What can I cook in an airfyer

National Culinary Manager at Appliances Online, Chloe Skipp shares her top airfryer recipes to get that satisfying crunch without all the oil. 

With people spending more time at home and cooking more, there has been a dramatic increase in popularity of air fryers, since this time last year. They are a healthier frying option, with up to 80% less fat than a conventional deep fryer, but your food retains that delightful and satisfying crunch, so you don’t have to feel guilty anymore. Who doesn’t love the idea of guilt free fried goods.

Air fryers cook with hot air; the food requires no more than a gentle spray, to a couple of teaspoons of oil to allow for even, crispy and fast results. New technology in air fryers has also meant that they can not only be used for frying, but they also have programs for roasting, grilling, baking and reheating, so they are literally like small ovens that sit on a benchtop.

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What you can cook in an airfryer is endless and it’s worth experimenting. Some great ideas are banana fritters, cakes, cannoli, steaks cooked in just minutes and not to mention my favourite doughnuts. Imagine all the taste of fluffy light doughnuts, but with no greasy oil!

  • Air fried crumbed chicken is a real treat – it’s fast, moist, crispy and delicious;
  • Sausage rolls – whether it’s your own favourite recipe or frozen store bought, the air fryer needs no preheating – these are quick and easy in the air fryer and cook or heat up in minutes!
  • Crumbed fish and chips have never been quicker – imagine healthy fish and chips
  • Potato bake, takes a fraction of the time
  • Toasted sandwiches and french toast
  • Chips – potato, zucchini, apple and banana chips – the opportunities are endless!

We’ve got two simple recipes to share that are super quick and very delicious.

Banana and coconut fritters, chili lime syrup

Recipe by Nadia Fonoff, Culinary Expert Appliances Online

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins


  • 2 medium bananas
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup moist coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small red chilli, sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Lime wedges & whipped coconut cream to serve


  1. Slice bananas in half lengthways. Place flour, beaten eggs in two separate bowl plates (or a wide small bowl. In a third bowl, use your fingertips to mix almond meal, coconut and butter.
  2. Roll banana into flour, dip into eggs then into coconut mixture. Press crumbs firmly onto banana halves.
  3. Set the air fryer to 180C and cook for 10 minutes. If cooked in the oven preheat the oven.
  4. In the meantime, in a small saucepan, boil water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients to infuse. Refrigerate until required.
  5. Serve banana fritter with the chilli lime syrup and whipped coconut cream

Sweet potato, bacon and kale nuggets

Recipe by Nadia Fonoff, Culinary Expert Appliances Online

Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 15 mins


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded kale leaves
  • ⅔ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 spring onion, thinly sliced, plus extra to garnish
  • 400g diced bacon
  • Sour cream to serve


  1. Peel and chop sweet potato into chunks. Steam or microwave until soft. Drain any excess liquid. Transfer to a food processor bowl, add chickpeas and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
  2. Add kale, breadcrumbs and onion, pulse to combine. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Roll tablespoons of mixture then roll on diced bacon.
  4. Cook in an air fryer on 180C for 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve with sour cream and extra sliced spring onions.

Chloe Skipp is the National Culinary Manager, Appliances Online. Chloe is a passionate foodie, with almost a decade’s worth of experience in the food, events and hospitality industry. As National Culinary Manager for Appliances Online, Australia’s largest online appliance retailer, Chloe and the Team of Culinary Experts, demonstrate how Australian’s can achieve culinary results in their homes, by using the latest in appliance technologies.