These vegan air fryer recipes are easy, delicious, and require little to no effort!
I love my air fryer. In terms of convenience, it’s right up there with streamable TV and cell phones. There’s almost nothing it can’t do.
And that includes whipping up tasty, healthy, and satisfying vegan dishes.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry!
This list has vegan air fryer recipes perfect for cooks of all experience levels.
There’s everything from flavorful sides and main courses to guilt-free desserts and snacks.
Let’s get started!
Tofu is a staple protein source for many vegans. Because of that, knowing how to cook it properly is essential.
One of the easiest ways to do that is by tossing it in the air fryer.
In less than an hour, you can have crispy, garlicky tofu cubes to throw into anything.
Add them to salads or your favorite fried rice recipe. You won’t be disappointed.
In the mood for something sweet and sugary? Try these easy-to-make vegan cinnamon rolls.
You make every bit from scratch, including the dough, filling, and frosting.
They take some time, but they’re well worth it. They taste divine and are so soft that they’ll practically melt in your mouth.
You’ll appreciate them, as will everyone you share them with.
These raspberry muffins are equally sweet and scrumptious.
You can even add the same sticky, sugary glaze that you’d use on the cinnamon rolls.
However, these take far less time to make. You can have them ready from scratch in just 30 minutes.
They work well for dessert, breakfast, or an indulgent mid-day snack.
Never waste money at the bakery again!
Instead, whip up these tasty everything bagels in the comfort of your own home.
They’re warm and tender, covered in lip-smackingly good seasoning.
Eat them as they are, or whip up a tangy vegan cream cheese spread to top them.
Either way, they’re a fantastic way to start the day.
Love potato wedges but don’t have time to sit and wait for them to finish baking in the oven?
I’m right there with you! Fortunately, the air fryer can have them ready in about 20 minutes!
It also gives them delightfully crispy skins and light, tender insides.
Plus, the garlic and smoked paprika seasonings provide loads of flavor.
I won’t say these are the best potato wedges you’ll ever eat.
But you’ll definitely put them somewhere near the top of the list.
Do you prefer French fries to potato wedges? That’s okay! I have an air fryer recipe for those, too.
And it’s much healthier than any greasy, oily ones you’d make in a deep-fryer.
Just as crispy and gorgeously gold, though!
Did I mention you’ll need only two ingredients (plus S&P) to make them? Yeah. These are the stuff.
I’ve always loved the idea of making my own granola.
There’s just so much you can do with it! Add it to vegan yogurt. Make breakfast and energy bars. Etc.
Unfortunately, like potato wedges, waiting on granola to bake can be time-consuming. Yet again, the air fryer comes to the rescue!
You can make flavorful, fruit- and nut-filled granola in just 15 minutes.
And that bit of pumpkin pie spice makes it that much more delightful.
People often think that “vegan” means “boring.” Luckily, that’s not the case. You can eat just as decadently as a vegan as anyone else.
Take this air fryer French toast, for example.
It has everything “regular” French toast has.
There’s the crispy, crunchy exterior. The soft, fluffy interior. The sweet, cinnamony flavor. It’s even buttery!
Give it a try the next time you want to indulge.
Here’s another oven-baked favorite that you can make in the air fryer.
These cinnamon and brown sugar “baked” apples are the perfect dessert or special treat for any occasion.
And you can have them on the table in 20 minutes or less.
This recipe is excellent if you want a savory way to enjoy sweet potatoes.
Typically, my family serves them with brown sugar and other sweet ingredients.
This recipe coats them in garlic powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. It’s an entirely new way to experience a fall favorite.
These jam-filled donuts are just one more example of sheer vegan decadence. They’re also crazy addictive, so tread carefully.
Pop one in your mouth, and before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire dozen!
Are you familiar with Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme?
That’s what this is, only vegan-friendly and made in the air fryer!
It’s crunchy, full of Mexican flavor, and 100% plant-based.
You can have it ready in less than 15 minutes, too.
That makes it an excellent option for busy, on-the-go lunches and healthy dinners when you don’t want to cook.
This will sound crazy, but did you know you can even make cookies in your air fryer?!
