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21 Air Fryer Recipes for All Your Fried Food Cravings

21 Air Fryer Recipes for All Your Fried Food Cravings

With the ability to crisp up food at lower temperatures using a fraction of the oil, air fryer recipes are surging in popularity. These paleo-friendly air fryer recipes do double duty: They cook food to a perfect crisp with no gluten or dairy, so you can feed your fried food cravings with none of the crash.

Related: 31 Easy Keto Instant Pot Recipes for Meals in Minutes

Like the Instant Pot, air fryer recipes are Bulletproof-friendly with the right approach. Use high-quality fats like avocado oil or ghee to prevent oxidation, and avoid cooking foods at high temperatures too often (or try lowering temperature and extending cook time).

From appetizers to main dishes (and even cake!), paleo air fryer recipes are here to satisfy:

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

Air fryer recipes: Appetizers and snacks

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Get perfectly crispy and low-carb fries without the potatoes. Slice zucchini into wedges, toss in coconut flour, and arrange in the air fryer for crispy, salty fries. Stay Bulletproof with this air fryer recipe and skip the nutritional yeast, plus swap onion and garlic powder for turmeric or your favorite herbs.

Air Fryer Plantain Chips

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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These crispy chips are packed with resistant starch and satisfying salty flavor. Simply slice, brush with quality fat, and sprinkle with salt for the perfect crunchy snack. Swap the canola oil with avocado oil or grass-fed ghee for a Bulletproof-friendly air fryer recipe.

Dill Pickle Chips in the Air Fryer

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Pickles by themselves are the perfect salty, crunchy side dish — and when you add a crispy coating and toss them in the air fryer, they become a downright addictive snack. To make this air fryer recipe Bulletproof-friendly, swap the oats with your favorite combo of almond and coconut flours (just make sure to check on them periodically so they don’t burn).

Air fryer recipes: Steak and chicken

Paleo Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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The perfect air fryer recipe for the whole family: Bread your tenders in egg, almond meal, and seasonings, then toss into the air fryer for about 15 minutes — no vegetable oil needed. Skip the pepper and swap ketchup with a DIY avocado mayo dip to make this recipe Bulletproof-friendly.

Air Fryer Marinated Steak

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Yes — you can air fry your steak! This recipe marinates your steak with umami-rich flavors, then cooks away for just 5 minutes in the air fryer. Make it more Bulletproof and swap the marinade for a steak marinade from this list — and of course, always use grass-fed steaks.

Air Fryer Kofta Kababs

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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The air fryer makes quick work of this easy weeknight recipe. Spiced ground lamb wraps around skewers, then cooks for about 10 minutes in your air fryer for an exotic main dish that comes together quickly. Use whatever ground meat you choose — but make sure it’s pastured to keep this air fryer recipe Bulletproof-friendly.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Make a show stopping main dish without heating a whole oven. With a little bit of fat and seasonings, you can cook up a rotisserie-style chicken in about 30 minutes using the air fryer. Use a high-quality like avocado oil or grass-fed ghee for greasing, pastured chicken, and anti-inflammatory seasonings to make your bird more Bulletproof.

Seafood air fryer recipes

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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This appetizer or main dish gives tender shrimp a perfectly crisp and coconutty crust. After a quick dredge in eggs, cassava flour, and coconut, shrimp take just minutes to cook in the air fryer. Use avocado oil or ghee to brush your air fryer basket, and swap the dipping sauce with homemade guacamole to stay more Bulletproof.

Air Fryer Fish N’ Chips

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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No deep frying needed. This air fryer recipe dredges cod in a seasoned almond flour mixture, then crisps up each nugget in under 15 minutes. Make sure your cod is wild-caught, swap onion and garlic powder with your favorite anti-inflammatory spices, and try pairing with these sweet potato fries to keep this one Bulletproof.

Low-Carb Paleo Salmon Cakes

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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These tender curried cakes use fresh salmon instead of canned, so the outside crisps up while the inside stays perfectly moist. Use wild-caught salmon to make this versatile air fryer recipe more Bulletproof.

Air Fryer Parchment Fish

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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With the air fryer, this fish en papillote recipe creates light and flaky fillets complete with a buttery herb sauce. To stay Bulletproof, keep your cod wild-caught and your butter grass-fed, and use avocado oil or ghee to brush your fish.

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Take popcorn shrimp to an elegant new level with this air fryer recipe. Small shrimp get coated in an garlicky oil mixture, then cooked for about 5 minutes. Use avocado oil instead of olive oil, and only enjoy garlic once in a while to stay more Bulletproof.

Air fryer recipes: Side dishes

Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Hash Browns

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Tender shreds of sweet potato turn into delectable hash browns with just the right amount of crunch. Use garlic in moderation, swap olive oil with avocado oil, and keep your other spices as fresh as possible to stay more Bulletproof.

Paleo Parsnip French Fries

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Make fries that satisfy with this potato-free air fryer recipe. A simple combination of sliced parsnips, oil, almond flour and seasonings turns these fries into an easy weeknight side dish, and you could easily substitute zucchini or sweet potato. Swap the olive oil with avocado oil or ghee to make it all more Bulletproof.

Air-Fried Asparagus

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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Without fussing over a frying pan or oven, you can make perfectly tender asparagus using your air fryer. Brush with oil, sprinkle with salt, and air fry for about 10 minutes for a fiber-packed side dish. Use the avocado oil instead of olive oil to keep it Bulletproof-approved.

Air Fryer Paleo Cauliflower Tater Tots

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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These potato-less tater tots use a spiced cauliflower base that turns deliciously crisp on the edges. To keep these tots Bulletproof, steam your cauliflower instead of microwaving, and swap the spices with your favorite herbs.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Fries

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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You only need four ingredients to make starchy, satisfying fries with this air fryer recipe: pumpkin, thyme, mustard, and simple spices. Air fry for just 15 minutes for a crisp and dippable side dish. Skip the ketchup to make every bite Bulletproof.

Air fryer recipes: Desserts

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cupcakes

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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These almond flour cupcakes cook in the air fryer at a low temperature, making them an extra Bulletproof-friendly dessert. Use grass-fed butter or ghee instead of the buttery spread, get chocolate chips with 85% or more cacao, and only enjoy the maple syrup in this recipe once in a while to make this air fryer dessert even more Bulletproof.

Air Fryer Gluten-Free Chocolate Lava Cake

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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With a rich and gooey center, this air fryer recipe creates a restaurant-worthy dessert. Whisk up simple ingredients like cocoa powder, coconut oil, and non-GMO erythritol, then place in the air fryer for a dessert that’s ready in under 10 minutes. Enjoy the flaxmeal in this recipe only once in a while to stay Bulletproof, since it can irritate your gut.

Air Fried Sweet Potato Dessert Fries

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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This sweet air fryer recipe tastes just like churros, without the inflammatory vegetable oils or gluten. Instead, strips of sweet potato get tossed in healthy fats and spices, then air fried and sprinkled with a powdered sweetener. Use grass-fed butter where the recipe calls for it, swap coconut sugar with non-GMO erythritol, use ceylon cinnamon, and skip the dips and opt for gently melted dark chocolate to make this one more Bulletproof.

Gluten-Free Easy Coconut Pie

No deep frying needed: These paleo air fryer recipes cook up perfectly crispy food without no gluten, grains, or vegetable oils.

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With a nutty taste and the perfect balance of fat and fiber, coconut adds amazing taste and healthy benefits to this air fryer recipe — plus, you can even make it in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. Use grass-fed butter or ghee and get full-fat canned coconut milk for your dairy to make this dessert Bulletproof-friendly.

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