These Air Fryer Mozzarella Bites are a healthier fun-sized version of mozzarella sticks. Coated for the perfect crunch with less fat.
8reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese stickscut into 32 pieces and freeze for 30 min
1cbutter garlic croutons
Canola oil spray
Grind the croutons, flour, salt, garlic powder, and dried basil in a food processor. Place the crumbs in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and water. Next, toss the frozen mozzarella pieces in the reserved tablespoon of flour.
Dip the floured pieces into the egg then the crumbs. Repeat for a second coat into the egg wash them the crumbs. Line the pieces onto the air fryer rack. Spray them with canola oil. Set the air fryer to 400° for 8 minutes.