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Air Fryer Hush Puppies

Air Fryer Hush Puppies are just like the hush puppies you can get at your favorite restaurant, but lighter and healthier! You won’t believe how easy they are to make at home!

air fryer hush puppies in a white bowl

There’s no deep frying necessary to make a delicious side for your favorite fish dinner!

It takes less than 20 minutes to make Hush Puppies in your air fryer. You need only use a little bit of avocado oil spray (which contains heart-healthy “good” fats) to make a healthier version of this crowd-pleasing side.

Hush Puppies taste better without all the grease. Cooking them in an air fryer makes them crispy without sacrificing flavor.

ingredients for hush puppies

Ingredients Needed to Make Hush Puppies In The Air Fryer…

  • milk *
  • egg yolk
  • all purpose flour **
  • yellow cornmeal **
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • sweet onion
  • Avocado oil spray

*substitute unsweetened almond or cashew milk for dairy-free option.

**substitute gluten free flour / cornmeal for gluten-free-option.

How To Make Hush Puppies In An Air Fryer…

  1. Whisk together milk and egg and set aside
  2. Mix together flour, cornmeal, seasonings, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl
  3. Slowly stir in milk mixture until combined well
  4. Stir in onions and let set for 5 minutes
  5. Spray basked of air fryer with cooking spray
  6. Form into small (ping pong sized) balls and place in single layer in air fryer, being sure they don’t touch
  7. Cook at 390 degrees for 8-10 minutes, flipping once and spraying as needed with additional avocado oil

Pro Tips…

Air Fryer Hush Puppies can easily be made gluten-free by swapping out the flour for gluten-free flour and ensuring your cornmeal is gluten-free.

They can also be made dairy-free by substituting regular milk for an unsweetened milk, such as almond milk or cashew milk.

Double the recipe and make 2 batches to serve a crowd!

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air fryer hush puppies in a bowl
air fryer hush puppies in a bowl

Air Fryer Hush Puppies (Gluten Free Option)

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Air Fryer Hush Puppies are just like the hush puppies you can get at your favorite restaurant, but lighter and healthier! You won't believe how easy they are to make at home!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk can use dairy free milk like cashew milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour gluten-free flour if desired
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal gluten free if desired
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • Avocado oil spray

Instructions

  • Whisk together milk and egg and set aside
  • Mix together flour, cornmeal, seasonings, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl
  • Slowly stir in milk mixture until combined well
  • Stir in onions and let set for 5 minutes
  • Spray basked of air fryer with cooking spray
  • Form into small (ping pong sized) balls and place in single layer in air fryer, being sure they don’t touch
  • Cook at 390 degrees for 8-10 minutes, flipping once and spraying as needed with additional avocado oil

Notes

  • Gluten-free option: substitute gluten-free flour and ensure cornmeal is gluten-free
  • Dairy-free option:  substitute unsweetened milk (almond or cashew) for cow’s milk
  • Recipe can be easily doubled

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 hush puppies
Calories: 55kcal

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