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Air Fryer Apples

$1.35 Recipe/$0.68 Serving

Air fryer baked apples are the perfect sweet dessert or snack. Topped with a delicious crumble, these air fryer apples are ready in 15 minutes and use easy to find ingredients you likely already have on hand! Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and there is a paleo option!

Air fryer baked apple on plate with frosting on top.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Insanely delicious – these air fryer baked apples so delicious and smell amazing as they are baking up. The sweet, tender apples topped with either oats or a paleo crumble are just the perfect fall or winter dessert. Especially when topped with ice cream, whipped cream or even vanilla yogurt!
  • Quick and easy – this recipe would be perfect for beginners! The apples are easy to prepare (just slice and scoop out the seeds) and this recipe is pretty fool proof since the air fryer does most of the work!
  • Healthy sweet snack or dessert – the natural sweetness of the apples is intensified when baked in the air fryer, especially when paired with a slightly sweet maple syrup crumb topping. You will find yourself making these regularly all fall and winter!
  • Naturally gluten free and vegan – these healthy air fryer apples only have a few ingredients and fit almost any diet. If you are grain free, you can try the paleo crumble topping instead of the oat topping!
  • Budget friendly! This recipe cost under $1.50 for 2 servings! You can easily make these in the oven for company if you are feeding a large crowd on a budget!
Ingredients to make air fryer baked apples.
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Ingredients

Apples – be sure to use a baking apple so that the apples don’t fall apart. My favorite option is pink lady’s but fujis would be great too!

Cinnamon – cinnamon helps to elevate the flavor of the apples and helps the kitchen smell amazing as they are baking in the air fryer.

Oat Crumble

  • Rolled oats – rolled oats give that classic crumble texture. It’s like topping the apples with granola!
  • Maple syrup – maple syrup is the perfect sweetener for this crumble, it’s easy to find and I always have it on hand. Using a liquid sweetener is important as it helps to ensure the oats stick together when baking.
  • Avocado oil (or olive oil or melted coconut oil) – this helps to coat the oats and ensure they get crispy but don’t burn.
  • Cinnamon – gives the crumble a distinct fall flavor and elevates the crumble!
  • Pinch Salt – makes all the flavors pop even more! It’s not much salt but just enough to take the crumble to the next level!

Paleo Crumble

  • Almond flour – almond flour replaces the oats in a typical crumble. The almond flour makes more of a crust than a crumble but the end result is equally as delicious!
  • Maple syrup – maple syrup helps to create a sticky crumble crust for the almond flour and helps to sweeten the crumble.
  • Cinnamon – gives the crumble a distinct fall flavor and elevates the crumble!
  • Pinch Salt – makes all the flavors pop even more! It’s not much salt but just enough to take the crumble to the next level!

How to make air fryer apples

Start by cutting the apple in half at the stem.

Apple sliced in half on cutting board.

Use a spoon and scoop out the seeds in the center. Try not to go too deep, all you are trying to do is get the seeds out.  Also if needed, use a knife to remove any of the stem that may be left on the apples.

Spoon removing the seeds from the apple.

Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon.

Cinnamon being sprinkled over apple halves.

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the crumble.

Apple crumble topping before and after stirring.

Spoon the crumble over the apples, dividing it evenly.

Apples with crumble topping on cutting board.

Bake in air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes for medium sized apples. You may need to cook them for longer if you have large apples.

Baked apples before baking in air fryer basket.

Remove from the air fryer carefully (they are hot) and enjoy after allowing to cool slightly.

Air fryer baked apples after baking in air fryer basket.
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Top tips

  • I like to use a spoon to spoon out the seeds and make a small well for the apple crisp topping to rest. Be sure not to go too deep into the apple as you are removing the seeds, just 1/2 inch or so.
  • Be sure to sprinkle the apple with cinnamon before adding the crumb so the entire apple has that sweet cinnamon apple flavor.
  • The apple comes away from the skin as you bite down. If you don’t love the skin or have kids that are picky, it’s pretty easy to remove once cooked. No need to peel ahead of time.
  • All air fryers have different wattages so the cooking time may be different for each brand. I would start checking the topping at 10 minutes to ensure it doesn’t start to burn. You can always leave the apples in the hot air fryer so they can continue to cook in the residual heat.
Baked apple crumble in air fryer basket.

What are the best apples

You want an apple that will not fall apart when baked. Because of this you will want to choose a baking apple. Some of my favorites include:

  • Pink lady
  • Fuji
  • Granny Smith
  • Honeycrisp

Topping ideas

  • Ice cream
  • Dairy free whipped cream
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Dairy free vanilla yogurt
  • Honey or maple syrup

How to make baked apples in the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the apples and spoon out the core, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Make the crumble, spoon it over the apples, dividing it evenly.
  4. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for easy clean up.
  5. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Hand holding baked apple with frosting with a large bite removed.

Storing leftovers

Store leftover air fryer apples in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can enjoy them cold or reheat in the microwave or air fryer (2-3 minutes at 350F).

Substitutions

  • Apples – you can also make this with pears. Be sure the pears are not overly ripe or they will break down when cooking.
  • Cinnamon – you could also use apple pie spice blend or pumpkin pie spice blend if needed.
  • Oats – you can also make this with almond flour, see paleo crumble ingredients.
  • Maple syrup – date syrup would be a great option if you don’t have maple syrup. Dates give a slightly caramel flavor when baked. You could also use honey but the flavor would be slightly different (and not vegan).
  • Avocado oil – you can use extra virgin olive oil, melted coconut oil or even melted butter or ghee in place of the avocado oil. I like avocado oil because it’s neutral tasting and I always have it on hand.
  • Almond flour – if you need a nut free and grain free option, you can make your own sunflower seed flour in place of almond flour. Simply grind up roasted sunflower seeds in a high speed blender until they resemble sand.

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Air fried apple topped iwth frosting on a white plate.

Air Fryer Apples

$1.35 Recipe/$0.68 Serving
Air fryer baked apples are the perfect healthy dessert or snack! Tender apples topped with an oat or paleo crumble baked in the air fryer in under 15 minutes. You will love how easy these are to make, perfect for beginners!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer apples, air fryer baked apples
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
2 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples (see list below) - $0.74
  • sprinkle cinnamon - $0.02

Oat Crumble Topping

Instructions

  • Cut the apple in half at the stem.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the center, leaving a small well to fill with crumble topping.
  • Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon.
  • Combine the crumble ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Spoon the crumble evenly over the apples.
  • Place the apples in the air fryer basket and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the apples from the air fryer, allow them to cool slightly before enjoying (as they are very hot).

Notes

Paleo Crumble Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
What are the best apples:
You will want to choose a baking apple. Some of that will not fall apart when baked. My favorites include:
  • Pink lady
  • Fuji
  • Granny Smith
  • Honeycrisp
How to make baked apples in the oven:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the apples and spoon out the core, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Make the crumble, spoon it over the apples, dividing it evenly.
  4. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for easy clean up.
  5. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Storing leftovers
Store leftover air fryer apples in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can enjoy them cold or reheat in the microwave or air fryer (2-3 minutes at 350F).
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
155
Fat
 
3
g
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
Fiber
 
6
g
Sugar
 
19
g
Protein
 
2
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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