Air fried apples coated in cinnamon and coconut flour make for a super easy, three ingredient, fall friendly healthy snack that tastes like an indulgence.
A bunch of you told me I needed to try air frying apples, so I decided to give it a go. But I wanted to take it up a notch so first I dipped them in a cinnamon coconut flour breading and I think it makes all the difference. This recipe does not get super crispy, but the warm soft apples paired with the breading gives it kind of a healthy apple crisp feel. Or maybe more similar to apple pie!
If you haven’t gotten on the air fryer bandwagon, I highly recommend doing so. They are so fun and can make so many great dishes! Yall’s favorite recipe to date on my blog – my air fried buffalo cauliflower gnocchi – is another one you will have to make once you have your air fryer. You can also try this coconut shrimp and these sweet potato fries, or try these air fryer burgers. See now, you already have four reasons to get one!
And if you are really just in the apple mood I encourage you to check out my apple butter recipes (you can find stovetop and crockpot!), my healthy apple pie crisp, and definitely my apple cinnamon bun banana bread. I really love me a good apple recipe if you couldn’t tell!
How to Make Air Fried Apples
First you need to start with your favorite apple. Mine is always Honeycrisp. But any will do! As much as I hate peeling apples for recipes (the skin has so much fiber!) I did it for this one so that the cinnamon breading stuck better. So once you have peeled your apple you just have to slice it, dip it, and put it in the air fryer!
For the breading, I used coconut flour and cinnamon. You can substitute with all-purpose flour or almond flour if you prefer. Or you can skip the breading all together and just air fry the apple slices with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
The apple will be wet so the breading will stick to it without any additional steps so don’t worry about that. In the air fryer be sure only to do one layer at a time. So if your entire apple won’t fit this will mean you are baking in batches. But it is worth the wait!
You can probably cook these longer if you want a crispier breading, just watch them after the time mentioned below.
Lastly I dipped mine in my 2 ingredient healthy fruit dip, made with just powdered peanut butter and my favorite greek yogurt. Such an easy fruit dip and it really adds a great flavor as well as protein!
In addition to the listed ingredients you will need:
- an air fryer
- oil to coat the air fryer (a spray can of coconut oil would be ideal! but I have also used avocado and olive oil)
Enjoy your elevated take on apples!