Following a keto diet isn’t easy. There are a lot of foods you miss or feel like you have to go without. Thankfully, the air fryer has made a lot more dishes more readily available for those on a keto diet. But, what can you make with it?
Take a look at this list of 23 delicious keto air fryer recipes, including desserts, appetizers, and entrees to provide you with any snack or meal you may desire. No matter what flavors you enjoy, you’ll be sure to find something you like here.
Roasting radishes drastically changes their flavor — for the better! So, even if you don’t like raw radishes, these are a must-try. They are coated in various spices such as garlic, onion, and parsley and are full of flavor. After roasting them in the air fryer, load them up with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and garlic chives before serving.
Bread isn’t keto-friendly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious substitution. This “bread” is made by mixing cheese and eggs and baking it in the air fryer. Add a little garlic powder and you get a recipe that has a bread-like texture and a nice punch of flavor.
Steak bites make for a great snack as well as a wonderful entree. These steak bites are coated with a sweet and spicy mixture made with chili, garlic, onion powder, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, and Swerve brown sugar — this dish is sure to make your mouth water.
When you’re on a keto diet, French fries are a thing of the past. But you can still enjoy a crispy, salty snack like these jicama fried. Jicama is a low-carb replacement for potatoes. You can keep it simple with salt, or add some fun, bold flavors as this recipe does. You’ll be surprised how crunchy these fries are at the end of their cooking.
We can’t deny that fried chicken isn’t the most healthy of meals, but with an air fryer, you can not only make it much healthier but keto as well. For the crust, just replace traditional wheat flour with almond flour and crushed pork rinds. Coat the chicken, throw it into the fryer, and enjoy.
This keto recipe only uses four ingredients — raw shrimp, mayonnaise, Old Bay Seasoning, and pork rinds. All you have to do is coat the shrimp in a thin layer of mayonnaise, coat them with crushed pork rinds and Old Bay Seasoning, and cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes. Serve hot with some roasted garlic aioli or tomato jam.
Buffalo chicken in a zucchini boat, this dish is loaded with protein and veggies. You start by hollowing out the zucchini and roasting it for a few minutes. Then you mix chicken, cream cheese, ranch, cheese, and buffalo sauce. Spoon the filling into the zucchini and cook again for another four minutes.
Using an air fryer allows you to make traditionally fried food in a much healthy way. And that includes fried pickles! Make these fried pickles by coating them in almond flour, pork rinds, and garlic powder. They are easy to make, just as crunchy as the original fried ones, and have only two grams of net carbs each!
Crackers may seem like a no-no for anyone on a keto diet. But, with this delicious cheese cracker recipe, you get to enjoy a delicious snack! All you need for this recipe is some ultra-thin sliced cheese of any flavor you like. Then, you quarter the slices and throw them in the air fryer at 350 degrees for five minutes and let them cool.
Popcorn chicken is yet another easy recipe to make in the air fryer. All you need is chicken breasts, coconut flour, pork rind panko crumbs, and some spices. The recipe uses garlic and onion powders and paprika, but if you want, you can mix it up with whatever spices you want. You’ll have a delicious snack in no time!
If you love cheese, these keto-friendly mozzarella sticks made in the air fryer will make your day! It’s a simple recipe that is easy to make, needing only about 30 minutes to be ready. All you need is low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella string cheese, parmesan cheese, almond flour, eggs, and some spices.
#12. Keto Churro Sticks
Can’t stay away from desserts but want to stick to your keto diet? You might not have thought about churros being keto, but they can be! You will need some mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, almond flour, a sugar substitute, eggs, whipping cream, butter, baking powder, and cinnamon. You get delicious churros and an incredible sauce to go with them.
Wonderfully crunchy on the outside and soft inside, Scotch eggs as the perfect dish to make for a brunch. To make scotch eggs, you need 6 hard-boiled eggs (which you can also make in the air fryer), 1 or 2 raw eggs, 1 pound of raw sausage, and a cup of coating. The eggs wrapped in sausage deliver an incredible flavor when served with some hot sauce.
#14. Keto Brownies
Brownies are another dessert you can make in an air fryer while sticking to your keto diet. Using peanut butter, cocoa powder, sugar-free chocolate chips, almond flour, eggs, and a sweetener substitute, you can make deliciously gooey brownies that you can indulge in without any guilt!
Wings are a classic guilty-pleasure food that no longer has to be limited to cheat days. These garlic parmesan wings use butter, garlic, oil, parmesan, and parsley to make wings that don’t need to be fried in oil but still have a delicious crunch. After coating the wings, you cook them in the air fryer for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
#16. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls make delicious breakfasts or a sweet treat after dinner. These are keto-friendly, and, since there is no flour or yeast, don’t take any time to proof. You can make them in as little as 30 minutes! If you like the hint of spice you get from cinnamon, add a bit more than the filling calls for to make them more flavorful.
Another recipe that works as both breakfast or dessert, these keto donuts are quick and easy to make while tasting wonderful. Instead of sugar and wheat flour, you use sweetener substitutes and almond flour to make this recipe. Dusted with a cinnamon sugar coating, they’ll leave you craving for more!
Making a burger in an air fryer that is keto friendly is simple enough. All you need is ground beef and spices of your choice. Just make the patties and toss them in the air fryer for about six minutes or until they reach your level of doneness. If you like cheese, you can throw some on at the end and pop it back in the air fryer until the cheese melts.
If you need a light, healthy, and tasty side dish for your meal, this recipe for air-fried broccoli gives you a spicy, savory dish that is also rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s seasoned with ginger, chili pepper, garlic, sesame seeds, and soy sauce, creating a delightful combination of flavors.
A classic side for any meal, this air-fryer asparagus recipe is simple and perfect to pair with a nice roast. Just a little bit of avocado oil, salt, pepper, and asparagus spears provide you with a great side dish that goes with anything. Set the air fryer to 390 and cook for seven to nine minutes until you reach your doneness preference.
Did you know that meatballs usually have breadcrumbs in them? That can be an issue on your keto diet, but with enough cheese, you don’t need bread as a binder! Pick a meat or meat mixture of your choice, add some spices, and combine with heavy cream and cheese. Once air-fried, serve over zucchini noodles for a hearty meal.
#22. Keto Orange Chicken
Chinese food is notoriously high in carbs, but with this keto-friendly air fryer recipe, you can get that bright, zesty flavor without having to take a cheat day. Instead of cornstarch and sugar, you use a sweetener and xanthan gum. Mixed in all the classic Asian spices and sauces, and air fry for about 10 minutes. Your delicious orange chicken is ready!
#23. Keto Chocolate Cake
Who’d have thought you could make a healthy, keto-friendly cake? With this air fryer chocolate cake recipe, you absolutely can! Substitute wheat flour with almond flour and add almond milk, powdered sugar substitute, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt to make this rich chocolate cake. Set your air fryer to 350 and cook for 10 minutes.