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air fryer hush puppies

Air Fryer Hush Puppies

These air fryer hush puppies are made completely from scratch with simple ingredients. Serve them with your favorite air fried fish or any other seafood dish.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 15 hush puppies
Calories: 81kcal



  • First, start by preheating the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, corn meal, salt, granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  • Pour in the buttermilk, oil and add in the egg. Whisk together until fully combined.
  • Finely grate or mince the onion and fold it into the batter using a spatula so you don’t over mix.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Scoop about 2 tbsp of batter into dollops and place inside the air fryer. You may use parchment paper if you’d like just make sure to spray the paper with cooking spray as well.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Flip them over for the last minute of cooking. Mine were done in 8 minutes but this may vary depending on the power of your air fryer.
  • Finally, top with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite dipping sauce and seafood dish.



  • The hush puppies may stick to the bottom of the air fryer, so it is recommended that you use parchment paper if you have it. I’ve made this recipe with and without parchment paper and there was really no difference in texture or taste. It simply helps for easier clean up.
  • The batter for this recipe is not runny so I had no issues with it seeping through the holes of my basket.
  • Keep an eye on the hush puppies after the 8 minute mark to avoid burning them.
  • Using a cookie scoop to place the batter into the air fryer is the easiest way to get the perfect shape.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg