18 Easy Air Fryer Dessert RecipesArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
October 14th is National Dessert Day! When you’re eating healthy, you deserve to be rewarded with sweet treats. However, a sweet treat doesn’t have to mean an unhealthy treat. You can easily enjoy delicious air fryer desserts while staying on track with your weight loss plan!
Using everyone’s favorite countertop appliance, the air fryer, you can make delicious air fryer dessert recipes in minutes (with no messy clean-up!). We’re talking about chocolaty donuts, chewy cookies and fresh fruit that tastes like pie. To get you started, we’ve gathered easy air fryer recipes that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Fresh-picked peaches are one of summer’s sweet treats all by themselves. However, they’re even better when they’re flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. “Bake” them in your air fryer until they are warm, tender and juicy. Granola adds a little crunch, making this a simple “peach crisp” that anyone can whip up in minutes. Don’t have an air fryer? You can heat them on your grill, too.
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Want to take the sweet-yet-tart tropical flavor of fresh pineapple up a notch? Cut the fruit into two-inch long sticks, coat them with brown sugar and cinnamon, then heat them in the air fryer until warm and tender. Kick up the taste even more by adding the spicy zing of chili pepper or ground ginger to the mix.
You don’t have to wait for firm supermarket peaches to soften. With the air fryer, you not only tenderize them in just a few minutes, but also bring out their best flavor and juiciness. As they heat and caramelize, they develop that distinct aroma of peach pie in the oven. You can enjoy them alone or slice them up and use them as a topping for nice cream recipes, yogurt or even Nutrisystem Buttermilk Waffles.
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The trendy TikTok yogurt custard toast is proof that simple ingredients can be transformed into something unique and delicious. This healthier take on the viral recipe is the ultimate air fryer dessert that could easily double as breakfast. Crusty multigrain sourdough bread is the base. We then top it with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt mixed with egg, honey and vanilla extract. Colorful berries, crunchy pistachios and cacao nibs are the toppers of this tasty toast!
You get just about everything you want from a treat with crispy Apple Chips. They have a satisfying crunch, natural sweetness and the warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, you don’t need a food dehydrator (or hours of waiting!) to make them—they come out of the air fryer in just eight minutes.
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We combined two of our favorite things: The air fryer and the sweet, seasonal taste of pumpkin spice! What these Pumpkin Pecan Clusters lack in presentation, they make up for in their crunchy texture, fabulous fall flavor and impressive nutritional profile. Featuring pumpkin in three different forms—pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin seeds—this smart and satisfying snack is the perfect addition to your autumn menu.
Turn baking season into air fryer season with this delicious Cranberry Pecan Pie recipe that’s nutritious and delicious. Enjoy wholesome ingredients and a whole lot of flavor in each slice of this simple, holiday-inspired, fruit-filled pie.
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If we’re being honest, apple fritters are pretty much “rustic” donuts combined with a slice of apple pie. They can get away with their less-than-perfect shape because they are filled with fresh apples, pillowy dough and the delicious flavors of cinnamon and sugar. Our easy Air Fryer Apple Fritter recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your healthy diet.
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Got 10 minutes? Dig into a decadent, diet-friendly dessert that’s ready in a snap! Using just 10 wholesome ingredients, you can create a gluten-free treat that fits into your healthy diet. Grab your air fryer and whip up these Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies made with cashew butter, rolled oats and chocolate chips.
Satisfy your homemade pie cravings without mixing, kneading or rolling any dough! Crisps and crumbles are ideal for all of the lazy cooks out there, simply because they eliminate the most complicated step: pie dough. Keep things easy and breezy this summer with a seasonal dessert recipe that is quick and easy to prepare. This Raspberry Crisp combines fresh berries with a crunchy and crispy topping made from rolled oats, walnuts, cinnamon, chia seeds and light butter.
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What if we told you that you could achieve the perfect peanut butter chocolate cookie in your air fryer? Our healthy recipe developers at The Leaf have turned this dream into a reality! These Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for when you’re craving a sweet treat but just don’t feel like turning on the oven.
Who says that you need a campfire to make s’mores? Whip up your favorite fireside snack any time of the year with this unique twist on a classic combination! The infamous air fryer continues to make healthy eating easier in this Air Fryer Chocolate S’mores recipe that’s less than 120 calories per serving.
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If you turned apple pie inside out, it would kind of be like this Air Fryer Baked Apple. The filling of buttery raisins and walnuts, seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, comes together with the caramelized sweetness of the apple. The result? A healthy dessert that tastes just like your favorite pie. You can also mix it up and make this recipe with pears instead!
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Sure, you can easily whip a s’more in your backyard fire pit when the weather is nice. But what about those rainy summer nights or cold winter days? Now you can enjoy s’mores all year long with a little help from your air fryer! And if you thought s’mores couldn’t get any better, wait until you try them with another delicious pairing: banana and peanut butter!
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When it comes to healthy snack options, fresh fruit with nut butter is one of the most popular choices. Apple slices paired with almond butter is a quick and easy snack that has it all: Sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy, delicious and nutritious. We’re combining this snack time staple with another classic treat: s’mores!
Jelly donuts—the number one comfort food. The donut of all donuts, and the leader of the pastry world. Typically filled with copious amount of sugar and unhealthy ingredients, and heavily suggested to stay away from during weight loss. Well we’ve got great news—we’ve created a Nutrisystem-approved Jelly Donuts recipe that is diet-friendly and totally guilt-free. This recipe makes six donuts, and each donut clocks in at a mere 132 calories. We also make them in a muffin tin for easy prep and clean up!
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Who doesn’t crave a pastry every once in a while? The sad news is that biting into a drive-through donut to start your morning will often derail you from your healthy diet. Nutrisystem is changing all of that with these Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Donuts! What makes these donuts so special? The homemade blueberry glaze, of course, which uses real blueberries and cream cheese to create a nutritious AND creamy topping. Each donut is a mere 161 calories.
Trust us: You “donut” want to miss this recipe—especially if you’re a chocolate lover. Whoever said Chocolate Donuts on a diet are a no-no, certainly didn’t know about this guilt-free recipe. These sweet pastries are baked or “fried” to donut-shop perfection for a chocolatey, diet-approved treat. These last three air fryer dessert donut recipes can also be made in the oven! Check out the recipe for oven instructions.
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*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.