You don't have to wait for the next vacation down South to enjoy some delectable crispy appetizers. With this Easy Air Fryer Hushpuppies Recipe you can make delicious Hush Puppies right at home in under 30 minutes.
Sprinkle these Air Fried Bons Bons with some Powdered Sugar or Dip in a Spicy Aioli and let the memories of eating them while enjoying the sites and sounds of your last Southern vacation come right back to you.
What exactly are Air Fryer Hush Puppies?
This easy Air Fryer Dessert is an Air-fried fritter made with a batter usually consisting of cornmeal, milk, eggs, onions, and seasonings. This healthy Air Fryer Recipe has a couple of extra ingredients like jalapeños to make some tasty and spicy Air Fryer Bon Bons.
Do Hush Puppies contain Fish or Seafood?
Typically Hush Puppies do not contain Fish or Seafood as an ingredient. But if you are a seafood lover you can absolutely level up your Hush Puppy recipe by adding some diced shrimp or crabmeat to your batter. I may try creating an Air Fried Shrimp Hushpuppy or a Crab Cake Hush Puppy next Yum!
How did Hush Puppies get the name Hush Puppies?
From what I have researched it appears a cook/chef back in the day, down South is said to have given the name hush puppy to this tasty Bon-Bon.
While she was frying a batch of catfish and croquettes, her puppy began to bark at her during the cooking process. I can attest to this as my 2 pups were right by my side waiting for a taste as well.
To keep her furry friend quiet, she gave it a plateful of the croquettes and said, “hush puppy.” Since then the name stuck for these charming little dessert bon-bons.
Are Air Fried Hush Puppies Healthy to eat?
Yes, this Easy Air Fryer Hushpuppies recipe is the perfect healthy dessert. Low in calories, fat and sugar so feel free to indulge.
Why Air Fry?
I love my Air Fryer and use it several times a week, it has become a staple in my kitchen. Cooking with an Air Fryer is better for your health, deep fried foods are loaded with fat and calories which can lead to serious health conditions.
With the Air Fryer you only use a couple of sprays of Olive Oil which makes your meals in the Air Fryer much lighter. You will not feel bloated and lethargic after you eat like you would after a greasy burger and fries.
How long does it take to Air Fry?
Most dishes prepared in the Air Fryer can be prepared in a fraction of the time that they would take in a traditional oven. If you are always on the go and do not have a lot of time to spend cooking than an Air Fryer is perfect for you.
Can I use Parchment Paper in an Air Fryer?
Yes you can...and you need to for this simple hushpuppy recipe. Parchment paper is a relatively oven safe paper that’s used most commonly in baking. The paper is treated to make it non stick, plus it can also withstand certain oven temperatures too.
Parchment paper can be perfect in an air fryer when cooking with a sticky batter. Food products that might otherwise stick to your air fryer basket – e.g. chicken wings in a sticky sauce – won’t stick at all to the parchment paper.
Can Parchment Paper catch on fire in an Air Fryer?
Yes, be careful especially with the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer as this Air Fryer cooks very hot. Do not leave your Air Fryer's unattended while cooking and only use parchment paper in your Air Fryer for quick recipes - under 10 minutes.
Important Tip: After you are done baking in your Air Fryer make sure you remove the parchment paper and discard. Someone may use the air fryer next and not realize the paper is still in there and start cooking something else...this is a fire hazard...I know because I did it...luckily no harm just a little smoke but be careful.
Is an Air Fryer easy to clean?
When you finish cooking in your Air Fryer there is no excess grease to clean up or discard like you would have if were traditionally frying. No oil splatters on the stove or countertops. Just remove your basket and rinse with soap and water easy peasy!
What Brand Air Fryer do I need for this Southern Style Hush Puppy Recipe?
If you have the Ninja Foodi you only need 6 minutes to bake the Hushpuppies.
If you are using a different brand Air Fryer you may have to add an additional 5-6 minutes of baking time to the recipe.
Can you make other desserts like Donuts in an Air Fryer?
How many calories are in this Easy Air Fryer Hushpuppies Recipe?
These little Air Fryer Bon Bon's contain only 124 calories per serving. Finding a sweet and savory dessert under 500 calories is next to impossible so try this healthy dessert recipe..you won't be disappointed!