I know! I was skeptical at first, too.
This straightforward, easy-to-follow recipe made me a believer, though.
They’re soft, chewy, and chocolatey to the max. These cookies will make everyone drool, vegan or not.
Move over, pickle chips! Zucchini chips are headed this way, and they’re fantastic!
They’re well-seasoned, crispy, and plant-based. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them.
You can eat them alone, as a side item, or dipped in your favorite sauce.
They’re pretty awesome, no matter how you serve them.
Nope. You aren’t seeing things that aren’t there. That does say carrot bacon.
These crispy, salty strips don’t taste just like bacon, but they’re delicious.
They look like the real thing and have so much flavor that you’ll hardly believe they’re carrots.
The seasoning mixture is sweet, smoky, and savory. It makes the carrot bacon strips tasty enough to enjoy alone or in a vegan BLT.
We’ve talked about French fries, and we’ve talked about potato wedges.
Now, let’s look at everyone’s other favorite side item: onion rings.
These are extra crispy, wonderfully oniony, and not overly greasy.
And the chickpea flour batter is less noticeable (taste-wise) than you might think.
These are so unbelievably good that you can serve them to everyone.
Even your non-vegan friends will come back for more.
You’ll love this recipe for 30-minute, one-bowl banana bread.
It comes together quickly and has a tender crumb and insides so soft, it melts in your mouth.
The recipe calls for milk, but you can easily swap that out for almond milk.
It’s warm, rich, and full of banana goodness.
When it comes to falafel, the crispier and lighter it is, the better it tastes.
And this falafel is supremely crispy and as light and fluffy as clouds.
Thanks to the onions, garlic, and seasonings, it’s ridiculously flavorful, too.
And it smells as good as it tastes, so your whole kitchen will smell amazing while it’s cooking.
Enjoy these by themselves or on a sandwich.
19. Air Fryer Pizza
Everyone can appreciate this recipe, regardless of their dietary needs.
You can make the dough with two simple ingredients.
Then, it’s just a matter of saucing it and adding your toppings.
The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes, and you can tailor it to suit your tastes.
You can’t get that kind of convenience and speed with delivery!
Want a healthier, vegan alternative to potato chips?
Check out this recipe for air fryer chickpeas. They’re crunchy and salty enough to satisfy your chip cravings.
Fortunately, they’re much better for you in every way.
You can adjust the spices, but this combination is really good. It’s spicy, smoky, garlicky, and just plain delicious.
I’d urge you to try it before you start changing it up.
Most people think of ravioli as a soft, sauce-covered Italian main course.
However, ravioli also makes a great individual crunchy snack.
Serve them with marinara sauce for dipping if you like.
Or pop them in your mouth as is. The kids will love them, too.
Get veggie-packed ravioli to help them eat more healthy stuff.
Okay, so cauliflower wings will never look like chicken wings.
Honestly, they won’t taste exactly like them, either.
However, they’re close enough that they’ll satisfy your wing cravings.
They’re sticky, saucy, and just a bit spicy. You can’t go wrong with them if you need a vegan appetizer for game day.
There’s nothing wrong with sauteed, baked, or steamed squash.
Sometimes, though, you want something else. Something crunchy, cheesy, and covered in a breadcrumb topping.
That’s where air fryer squash comes in. It’s all of those things and more.
It’s a yummy treat that takes just 30 minutes to make. Try it if you want a new way to cook squash.
These vegan stuffed peppers are absolutely out of this world. I love vegan food, but I know most of it doesn’t taste like “the real thing.”
That’s not the case with these peppers.
If someone served these and didn’t tell me, I’m not sure I’d know they were vegan.
They’re overflowing with flavorful ingredients and packed to the brim with yumminess.
They’re hearty, healthy, cheesy, and spicy. It’s hard not to appreciate something that looks, smells, and tastes this incredible.
This recipe is the quick and easy vegan version of cheesy broccoli.
You can prepare it in the air fryer with just three primary ingredients.
It takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish.
The nutritional yeast gives the florets their “cheesy” flavor.
It isn’t nearly as messy as melted cheese, though. It’s a total win-win.
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