¼teaspoonred chili powderoptional, if you want some bite!
1cupbreadcrumbsI used gluten-free breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven or air-fryer to 425°F. Then, slice three avocados into thin strips - I typically like to slice them into halves, remove the pits, and then slice each half into three slices. Then, I remove the skins and set aside. You should get at 18 - 20 slices this way!
Set up your dipping stations: Combine ¼ cup of chickpea flour and half a cup of water to make a batter that's the same consistency as pancake batter (i.e. fluid but not too thin or watery!) Whisk ¼ teaspoon each of garlic powder and salt with ¾ cup of chickpea flour in another bowl. Finally, add breadcrumbs to a third bowl. These are your dipping stations. If using the oven, line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper and set aside. If using an air fryer, spray the basket or tray with some oil.
Take one avocado slice, drop it in the dry chickpea flour, then into the chickpea flour batter, and then shake off excess, and drop it in the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Use a fork to toss and coat the avocado evenly. Place on the baking sheet or air fryer basket or tray. Repeat this for all the avocado slices and arrange them on the baking sheet, spaced 1-2 inches away from each other. Coat evenly with the batter making sure to get the curvy part!
Baking: If you're baking, throw the baking sheet into the oven and let the avocados first bake for 15 minutes. Then, flip them and let them bake another 15 minutes. Ideally, they should be golden brown when done, so this might take more than 15 minutes on each side based on your oven!Air Frying: Once you arrange the avocado slices neatly in an air fryer basket, making sure to leave enough space between them (depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to do this in batches). You can air fry them for about 25 minutes in total. Check and make sure to increase time in case they're not done - this will depend on the type and size of your air fryer to a large extent!
Avocado fries are ready when each side is a nice golden brown and feels "crisp" to touch (i.e. not soggy). Serve hot and enjoy with a creamy dipping sauce of choice!
If the batter starts getting a bit "thick" add a few more tablespoons of water and mix so it retains an almost sauce-like consistency
To avoid getting your hands super messy when you're dipping the fries, use your non-dominant hand for the dry bowls, and the dominant hand for the wet bowl.
Each oven and air-fryer is a bit different - so please make sure to adjust the timing to your appliance's specifications!