Can I use Gluten Free Cornbread Mix and Almond Flour to make this recipe Gluten Free?
Yes, feel free to swap the ingredients for Gluten Free substitutes. I have not yet tried this exact recipe with the gluten free cornbread mix and almond flour but I have had no issues swapping in gluten free products for other recipes so give it a try if you are following a gluten free diet.
Is a Gluten Free Diet good for you?
Yes it is !! If you do not normally pay attention to Gluten in your food you may want to start as it does seem to have some benefits to your body. I try to incorporate Gluten Free foods into my diet as much as possible.
A gluten-free diet can provide many health benefits, especially for people with celiac disease. It may help ease digestive symptoms, reduce chronic inflammation, boost energy and promote weight loss.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of eating Gluten Free I recommend reading the Wheat Belly Book.
Are these Air Fryer Hush Puppies Vegan?
No they are not, this Air Fryer Hush Puppies Recipe contains eggs and milk which makes it not Vegan friendly. But don't worry if you are Vegan you can try this easy Vegan Hushpuppy recipe from one of my favorite bloggers - the spruce eats.com just click the link HERE for her vegan friendly hushpuppies.
What should I serve with these Low Calorie Hush Puppies?
This low calorie easy air fryer hushpuppies recipe is perfect as a stand alone snack. But these little Air Fryer Desserts are also a great side dish for any lunch or dinner.
I have made these sweet and savory hushpuppies alongside my:
These appetizing Air Fryer Hush Puppies pretty much go good with everything!
What can I Dip my Air Fried Hush Puppies in?
I like to dip these Luscious little Air Fryer Biscuits in a Spicy Sriracha Mayo or a nice light WW Aioli Sauce.
How do I make a 1 Point WW Aioli Sauce?
It is super quick and easy to whip up a one point weight watchers dipping sauce. just take 5 tablespoons of buttermilk, 3 tablespoons of reduced calorie mayonnaise, 1 minced garlic clove, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper.
Whisk all of these ingredients together and refrigerate for 10 minutes to let your flavors blend well. Now you have a one point dipping sauce.
Can I make a Sweet Dessert Air Fryer Hush Puppy?
Oh yes you can, take a little powdered sugar and sprinkle on top over your mouth watering corn cakes for a little bite of sweetness.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Smart Points System.
This Easy Low Calorie Air Fryer Recipe is only 5 Smart Points for one Hushpuppy. Weight Watchers has 3 New Programs right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
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What kitchen tools do I need for this Easy Air Fryer Hushpuppies Recipe?
An Air Fryer
Ingredients for Air Fryer Hush Puppies:
- One Package of Jiffy Mix
¼ Cup of All Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
⅓ Cup of Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons of Diced Onion
2 Tablespoons of fresh diced jalapeno
A Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
¼ Cup of WW Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Teaspoon of crushed BACO's
2: Add in the milk and egg and mix to combine.
3: Add the diced onions and jalapeño peppers and mix to combine.
4: Preheat your Air Fryer to 360 Degrees for 5 minutes.
5: Lay Down a piece of parchment paper cut to size or you can use a parchment paper round and place dollops of hush puppy dough onto the paper about the size of a golf ball spaced apart evenly. You can use a spoon for this.
6: Bake in your Air Fryer for about 6 minutes - give them a flip at the 3 minute mark so they get nice and crispy on all sides.
7: Once the Air Frying of the Hush Puppies is completed remove basket from your Air Fryer and let cool for a few minutes. Then carefully remove each Hush Puppy with tongs and place in a nice basket or serving dish.
8: If you like a Sweet Hush Puppy give them a dusting of Powdered Sugar. If you like a Savory Hush Puppy whip up a light Aioli Sauce for Dipping. To make a Weight Watcher Friendly Aioli Sauce Whisk together 5 Tablespoons of Low Fat Buttermilk, 3 Tablespoons of Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise, 1 Garlic Clove minced, ½ Teaspoon of Finely Grated Lemon Zest, 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice, ¼ Teaspoon of Salt and ⅛ Teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to let the flavors blend and you now have a delicious 1 point dipping sauce for your Air Fryer Hush Puppies Recipe. Serving size is 1 ½ Tablespoon for 1 WW Smartpoint.
9: If you have any leftover Hush Puppies you can refrigerate them for up to 7 days or pop them in the freezer for a later date.
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