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7 Easy Air Fryer Recipes You Need to Try

A fan of the air fryer? Here are our most popular air fryer recipes to try. Donuts, fried pickles, and BBQ wings all included.

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Air fryers are all the rage right now, and we are on board with it! This beloved kitchen tool lets you make fried foods in a MUCH healthier way. Love the air fryer as much as we do? Then here are our most popular air fryer recipes all in one place. Enjoy!

Profile by Sanford Air Fryer Donut holes

Air Fryer Donut Holes

A Profile twist on a classic breakfast treat! These low-carb, air-fried donut holes are a winner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packet of Plant Based Chocolate Shake
  • 1/2 Tbls cornstarch
  • water
  • 1/2 tsp stevia or any 0 calorie sweetener

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients except for stevia, using enough water to make a dough consistency.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes or until firm on the outside.
  • Sprinkle with stevia

Notes

Profile Exchange 1 profile meal replacement, 1 flex food
Buy the Plant-Based Shakes on our online store!
Keyword air fryer, low carb breakfast, Profile Swaps
Photo of chicken sandwich swap.

Chick-Fil-A “Copycat” Breaded Chicken Sandwich

There has been a lot of talk lately about which fast food restaurant has the best chicken sandwich. "Popeyes" or "Chick-Fil-A"?!?! Enter the "Profile-Approved" Breaded Chicken sandwich into the conversation. Straight off the griddle taste with a fraction of the calories!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packet Profile Pancakes*
  • 1 bag Profile Salt & Vinegar Chips crushed
  • 4 oz. chicken breast
  • 4 Tbsp. pickle juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • Sliced dill pickles

Instructions
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • Pound chicken to ½-inch thickness.
  • Cut in half and place in zip lock baggie with pickle juice. Marinate overnight.
  • Preheat air fryer for 5 mins at 400 degrees.
  • In a small shallow bowl mix together parmesan cheese, crushed Profile Salt & Vinegar Chips, and salt and pepper.
  • Remove chicken from the baggie and discard pickle juice.
  • Place chicken in bowl to coat with breading mixture evenly.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper in air fryer basket, lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken in preheated air fryer and spray the chicken with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Cook chicken for 7 mins.
  • Flip chicken and continue cooking for an additional 7-8 mins. This can vary based on the size of your chicken. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BUN:

  • Mix Profile Pancake mix with a dash of salt and pepper and 2 ounces of water.
  • Spray a round glass bowl with cooking spray and pour in mix.
  • Microwave mix for 1 minute.
  • When cooled, remove from bowl and cut in half.
  • Assemble the sandwich – bun, chicken, pickle slices, bun. Enjoy!

Notes

Did you know you can purchase the ingredients for the “Copycat” Breaded Chicken Sandwich on our new online store?
Profile Homestyle Pancake Mix
Keyword air fryer, Air fryer recipes for weight loss, Healthy Copycat Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Healthy Substitute Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Profile Chicken Sandwich
Profile Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower BBQ Wings

This is a great take on a classic bar food. Try it out at your next gameday get together. These "wings" are perfect for air-frying as well.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp. Profile Sweet & Smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1 bag Profile Chips or Crisps of choice
  • ¼ head cauliflower chopped
  • ¼ cup egg whites

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Crush the chips in a shallow bowl.
  • Soak cauliflower florets in egg whites.
  • Press the cauliflower florets into the chip crumbs until well coated.
  • Lightly spray air fryer basket with non-stick spray. Place the cauliflower florets in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Toss every 5 minutes to ensure an even crisp.
  • Toss with BBQ sauce or serve on the side.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Profile Meal, 1 oz very lean protein, 1 cup vegetables, 1 flex food
Get the BBQ sauce in our online shop!
Keyword Air fryer recipes for weight loss, Cauliflower wings, Profile Swaps, Profile-approved wings, Wings
Everything Bagel Chips

Everything Bagel Chips

A healthier version of the classic Everything Bagel Chips. You'll love the crunch without the extra carbs. Delicious!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Profile
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Profile Pizza Crust
  • Profile Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Cut pizza crust into small triangles using a pizza cutter.
  • Spray each triangle with olive oil spray and top with Everything Bagel Seasoning and place in air fryer.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350, or until chips reach desired crispiness.
  • Enjoy chips with guacamole, hummus, or cheese spread!

Notes

Profile Exchange per serving: 1 Profile meal replacement
Keyword Air fryer recipes for weight loss, Low-carb swaps, Profile Swaps
Low Carb Maple Pecan Donuts

Maple Pecan Donuts

You're going to love this low-carb, air-fryer friendly donut recipe. This is a tasty, low-carb swap for what is normally a carb-filled treat!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Package Profile Pancakes
  • 1 package Profile Maple Pecan Shake
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 oz Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar-free Maple Syrup
  • 8 Pecans Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Or use air-fryer.
  • If using donut pan, spray with non-stick spray. If using muffin tins, roll small sheets of aluminum foil into cylinders (tall enough to reach the top of the tin) and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk egg and add pancake mix, shake mix, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans.
  • Divide batter into 6 donut molds or muffin tins.
  • Bake or air-fry for 17-20 minutes.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Profile Meal, 1oz lean protein, 1 fat
Did you know you can get the Pancake Mix in our new online store?  
Keyword air fryer, air fryer donuts, low-carb donuts, Low-carb swaps
Zucchini Garlic Bites Recipe

Zucchini Garlic Bites

These tasty Zucchini Bites are a great way to get your veggies in but also feel like you're having a treat! Try them in your air-fryer for that crispy "fried" taste.
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Profile
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag Profile Salt and Vinegar Chips crushed
  • Profile Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup zucchini grated and drained
  • 1 egg whisked
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tsp. garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray. (or consider using your air-fryer!)
  • Use a cheese grater to grate zucchini. Place in a paper towel and wring out the moisture.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the marinara sauce and mix well.
  • Shape mixture into small balls, using about a tablespoon of the mixture, and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden. Serve with warm Profile Marinara Sauce.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Profile Meal, 1oz lean protein, 1-2 cups vegetables, 2 fats
Did you know you can get the Salt and Vinegar chips from our online store?
Keyword air fryer, healthy swaps, profile comfort foods, Profile-Approved Zucchini, Zucchini
Profile by Sanford Fried Pickles Recipe

Fried Pickles

Enjoy this appetizer favorite with all the zesty flavors with a boost of added protein! Throw them in the air fryer for that crispy golden goodness. 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Profile Pancakes
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ½ – 2 Tbsp. of water
  • 1 small jar of dill pickle chips

Instructions
 

  • Pat dry the pickle chips with a paper towel
  • Combine Profile Pancake mix, garlic powder, and baking powder into large mixing
  • Add egg white and water and mix all ingredients together
  • Dip dill pickle chips in batter
  • Add pickle chips into an Airfryer and bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees
  • Alternatively, place pickles on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes on each side
  • Let cool and enjoy your fried pickles!

Notes

Profile Exchange: ½ meal replacement, ½ oz. very lean protein, 1 cup vegetables
You can get the Profile Homestyle Pancake Mix on our new online store!
Keyword air fryer, Low-carb swaps

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