These Easy Air fryer Apples are comforting, satisfying and so so delicious. Instant Baked Apples ready in less than 15 minutes. Plus they are perfect to satisfy any instant sweet cravings. Suitable for Vegan and Vegetarians.
About this recipe for Air fryer Baked Apples
These Small-batch baked apples are just too delicious! I love to make this almost instant & easy dessert when I am craving a healthy-ish sweet treat.
We had a fantastic haul of apples from our garden this year and Apple recipes have been on repeat for the last few months. I have been making ABC Juice, Air fryer Apple Chips, Apple Butter, Apple crisp, Baked Apples, Apple Crumble, and Apple Cider drink.
I usually make a large serving of Baked apples in the oven and its soo good with ice cream. Plus my house smells so festive when I am baking them.
One of the recent times when I was making Baked apples, I turned to my Instant Pot Vortex air fryer and it was a huge success. I had to switch around the method a bit and it was totally worth it. Since then these tender, caramelized apples have been on repeat. Really loved how quickly they were ready in minutes.
When the air fryer was getting preheated, I chopped the apples. Then transferred it to the air fryer and baked it for just 8-10 minutes. Immediately drizzle over some maple syrup or honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Isn’t it so quick and easy air-fried apples?
Why you will love this recipe?
Naturally Vegetarian– Airfryer baked apples are naturally vegetarian. It can Vegan if you use Vegan butter in the recipe.
Quick & Easy recipe – Now this recipe is super quick and easy to follow with no frills.
5 Ingredients – This recipe for Cinnamon Baked apples is super simple and requires only 5 ingredients. All the ingredients are pantry staples.
Faster than Oven – The time taken to make these air fryer apples slices are quicker than in the oven for sure. It takes just about 8-10 minutes in the air fryer. The second batch always cooks quicker than the first.
Versatile – Use this technique to make other variety of air-fried fruits too -It really works!
Use seasoning of your choice – Love Pumpkin spice, Nutmeg or Ground ginger sprinkle it on the air-fried apples before serving.
Kids-friendly recipe – Easy recipe to air fry with kids. With minimal prep and cooking, this recipe is kids friendly and a perfect holiday activity.
Can be enjoyed anytime – As apples are available all year round, these baked apples are versatile and can be enjoyed in any season of the year. How about serving for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year?
How to make Air fryer Apples step by step?
Pick firm Apples for the baked apple recipes. I have used Royal Gala Apples. Wash, Dry and Core the apples. Slice the apples into equal sizes.
Preheat the air fryer at 360F / 180C for 2 minutes. Transfer the apple slices in a single layer into the basket and brush them with a small amount of butter. This lends an extra bit of buttery flavor.
Air fry the apples at 360F / 180C for about 8-10 minutes until they are cooked and begin to brown in the edges.
Transfer the cooked apples to a bowl. Drizzle maple syrup, sugar, and ground cinnamon. Gently mix the seasoning into the apples. Adjust the sweetener and spices to your liking.
Serve the warm baked apples on their own, with ice cream or vanilla yogurt.
Tips to make perfect Air fryer Apples
Fresh Apples – You can use any variety of firm fresh apples – Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Gold, Jonathan, Braeburn, Granny Smith!
Sweetener– Adjust the seasoning based on the variety of apples. If your apple is tart, you may have to add a little more sweetener to adjust the flavors.
Butter – Simply brush the apples with a little butter. This adds delicious buttery flavors to the apples. Both Dairy and Dairy-free Butter works in this recipe.
Seasoning – I like to use a simple family favorite seasoning of Maple Syrup, light brown sugar & cinnamon. However, you can also add nutmeg, or ground ginger, or even pumpkin spice.
Air frying time – Cooking time can vary depending upon the thickness of apple slices. If the apples are too thick, you may need to add a few more minutes to your air frying time.
Do not Over Cook – Overcooking the apples in the oven can leave them mushy and too soft. Remember to cook until fork tender.
Depending upon the model and size of the air fryer, the cooking time can vary. I have used Instant Pot Vortex Air fryer 6 in 1 for this recipe.
Serve these Air fryer Apples warm in a bowl on its own. These baked apples make a hit combo with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yoghurt too.
What kind of apples can I use for Baked Apples recipe?
Use a firm variety of apples for baked apples recipes like Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Gold, Jonathan, Braeburn, or Granny Smith.
Are Baked Apples good for you?
Yes! Baked Apples are good for you. This recipe is healthy, nutritious with low sugars, low calories, and fat than most Baked apples.
How long does it take to cook Baked Apples in the oven?
It typically takes about 15-20 minutes to cook baked apple slices in the oven.
How long does it take to cook Baked Apples in the air fryer?
Air fryer-baked apples take just about 8-10 minutes to cook until tender. The air fryer method is perfect for making small-batch baked apples.
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Quick & Easy Vegan Baked Apples recipe ( Air fryer) below
- 3 Apples
- ½ tsp Butter / Dairy free butter
- 2 Tsp Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp Light brown Sugar
- ½ -¾ Tsp Ground cinnamon
- Wash, dry, and core the apples. Slice the apples into equal sizes slices.3 Apples
- Preheat the air fryer at 360F / 180C for 2 minutes. Transfer the apple slices in a single layer into the basket and brush them with a small amount of butter. (This lends an extra bit of buttery flavor. Optional)½ tsp Butter / Dairy free butter
- Air fry at 360F / 180C for 8-10 minutes until they are cooked and begin to brown in the edges.
- Transfer the cooked apples to a bowl. Drizzle maple syrup, sugar, and ground cinnamon. Gently mix the seasoning into the apples.
- Serve the warm baked apples on their own, with ice cream or vanilla yogurt or sprinkle granola on the top.