Air Fryer Carrots
These air fryer carrots are hands down the best carrots I have ever made. Raw carrots are seasoned and air fried, then topped with a sprinkle of parmesan and fresh herbs.
Pre heat your air fryer to 355 °F / 180 °C. Depending on the make and model of your air fryer, it usually takes 3-5 minutes to heat up.
Peel your carrots, and chop them in half or quarters to form carrot batons or sticks the size of thick carrot fries.
Place the carrot sticks in a bowl, and add the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir to coat the carrots evenly.
Add the carrots to your air fryer. To ensure that they cook evenly, you should place them in a single layer without too much overlap. If you’re air frying a large amount, you might want to do it in multiple batches.
Air fry the carrots for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots are soft enough to pierce with a fork while getting a slightly darker color on the edges. Shake the air fryer basket once or twice while they are frying.
Remove the carrots from the basket, and top them with shredded parmesan and finely chopped parsley.
Leftover roasted carrots can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that the leftover carrots tend to be less crispy and more soft, but they are still perfectly fine to eat!
Honey glazed: Use ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and 1 tablespoon honey. This will create a sweet, sticky glaze. I recommend placing the carrots in a bowl in the air fryer to prevent the honey from dripping off the carrots while it’s cooking.
Cinnamon sugar: Use 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. These carrots will be very sweet. Again, I recommend placing the carrots in a bowl in the air fryer to prevent the honey from dripping off the carrots while it’s cooking.
Herbs: Add ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon parsley and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. This version will be great with Mediterranean flavors.
Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 37927IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg