Easy Avocado Snack – Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Are you looking for an easy avocado snack that’s not guacamole (not that there’s anything wrong with guac)? This recipe is perfect for you! The outside comes out perfectly crisp and crunchy, while the inside stays warm and creamy. It’s also simple enough that if you have an older child, they can help you in the kitchen (as long as they won’t lick the raw egg off their fingers).

Avocados are a popular first food for babies, but due to their slippery texture, they can be challenging for little ones to self-feed. The coating on these fries makes them a little more firm and easier to grab. You can cook them a little less to make them a less crispy for babies who are just starting out.

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Benefits of Avocado

Avocado has a ton of fiber which can be super helpful for the constipation that can appear when babies first start solids. They are also a great source of healthy fats which are super important for your baby’s brain development.

Avocados are also a good source of magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. While I don’t recommend stressing too much about each individual micronutrient, studies show the benefits of offering a wide variety of foods to children to help meet micronutrient needs (1).

Ripening Tips

Avocados have a very short window of ideal ripeness. Use these tips to help prevent food waste and offer the best tasting avocado to your baby.

  • To speed up ripening (and make the avocado softer), store it in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana.
  • To slow down ripening (and prevent it from turning to complete mush), place your avocado in the fridge.

Air Fryer Avocado Fries

A simple recipe for making avocado fries in the air fryer. Oven option in notes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried
Calories: 200kcal

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer optional – oven option in notes

Ingredients

  • 2 whole avocados
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  • Slice the avocado into fry-shapes.
    2 whole avocados
  • In a small bowl, mix flour and spices.
    ¼ cup flour, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chili powder
  • Whisk egg in another small bowl. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl.
    1 whole egg, 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Dip each avocado fry in the flour/spice mixture, then the egg, then the bread crumbs and place in the air fryer.
  • Air fry at 400° for 7 minutes, flipping once.

Notes

You can substitute in other spice mixtures. Garlic powder and parmesan would be a good choice. I would increase the amount of parmesan. You can also add in fresh herbs (pictured), if you have them on hand.
For the oven, bake on a lined cookie sheet at 425 for 10-12 minutes, flipping once.

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