Air-Fried Burnt Ends with Spinach and Yeast Bread

Air-Fried Burnt Ends with Spinach and Yeast Bread
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Burnt ends, Spinach, yeast, air fryer

This delightful dish is a comforting blend of smoky burnt ends, fresh spinach, and homemade yeast bread, all prepared with the convenience of an air fryer. Perfect for a cozy dinner for four.


  • 1 lb burnt ends
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. Add the bread flour and salt, mixing until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Season the burnt ends with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the burnt ends in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  8. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until they are heated through and slightly crispy.
  9. While the burnt ends are cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  10. Add the spinach, cooking until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Remove from heat and set aside.
  12. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and shape it into a loaf.
  13. Place the loaf in the air fryer basket.
  14. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  15. Slice the freshly baked bread and arrange on a serving platter.
  16. Add the air-fried burnt ends and the wilted spinach on the side.
  17. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.

There you have it, a comforting and satisfying meal that brings together smoky, hearty burnt ends, fresh spinach, and warm, homemade yeast bread. Enjoy this delightful combination with your loved ones!

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