Everyone loves these ultra crispy air fryer carrot chips! Season them with savory herbs or sweet cinnamon whenever the chip craving strikes!
Let’s make the crispiest air fryer CARROT CHIPS! These are impossibly crisp and crunchy, just like potato chips! Since these carrot chips are cooked in the air fryer, rather than deep-fried, they are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips.
Carrots are generously seasoned with smoked paprika, cinnamon and a little chilli powder before cooking, which makes them mysteriously and utterly irresistible. But you could also do garlic, herbs and salt for a more savoury flavour. This recipe is quick and easy to make, with the added bonus of being customisable to your preferred flavours.
Ingredients you’ll need
To make the crispiest air fryer carrot chips you need a bunch of carrots and your favourite seasonings.
- Carrots: Pre-sliced or slice your own using a crinkle cutter.
- Oil: I used avocado oil, but you can use olive or coconut oil.
- Spices: Smoked paprika, cinnamon and a smidge of chilli powder is what we used.
- Salt: A good pinch of sea salt.
Complete list of ingredients and amounts is located on the recipe card below.
How to make air fryer carrot chips
Slice: First, slice your carrots using a crinkle cutter.
Toss: Next, toss the carrots with the oil and other ingredients in a large bowl.
Spread: Then, spread them evenly in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
Fry: Cook the chips for 10-12 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. If you’re cooking in batches, place the finished chips on a baking sheet and keep them warm in your oven set on low.
Serve: Enjoy as is or with your favourite dipping sauce.
- Spray: You could also use olive oil spray instead of avocado oil. Using coconut oil is another great option.
- Fries: To make crispy air fryer carrot fries, use baby carrots or carrot sticks.
- Seasonings: Feel free to add other seasonings like dried mixed herbs, taco or Cajun seasoning, cumin, onion powder or garlic powder.
- Sweet potato chips: If you are a fan of sweet potato fries, swap carrots for sweet potatoes.
How to serve
- Serve these air fryer carrot chips with garlic yoghurt dip, spicy mayo or your favourite dip.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese for a cheesy coating.
- For a sweeter flavour, sprinkle coconut sugar or brown sugar on top.
- Alongside these VEGGIE burgers for a vegetarian meal.
- Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your fryer and the thickness of the slices.
- If cutting your own carrot chips, it’s best to cut them on the diagonal and as evenly as possible. A mandoline works great.
- Make sure that each piece of carrot is well coated in the oil and seasonings so that they crisp up and cook evenly.
- Recipe is easily doubled, though you may want to shake the basket and extra couple of times during cooking.
How to store
Best served straight away. Once fully cooled, store air fried carrot chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To make crispy again, reheat in the air fryer at 200C/ 400F for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Pat dry the chips with a paper towel to remove excess moisture prior to cooking Also, make sure there is enough space between the chips in the basket for proper air circulation.
Air fried foods typically have less fat and calories compared to deep fried foods, as air frying uses less oil. For instance, traditional fries can have up to 350 calories, whereas air fried fries only have around 175 calories. Deep frying can add up to 75% more fat to your food. So, while carrot chips may taste good when deep fried, it’s a less healthy option due to the high fat content.
I used a crinkle cutter but you can easily cut your own using a mandoline or sharp knife. Cut the slices thinly and evenly, but not to the point of being wafer-thin.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can oven bake your carrot chips instead. Oil and season them and place in an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes in a pre heated oven at 200C/ 400F.
These carrot chips have crispy edges, but are slightly softer in the middle. They don’t have the same texture as fried potato chips, but are delicious in their own right! We seriously couldn’t stop eating them!
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Everyone loves these ultra crispy air fryer carrot chips! Season them with savoury herbs, spices or sweet cinnamon whenever the craving strikes!
- 350g (about 3-4) carrots, peeled
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Thinly slice the carrots on a diagnonal using a crinkle cutter or on a mandaloine.
- Toss the carrots with the oil and other ingredients in a large bowl.
- Spread them evenly in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
- Cook the chips for 10-12 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. If you’re cooking in batches, place the finished chips on a baking sheet and keep them warm in your oven set on low.
- Enjoy as is or with your favourite dipping sauce.
Best served straight away. Once full cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To make crispy again, reheat in the air fryer at 200C/ 400F for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Keywords: carrots, carrot chips, air fryer