Air fryer carrot chips are a delicious and healthy snack option! They involve thinly sliced carrots tossed in a small amount of oil and seasonings. Then, they are air-fried. This method significantly reduces the amount of oil needed compared to traditional frying, making them a lower-calorie alternative. The natural sweetness of the carrots intensifies during the cooking process, creating a flavorful treat! Replace regular chips and start dipping with these savory air-fried carrot chips.
Why You Will Love Air Fryer Carrot Chips
- Uplevel carrot chips by cooking them in the air fryer!
- The seasonings add so much flavor to the carrots.
- The air fryer makes the carrots crispy yet tender.
- This recipe is easy to make, and you only need a few seasonings.
What Are Carrot Chips?
Carrot chips are thinly sliced carrot pieces that have ridges and are shaped like chips. You can find carrot chips at the grocery store that are already sliced and ready to go. If you don’t have pre-sliced carrot chips, you can peel and thinly slice whole carrots. Cooking carrot chips in the air fryer makes them crispy around the edges and the seasonings add flavor. They are perfect for dipping and snacking!
Ingredients For Air Fryer Carrot Chips
- Carrot Chips: Use store-bought carrot chips or peel and thinly slice whole carrots.
- Oil Spray: Lightly spray the carrot chips with olive oil so the seasonings stick.
- Garlic Powder: Adds garlic flavor.
- Onion Powder: Adds flavor to these carrot chips.
- Salt and Pepper: Season with salt and pepper to enhance the flavors.
- Smoked Paprika: Add smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.
How To Make Air Fryer Carrot Chips
Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
Step 2: Peel and slice carrots about 1/4 inch thick, or use pre-chopped carrot chips. Then, pat the carrot chips dry with paper towels.
Step 3: Add the carrot chips to a large bowl and lightly spray them with olive oil. We used this oil sprayer. Then, add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. From there, toss the carrots in the seasonings until evenly coated.
Step 4: Place the seasoned carrot chips in the air fryer basket.
Step 5: Air fry the carrot chips and shake the basket halfway through. Once done, carefully remove them from the air fryer and enjoy.
How Long To Air Fry Carrot Chips
Air fry carrot chips for 10-12 minutes at 375°F (190°C). Preheat your air fryer beforehand and shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking the carrot chips.
- Pat Dry The Carrots: Use paper towels to pat dry the carrots so the oil and seasonings stick to them.
- Don’t Overcrowd: Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. Arrange the carrot chips in a single layer so they cook evenly.
- Coat Evenly: Gently spray the carrot chips with olive oil and evenly toss them in the seasonings.
How To Serve Carrot Chips
Once air-fried, carefully transfer the carrot chips to a plate or bowl for serving. Enjoy them on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce. We served them with our buffalo ranch sauce! Also, they are a delicious side dish to serve with chicken burgers.
- Use Whole Carrots Instead: If you don’t have carrot chips, you can use whole carrots instead. Peel and slice the carrots about 1/4 inch thick.
- Add Smoked Paprika: Smoked paprika is optional. We love the smoky and slightly spicy flavor it adds to these carrot chips!
- What Oil Spray To Use: Lightly spray the carrot chips with olive oil or avocado oil spray.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Are My Carrot Chips Not Crispy?
For crispy carrot chips, don’t overcrowd them in your air fryer basket. They will become more crispy when placed in a single layer and have room to cook evenly. Also, shake the basket halfway through to move the carrot chips around and crisp them on both sides. For crispier carrot chips, air fry them for a few more minutes but check on them so they don’t burn.
Are Air Fryer Carrot Chips Healthy?
Air fryer carrot chips are much healthier than deep-fried potato chips. Also, you only need a small amount of olive oil spray for this recipe. The air fryer works to cook them and make them slightly crispy.
Do I Have To Peel The Carrots?
If you use whole carrots instead of store-bought carrot chips, peel and thinly slice them for this recipe.
How Long Do Air Fryer Carrot Chips Last?
Air fryer carrot chips are best enjoyed immediately after making them when they are warm and the most crispy. We do not recommend storing these for later.
Can You Air Fry Carrot Chips?
Yes, you can air-fry carrot chips! They are easy to make and cook quickly in the air fryer.
More Recipes To Try Next!
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2 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories97
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 447mg 19%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 5.8g 20%
- Sugars 11.5g
- Protein 2.1g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.