We Rated The Wildest Air Fryer TikTok Recipes

Will it air fry? Let’s find out.

The air fryer is definitely becoming a must-have kitchen appliance lately, and because of the surge in popularity, recipes are cropping up all over the internet. And while everything on your screen might look like the best thing since sliced bread, how do they really hold up?

We went through some of the best, worst, and weirdest air fryer recipes on TikTok. And if you’re ready to get your hands on an air fryer of your own, be sure to snag the Ninja Kitchen Student Beans discount and save on your culinary purchases!


Eggy Toast

You can’t really go wrong with bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast, so throwing everything in an air fryer was a natural fit. The only downside with this is that the egg yolk won’t be nice and jammy, but more of a hard-boiled consistency.

Rating: 7/10


This is so unnecessary. Just buy a bag of cinnamon banana chips and call it a day. There isn’t a reason to air fry these for a snack.

Rating: 2/10

Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Bagel

Sort of like a cinnamon roll in a hurry, the cinnamon sugar cream cheese bagel will hold up well in the air fryer. The only possible downfall is the cream cheese getting too warm and not being as tasty, so tread carefully.

Rating: 9/10

Lunch & Dinner

Smashed Potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect thing to use an air fryer for, as you can get them done faster and crispier than in a traditional oven. And the buttery, garlicky taste is one of the best you can pair with a spud.

Rating: 10/10

Bacon Apple Grilled Cheese


Another quick, easy and yummy #lunch idea! Bacon, #apple and #cheddar #grilled cheese in the airfryer. Ready in just under 15 minutes! So dang good!

♬ Cooking – Oleg Kirilkov

While all the flavors make sense, this is one of those things that hauling your air fryer out for is just stupid. You don’t need to air fry everything—just use a regular skillet for the same results.

Rating: 4/10

Cheesy Bacon Hassleback Chicken

Hassleback chicken has changed the game, so stuffing it with cheese and bacon will only make everything better. And you get the bonus recipe of some Italian potatoes!

Rating: 9/10

Desserts & Snacks


Who knew you could make this campfire classic in an air fryer? It turns out surprisingly well! You won’t get the smokiness, but if you don’t have access to an open flame, it will do in a pinch.

Rating: 7/10

Cinnamon Sugar Bites

It’s clear that certain flavors seem to bode well for air fryers, and cinnamon sugar is one of them. With some refrigerated biscuit dough and cinnamon sugar, you have some super sweet bites to snack on for dessert.

Rating: 10/10

Brownie Toast

Why? Why does this exist? What does the bread add to this? Are you trying to fool yourself into being healthy by having toast? Or is this dessert? I have so many questions.

Rating: 0/10

Which air fryer recipe are you going to try? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Just be sure to use your student discount on all Ninja Kitchen gear (including their air fryers), and then get to cooking!

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