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Air Fryer Sliced Apples with Cinnamon

Air Fryer Sliced Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a classic treat. This super easy recipe combines the natural sweetness of apples with the warm spice of cinnamon and crunchy walnuts to create a perfect snack or dessert.

air fryer sliced apples tossed with cinnamon and walnuts

Not only is this snack incredibly tasty, but it’s also super simple to make and perfect for any time of the day. The air fryer makes the apples wonderfully tender while keeping a delightful crispiness. Each bite is full of flavor, making it ideal for a quick snack or a guilt-free dessert when you’re craving something sweet.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Simply slice up a couple of apples, toss them with cinnamon, melted butter, and a touch of brown sugar, and pop them into the air fryer.

Your kitchen will fill with an incredible aroma—like a fresh apple pie baking in the oven—and you’ll be hooked with the first bite. Perfectly cooked apples, tender with a slight crispiness on the edges, and the cinnamon flavor will quickly make this one of your go-to snacks or desserts.

Why Choose Air Fryer Sliced Apples?

The air fryer is a magical kitchen gadget that uses hot air to cook food quickly and evenly. For sliced apples, this means achieving a perfect balance of tender and crispy without the need for excessive oil. You should give these delightful air fryer sliced apples a try because:

  • Healthier Snack Option: Unlike deep-frying, air frying requires little to no oil, making your snacks healthier. Also, apples are a delicious source of fiber, especially when you leave the skin on. This soluble fiber helps nourish our gut bacteria and stabilize energy levels.
  • Quick and Easy: With minimal prep and cooking time, you can have a delicious snack or dessert ready in under 15 minutes.
  • Versatile: You can enjoy air fryer apples as a snack, a topping for yogurt, or even as a side dish for pork chops.

Ingredients You’ll Need

labelled picture of ingredients for air fryer sliced apples
  • Apples – I love using Pink Lady or Honeycrisp apples because they stay crisp and have a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. However, you can use any apple variety you like, such as Granny Smith for a tart flavor, Fuji for extra sweetness, or Gala for a mild, versatile taste.
  • Brown sugar – I use brown sugar, but granulated or caster sugar works just as well. The amount of sugar in the recipe complements the apples I use perfectly. Feel free to adjust the sugar to suit your taste and the type of apples you choose. You can substitute sugar with maple syrup or honey, or totally leave it out for a healthier option.
  • Butter – Melted unsalted butter adds extra richness to apples. Use coconut oil or olive oil for a dairy-free vegan option.
  • Cinnamon – It is the star ingredient in this recipe, adding an amazing taste and aroma to the air fryer apples.
  • Walnuts – They add flavor and texture to your baked apples. You can use pecan nuts if you prefer. Lightly toast them for a more intense flavor.

How to Make Air Fryer Apples?

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Although making these Air Fryer Slices Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts is very easy, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results :

Start by washing and slicing your apples. You can peel them if you prefer, but I like to leave the skins on for the texture and nutrients. Slice the apples into even, thin pieces for even cooking.

In a small bowl, mix the ground cinnamon, melted butter, and brown sugar. Toss the sliced apples in the mixture until they’re well coated.

Quick Tip!

Try to cut the slices as evenly as possible and shake the basket halfway through cooking to promote even airflow.

spice mixture for air fryer sliced apples

Arrange the apple slices in a single layer, without overlapping too much in the basket. You may need to cook them in batches if your air fryer is small.

sliced apples are placed in air fryer basket

Set your air fryer to 180°C – 360°F  and cook the apple slices for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket about halfway through. The apples are done when they are tender and slightly crispy on the edges.

Sprinkle on some crushed walnuts and serve warm as a healthy snack or a dessert.

air fryer sliced apples are served with a sprinkle of crushed walnuts

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • Don’t cut your apples until you are ready to cook them as they will turn brown really quick.
  • Try to cut the slices as evenly as possible and shake the basket halfway through cooking for an even airflow.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, do it in batches if your air fryer basket is too small.
  • While cinnamon is a classic choice, don’t be afraid to experiment with other spices. Nutmeg, allspice, or a pinch of cloves can add interesting flavors to your apples.
  • If you prefer not to use brown sugar, try sweetening your apples with a touch of maple syrup or a sprinkle of coconut sugar to add flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Air fryer sliced apples with cinnamon are incredibly versatile. Here are a few ways to enjoy them:

  • As a Snack: Enjoy them straight from the air fryer as a healthy and delicious snack.
  • With Yogurt: Top a bowl of Greek yogurt with warm apple slices and a drizzle of honey for a protein-packed breakfast.
  • On Oatmeal: Add the apple slices to your morning oatmeal for a flavorful and nutritious boost.
  • As a Side Dish: Serve the apples alongside pork chops or roasted chicken for a sweet and savory combination. They are also great for serving as a part of cheese platter.
  • As a Dessert: Air fryer apples are a quick and healthy dessert option when paired with a dollop of ice cream or cream chantilly.

Recipe FAQs

How to store leftover Air Fryer Apples?

You can keep the leftovers for up to 5 days when refrigerated in an airtight container.

Why did my apples turn out soggy?

If your apple slices turn out soggy, it’s likely because they were cut too thick or the air fryer was overcrowded. Make sure to slice the apples thinly and arrange them in a single layer in the basket.

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I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these delightfully spiced Air Fryer Sliced Apples with Cinnamon just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Air Fryer Sliced Apples with Cinnamon

Ayla Clulee
Air Fryer Sliced Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a classic treat. This super easy recipe combines the natural sweetness of apples with the warm spice of cinnamon and crunchy walnuts to create a perfect snack or dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 apples (sliced)
  • 25 g brown sugar
  • 15 g butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

Instructions
 

  • Start by washing and slicing your apples. You can peel them if you prefer, but I like to leave the skins on for the texture and nutrients.
  • Slice the apples into even, thin pieces for even cooking.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ground cinnamon, melted butter, and brown sugar. Toss the sliced apples in the mixture until they're well coated.
  • Arrange the apple slices in a single layer in the basket. You may need to cook them in batches if your air fryer is small.
  • Set your air fryer to 180°C – 360°F  and cook the apple slices for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket about halfway through. The apples are done when they are tender and slightly crispy on the edges.

Notes

  • Don’t cut your apples until you are ready to cook them as they will turn brown really quickly.
  • Try to cut the slices as evenly as possible and shake the basket halfway through cooking for an even airflow.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, do it in batches if your air fryer basket is too small.
  • While cinnamon is a classic choice, don’t be afraid to experiment with other spices. Nutmeg, allspice, or a pinch of cloves can add interesting flavors to your apples. If you prefer not to use brown sugar, try sweetening your apples with a touch of maple syrup or a sprinkle of coconut sugar to add flavor.
Keyword breakfast, dessert, quick and easy, snack, sweet treat

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