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air fried mushrooms
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Air Fried Mushrooms

Healthy fried mushrooms? Yes, you can! Breaded and air-fried, these air-fried mushrooms are crispy on the outside and hot and soft on the inside. Dipped in vegan ranch or your favorite, dip these little bite-sized mushrooms are simple to die for!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Small Bites
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 408kcal



  • 8 ounces organic small baby Bella mushrooms

Bowl 1

  • 1 cup oat milk or plant milk of choice

Bowl 2

  • 1 cup garbanzo flour or flour of choice

Bowl 3

  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Vegan Ranch


  • Microgreens



  • Wash and remove any debris and dirt from the mushrooms.
  • Keep stems on mushrooms; set aside.

Prepare Dredging Bowls

  • In one bowl, pour the unsweetened, unflavored plant milk.
  • In the next bowl, add the flour.
  • Combine the bread crumbs, nutritional yeast, and cornmeal in the third bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Dip each mushroom in plant milk, flour, and plant milk, ending in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Be sure to roll the mushroom around in each bowl to ensure it is coated.

Air-Frying the Mushrooms

  • Set the air-fryer temperature to 370 degrees.
  • Place a single layer of breaded mushrooms in the base of the basket.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, opening and tossing the mushrooms halfway through cooking (4 minutes).
  • Remove the first batch, place it on a baking sheet, and cover it with a towel or aluminum foil while you cook the next batch, or put it in a 200-degree preheated oven to keep warm.
  • Serve with vegan ranch or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Using a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, cover a baking sheet
  • Place the breaded mushrooms in a single layer and cook for 16-28 minutes.


  • Whenever I use the air fryer, I spray water in the base instead of oil so my food doesn't stick. 
  • Always cook in batches, filling the base in a single layer, not overlapping the mushrooms.
  • Check the food every few minutes, and once half cooked, toss around, so the mushrooms cook evenly.
  • Keep cooked batches warm by placing a towel or aluminum fold over the mushrooms or place on a cookie sheet in a preheated 200-degree oven. 


Serving: 6g | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg