12 Best Gluten-Free Air Fryer Recipes To Try Today

If you have an air fryer you know how simple they make it to cook delicious, healthy meals, and if you don’t have an air fryer we hope our article can convince you just how convenient they are!

12 Best Gluten-Free Air Fryer Recipes To Try Today

Many people (including us) swear by this brilliant kitchen appliance, and even if you are gluten-free you can still make countless delicious, healthy meals with your air fryer.

What makes food cooked in an air fryer even better is the crispy effect it achieves by using much less oil than you need for more traditional versions of the recipes.

But where do you start with cooking gluten-free recipes in your air fryer? Wonder no more!

Here we have 12 of the best gluten-free air fryer recipes to try today.

1. Crispy Air Fried Fish

This recipe is incredibly simple to make, and anybody you serve it to will be in disbelief that it’s oil free!

To make this meal extra delicious and healthy, serve it with a side of Greek yogurt tartar sauce.

It’s not just a quick and simple meal, but certain to win over your dinner party guests.

In this recipe you will discover how frying fish in an air fryer can achieve the same crispy texture and delicious taste of cooking fish with more traditional means.

Plus, it uses healthy, wholesome ingredients and lets the air fryer do all the work. Win-win!

Breaded or not, did you know you could reheat salmon in the air fryer for an easy and delicious dish, even the next day!

2. Air Fryer Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry

This air fryer spicy cauliflower stir-fry is a winning dish and is sure to blow your mind!

All you need to do is measure out the ingredients, chop, do some shaking and let the air fryer do the rest.

Plus, this recipe is versatile as you can make it in a skillet or wok if you would like.

However, you will need oil to make this dish without the assistance of an air fryer, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil added to a skillet will do.

If you love cauliflower, you may also enjoy checking out our 10 best microwave cauliflower recipes!

3. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings are irresistibly crispy and seriously addictive. Serve them at a potluck or on game day and they’re sure to be snapped up by everybody.

After making this recipe, you’ll want to keep making chicken wings in your air fryer again and again!

Juicy, crispy, and with no need to deep fry the chicken, for this recipe you just need to drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the top and season them with lemon pepper and a pinch of salt.

There is also no need to toss the wings in cornstarch or baking soda, like you would with traditional baked chicken wings.

You can even reheat wings in the air fryer to enjoy any leftovers for lunch the next day!

4. Mexican Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

Using staples you likely have in your pantry, this Mexican air fryer corn on the cob recipe is juicy, tender, and cooked to perfection in just 10 minutes.

You can also modify this recipe for grilling too.

It’s an ideal dish to make during the summer, but you can of course enjoy it all year round, and it’s so irresistible, you’re going to want to keep making it!

Unlike other barbecue staples, for this recipe you don’t need to light up the grill to enjoy it.

All you need are two simple ingredients and a variety of toppings of your choice and you have a delicious and crispy corn on the cob.

If you have some extra, just reheat corn on the cob in the microwave later in the week for an easy side dish!

5. Air Fryer Carrots With Moroccan Spice Mix

These air fryer carrots with Moroccan spice mix are not just delicious, but lower in carbs than meets the eye!

Plus, if you don’t have an air fryer but would still like to give this recipe a try, you can make these carrots in the oven too.

Roasted carrots are delicious, and cooking them in an air fryer takes them to a whole new level, especially when combined with the Moroccan spice mix.

You don’t have to use this Moroccan spice mix for carrots however, but a whole host of other vegetables too.

Despite there being no sugar in this recipe, this warm spice blend gives the carrots a slight sweetness that emphasizes their flavor.

If you love the warm spices in this recipe, branch out and explore our 10 best Indian air fryer recipes!

You can also try out the carrot fries in our best Dash air fryer recipes!

6. Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies

While you might think that air fryers are mainly used for French fries, the truth is the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can cook in an air fryer… and that includes desserts!

Not only are these salty pistachio brownies delicious, but incredibly quick and easy to make. You can sate your brownie cravings in just 20 minutes with this recipe.

