Sep 18

Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: Zeppole with Cannoli Dip

One of my absolute favorite recipes from my new cookbook. Make the batter and dip ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Cook the zeppole just before dessert. Serve with espresso and fresh fruit.

Serves 8

½ cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
Pinch kosher salt
¾ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
Vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Greek vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. confectioners’ sugar

1. Preheat air fryer to 390°F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add ½ cup ricotta cheese, egg and ¼ tsp vanilla extract and mix well to form a thick batter.
3. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place 8 spoonfuls of batter into the fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes, until puffed and golden. Remove from fryer basket with tongs and repeat with remaining batter.
4. In a small bowl combine remaining ¼ cup ricotta cheese with yogurt, ¼ tsp. vanilla extract and chocolate chips; mix well.
5. Dust zeppole with confectioners’ sugar and serve with dip.

Nutrition Info Per Serving (2 pieces with dip) Calories 99;  Total fat 4g; Carbs 11g; Protein 5g

Excerpt from Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook (2017)

6 responses to “Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: Zeppole with Cannoli Dip”

  1. I am going to try this as it sounds oh so good. Thanks for the chance to win a cookbook.

  2. Leisa says:

    Looks yummy love my air fryer love to win a cook book

  3. Dana White says:

    thank you – you must try – so delicious and easy – I make for company all the time

  4. Debra says:

    Just made these. I used white wheat flour, Splenda brown sugar blend and they came out really good and light. I used Light & Fit Greek vanilla yogurt and didn’t add the powdered suga. To us, they weren’tsweet enough as a dessert should be. However, we are trying to cut sugar where we can🙂. If you make this substitution, maybe add the powdered sugar to the dip instead of on them. We also tried sprinkling g a bit of the new McCormick Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Seasoning on them plain and it was really good. Will definitely make them again.

  5. Scifigirl1986 says:

    I’m currently making them and I feel like they’re not baking in the time suggested. Each batch has been in the oven for at least 10 minutes. Even that seems to be low.

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