These air fryer funnel cakes will transport you to the local fair, but are way lighter, at just 2 WW SP or 66 calories each!

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air fryer funnel cake

Where I’m from in the PA burbs, I grew up going to various county fairs, carnivals, you name it. Rides, games, and, most importantly – funnel cake. If you’ve never had funnel cake, it’s basically pancake batter that’s drizzled into scalding hot oil so you end up with a greasy, crispy delight. The funnel cake itself isn’t super sweet, but it’s covered in powdered sugar and is delicious. Now obviously, deep fried pancake batter is going to cost you some WW points and calories. 33 WW points for one funnel cake, to be specific. So I lightened it up and made this Air Fryer Funnel Cake which is just 2 points.

air fryer funnel cake

Lightening up funnel cake

There are a few things I did to turn this typically over-the-top dessert into something you can enjoy regularly.

First, I swapped ingredients in the base, based it off my greek yogurt pancake recipe, which yields a higher-protein batter. I also omitted a lot of sugar, since these end up dusted with powdered sugar anyway.

Next, I changed the way they’re cooked. Instead of deep frying with tons of oil, which also means tons of fat, these are air fried. By making these in the air fryer, a little cooking spray is all it takes to yield a crispy, golden brown exterior. You get the same soft, crunchy result, without all of the grease.

air fryer funnel cake

Making air fryer funnel cake

Making this treat isn’t complicated, so it’s something you can whip up pretty quickly. Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another, and combine them to form a smooth batter. The batter should be a bit thicker than a regular pancake batter, because you’ll want to pipe it onto your air fryer tray. You can use a piping bag or just cut the tip off a plastic bag!

air fryer funnel cake
Funnel cakes without any toppings

First things first – prep your air fryer tray! I cannot stress this enough. You need a well-prepped tray to ensure you don’t end up with a sticky, goopy mess. I use an oven-style air fryer which has parchment paper liners which made this a breeze. Otherwise, you can just spray your tray liberally with cooking spray to prevent any sticking.

Next, mix your flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in one bowl. Set aside and mix egg, vanilla, greek yogurt, and milk together in another bowl. Combine the two until you have a uniform batter. If for some reason your batter is a bit thin, offset with more flour. Pour batter into a piping bag or plastic bag and cut the tip. Pipe into 12 funnel cakes. I made them into swirls, but you can do something more freeform and similar to a typical funnel cake! Air fry until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar, add some sprinkles and whipped cream, and ENJOY!

air fryer funnel cake

Air Fryer Funnel Cake

Jacklin Altman
This air fried funnel cake will transport you right to a county fair, but without the janky rides and added grease. These are just 2 WW SP each on all plans.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 66 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt nonfat
  • 1/4 cup milk any milk works
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Prepare air fryer tray/basket by spraying well, using a parchment paper liner if available. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine greek yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla and stir to combine fully.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until you have a uniform batter. It should be thicker than a pancake batter and able to be piped and keep its shape. If too runny, add more flour 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Pour batter into a piping bag or a plastic sandwich bag with the tip cut off and pipe 12 funnel cakes. You can do any shape you want (I opted for swirls).
  • Spray tops of funnel cakes well with cooking spray and air fry at 370F for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Dust with powdered sugar and any additional toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Weight Watchers Points Values:
Blue:
  • 2 WW SP/ 1 funnel cake
  • 4 WW SP/ 2 funnel cakes 
Purple:
  • 2 WW SP/ 1 funnel cake
  • 4 WW SP/ 2 funnel cakes 
Green:
  • 2 WW SP/ 1 funnel cake
  • 5 WW SP/ 2 funnel cakes 

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 28IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, weight watchers, WW, air fryer, dessert, vegetarian, funnel cake
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