7. Air Fryer Baked Potato

The ultimate air fryer side dish, this baked potato recipe uses a parsley garlic salt rub to give it a crispy and delicious skin which may make it the best baked potato recipe ever!

Why not pair this air fryer baked potato with an oven baked chicken, or the air fryer pork chops we’ll be mentioning later?

I love to make some extras because I can reheat a baked potato in the microwave later in the week for lunch.

8. Southern Fried Vegan Air Fryer Soy Curls

There are a few words we can use to describe this recipe: convenient, tasty, simple, and crunchy!

You can think of them as vegan popcorn chicken, and you can make modifications to the seasoning depending on your cravings.

You can even throw in some hot sauce too! Furthermore, they’re oil-free as well as gluten-free. 

Pro-tip: While in this recipe you rehydrate these soy curls in boiling water, if you would like to cook them in a slow cooker, put the soy curls in dry with more liquid to make cooking quicker and easier.

9. Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

These air fryer Hasselback potatoes are easy to make, and also cook quicker in an air fryer than they do in an oven.

Not to mention they’re crispier too! This is an excellent side dish for family dinners, that will make your meals instantly prettier.

Preparing them is pretty easy but the mushrooms in this recipe give it a little extra something! 

10. Sesame, Ginger And Garlic Air Fryer Edamame

The temptation to cook everything you can in your air fryer is real, and it’s this temptation that led to the development of this delicious recipe.

Air fryer edamame is a game changer, and is a simple lunch or light dinner that is sure to add some variety to your mid-week meals. 

Edamame does contain soy, but you can make it soy-free by switching out edamame for green beans and using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

We also recommend adding a splash of chili garlic sauce or Sriracha! In fact, why not check out my spicy garlic frozen edamame in the air fryer!

11. Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops

You can cook pork chops to perfection in an air fryer, and have them ready in under 30 minutes.

Preparation takes just 5 minutes, and all you need to do is season both sides with the spices before putting them in the air fryer.

However, it’s important to defrost your pork chops and preheat your air fryer.

We’re sure this dish is going to be a new mid-week favorite that you’ll return to time and time again.

What pairs better with pork chops then apple? Check out our 10 best air fryer apple recipes to find the perfect accompaniment!

12. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

This air fryer coconut shrimp recipe is healthier than the traditional recipe, and is just as delicious in our opinion.

The simple flavors and the modest amount of ingredients makes coconut shrimp a crowd favorite.

All you need is shrimp (of course), coconut, eggs, and seasonings.

As well as being gluten-free this recipe is low-carb and is also paleo and whole30 friendly.

To make the shrimp easier to dip, you need to peel the shrimp but leave the tail on.

When using frozen shrimp, it’s important to defrost and make sure the shrimp is dry before dipping it into the mixture. 

Pro-tip: Cook the shrimp in two batches in your air fryer so they have the best chance of turning golden brown.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

Air fryers work by heating food from all sides and blowing hot air around the entire air fryer, ensuring the food cooks evenly.

Air inside the fryer moves incredibly quickly, even faster than a convection oven!

Because it’s in a smaller space this speeds up the cooking process while ensuring food is cooked evenly. 

What Can You Cook With An Air Fryer?

As our article has shown, you can cook practically anything in an air-fryer. The only requirement is that it fits!

However, we believe the best things to cook are chicken (especially coated chicken like wings, nuggets, or tenders), salmon (as it makes the fish incredibly moist and juicy), roasted vegetables, and french fries or other potato dishes.

In fact, it’s so easy to cook frozen chicken tenders in the air fryer you’ll want to make them every day!

I’m pleased to say we love cooking the Caulipower gluten free frozen chicken tenders this way!

Final Thoughts

People hear the phrase ‘gluten-free’ and think of a diet that is restrictive, difficult to keep up with, or just plain bland.

Well, we’re here to say this isn’t the case, especially with an air fryer!

And like other diets that have become popular in recent years, as time goes on we’re sure more gluten-free ingredients will become available.

The biggest appeal of air fryers is that they use less oil while still making food delicious, crispy and healthy, and this is still the case with gluten-free recipes.

We hope the recipes in this article have inspired you! 

Katie Vine