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Miso Eggplant in the Air Fryer

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This air fryer miso eggplant recipe is quick and easy to make! This healthy yet delicious dish is made in under 30 minutes and is so simple! This is the perfect vegetable side dish for dinner!

Is Miso Eggplant Healthy?

Eggplant is very high in antioxidants especially anthocyanins! They also help regulate blood sugar due to their high fiber content and are loaded with nutrients.

Miso is nutrient-rich, aids the immune system, helps fight disease, and can help boot digestion!

Two halves of an eggplant with a miso glaze on a green plate on a wooden table

How to Make Miso Glazed Eggplant in the Air Fryer

This recipe is super simple and can be made with any variety of eggplant. This recipe is written for a large eggplant so if you decide to make it with a smaller variety you will need to reduce the cook time.

The first step is to slice your eggplant in half and then cross hatch the surface. The cuts in the surface of the eggplant helps the miso glaze get into the eggplant itself. From there you’ll roast it without any sauce, then coat it in the miso glaze and roast it!

The result is a caramelized savory glaze with buttery soft eggplant. You can eat it on it’s own or you can serve it over rice!

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Two halves of an eggplant with a miso glaze, one of the halves being cut into revealing the center.
Two halves of an eggplant with a miso glaze on a green plate on a wooden table

Air Fryer Miso Eggplant

How to roast an eggplant with a caramelized miso glaze in the air fryer!
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes


Miso Sauce


  • 2 large Eggplants
  • ½ tsp Avocado Oil or any neutral oil


  • Slice your eggplant in half. Then cut lines over the surface of the Eggplant and create a cross hatching pattern. Don't cut deep enough to cut through the Eggplant, but deep enough there is space for the sauce to get into the crevasses
  • Brush or spray a little bit of oil over the surface of the Eggplant.
    Air fry for 10 minutes at 400F
    Do not crowd or stack eggplants on top of each other in the air fryer. You may need to roast them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer
  • In a small bowl, combine the Miso, Maple Syrup, Sesame Oil, Garlic, and chili crisp if you are using
  • Using a brush or a spoon, coat the slitted surface of the eggplant with the sauce
    Air Fry at 350 for 15 minutes, again, do not crowd your air fryer
  • Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds



Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on November 3rd, 2023

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Jess Flowers is a multimedia specialist who creates vegan recipes using local and wild ingredients. Being plant based for over a decade, it is her mission to share delicious recipes that are made without animal products!

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