These easy air fryer apples are the perfect cozy treat in the colder months! They're cooked to perfection and covered in delicious cinnamon and maple flavors.
So, when I found myself craving some baked apples on a particularly chilly night, I thought to myself... why not make it even easier and throw them in the air fryer?!
These apples are truly a special treat. The fact that they're made in the air fryer means it's not only super easy to whip this up, the apples end up cooked to perfection.
You can top this dessert off with ice cream, homemade whipped cream, or some gluten free granola. The sky is the limit!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Did I mention it's easy? The whole process is super quick and you don't even have to turn on your oven.
- It tastes just like warm apple pie filling. Who doesn't love that?
- Like I said, you can add fun toppings and the possibilities really are endless. I'm partial to salted caramel ice cream.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Apples: To be honest, I think you can use any apples you like in this recipe! Honeycrisp or Granny Smith would be my top choices.
- Maple syrup: Make sure you're using 100% pure maple syrup, NOT pancake syrup (which tends to have a bunch of added artificial ingredients).
STEP ONE: Toss your apple slices in a large bowl along with half of the maple syrup, the melted butter, and the cinnamon.
STEP TWO: Transfer the apples to the basket of your air fryer. Air fry on 390ºF for about 8 minutes.
STEP THREE: Immediately transfer the apples into a heatproof bowl and toss with the rest of the maple syrup. Serve warm.
- Make sure your melted butter has cooled to room temperature. Your maple syrup should be room temperature too.
- Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to work in batches.
- The apples are best served warm, but if you have leftovers, you can always reheat in the microwave before enjoying.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Apples
There are so many delicious ways to serve the apples! My personal favorites include ice cream and/or homemade whipped cream.
If you wanted to, you could make your own gluten free granola or grab some at the store. That would kind of make this recipe more like an apple crisp!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can use non-dairy butter to make this recipe dairy free.
You can store the apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. I wouldn't keep it longer than that.
Easy Air Fryer Apples
- 4 medium apples peeled and thinly sliced
- ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup divided
- 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with half of the maple syrup, the melted butter, and cinnamon.4 medium apples, ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup, 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Transfer the apples to the basket of the air fryer. Air fry on 390°F for 8-9 minutes.
- Transfer the apples back to a heatproof bowl and toss with the remainder of the maple syrup while the apples are still warm.¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup