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Vegan Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom (Crispy & Delicious)

Vegan Air Fryer breaded mushroom is a delicious side dish or appetizer for a small gathering. It comes out crispy on the outside and tender inside. To make it vegan, I have used plant-based milk, flour, and spice mix and coated them with breadcrumbs to make it crunchy.

Making fried breaded mushrooms in an air fryer requires little oil. It is a healthy and low-calorie side dish or appetizer that you can enjoy with your family.

Vegan Air fryer Breaded Mushroom with  ketchup in a white plate

Air frying breaded mushrooms is also mess-free vs. deep-frying them. I have used Indian spices to add a kick to this breaded mushroom in this recipe. Of course, you can adjust your spice level to your liking, but I love the little kick when you bite into vegan Air Fryer breaded mushroom.

What kind of Mushroom to use for making Vegan breaded mushroom?

I have used white button mushrooms for this recipe because they are smaller than baby Bella mushrooms. But you can use baby Bella mushroom if you prefer. I wanted a uniform bite-sized appetizer, so I picked white button mushrooms.

I also like to wash my mushroom instead of just wipe cleaning them (clean freak alert!). Instead, I quickly run them under the tap water and pat them dry immediately.

Also, make sure that mushrooms are fresh and not slimy from the outside to achieve the best result after air frying.

Ingredients to make Vegan Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom

  • White button mushroom
  • All-purpose flour
  • Rice flour
  • Paprika powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Soy plant milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Panko or homemade breadcrumbs
  • Avocado Spray oil

How to make Vegan Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom?

Making Vegan Air Fryer breaded mushroom is easier than you think. It is way easier than the deep-fried version. I deep fry, but I hate it. Also, working with hot oil scares me. Ever since I have started using Air Fryer, I feel much safer while cooking.

To cook Vegan Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom,

In a bowl or dish, mix all-purpose flour and rice flour.

Then add paprika, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to the flour mixture and mix them well.

Then add soy milk or any unsweetened plant-based milk to the flour to make a paste-like consistency.

Take panko or breadcrumbs in another dish or bowl and add freshly crushed pepper.

mushroom dipped in a batter and coated with bread crumbs in on frame

Deep your cleaned mushroom in a flour batter mixture, then coats it with breadcrumbs.

breaded mushroom and cooked mushroom in an Air Fryer basket in one frame

Place breadcrumbs coated mushroom on a parchment paper-lined (optional) Air Fryer basket.

Spray the mushroom with cooking oil.

Air Fry vegan breaded mushrooms at 400°F / 205°C for 15-20 mins, flipping them halfway through. Then, spray them with oil again before the last 6-8 minutes.

Tips for making Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom

  • Choose mushrooms that are smaller and the same in size to achieve even cooking.
  • You do not need to remove the stem of the mushroom. Mushroom with stem makes it easy to grab mushroom as finger food after cooking.
  • Arrange coated mushrooms in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd them. If you need to cook more, cook them in batches.
  • If you are washing mushrooms rather than wiping cleaning, wash them under running tap water one by one. Then pat dry them immediately with a paper towel.
  • When making flour batter for dipping mushrooms, keep the batter little thick for breadcrumbs to stick to it.

How long to cook Vegan Breaded mushrooms in Air Fryer?

Cooking time for breaded mushrooms varies depending upon the type and model of Air Fryer you are using. So, when trying a recipe for the first time in Air Fryer, there is always time adjustment.

It took 18 minutes @ 400°F / 205°C for me to cook breaded mushrooms in the air fryer. So, use this time as a guideline and check your mushrooms before time is up.

Cooking time for breaded mushrooms also depends on the size of the mushroom.

Recipe Variations

You can cook mushrooms in a variety of ways. Here are some of the Ideas

If you do not want to use all-purpose flour and rice flour batter, you can use chickpea flour plus spices as a batter. You can make a chickpeas flour batter by taking 1 cup of chickpea flour and mixing it with ¾ cup of water and spices. Then dip your mushroom in chickpea flour batter, followed by breadcrumbs coating.

Air Fryer Mushroom without Breading

If you want to avoid extra calories by avoiding breading, you can simply cook the mushroom in air fryer using the following recipe.

  • Cut the mushroom in half (avoid making thin slices)
  • Mix paprika, salt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala (optional), and garlic powder in a bowl.
  • Now generously oil the mushrooms and rub the spice mix over the mushroom.
  • Once all the mushrooms are coated, Air Fry them at 400°F / 205°C for 10-15 minutes, tossing them in between.

Keto Air Fryer Mushroom

For Keto Air Fryer Mushroom, you can dip the mushroom in eggs, flax egg, or Aquafaba and coat them with almond flour or crushed almond.

Check out these favorite recipes if you like easy-to-make side dishes or snacks.

Vegan Air Fryer Chickpea Burger

Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies

Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs

10 Minutes Air Fryer Flatbread Pizza

Air Fryer Rice Paper Spring Rolls (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan (No Breading)

FAQs

What to serve with Vegan Air Fryer breaded Mushroom?

I served them with ketchup. But you can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as vegan ranch dipping sauce, BBQ sauce, onion dip, thousand island dressing, or French dressing.

How long to cook Frozen Mushrooms in Air Fryer?

Cook frozen breaded mushrooms at 400°F for 10-12 minutes. If they are not breaded, cook them 360°F for 10-12 minutes.  

Can you reheat leftover breaded mushrooms in an Air fryer?

Refrigerated leftover breaded mushrooms can be reheated at 360°F for 6-8 minutes in Air Fryer.

Vegan Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom (Crispy & Delicious)

Recipe by PiaraCourse: Side dish, AppetizerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

This crispy, dairy-free, delicious vegan breaded mushroom is tender from the inside and crispy from the outside in Air Fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup White Button Mushroom

  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Rice flour

  • 1/3 cup Soy milk

  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp Paprika powder

  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Cumin powder

  • ½ tsp Garam Masala

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Avocado Spray oil

Directions

  • In a bowl or dish, mix all-purpose flour and rice flour.
  • Then add paprika, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to the flour mixture and mix them well.
  • Then add soy milk or any unsweetened plant-based milk to the flour to make a paste-like consistency.
  • Take panko or breadcrumbs in another dish or bowl and add freshly crushed pepper.
  • Deep your cleaned mushroom in a flour mixture then coats it with breadcrumbs.
  • Place breadcrumbs coated mushroom on a parchment paper-lined (optional) Air Fryer basket.
  • Spray the mushroom with cooking oil.
  • Air Fry vegan breaded mushrooms at 400°F / 205°C for 15-20 mins, flipping them halfway through. Then, spray them with oil again before the last 6-8 minutes.

Notes

  • Choose mushrooms that are smaller and the same in size to achieve even cooking.
  • You do not need to remove the stem of the mushroom. Mushroom with stem makes it easy to grab mushroom as finger food after cooking.
  • Arrange coated mushrooms in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd them. If you need to cook more, cook them in batches.
  • If you are washing mushrooms rather than wiping cleaning, wash them under running tap water one by one. Then pat dry them immediately with a paper towel.
  • When making flour batter for dipping mushrooms, keep the batter little thick for breadcrumbs to stick to it.

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