People who have air fryers generally rave about them. They are a great way of enjoying food that seems deep fried but without the oil! Almost 40 percent of American homes have an air fryer as of last year. We felt it was high time we did a blog devoted to low-carb air fryer desserts.
An air fryer is like a souped-up convection oven — it has a fan and a heating mechanism. It forces hot air quickly around the food to make food crunchy, like it’s fried, but without the grease. Some recipes require a little fat, but they never need more than a teaspoon or two. Some toaster ovens also have an air fryer built-in.
They are excellent for not heating up your kitchen. The U.S. is a vast country that spans a continent. Some places already have cold days; others are gripped by heat. If you aren’t ready to crank up your oven, these four recipes are great for you!
If you like to bake and frequently make low-carb desserts, you might already have all the ingredients for these yummy cookies. Even if you don’t, there’s nothing exotic that you can’t buy in a standard supermarket or Walmart! They are delicious, and the longest step is chilling your dough to make sure all your flavors marry and your cookies don’t spread while baking. When you’re done, you’ll have a batch of delicious melty cookies! A serving has 75 calories and 0.6 grams net carbs. Get the recipe.
These doughnut holes are tasty bites of doughnuts you can enjoy without worrying about your blood sugar! And, when you want chocolate, nothing else will do! This recipe uses all-purpose flour but keeps each serving low-carb by not using sugar as a sweetener and unsweetened chocolate. If you want to make it even lower in carbs, you can swap out the flour. As the recipe is written, a serving is 22 calories, one gram of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
If you want a carb-heavy, dense chocolate cake but want it without carbs, this is your recipe! But, the instructions underestimate how long this cake needs in the air fryer; most people agree it needs two to three more minutes. Keep an eye on it and test it with a toothpick. It makes an intensely chocolate cake that will hit the spot! A serving is 207 calories and 3.4 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
If you aren’t interested in chocolate, or doughnut holes aren’t enough doughnut for you, we have you covered. These delicious cake doughnuts are light and moist and excellent with a cup of coffee! A critical step in this recipe is the room-temperature eggs. Cold eggs don’t mix into batters as easily, and you won’t get the same light texture. The whole recipe takes under a half-hour! A serving has 202 calories, seven grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
These recipes can be adapted for ovens; most have notes on the websites already. But, while days remain warm, it’s great to use your air fryer for more than crisping veggies and frozen foods.