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How to Use an Air Fryer as a Dehydrator & 9 Best Recipes

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I have always enjoyed dehydrated food, especially dehydrated fruit. Making dehydrated snacks is the best way to prepare foods that will stay fresh for a long period of time.

Why I Love Air Fryer Dehydrator Recipes

Some of my personal favorite dehydrated foods to make in the food dehydrator are apple slices, dehydrated pineapple banana chips, and fresh herbs. I store them in an airtight container and they are delicious for a long time.

Air fryer apple chips are a family favorite during the Fall since it’s hard to get a delicious snack like this at the grocery store.

Tips for Air Fryer Dehydrator Recipes

Once I got the cooking process down and found the right dehydration setting, I started cooking things at low temperatures and adjusted the cooking time depending on water content.

I found that thin slices gave me the best results and I also figured out how to use the air fryer basket when needed. I experimented to see which recipes did well with a single layer and which dehydrator setting to use for the drying process.

Each of the recipes listed in this guide will require different temperatures and seasonings to achieve the best taste as well as texture. From crispy to chewy, and everything in between, these air fryer recipes will help you whip up a delicious healthy snack that the whole family will enjoy.

What You Will Need to Make Air Fryer Dehydrator Recipes

Some of my favorite recipes include using lemon juice or olive oil, and some are perfect without any seasoning, which is great for a raw food diet.

Dehydrate your favorite fruits, vegetable, and even meats in your air fryer for a healthy long-lasting snack.

Air frying is a great way to make the perfect homemade snack the complies with most diets, even a raw vegan diet which can be difficult to accommodate.

How to Use an Air Fryer as a Dehydrator

There are many different types of air fryers on the market with a dehydrator function. Some will do lower temperatures and some may work at a higher temperature. Check these details out before buying your air fryer, in my experience having an air fryer with a dehydrator function makes life much easier.

I don’t like having several machines taking up space on my counter when I can use one appliance to get the job done.

Some will come equipped with a wire rack and some will use an air fryer basket. The heating element will vary depending on the model.

I use the power air fryer oven when making homemade lunchmeat because it has a button that is perfect for the cooking time and it allows me different ways to take advantage of high temperature as well as almost room temperature settings.

When shopping for a good air fryer with a dehydrated setting be sure to consider the size of your air fryer.

Nothing will ruin a great recipe faster than spending a couple of hours making a small batch only to have it disappear before you had a chance to enjoy it.

So be sure to select one with enough space for the warm air to circulate during the making of the perfect healthy snack.

Delicious Air Fryer Recipes


Apple Chips Recipe

Apple Chips

This apple chips recipe is made using the dehydrator function on my favorite air fryer. This recipe is perfect for Fall and so easy to make.

This healthy snack is something that the whole family can enjoy.

Air Fryer Dehydrated Apricots

If you love having a stash of dried apricots on hand for baking or snacking, you’ll love this easy recipe for Air Fryer Dehydrated Apricots.

You just need a can of apricots, an air fryer, and a little patience while they dehydrate!

Air Fryer Dehydrated Peaches

Keep the summer vibes going all year with these Air Fryer Dehydrated Peaches!

They’re easy to make, require just 2 ingredients and they keep for up to 12 months.

Air Fryer Dehydrated Mango

Spicy Air Fryer Dehydrated Mango is a healthy snack recipe made with just two ingredients and no refined sugar!

You’ll want a stash of this easy dried mango on hand to satisfy that mid-afternoon snack craving!

Air Fryer Dehydrated Beet Chips

Beet chips in air fryer come out super crispy and delicious. Air fryers are excellent for dehydrating fruits and vegetables to make healthy snacks like these chips.

Needs minimal seasoning.

Air Fryer Dehydrated Chickpeas

Air fryer chickpeas is a crunchy, healthy snack that is gluten-free, vegan, and high protein.
It is really quick and easy to make in the Air fryer with barely any oil.

A perfect anytime snack without the guilt.

Air Fryer Dehydrated Granola

The air fryer does a fabulous job drying out granola. You’re going to love this award-winning recipe.

Banana Chips in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Dehydrator Banana Chips

Learn how to make air fryer banana chips, a great snack for SCD or Paleo. These chips are perfect crumbled up on a pile of ice cream or a delicious addition to a bowl of cereal.

Add them to a protein-filled trail mix to take camping or eat a bowlful all by itself. This crunchy treat is an easy way to make a long-lasting snack that the whole family will love.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Air Fryer Dehydrator Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Stop giving your dog store-bought chews that are full of questionable ingredients and start making homemade dog treats.
These Sweet Potato Chews for dogs are the perfect snack for your pet and they are so easy to make! Long-lasting, and free of additives, there is no better way to treat your pet than with these sweet potato chews for dogs.

After trying these recipes, you are sure to know how to dehydrate food with an air fryer. Experiment with some of your favorite foods and make a delicious snack using your air fryer. Then leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite air fryer dehydrator recipes are.

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Melissa Cushing

Thursday 28th of October 2021

This is super cool and I am going to try and use my air fryer to do the same! I never knew you could do this... thank you for sharing ;)

Emman Damian

Thursday 28th of October 2021

Great recipes! I'll definitely try all of it. I also use air fryer to dehydrate some foods.

Nicz Escat

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Wow..! Air fryer is such a wonder, I can even use it to dehydrate? I can't wait to try it!

Stephanie Rose de Jesus

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Airfryer is on my christmas wish list! There's a lot i want to try when i get it.