever tasty toppings you want.

Air Fried Spam

Turn your Spam into a quick and crunchy snack with this simple recipe. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself knocking out a whole can in one sitting.

Mini Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Learn how to make miniature cheesecakes that pack a sweet and smokey punch with this easy air fryer recipe. Who knew an air fryer’s magic could create legit cheesecakes?

KFC Air Fryer Pie

Chicken pot pie just got an upgrade with this inventive hack. This quick and easy recipe is sure to impress.

From desserts and savory dishes to practical ingredients, air fryers can do it all. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying one out yet, I definitely recommend it.