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VEGAN COOKING IN YOUR AIR FRYER: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes with Half the Calories

Kathy Hester

Page Street Publishing
January 2, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1624145087

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Kathy Hester is the author of The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot, The Easy Vegan Cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book and the best-selling The Vegan Slow Cooker. She’s the blogger behind; does freelance writing, food styling, food photography and recipe development; and teaches people just how easy it is to cook.

When she’s not writing or being a mad scientist in the kitchen, she’s probably drinking tea on the deck while reading Harry Potter one more time. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with a grown-up picky eater, two quirky dogs and one grumpy cat

VEGAN COOKING IN YOUR AIR FRYER provides plant-based dishes with all the decadence of fried food without the added calories. Using little to no oil, these recipes result in wholesome and delicious meals with less mess, but the perfect texture, every time.

You will be amazed at how fast you can have dinner on the table using your air fryer. With recipes like Black Bean Avocado Chimichangas, Cheesy Hot Sauce Collard Chips, Cajun French Fry Po’Boy with Vegan Mushroom Gravy and Banana Spring Rolls, plus techniques that yield crispy tofu to rival any restaurant, VEGAN COOKING IN YOUR AIR FRYER makes healthy eating easy, fast and tasty.

Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies

Makes 24 hushpuppies

gluten-free, soy-free option*, no oil added option**

Hush puppies are little balls of fried cornbread flecked with onions. They were originally made of a cornmeal batter that was used to coat fish. They really were given to the pups!

  • 1 cup (157 g) cornmeal (fine ground if possible)
  • 1½ tsp (5 g) baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) soy milk mixed with
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) apple cider vinegar (*use a different milk and omit vinegar)
  • ¼ cup (40 g) minced onion
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) aquafaba 
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) vegan sugar (or sweetener of choice to taste)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil (**use extra aquafaba)
  • Spray oil (optional)

Add the cornmeal, baking powder and salt to a medium-size mixing bowl and combine well.

Mix in the nondairy milk, onion, aquafaba, sugar and olive oil.

Scoop a tablespoon (15 g) of batter and roll into a ball. You can also just use a 1 tablespoon (15 g) scoop. Place in your air fryer basket.

Once the basket is full, spray the tops with oil if using. Bake at 390°F (200°C) for 10 minutes. Repeat until all the hush puppies are cooked.

Note: You can use a piece of perforated parchment paper under the hush puppies to keep them from sticking.


Small Batch Brownies

gluten-free option*, soy-free, no oil added

Makes 4 servings

Everyone loves brownies, and in our house, we love them a little too much. With that said, I’ve started making small batches so we can’t get in trouble by eating too many. It’s a bonus that the air fryer doesn’t heat up your whole house like an oven does, so it’s a delicious dessert to make for summer dinner parties.

Dry Ingredients

  • ½ cup (48 g) whole wheat pastry flour (*use gluten-free baking blend)
  • ½ cup (99 g) vegan sugar (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
  • ¼ cup (21 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp (6 g) ground flax seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) nondairy milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) aquafaba
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


¼ cup (about 35 g) of any one or a combination of the following:

  • chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, mini vegan chocolate chips, shredded coconut

Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl. Then mix the wet ingredients in a large measuring cup. Add the wet to the dry and mix well.

Add in the mix-in(s) of your choice and mix again.

Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (177°C) (or as close as your air fryer gets). Either spray some oil on a 5-inch (13-cm) round cake or pie pan (or a loaf pan that fits in your air fryer), or line the pan with parchment paper to keep it completely oil-free.

Place the filled pan in the fryer basket. Cook for 20 minutes. If the middle is not well set or a knife doesn’t come out clean when stuck in the middle, cook for 5 minutes more and repeat as needed. The time may vary depending on the size pan and your particular air fryer.

These recipes may be reproduced with the following credit:

Recipes from VEGAN COOKING IN YOUR AIR FRYER: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes with Half the Calories by Kathy Hester. (Page Street Publishing; January 2, 20187; $21.99/Paperback, ISBN-13: 978-1624145087).

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