Everywhere you scroll there seems to be another delicious recipe for your air fryer.
It can almost be overwhelming when you’re trying to decide what to make next, right? That’s why I’ve put together a couple of fan favourites for you to work your way through. Whether you’re after a tasty fakeaway dinner or exciting new breakfast idea, there’s something for you here.
And the best part is, these recipes are all super macro-friendly and almost all high in protein, too.
Scroll down to check out the savoury recipes first, or click here to skip straight to the sweet stuff.
Savoury Air Fryer Recipes
The perfect weekend snack, these indulgent-tasting wings might sound like they’ll make a dent in your daily macros, but each serving actually comes in at under 250 calories and provides a hefty 20g of protein. Score.
Try this quick and easy lunch that’ll fill you up with a massive 64g of protein. Oozing with melted cheese and tender chicken, it’s a flavour sensation to kick those midday munchies.
Forget a Friday night takeaway splurge — try this healthy spin on a fast food favourite instead. Surprisingly simple and no need for deep-fat frying — what more could you want?
This isn’t just any old sandwich. Loaded with tender chicken that’s covered in a crispy coating and smothered with spicy sauce, it’ll definitely not leave you disappointed.
Yep, you really can make a pizza in your air fryer. Who knew? Using just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up your very own base in a matter of minutes, too. Trust me, even a rookie cook can impress with this one.
Fancy a takeaway but not sure it’ll fit your macros? With this homemade chicken nugget recipe, you get to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing on nutritionals. Boasting 32g of protein for only 250 calories per serving, you can make this winning recipe a regular feature in your routine.
7. Pork Gyoza
The perfect addition to any Friday night fakeaway feast — crispy gyoza goodness. And with 24g of protein they’re the sort of macros you couldn’t even dream about in line at your local takeaway.
No barbeque, no problem. Chuck your chicken skewers into the airfryer for 20 minutes and not only have you reduced the risk of precious chicken falling straight into the fire of your barbeque, but your chicken will also be much more succulent. And the best part — you can prep it in advance for an office lunch.
Takeaway burgers always look and smell a lot better than they taste, luckily that isn’t a problem here. Juicy shredded chicken, melted cheese and tangy bbq sauce — this will be a recurring midweek tea for sure.
Sweet Air Fryer Recipes
Forget another bowl of porridge or soggy Weetabix — these baked oat apples are a breath of fresh air for your breakfast options. Plus, they’re vegan-friendly too.
Sometimes you just can’t beat a bowl of chocolatey cereal. Well, lucky for us this air fryer recipe makes it possible to enjoy a healthier version whenever you feel like it. Packed with nearly 15g of protein per serving, these choco pops are a seriously satisfying snack.
Cinnamon roll meets French toast… there’s a lot to take in here. We promise the recipe itself is surprisingly simple to smash though, and you’ll certainly be coming back for seconds.
Take Home Message
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, there’s another incredible idea for your air fryer to put to the test. It’s hard to pick a favourite out of this bunch, so I’d highly recommend trying them all for safe measure.
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.
On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.
Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.