Published by PETA Staff.

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.

Vegan Air Fryer

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:

1. Cheesy Potato Wedges

This recipe is too good to be true. Combine cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and paprika to create a perfect plant-based cheese.

2. Blueberry Apple Crumble

Seriously, how versatile is this appliance? You can make a crumble with just six ingredients.

3. Bow Tie Pasta Chips

We cannot wait to try these things. Squee!

4. Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks

Check out these “steaks”! Your friends will never believe that they’re made from cauliflower. Put them on a bun to create sumptuous burgers.

5. Cajun French Fry Po’ Boy with Vegan Mushroom Gravy

This sandwich is both hearty and heavenly, packed with French fries and mushroom gravy.

6. Crispy Brussels Sprouts

You can fry veggies like these super-healthy crisped Brussels sprouts.

7. Crispy Falafel

The air fryer makes it so easy to prepare falafel sandwiches that they’ll be your new go-to meal.

8. Garlic and Herb Roasted Chickpeas

Simply mix chickpeas, olive oil, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder in the fryer. Snack achieved.

9. Guilt-Free Air Fryer Fries

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.

11. Perfectly Crisp Vegan Fried Ravioli

Try this twist on traditional ravioli by breading it and frying it to a crispy texture.

12. Simple Black Bean Burger

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.

13. Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Tamari, Sriracha sauce, onions, scallions, and garlic help flavor this cauliflower dish.

14. Strawberry Lemonade Vegan Pop-Tarts

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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