Crispy, creamy, avocado fries use no added oil, and you can make them in the air fryer or in the oven. They're kind of like magic!
Not only are these avocado fries oil-free and delicious, they are super simple to make. You only need a few simple ingredients and about 20 minutes to make them in your air fryer.
They take about half an hour, if you're baking, rather than air frying.
To make these, you just peel and slice your avocado, dredge each slice in aquafaba and then in seasoned panko.
Arrange the breaded slices in a single layer in your air fryer basket or on a baking sheet, and you're ready to rock.
When the avocado fries are browned and crispy, you are ready to serve them up!
Wait...what is aquafaba?
Are you new to aquafaba? Don't worry! It's just the liquid from canned beans.
To collect your aquafaba, stick a bowl under a colander, open a can of white beans or chickpeas, dump them into the colander, and voila! Your bowl fills up with precious, precious aquafaba.
If you have extra, you can freeze it for up to a year. Just thaw it in the microwave or on the countertop to use as an egg replacer in baking or for breading.
Breading your avocado
When you are breading your avocado fries, I recommend having a "wet hand" and a "dry hand".
So, you'll use one hand to dip the avocado slices in the aquafaba and move it over to the bowl of panko. You'll use your other hand to coat the slice and move it to the air fryer basket or baking sheet.
This way, you'll end up with less gummy panko-aquafaba mixture stuck to your fingers.
Air fryer cooking times can vary.
You want your avocado fries to be lightly browned and crunchy. When you do that shake after five minutes, take a look at the progress. They should be beginning to brown, and when you shake, the panko shouldn't fall off.
If your breading isn't solid after five minutes, keep checking once a minute before doing vigorous shaking.
Whether you're making baked avocado fries or cooking in the air fryer, there are lots of delicious ways to use them!
When I taught this recipe at an air fryer cooking workshop, we ate them like finger food, dipped in spicy mayo. Really any creamy dipping sauce would work great for these fries.
My cashew ranch or tahini dressing both make great dips for these. Or serve them with both, so everyone can choose their own dip adventures!
Beyond finger food, though, these are a great way to add richness and crunch to avocado tacos (that recipe includes a sriracha mayo that makes a great dipping sauce!). They're also great in burritos, sandwiches, and wraps.
I recommend eating these pretty soon after cooking. The panko breading will lose its crunch if you leave them out, so avocado fries taste best if you serve them immediately.
If you do end up with leftovers, first, grapple with your life choices. Then, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They'll keep for up to three days.
You can reheat these in the air fryer at 350° F for two to four minutes, and they'll regain their crunch. In the oven, five to eight minutes at 350° F will do the trick.
Do NOT reheat these in the microwave! They will be mushy, which totally defeats the purpose.
Avocado Fries Recipe
- 1 Haas avocado - peeled, pitted, and sliced
- ½ cup aquafaba - the liquid from any can of beans, see note
- ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin - optional
- In a shallow bowl, toss together the panko, salt, and spices. Pour the aquafaba into another shallow bowl.
- Dredge the avocado slices in the aquafaba and then in the panko, getting a nice, even coating. Pat the panko into the avocado slices for the crunchiest results.
- To air fry: Arrange the slices in a single layer in your air fryer basket. The single layer is important. No overlapping, please! Air fry for 10 minutes at 400° F, shaking gently after 5 minutes. They are ready when they turn golden brown.
- To bake: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. No overlapping, please! Bake for 20-23 minutes, no need to flip. They are ready when they turn golden brown.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce!
Hi. Can you use frozen avocados? My fresh avocados always go bad too soon. So I freeze them. Wonder can use these for this recipe?
Oh wow, I've never frozen an avocado, so I'm not sure if it changes the texture at all. I'm sorry! I wish I could tell you! FWIW, I do have a tutorial on how to store avocados so they don't go bad so quickly: https://www.glueandglitter.com/storing-avocados/
What is the actual measurement of the aquafaba? I made it with dry chickpeas so it's not based on a can.
You need about 1/4 cup. If you're using liquid from homemade chickpeas, you will need to thicken it, since homemade is thinner. Simmer the liquid on the stovetop until it reduces by about 1/3.
Made these for use in Tacos today. I used the aquafaba from the can of black beans I was making for the tacos and it worked out great!
YUM! Did you use the beans in the tacos, too? That sounds like a great combination!
Thanks for this awesome recipe for making avocado fries. It's super helpful to have tasty and reliable recipes. Keep up the good work!
You are so welcome. I'm glad you're enjoying them!
I just came back from visiting my granddaughter in TX. We stopped at Torchy's tacos. I indulged in the most delicious avocado fries taco (flour tortilla, layered with refried beans, fried avocado topped off with lettuce, tomato and cheese. It was heavenly.
That sounds so good! I love avocado tacos!
I used homemade bread crumbs because I didn't have any, and they came out even better because of it!
Oh my goodness, what a great idea!!
Loved it in tacos!!! Added chipotle seasoning to the panko! Mmmm!!!!
Ooh what a delicious idea! I'll have to try that next time!
Thank you, Connie!
I tried this now and it did not work out for me. The heating of avacados left a weird aftertaste. The same taste one gets when the avocado is overripe and brown. Bummer! I know it's not the avocado which has gone bad because it had the perfect buttery taste as fruit. What did I miss?
I'm not sure! Warm avocado definitely has a distinct taste that it everyone loves. You may just not like that flavor.
Hi Becky! As most people know, avocados should never be cooked - they develop a bitter taste from the heat! Not sure why anyone decided to make avocado fries a thing. A friend made them one time, and they were inedible! Lets stick to using uncooked avocados in the future.
Fried avocados are most definitely a thing. They may take a little practice, but Texas knows how to do them right!!! Don’t discount the power of the avocado in any form!!! :)
I first had them in Texas, AMAZING!
Lol - you are so wrong, fried avo tacos are amazing and a great way to switch up the vegan staple that is the avocado. Maybe you had a lesser variety of. Vo like the ones from Florida are not as good as Calif or Mexican varieties.
eyeroll... what a condescending comment! fried avocados are amazing and even if they weren't, this author was happy with the way her dish turned out and wanted to share it for others to try.
Its hard to keep on typing this comment when you're all drooling over the keyboard. Your dish looks very yummy.
Haha thank you! :D
Hi Becky, I'm a mom of 4 and now Nana of 4 as well. Your blog is a great resource to me as I'm trying to feed my family and grandfamily a better diet than my generation
was fed. To that end, could you possibly code or embed a printer icon so I could print your recipes rather than hand write them? It's a wee bit difficult to copy them when I'm watching our grandkidlings - if I resolve to get back to your blog after they're in bed I invariably fall asleep myself. Thank you.
Hey Christina! Thank you for the suggestion! I'll see if there's a good way to do that for sure. I'm glad to hear that your family enjoys my recipes!
I'm not sure if you know about this option. You may, if so, sorry, and NM, However if you highlight what you would like to print, open a wordpad document, on the recipe webpage hit &C at the same time, then switch to the word document and hit & V and that pastes into word document what you had highlighted. Then you can just print that off. Until a printer version is available. Beats handwriting them. I'm not rating the recipe yet b/c I've not tried, but I will! & TY!