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“Fried” Air Fryer Apples Recipe

Air fryer apples are a delicious fresh fruit dessert or snack. Cinnamon and sugar dusted rings or slices that turn out tender and delicious. Use your Ninja Foodi, Cosori or other hot air machine to make these now!

Air Fryer Apple Fries

These lightly crispy air fryer apples are the bomb. My kids love them and I’ll admit they’ve become my favorite sweet treat. Think of baked apples but NO need to heat up your whole house to make them, this is them but better. One of many easy air fryer recipes we’ve made lately. (affiliate links present)

Air Fryer Baked Apples

I guess you could call them this too. They take on the same consistency as if you used your oven but it doesn’t take nearly as long. We began this journey with our air fryer apple crisp recipe. That was good but a bit more prep actually. I suggest you try them both.

Everything is better with a little “batter” of sorts. As I have shared before you cannot use a wet mixture, but with a bit of oil to get the seasoned flour to stick it’s a close second.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

cosori review

Can you cook fruit in air fryer?

Oh yes, there are so many things. Let me share a few others that were successful in the past. You can make apple chips in air fryer as well as “grilled” air fryer peaches. You could use the first with sliced bananas too if you wanted, or really anything you love sliced thin.

Want to create a baked good of sorts too? Try our air fryer apple fritters and/or semi-homemade air fryer apple dumplings. I just used refrigerated crescent rolls for the dough on those and canned pie apple fill. Voila they were the hit after dinner that night for sure.

Apples in Air Fryer

There are many varieties you can choose from for sure. I always recommend Granny Smith or Fuji since those are firmer and won’t break down as easily. Next on the list would be pink lady or honey crisp but green is for us always. You want them tender but not to become mush and just disintegrate.

green apples

Beyond that you only need a few ingredients. I would recommend using an oil that has a very light or no flavor at all. If you don’t you won’t be able to taste the sweetnesses as much. Which oils are flavorless? The best is canola oil followed by corn, peanut and safflower. Vegetable comes in after that but is most common for baking.

You only need to use this to get the cinnamon sugar flour mixture to stick on the outside. Add as many seasonings into that mix that you want. Pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice would be fun in there too.

  1. Peeled, cored, sliced fresh apples. The thicker you cut them the longer they will take to soften, about 6 per is best.
  2. All purpose flour
  3. Canola oil
  4. Cinnamon and sugar
  5. Cooking spray to brown the top of your apple slices

You could drizzle melted frosting or serve with vanilla ice cream on top of them as well.

baked apple rings
Can I deep fry in air fryer?

Sort of. You cannot fill the machine with oil but you don’t need to. You will get the same great texture and crunch without it this way! Best tips to do so are put foods in a single layer alway and use oil spray the last few minutes to reach a deeper golden brown.

First, core apples, slice into about 6 rings per piece. In a bowl mix together flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar.

  • Dab each sliced apple dry with a paper towel and then dunk into a bowl filled with oil.
  • Transfer to the flour bowl and coat on both sides
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket and lay coated apples in a single layer without overlapping them.
  • Air fry at 325 degrees F for about 15 minutes. You can spray the tops with oil 2 minutes before cook time is up to get the outside crispier.

In a bowl mix together dusting. Remove fried apples and sprinkle with cinnamon mixture this on both sides and then enjoy.

Air Fryer Apple

Fried Apple Rings

If you have had these babies at Legoland before this is sorta a copycat version BUT so much healthier. There is no need to actually fry or submerge these in oil that adds a lot of fat to them. You seriously get the same great taste and crunch on the outside that you love healthier this way.

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apples air fryer

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Air Fryer Apples

Air fryer apples are a delicious fresh fruit dessert or snack. Cinnamon and sugar dusted rings or slices that turn out tender and delicious.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, apples, baked, cinnamon, fries, rings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 260kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice apples, should get 6 rings per. In a bowl mix together flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar.
  • Dab each sliced apple dry with a paper towel and then dunk into a bowl filled with oil.
  • Transfer to the flour bowl and coat on both sides
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket and lay coated apples inside without overlapping them.
  • Cook at 325 F for about 15 minutes, can spray with oil 2 minutes before cook time is up to get the outside crispier.
  • In a bowl mix together dusting. Remove apples and sprinkle this on both sides and then enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Apples
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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