Behold the air fryer: This magical appliance makes foods taste deep-fried with fewer calories. Another bonus is that you don’t have to deal with hot oil bubbling up in a pot and splattering everywhere (not to mention that the clean-up is much easier, too).
People typically use air fryers to cook chicken, French fries, veggie chips, and so much more. As you may know, any food can be made vegan, and using an air fryer means that you’ll consume much less fat.
How does everyone’s new favorite appliance work, you may ask? Using only a tablespoon or less of oil, the air fryer shocks foods with hot air, crisping them as if they were fried. (Cue the applause.) Can you imagine the possibilities of vegan air fryer recipes?
We did it for you! Here are some of our favorites:
This recipe is too good to be true. Combine cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and paprika to create a perfect plant-based cheese.
Seriously, how versatile is this appliance? You can make a crumble with just six ingredients.
We cannot wait to try these things. Squee!
Check out these “steaks”! Your friends will never believe that they’re made from cauliflower. Put them on a bun to create sumptuous burgers.
This sandwich is both hearty and heavenly, packed with French fries and mushroom gravy.
You can fry veggies like these super-healthy crisped Brussels sprouts.
The air fryer makes it so easy to prepare falafel sandwiches that they’ll be your new go-to meal.
Simply mix chickpeas, olive oil, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder in the fryer. Snack achieved.
The air fryer is worth its price when you can have perfect low-calorie French fries anytime you want.
10. Onion Rings
Healthier onion rings? Yes, please.
Try this twist on traditional ravioli by breading it and frying it to a crispy texture.
We love the variety of dishes that the air fryer can whip up. This burger has only eight ingredients, including rolled oats, corn, and black beans.
Tamari, Sriracha sauce, onions, scallions, and garlic help flavor this cauliflower dish.
Strawberries, frosting, and sprinkles? We’re in.
15. Tofu Buddha Bowl
There’s more than tofu in this bowl: Broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, spinach, and quinoa help round out this power lunch.
16. Veggie Wontons
Cabbage, carrots, onions, and red peppers are some of the colorful, flavor-packed foods that fill these air-fried wontons. (Be sure to check the package, but most wonton wrappers are accidentally vegan.)
More and more people are going vegan as they become aware of the immense suffering of the animals who end up on their plates and the disastrous effects that the meat and dairy industries have on the environment and human health.
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