When I think of air fryers, I think of french fries and air fried chicken. That’s primarily how they are promoted and honestly, that’s what I mainly cook with mine. But you can do all kinds of dishes in an air fryer, including desserts!
I’ve made numerous desserts in my air fryer since getting one a few years ago. Some haven’t worked out well but most have. But here are 15 of my favorite go-to air fryer desserts. These are the ones my family seems to ask for the most, plus one or two that I enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Air Fryer Chocolate Cake
Any night can be a special celebration with this delicious air fryer chocolate cake recipe. This recipe includes an easy frosting recipe that you can make while the cake is cooling.
This cake cooks quickly without the need to heat up the oven (and the whole house)! Slice it and serve it with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge to take this recipe to the next level and satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings with little effort.
If you can resist eating it all, this cake will store well for up to a week in the refrigerator, giving you a quick dessert to enjoy another day.
Recipe courtesy of spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com.
Air Fryer New York Style Cheesecake
Grab a 6-inch springform pan and get ready to have your mind blown with this air fryer dessert recipe! It turns out that the air fryer really is what dreams are made of, if you love cheesecake that is.
This New York Style Cheesecake makes the process of baking a cheesecake a whole lot easier. Plus, this blogger includes variations to turn one winning recipe into 5 delicious cheesecake desserts!
You won’t get a light and bright cheesecake, like true New York style, but you’ll end up with a golden brown top that adds a depth of flavor like crème brûlée, not found with the traditional New York style cheesecake.
Recipe courtesy of recipethis.com.
Healthy Air Fryer Gluten Free Apple Crisp
This air fryer apple crisp comes together really quickly (you don’t even have to peel the apples unless you just want to!) and it won’t go straight to your hips since it’s healthier than other options.
The almond flour and oats mean it’s also gluten free, making it a real winner across the board for many dietary styles. Serve it with ice cream if you are feeling daring or frozen yogurt to keep it light.
Recipe courtesy of fitandfrugalmommy.com.
Low Carb Air Fryer Peaches
Turn slightly under-ripe peaches into a warm and delicious dessert! To make this recipe, you simply cut the peaches in half, air fry them, and top them with a delicious sweet cinnamon butter. Then let the air fryer work its magic and in about 10 minutes, you’ll have a wonderful and healthy dessert.
Make this even healthier by omitting the cinnamon butter and sprinkling the peaches with only cinnamon instead. If you don’t like peaches or they aren’t in season, you can also do this with apples, plums, apricots, or nectarines.
Recipe courtesy of goodfoodbaddie.com.
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Before you get started on this air fryer dessert recipe, keep in mind it only makes 6 cookies! It’s a perfect option for dessert for you, date night, or for a small family but you’ll have to make more than one batch if you’re feeding a crowd. Sometimes when the kids are away, I’ll make a few for myself and let them have one when they get home 😉
This cookie has the perfect blend of crispness and chewiness to give you a cookie that’s a delight to eat. The recipe uses a mix of brown and white sugar and only one egg yolk to create the desired texture.
Be sure to flatten out the cookie because your air fryer doesn’t “spread” the dough like an oven will. After a 6-8 minute cook time, you have a delicious dessert with less effort!
Recipe courtesy of kitchenathoskins.com.
Air Fryer Donuts
No air fryer desserts page is complete without air fryer doughnuts. Transform refrigerated biscuit dough into tonight’s dessert with this air fryer donut recipe. While these donuts won’t taste like traditional donuts, you can still satisfy that craving with a whole lot less time, ingredients, and effort. That’s a win in our book!
Simply cut out the middle of each biscuit and cook them for a quick 2 minutes on each side. Then gather the family around and customize the donuts for everyone’s tastes. Will it be cinnamon sugar, glazed, or chocolate covered?
Recipe courtesy of therecipecritic.com.
Air Fryer Brownies
It’s time to ditch the oven and get your brownies in the air fryer!
