Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples

If you are an air fryer fan like me and also an apple fan (again, like me!) you are going to love this easy air fryer apple dessert. I bet you can just imagine how these air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples smell and taste. This air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup is seriously impressive and perfect for Autumn. Who knew it could be so simple to bake apples in the air fryer!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

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Whether or not you’ve made fruit in the air fryer or convection oven before, it’s easy. You can bake apples in the air fryer much quicker than in a convection oven. So what do you need to make this easy air fryer apple dessert?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples Ingredients

I used Gala apples to make these. You can use any kind of apple you want, such as Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Melrose. You could even use a combination of your favourites.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

You will also need oats and walnuts to bulk out the easy air fryer apple dessert. Then you need cinnamon, salt, cream, and vanilla for flavour, along with maple syrup and caramel for sweetness.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

How to Bake Apples in the Air Fryer

This is such a nice air fryer apple dessert. You could make air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples in a regular oven but the air fryer is just so much faster. Compare the result of cooking fruit in the air fryer or convection oven and they come out the same.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

The first thing to do is prepare your apples for this easy air fryer apple dessert. Cut off the tops then remove and discard the stems and seeds, stopping about ¼-inch from the base. This is possible with a sharp knife but simplest with an apple corer. You just press it down, twist and remove it. Then the pips and core should come out easily.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

Take the rest of the apple flesh out and cut it up finely. Now you can combine the apple with the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk the maple syrup, cream, caramel, vanilla, and some water in another bowl.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

You need to heat the caramel mixture up either in the microwave or in a pan on the stove, as you prefer. Next, fill the apples with the oatmeal mixture. Put them in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

You can then add whipped cream and drizzle the caramel sauce made with maple syrup on top. This easy air fryer apple dessert will smell amazing and I promise it tastes even better!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

A Great Dessert for Any Season

I love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup, oats, vanilla, and more. It’s perfect for any season but especially good in the fall. Once you know how to make fruit in the air fryer or convection oven you will want to make cooked fruit recipes often.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

Not only can you bake apples in the air fryer but you can try pears or other fruits. Warm, earthy flavours such as cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and nuts are always wonderful with fruit recipes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Apple Dessert Variations

There are several ways to tweak this easy air fryer apple dessert. You can use pecans instead of chopped walnuts or even use chopped mixed nuts. Nutmeg or allspice would be good in place of the cinnamon or you can add some of each.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

Fudge sauce can replace the caramel and you can use vanilla extract instead of vanilla paste. You could even use a whole vanilla pod here. Add some dried fruit if you want, perhaps raisins or cranberries.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

If you bake apples in the air fryer you are cutting down on the washing up as well. Simply pop the air fryer basket in the dishwasher. There is no baking pan to soak or scrub out. That is only one great thing about these air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

Another reason to rustle them up is they make a healthy dessert. Some dessert recipes are just combinations of sugar, fat and not much else. However here you have all the healthy nutrients from apples as well as oats and nuts.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. It is so easy to bake apples in the air fryer!

Enjoy these air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples for dessert after your favourite autumn dinner. It’s warm and delicious. In fact, this is one of the best desserts you can make if you want comfort food which is warm, hearty and made with maple syrup.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. Baked apples are a favourite autumn dessert.

You will love how easy air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples are to prepare and how good they taste. Let them cool down for 5 minutes after taking them out of the air fryer though. They do get extremely hot!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. Baked apples are a favourite autumn dessert.

If you are a fan of this easy air fryer apple dessert, you might also like Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies with Vanilla Maple Glaze, Easy DIY Caramel Apples – Autumn and Halloween Treat or Irresistible Air Fryer S’more Pie Pops with Nutella.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples. You will love this air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup.

Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, apple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Bella
You are going to love this easy air fryer apple dessert. I bet you can just imagine how these air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples smell. This air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup is perfect for Autumn. It is so simple to bake apples in the air fryer!
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Ingredients

  • 5 apples  Gala
  • 1 1/2 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup caramel
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla paste
  • 2 Cups water

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F for 5 minutes 
  • Cut the top off of the apple. Then, cut to remove the seeds and stem from the center and discard. Use a spoon to remove the remaining apple inside. Be sure to stop ¼” from the bottom and sides of the apple. Place the inside of the apple onto a wooden cutting board and mince. 
  • Add minced apples, rolled oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and sea salt to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, caramel, heavy cream, vanilla paste, and water. Whisk until combined, then pour into the bowl with the oatmeal.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes or pour into a saucepan and heat over medium flame for 4 minutes. 
  • Fill apples with oatmeal mixture. Place into the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes. Let cool for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.  
  • Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Let me know if you try these maple cinnamon baked apples. Making them in the air fryer is so quick and simple. The filling is very flavourful, and you will want seconds!

If you are a fan of apple desserts, you might also like these Easy Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes.

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  1. Lesley Pearson wrote:

    5 stars
    Craving these now. I have never tried cooking apples in my air fryer yet.

    Posted 8.8.21 Reply
  2. Mimi wrote:

    Sadly I’m allergic to apples but my mom loves them so I’ll have to make them for her

    Posted 8.10.21 Reply
  3. Amber Myers wrote:

    Oh heck yes, we would LOVE these! We’re all about apples. I just need an air fryer.

    Posted 8.10.21 Reply
  4. 5 stars
    These look so tasty for the fall, yum! Plus they are not overly sweet.

    Posted 8.11.21 Reply
  5. Sharon wrote:

    5 stars
    These apples are so good! I love the filling in them, the perfect treat made right in the air fryer.

    Posted 8.11.21 Reply
  6. Oh my, this is a wonderful idea for fall! Mmmm, cinnamon apples are my favorite and I never would have thought to use my air fryer for this!

    Posted 8.12.21 Reply