These air fryer apples are a simple and tasty treat. This apple recipe is quick to make in the air fryer, and only require four ingredients in total, helping to make them paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. Eat them on their own as a snack or dessert or use them as a filling for a pie. They’re also great as a topping for ice cream or oatmeal!
Why This Recipe Works
- Simple: It doesn’t get much easier than four ingredients and an air fryer.
- Healthy: Air fryer apples are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
- Versatile: This recipe is perfect for an ice cream or oatmeal topper or simply to have as a treat on its own. The possibilities are endless!
- Family Friendly: Everyone loves apples and even more so when they have notes of cinnamon and maple.
Air Fryer Apple Ingredients
Making this easy recipe requires only four ingredients. You start with four large red apples that have been peeled and the cores removed. Then you will need three tablespoons of maple syrup, two tablespoons of melted coconut oil, and one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon.
I highly recommend the maple syrup, however you can substitute the maple syrup for honey. You will want to use refined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste. You can also substitute the coconut oil with olive oil, if necessary.
Making Air Fryer Apples
Start off by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F if your air fryer is one that requires it.
If you haven’t already, peel and de core the apples and melt the coconut oil. Add them to a bowl along with 1.5 tablespoons of the maple syrup, a tablespoon of oil, and the cinnamon.
Toss this together in the bowl until the apples are coated with the other ingredients.
Next, lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Add the coated apples to the basket and fry on 400 degrees F for 14 minutes. Remove the basket and toss the apples halfway through cooking.
Once the apples are golden brown outside and fork tender inside, remove them from the air fryer and toss the hot apples in the remaining oil and maple syrup.
Serving and Storing Instructions
You can serve your air fryer apples in a bunch of different ways. Serve them with ice cream, oatmeal, or granola. Use them to top any type of crisp or a dessert. Add them to any fruity type of salad to add a little something to it or just simply serve them on their own as a snack or with whipped cream!
These apples are best served fresh within about 20 minutes out of the air fryer but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to about 4 days. To reheat, place them in a microwave safe dish and microwave for about 30-45 seconds until they are warm again, or air fry them for 2 to 3 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you cook fruit in air fryer?
Yes! It’s a quick and easy way to heat up fruit without using a microwave or using the full oven or stovetop.
Should I peel apples before roasting?
This comes down to a personal preference. There are some nutrients in the apple skins that you won’t get if you peel them but it depends on what you prefer as far as texture.
Is air frying fruit healthy?
Air frying fruit will give you similar nutrients to oven baking the fruit. The main difference is the speed at which you can heat the fruits.
Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love
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- 4 large red apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (cores removed)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons melted refined coconut oil
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat it to 400 degrees F.
- Add the cubed apples into a bowl and toss with 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon oil and cinnamon
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket or tray with a non-stick cooking oil and add the apples into the air fryer. Air fry on 400 degrees for about 14 minutes, tossing halfway through
- Apples should be golden brown on the outside and cooked/slightly fork tender on the inside. Remove from the air fryer and toss the hot apples in the remaining 1.5 tablespoons of maple syrup
- Serve with ice cream, any type of crisp or dessert, oatmeal, whipped cream, or just on their own
- You can substitute the maple syrup for honey if you wish.
- Use refined coconut oil if you want to avoid the coconut flavor. You can also use olive oil if you desire.
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