All You Need Are 3 Ingredients & An Air Fryer For These Super Simple Recipes

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store bought donut air fryer recipe

All you need is love… and an air fryer.

And in this case, you’ll have both since these super easy and delicious 3-ingredient air fryer recipes are a no-brainer to fall in love with. 😋 Check out some of our personal favorites and well-loved recipes from Pinterest!

Hip Tip: Keep in mind that oil/butter and basic kitchen seasonings are not included in our ingredient counts.

1. Air Fryer Bagels

air fryer donuts with everything but the bagel seasoning

Ingredients: Self-rising flour, greek yogurt, egg wash (optional), seasoning (optional)

Homemade bagels, from the air fryer, in 10 minutes?! Yes, friends, it can totally be done. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

Hip Tip: Wrap the simple dough around some hotdogs and you’ve got a family-friendly snack!

2. Nutella Banana Sandwich

air fryer banana nutella sandwich

Ingredients: Bread, bananas, chocolate hazelnut spread, [butter]

Comfort food or dessert in disguise—either way, these decadent sandwiches are sure to become your newest guilty pleasure. Get the recipe from Blue Jean Chef.

3. Whole Seasoned Chicken

air fryer chicken, cooked

Ingredients: Whole chicken, onion, Goyza seasoning packet, [butter]

Cooking an entire chicken means dinner, plus you’ve got yummy leftovers to boot. And it’s a breeze in the air fryer! Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

4. Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

Ingredients: Jalapeno peppers, cream cheese, bacon

Spicy, salty, and all around savory. You’ll be reaching for popper after popper with this easy party snack. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

Hip Tip: Check out more 3-Ingredient Keto Air Fryer recipes over on Hip2Keto.

5. Corn on the Cob

air fryer corn on the cob from berry maple blog

Ingredients: Corn, [butter, salt]

It really couldn’t be more simple. The air fryer cooks up a delicious ear of corn with basic ingredients! Get the recipe from Berry Maple.

6. Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries and dipping sauce

Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, garlic powder, paprika, [olive oil, salt, pepper]

This crispy, craveable snack is yours in just under 15 minutes! Get ready to make a double batch – just in case. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

7. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

pulling apart cheesy grilled cheese sandwich

Ingredients: Bread, sliced cheese, [butter]

Lunchtime is simple with a couple of basic ingredients! Tomato soup for dipping is also optional. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

8. Apple Chips

air fryer apple chips from recipes from a pantry

Ingredients: Apples, cinnamon, sugar, [coconut oil, salt]

This sweet treat is, dare I say, kind of healthy? With just an apple and some simple toppings, you can crisp up your own fruit chips right at home. Get the recipe on Recipes From A Pantry.

9. French Fries

herbed french fries in the air fryer

Ingredients: Russet potatoes, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, [olive oil, salt, pepper]

Mmm… more fries! This recipe is a take on the classic rendition. Feel free to go crazy with seasonings you have on hand. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

10. Donuts

3-ingredient air fryer donuts with sugar coating

Ingredients: Flaky biscuit dough, sugar, cinnamon, [coconut oil, butter]

Oh yes—donuts in the air fryer. 🍩And the best part? You don’t even have to make the dough yourself! Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

11. Bonus Tip: Bacon!

cooking bacon in the air fryer

Ingredients: Bacon

It’s not really a recipe since it’s just one simple, glorious ingredient, but you’ll never go back to the stove top after you try bacon from the air fryer. Get the cooking instructions here on Hip2Save.

Check out these frozen foods that cook up in an Air Fryer in 15 minutes or less!

About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 13

  1. Lori

    Thank you. I’m still getting acquainted with my air fryer.

  2. Wednesday

    I’ve tried the bagel recipe and they turned out amazing! Thank you so much for posting it!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s awesome to hear! Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Kathy

    Has anyone tried making the donuts using Pillsbury’s cinnamon rolls?

    • Judy

      I used a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle. And they were delicious

  4. Rebecca

    Ugh I need to get one!! I’ve got hungry boys to feed, what size should I watch for on sale?

    • riss

      Get the biggest one. I bought the 3.2 liter, and it’s just good for two people.

  5. Tide

    Is an air fryer an easier contraption to figure out than the instant pot? Too many steps so I️ gave it away. But I’d like to try the air fryer.

    • sne3103

      Yes, the air fryer is a lot easier. You basically just need to set a temperature and time,just like a regular oven

  6. jill

    I just tried to use my air fryer to make a grilled cheese but the top piece of bread gets stuck to the top where the burner is. Seems like it sucks the air up and the bread is light. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this.

    • Diana

      Maybe a toothpick poked through the middle of sandwich to hold it in place?

    • Mk

      On mine buttering the bread made it heavy enough but I think mine sounds different than yours.

  7. angelahandrick

    Is there a certain brand that is better than the others? There are so many, I don’t know what to look for.

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