Air Fryer Carrot Fries with bacon & maple
Air-fryer carrot “fries” feature black pepper in a much more familiar supporting role contrasting the sweet, warm spices of cinnamon and ginger with a bit of spice heat.
Don't have an air fryer? Arrange carrots on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray; bake at 425° until carrots are lightly browned, 16–20 minutes, rotating pan once. Glaze carrots as directed below.
Preheat air fryer to 380° according to manufacturer’s instructions; set cook time to 13 minutes. (Add 3–5 minutes for preheating if your air fryer doesn’t include preheat function.)
Combine cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, onion salt, and black pepper; reserve 1 Tbsp for syrup mixture.
Place carrots and bacon in a bowl; toss with cornstarch mixture.
Coat air fryer basket or shelves with nonstick spray. Place carrots and bacon in a single layer in fryer basket or tray (depending on the capacity of your air fryer, you may need to air fry in batches). Lightly coat carrots with nonstick spray.
Whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp. cornstarch mixture and maple syrup in a microwave-safe dish; microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir syrup mixture, then drizzle over carrot fries and bacon, tossing to coat; top with parsley.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 455mg 18%
Carbs 25g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.