These brownies are soft, fudgy, and delicious—a great treat for a night in with friends or family. They’re quick to make and easy to eat straight out of the air fryer, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying them!
Recipe courtesy of airfryingfoodie.com.
Healthy Air Fried Cinnamon Apple Chips
If you are looking for healthy air fryer desserts, then check these out! These cinnamon apple chips are healthy, easy, and fresh — plus they’ll make your kitchen smell amazing!
This dessert is the perfect healthy treat. It’s made with apples and cinnamon without any added sugar. The apple chips don’t require any frying or even a pan—they’re cooked in an air fryer! And they’re ready in under 30 minutes, so you can enjoy them on busy weeknights too.
Recipe courtesy of thesugarfreediva.com.
Air Fried Bread Pudding
If you love dessert, but you don’t have the time to make it, this is for you.
This air fryer bread pudding recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll never want to go back to baking in a regular oven again!
All you need is a few ingredients and 15 minutes of your time to make this decadent treat. Change up the chocolate to create different flavors and experiences each time you whip this up.
Air Fryer Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies have always been a favorite. They crumble and melt in your mouth in the most satisfying way.
Buttery, melty cookies are great, but what if you could have that same buttery taste without having to bake them?
Enter: The Air Fryer Shortbread Cookie. With 3 ingredients and ready in a hurry, this is the perfect treat when you want something sweet, but don’t have time to bake!
Recipe courtesy of airfryeryum.com.
Air Fryer Lava Cakes
You know those chocolate lava cakes you see everywhere? The ones that are so rich and gooey and warm, you can’t stop eating them until they’re all gone?
Chances are, you’ve never made one of these desserts yourself. Why? Because they’re hard to make. If you don’t get the temperature just right or if the batter is too thick, you end up with a cake that’s still delicious but not quite as decadent as it could be.
With this air fryer chocolate lava cake recipe, though, it’s easy! All you need is a ramekin, some eggs and flour, butter, sugar, chocolate, and vanilla extract —the usual suspects—and your air fryer will do all the rest of the work.
You’ll end up with a warm, gooey treat that’s perfect for sharing with friends or loved ones. And who doesn’t love sharing sweet treats?
Recipe courtesy of bitzngiggles.com.
Healthy Air Fryer Apple Pie Egg Rolls
Apple pie egg rolls are a delicious, healthier version of the classic American dessert. Get all of the apple pie flavors in less time and with less fat.
In this recipe, you’ll use your air fryer and premade egg roll wrappers to create a crispy crust and a soft, warm center that is bursting with apple pie flavor. The best part? No oil or butter is required!
Recipe courtesy of yummyhealthyeasy.com.
Air Fried Oreo Beignets
This stuffed beignet recipe is the perfect quick and easy dessert. Stuff with Oreos, Reese’s cups, or another favorite filling, and the resulting air fryer dessert will not disappoint.
The crescent dough is easy to work with and bakes up perfectly flakey every time, so even if you’ve never made beignets before, this recipe will make you feel like a pro. And since it’s so quick and easy, you’ll have time to make them over and over again!
Recipe courtesy of saltysidedish.com.
Healthy Air Fried Funnel Cakes
We all know how hard it is to resist a delicious funnel cake, but now you can have your funnel cake and eat it too!
This dessert is made with healthy ingredients and eliminates all the oil. The end result is delicious funnel cakes that still taste like the real thing. The blogger tested multiple recipes to get the perfect funnel cake recipe for the air fryer.
Recipe courtesy of air-fried.com.
Healthy Air Fryer Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Chocolate zucchini bread is the perfect dessert for a healthy lifestyle. The zucchini makes the bread moist and is an easy way to hide some veggies. All you taste is chocolatey deliciousness – no one will ever know you used zucchini.
This chocolate zucchini bread recipe is easy to make and full of healthy ingredients. It’s a great way to use up your zucchini and satisfy those chocolate cravings!
Recipe courtesy of kleinworthco.com.
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