Native American fry bread is a delicious and addictive deep-fried dough that can be served as a side dish, appetizer, or snack. While there are many recipes for fry bread out there, this one is my personal favorite. The recipe uses an air fryer to cook the Fry Bread, making it lighter and healthier than if you cooked it in oil. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll be hooked!
Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread is a traditional and top-rated recipe in the United States. It is typically served as a Taco or with powdered sugar and melted butter for a fun and delicious treat.
Today, I made a simple batch using biscuit dough and prepared this Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread in minutes! It was so good, and my kids loved it!
Fry bread is so good, and the air fryer does a fantastic job at perfectly cooking up the dough! Without the need for a lot of oil, the deep fryer would use. But you still get a light and crispy piece of bread!
It’s so good!
If you have been looking for some other great Air Fryer Bread Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER GARLIC BREAD, AIR FRYER SOFT DINNER ROLLS, AIR FRYER MONKEY BREAD, and AIR FRYER BUTTER SWIM BISCUITS.
What Is Navajo Indian Fry Bread?
Navajo Indian Fry Bread has many names, depending on where you live and where the Indian Tribes are located.
Some familiar names are Indian Fry Bread, Navajo Fry Bread, Navajo Tacos, and even Scones.
The history of Fry Bread is a fascinating story, where the United States made the Indians in Arizona make the Long Walk, about 300 miles, to relocate to New Mexico. The Indians were given flour, sugar, and lard in the land, and you developed this recipe.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread
While today, I made a version of the traditional Fry Bread, this recipe is exceptionally flavorful, and I added the prices at the end, which elevated the flavor.
- Buttermilk Biscuits With Butter
- Olive Oil Sprayer
- Garlic Salt or Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
How To Make Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread
Start by laying out your biscuits on a large cutting board.
Start by using a rolling pin and flatting the biscuits, into large circles.
Place them into your air fryer basket, sprayed with olive oil, so they don’t stick. I was able to put two in at a time. Do not overcrowd, they greatly expand. Set your temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, and set the time for 5 minutes.
Continue to cook them 2 by 2, until they are all done. Lay them on a plate. When they are all done the cooking, generously sprinkle with garlic salt and chili powder.
WHAT TOPPINGS GO ON NAVAJO TACOS?
You can really add anything that you want. Today I used my Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread and added some ground beef, and fresh vegetables, to make myself a taco. You can also use ground lamb, ground pork and even chorizo sausage.
Popular toppings for Navajo Tacos include beans, diced lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, shredded cheese.
CAN FRY BREAD BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, this is a great recipe that you make ahead of time. To do so, prepare them as directed in the recipe below, and then palace them into an airtight container.
They will last for about 2 to 3 days. For the best results, reheat them in the microwave or air fryer, before serving.
Is Bannock the same as fry bread?
Bannock and fry bread are both types of bread that are popular in North America, but they are not the same. While Bannock is made with baking powder or soda, while fry bread is made with yeast. Bannock is also usually cooked on a griddle or frying pan, while fry bread is deep-fried. Which one is your favorite?
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Air Fryer Navajo Indian Fry Bread
- 1 can biscuits, buttermilk with butter
- garlic salt or powder
- chili powder
- Start by laying out your biscuits on a large cutting board.
- Then by using a rolling pin and flatting the biscuits into large circles.
- Place them into your air fryer basket, sprayed with olive oil, so they don’t stick. I was able to put two in at a time. Do not overcrowd. They greatly expand.
- Set your temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, and set the time for 5 minutes.
- Continue to cook them 2 by 2 until they are all done. Lay them on a plate. When they are all done cooking, generously sprinkle with garlic salt and chili powder.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Olive Oil Sprayer