Did you know that you can make your own dehydrated foods in your air fryer? One food I enjoy a lot is dehydrated fruit or dried fruit. The bonus of making dehydrated foods is that it’s a way of preparing foods to stay fresh for longer.

If you own an air fryer you would know that your air fryer has dehydrating properties. Some air fryers already have a built-in setting for you to dehydrate your foods at the push of a button. Not only do dried foods stay fresher for longer, but they also keep vegetables or fruits fresh by preventing the growth of bacteria and mold. A study has shown that dehydrating raw fruits and vegetables without cooking preserves the nutritional benefits.

So why buy a food dehydrator when you can have the dehydrating option when purchasing an air fryer? The DNA Airfryer range is perfect for dehydrating your foods with temperature settings that can go as low as 40 to 70 °C

How do I dehydrate my food?

  1. Cut your foods into Smaller Pieces – Foods need to be sliced ​​before they can be dehydrated so that they can be dehydrated faster. The air fryer also has a vent that ensures that moisture from the food escapes into the atmosphere. Adequate space inside the air fryer basket helps to increase the proper circulation of hot air and dehydrates the food quickly.
  2. Store in a dry place – Once the food has become dehydrated, it should be stored in a cool and dry place. Make sure to store your foods at room temperature for the best results.

Here are some dehydrated foods recipes 

Banana Chips

Ingredients: A few ripe bananas, sugar.

Temperature: 100  °C/20 minutes.

Method –

  1. Peel the Bananas and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Lay on greaseproof paper, and add the banana slices. Sprinkle over sugar (allows them to crisp)
  3. Place in the lowest rack in your air fryer or air fryer basket.
  4. Cook until desired crispiness is reached.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Ingredients: Medium Honey Crisp Apples, 2grams of ground Cinnamon

Temperature: 150  °C/16 minutes.

Method – 

  1. Place apple thinly sliced apple rounds in the air fryer, slightly overlapping.
  2. Season with Cinnamon.
  3. Set temperature to 150 °C and time to 16 minutes. Flip every 5 minutes.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Dried Mango

Ingredients: Mango

Temperature: 70  °C/8 hours

Method –

  1. Peel the Mango, remove the pit and cut it into slices.
  2. Lay on a wire/mesh rack and spread evenly in the lowest rack in your air fryer or basket.
  3. Turn the slices every 2-3 hours.


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