Crispy avocado bites with avocado cut in half on the side and a cup of ketchup
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Crispy Avocado Bites (Low Carb!)

Looking for a crispy, crunchy appetizer or snack that tastes great but is good for you too? Look no further than these delicious oven-baked crispy avocado bites. 

Crispy avocado bites with avocado cut in half on the side and a cup of ketchup

Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these bites are addictive in the best way while providing a good source of fiber and healthy fats. You can enjoy them right out of the oven or paired with your favorite side. And they only take minutes to make. Read on to see how simple it is to make homemade avocado bites right in your oven.

This recipe was made in partnership with Love One Today. As always, all opinions are my own.

Crispy avocado bites served on a plate

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s blood sugar friendly! With only 8 grams of net carbs per serving, this recipe provides an ideal combination of protein, fat, and fiber to balance blood sugar while curbing appetite.
  • It can be made in minutes. This recipe can be prepared in under 5 minutes and then all you have to do is stick it in the oven and enjoy.
  • It makes a nutritious alternative to traditional crispy appetizers. Many crunchy and crispy appetizers are deep-fried and rich in carbohydrates and saturated fat. But the ingredients and cooking method in these avocado bites provide all the same great taste with better-for-you nutrition. 

What you’ll need

Crispy avocado bites served on a plate

Avocado- sliced avocado provides a source of good fat and fiber to boost satiety while helping to balance blood sugar and also provides the creamy texture to this crunchy treat

Almond flour- coating these avocado bites in almond flour allows you to enjoy a delicious, crunchy texture with fewer carbs and more protein and fiber

Panko bread crumbs- Mixing the light, crispy texture of these bread crumbs with almond flour allows you to enjoy an oven-baked texture with fewer total carbohydrate

Egg- Whisked egg allows the seasonings and breading to stick to the avocado while providing an additional source of filling protein

How to make this recipe

Process photos of making crispy avocado bites
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together almond flour, taco seasoning, and garlic powder. In a separate small bowl, whisk egg with salt and pepper. Spread panko breadcrumbs in an even layer on a small plate.
  3. Dip avocado slices into almond flour mixture to coat. Dip each avocado slice into the egg mixture. Finish by pressing each avocado slice into the breadcrumbs, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  4. Arrange slices on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.

FAQs

Can I use an air fryer instead of the oven?

This recipe was created so that no special kitchen equipment would be needed to make it. But there is no issue at all using an air fryer. Just know that the recipe will come out crispy and crunchy whether you use the oven or air fryer- the choice is completely up to you.

Can leftovers be stored?

Yes! There are two ways to store leftovers with this recipe. You can prepare the bites in advance, freeze them in an air-tight container lined with parchment paper, and make from frozen when you are ready to enjoy them. Or, you can store already baked bites in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. I do recommend reheating the bites in the oven to maintain the crispy texture. 

What dipping sauces pair best with avocado bites?

This is entirely up to you! I love to dip these avocado bites into salsa or a chipotle dip. But anything from ketchup, to ranch, to extra guacamole can work great. The choice is yours!

Why this recipe works for people with diabetes

Avocado bites served on a plate with a cup of ketchup

If you are trying to manage blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance, cutting back on refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are key. However, many crispy appetizer dishes are deep-fried, making them high in both refined carbs and unhealthy fats. That’s why these avocado bites are such a great swap. By using almond flour over all-purpose flour, the breaded coating is richer in protein and fiber with fewer carbs. In addition, avocado provides fiber along with good fats that can promote steady blood sugar levels throughout the day while boosting heart health. 

Other nutritious snacks and appetizers you’ll love

These blood sugar friendly snack and appetizer ideas are quick to make, packed full of nutrition, and perfect for even the pickiest eater. 

Parmesan Baked Tomato Bites

Keto Zucchini Boats

Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers 

The Easiest Baked Zucchini Fries

These crispy avocado bites are a quick and easy appetizer that can be made right in your oven in just minutes while providing a rich source of good fats and fiber. So go give them a try next time you’re looking for a delicious & filling snack. And after you try them(and hopefully love them like I do), remember to give it a 5-star rating & share it with me on Instagram by tagging me @ErinPalinskiWade

Avocado bites served on a plate with a cup of ketchup

Crispy Avocado Bites

Looking for a crispy, crunchy appetizer or snack that tastes great but is good for you too? Look no further than these delicious oven-baked crispy avocado bites.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 Medium bowl
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 ripe, fresh avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 16 ‘fries’

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together almond flour, taco seasoning, and garlic powder. In a separate small bowl, whisk egg with salt and pepper. Spread panko breadcrumbs in an even layer on a small plate.
  • Dip avocado slices into almond flour mixture to coat. Dip each avocado slice into the egg mixture. Finish by pressing each avocado slice into the breadcrumbs, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  • Arrange slices on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Notes

If you’d like to make this recipe in advance, prepare the bites, place them in a parchment paper-lined air-tight container, and freeze. Then cook from frozen when ready to enjoy.
This recipe was created and tested with almond flour. Switching the flour type may impact the texture of the final recipe, so I do not recommend substituting flour.
Cooked avocado bites can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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