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  • Liz Hoobchaak

Air Fryer Lentil Chips

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

When I started on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (or SCD) several years ago, I quickly realized that with the limited ingredients I was allowed to bake and cook with, the crunch factor was missing. Nothing I made had that crispy texture and I was craving chips to dip in my guacamole. Then I invested in an air-fryer and it changed everything!

These are a chip you can feel good about eating. Aside from some seasonings, there is only one main ingredient… red lentils. I will be honest, they are one of my more time intensive recipes but they will be very worth it when you taste them!


4 cups of dried red lentils, soaked in water overnight and drained

1 cup of water plus water for soaking

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp paprika

Coconut oil for cooking on stove

Olive oil or coconut oil spray for air fryer


1. Place the lentils and seasonings in a food processor.

2. Start with 1/2 cup water and blend until it forms a smooth batter. Slowly add more water as needed until it resembles a thick pancake batter consistency.

3. Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Once heated, add 1 large spoonful of coconut oil.

4. Drop a large spoonful of the batter in the pan. If the pan does not sizzle when the batter is added, turn up the heat slightly.

5. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the batter into a thin round tortilla.

6. Cook both sides of lentil tortilla until it is slightly golden brown. Melt a fresh spoonful of coconut oil in-between each tortilla.

6. Preheat your air fryer at 400ºF.

7. Place triangle shaped pieces in single layer and coat with cooking spray and a bit of coarse salt.

8. Fry for 12-14 minutes until brown and crispy. Pause halfway through to give the air fryer basket a shake.

These will keep on your counter in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks, however, they do loose a bit of their crunchiness over time. The lentil tortillas can easily be frozen and taken out in single portions then thawed and fried. That makes this a great recipe to double or even triple!

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