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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Gluten Free)

Sporting a delicious crunch, these Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are sure to tease your tastebuds with a hint of chili, smoked paprika and coriander. Read on to check out the recipe.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Gluten Free)

My daughter and I love to enjoy zucchini in some tasty curry with some warm coconut roti to sop it up.

But, with zucchini busting out of the seams of grocery store bins, it only makes sense that some of them would end up in my air fryer ~ right?

It’s been a hot minute since I busted out my air fryer. But, recently on a shopping expedition to the Dekalb Farmers Market, I found zucchini on sale at a price I couldn’t walk away from.

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I made a bunch of that zucchini into this Zucchini Curry. I also pan charred a bunch of that zucchini and enjoyed it in this Zucchini Caramelized Onion salad as well as in this Lemon Zucchini. We even used a few in these Zucchini Sausage Flatbread.

But I still had more.

So, I opted to slice them up and air fry the remaining zucchini I had on hand ~ hoping I could store them in the fridge to enjoy over a couple of days.

But my hopes were shattered as my daughter and I (though mostly my daughter) ended up polishing off this batch of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries in one sitting along with these Easy Curry Grilled Chicken breasts.

Gluten Free Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a tray.

How to make Air Fryer Zucchini Fries:

I used a coating of almond flour seasoned with smoked paprika, chili powder, and coriander. If gluten doesn’t bother you, then you can use regular breadcrumbs instead of almond flour.

Lightly spraying these fries with some cooking oil spray and then air frying them resulted in some tasty and crunchy, perfectly seasoned Zucchini Fries.

What goes well with Zucchini Fries?

These Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are delicious with some sambal oelek or spicy ketchup.

They can be enjoyed by themselves or with your favorite grilled meat or burgers like these Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers, or these Beyond Burgers with Sweet Chili Sauce (also good for dunking these zucchini fries into) or even these Salmon Spinach Burgers.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Gluten Free Air Fryer Zucchini Fries on a tray.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Gluten Free)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Sporting a delicious crunch, these Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are sure to tease your tastebuds with a hint of chili, smoked paprika and coriander. Read on to check out the recipe.


  • 3 zucchini (small)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 + 1 tsps coriander
  • 2 + 1 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 + 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 + 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs (for egg wash)
  • Cooking oil spray


  1. Add almond flour, 2 tsps smoked paprika, 2 tsps coriander, 1 tsp chili, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper to a plate and mix well.
  2. Add eggs, other 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp chili, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Slice the zucchini lengthwise into "fries"
  4. Using one hand, dip zucchini into the spiced egg wash, then, place it on the plate with the spiced almond flour.
  5. Using your other hand, dredge zucchini fries in the almond flour mixture, making sure they are well coated. Repeat until all the zucchini fries are done.
  6. Heat air fryer to 390 degrees.
  7. Then place batches of zucchini into the air fryer (making sure they are not overlapping too much or they won't be crunchy). Spray with cooking spray and air fry for 7-9 minutes ~ I did 4 batches.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3
Amount Per Serving Calories 297Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gNet Carbohydrates 0gSugar Alcohols 0g

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Sunday 23rd of January 2022

There are so many ads on this page that it covers the ingredient list. I see almond flour mentionned in directions, but not listed. As I am typing this now, it the text is also covered by buttons to like, share, and view next recipe.. Pretty frustrating.


Monday 29th of March 2021

Hi there - thanks for the recipe. What would you suggest as a substitute for the egg?


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Hi Julie - in this case you could try milk or buttermilk?

Urvi Ruparelia

Friday 1st of May 2020

Any recommendations to replace the coriander? I have cumin mixed with coriander, but not coriander by itself. How about a dried herb like oregano? Any thoughts?


Friday 1st of May 2020

Hi Urvi - the cumin + coriander can be used instead. Oregano would change the taste of this and I couldn't say how as I have not used oregano when making these zucchini fries before.

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Wednesday 4th of December 2019

[…] If you want to make this a meal, then serve it with this Za’atar Ras El Hanout Chicken and this Broccoli Kale Cilantro Sambol (Salad) and these air fryer zucchini fries. […]


Sunday 4th of August 2019

What. Great alternative to deep frying them! I wish I owned an air fryer, your recipes are tempting me. Would these turn out similar in an oven?

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