Where I grew up, there was an amazing pizza place a few minutes down the road from us. I passed it on the way to to school everyday and I seriously loved it.
We went to pickup pizza from there every Wednesday night. Most of the time, it was just plain cheese pizza. But as my brother and I became hungrier teenagers, we started eating salads, or stuffed shells or garlic knots along with the pizza.
To be honest, I always loved the garlic knots the most. There were one of the few fried foods we ate growing up, so it was a huge treat. They were crunchy, super super garlicky and drowning in salty butter. These things were delicious, but definitely not heathy. They really were a special treat.
Fast forward to now, and I have never found a garlic-knot place I liked as much as the one near I grew-up. So, I thought I would give making them myself in the air-fryer (a way healthier option) a go.
I’ll tell you, these are good. They’re not like the ones I grew up eating. But, I was super impressed with how light and delicious these are. A lot of time, homemade breads can be dense, but these are light and tasty.
So, if you’re having a garlic knot fix, give these a try and let me know what you think of them in the comments below! Happy baking!
Easy Air-Fryer Garlic Knots
- Olive oil spray
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt, drained of any excess liquid
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Pre-heat air-fryer 325F degrees and line the baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a spoon until incorporated. Then use your dry hands and knead about 15 times. If it’s too sticky you can add a little more flour. Roll into a ball.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces then roll each piece into worm like strips, about 9 inches long. Tie each breadstick into a “knot-like” ball; place on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the top with olive oil.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes, cooking in batches. Let them cool 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in medium nonstick skillet melt the butter, add the garlic and cook until golden, 2 minutes.
- Toss the knots in the skillet with the melted butter and garlic or use a brush to cover the knots with the garlic. If the knots are too dry, give them another mist of olive oil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Enjoy!
These look absolutely delicious!
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Thank you, they are!
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