Welcome to how to make homemade mozzarella sticks in the Airfryer. Experience the Airfyer wow factor by learning how to make homemade mozzarella sticks. A family favourite in our household with delicious buffalo mozzarella and a healthy crispy coating.
There is some people out there that like cheese a little and then there are others that like it a lot. My mum is one of those true addicts. She would eat it from dawn until dusk and then back until dawn again if she was given the opportunity. Normally served up with bread with big cheese boards or on toast.
In fact she was the first person to ever get me addicted to cheese. Starting off when I was in the womb.
I have fond memories of snacking on cheese with my mum, loads of cheese on toast and don’t get me started about trips to Betty’s for Welsh Rarebit.
I would say that out of everything I ever give up to do the Whole 30 (did I really do that for 30 days last month???) cheese was one of the hardest.
It is kind of that staple that is always in your fridge and makes meals taste just so good. How often do you really enjoy a meal and then remember that some cheese has been added?
Often during the Whole 30 the comments from the boys will always be that they loved the food, but it was missing some cheese.
But when you eat cheese you can often end up eating loads of hard cheddar cheese which is really not very good for you. BUT quality buffalo mozzarella is so good for you and is completely natural.
It tastes horrible on its own as it lacks flavour, but cook it and you have a cheese goddess moment. Then cover it in a gluten free coating and you have a great flourless option for a quick snack with your leftover cheese.
My kids also love it when I serve them up with sweet potato fries or if I cover other things in oats for a tapas moment.
Though the best thing is that I use the baking pan with my Airfryer as it fits perfectly inside the basket and then you don’t have to worry about the coating getting stuck in the basket wires of your Airfryer.
Burger King Mozzarella Sticks
Burger King Mozzarella Sticks come in at 350 calories for four of them. This works out at 87.5 calories each. They are deep fried and are often bought as a side dish for the Big Whopper along with French Fries.
However they are so easy to make yourself at home with a few simple smart ingredients. Homemade mozzarella sticks can be made gluten free and can come in at 66 calories each. This includes a generous portion of cheese for all us cheese addicts out there!
In our recipe a pack of four (the same size you get at Burger King) works out at 264 calories saving you 86 calories per serving.
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How To Make Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
- In a blender place all the seasonings and the gluten free oats and blend for about 5 seconds or until it is like coarse breadcrumbs.
- Using some kitchen towel or a dry clean tea towel pat dry the mozzarella to remove any excess liquid.
- Season the mozzarella in salt and pepper (from above) and cut into mozzarella stick pieces.
- Beat the egg and place in a small dish.
- Place the blender ingredients into a larger mixing dish.
- Toss the mozzarella sticks in the oats, then the egg and then back in the oats.
- Place them in the baking pan inside of your Airfryer. Cook for 3 minutes at 180c (350F).
- Serve immediately with some ketchup.
If you’re on Slimming World then it is 2 healthy extra A and 2 healthy extra B for the oats and the mozzarella. But this is for all 8 mozzarella sticks, so if you are having 4 (the same portion you would have at Burger King) then it works out at 1 of each healthy extras.
I always season my food from above with salt and pepper. It helps give you a good overall coating.
For shapes to slice it into, I find that if you think of the shape for a potato when you are doing potato wedges, then that is ideal.
Please note that mozzarella is often purchased in water, therefore it carries a lot of liquid so make sure it is well drained before you cook with it.
The weights for the cheese is based on the cheese out of water, so quite often 150g pack works out at 100g when all liquid has been removed.
We found that 3 minutes was the perfect amount of time. Any longer and you end up with a cheese bomb in your Airfryer (yes really!) and any less and it has that horrible uncooked mozzarella flavour.
I recommend you check out our Air Fryer Accessories to see what accessories you need.
How To Make Homemade Mozzarella Sticks Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Healthy Mozzarella Sticks
Yes there really is such a thing as healthy mozzarella sticks. Made with the best of the best Mediterranean mozzarella, dried and then coated in egg. It is then rolled in a gluten free oats mixture and air fried.
It is a favourite of ours and shows that you can in fact have the best of the best cheese moment without it being unhealthy. You could literally eat this everyday and never have to worry about weight gain or that your body is at risk of obesity style issues.
Or be the dream mummy and serve these mozzarella sticks to your kids when they come home from school with some of our sweet potato fries.
Plus as you can below these mozzarella sticks are PERFECT for Slimming World:
How Many Calories In Mozzarella Sticks?
For a fantastic cheesy Airfryer moment it really doesn’t get anymore amazing than these mozzarella cheese sticks. Using premium mozzarella and a few other select ingredients this is a dieters dream.
These delicious mozzarella sticks work out at 66 calories each. So just think if you are a member of the 5:2 diet you could eat these on your fasting days!
Though for us we just love them as a snack. Something different to add to our Friday night suppers or an alternative to onion rings with our burgers.