Gluten-Free Vegan Air Fryer Fried Pickles Recipe

Recipe by: Gina Fontana of @healthylittlevittles

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These easy, healthier Gluten-Free Vegan Air Fryer Fried Pickles will be a huge hit with your family and friends! They make a great game-day snack or a delicious appetizer at a party made without heavy oils right in your air fry oven. They are made with almond flour and a vegan flax “egg” wash for a healthy boost. Pair with dairy-free Boom Boom Sauce for the perfect finishing touch.


Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
4 to 6


  • 2 cups dill pickle slices 
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour 

Vegan "Egg" Wash 

  • 1 cup plant milk 
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 
  • Almond flour breading 
  • 1 cup almond flour 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 
  • Pinch of pepper 

Dairy-Free Boom Boom Sauce 

  • ½  cup vegan mayonnaise 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ketchup 
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice 
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder 
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 pinch pepper 


  1. Preheat the Calphalon Air Fry Oven to 450°F. 
  2. Dry the pickles off with paper towels. 
  3. Toss each pickle slice in gluten-free 1:1 baking flour to coat it well. 
  4. After tossing the pickle slices into the gluten-free flour, you'll then coat each slice with the vegan "egg" wash. 
  5. Finally coat each slice in the almond flour mixture. 
  6. Place each pickle on a parchment-lined baking sheet until all of the pickle slices have been breaded. 
  7. Place the pickles on the air fryer basket, leaving enough room around each pickle slice, then spray lightly with spray oil, such as olive, coconut, or avocado oil. 
  8. Air Fry until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. You'll have to cook these in 2 to 3 batches, but they cook so fast that it's such a quick and easy process. 
  9. Serve with Boom Boom sauce and enjoy right away.* 

Boom Boom Sauce 

  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the ketchup with vegan mayonnaise, pickle juice, onion and garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt & pepper. 
Gina Fontana