Everyone loves to satisfy their sweet tooth every now and then. But the extra calories and carbs in desserts stops us from bingeing out on those tasty treats. And with the time it takes to make them and all the dishes it takes to create one, forget about it! Well, with our Air Fryer you don’t need to worry about any of that, especially since we found some healthier desserts, we bet you didn’t even know you could make in an air fryer. Most of the recipes require throwing your ingredients in a bowl, mixing them together, transferring to a baking dish and done!
And with our accessory set included with our latest Air Fryer, the possibilities are endless! Our accessories include a kebab rack, toasting rack, standard rack, baking pan, pizza pan, resting mat, silicone muffin tin and a pack of parchment paper! You can use the kebab rack to enjoy some dessert skewers with blueberries, strawberries and sponge cake. Use the muffin tin to whip up some Lemon Blueberry Muffins or even the baking pan to make the bread or cake of your dreams! There are tons of ways to make a dessert healthier or low carb. Try using gluten and dairy free products, natural sweeteners and lots and lots of fruit and veggie substitutions. Continue reading to see all the yummy desserts we came up with and maybe get some ideas along the way for your own!
This a great example of a healthy dessert, because apples are tremendous for weight loss, heart health, bone health and more. Gala apples were our go-to, but feel free to use Fuji, honey crisp or granny smith for a sour taste! One apple will make one batch, so if you are wanting to make more than double the recipe. Using a mandolin slicer is preferred, because it will give you the best speed and uniformity when slicing. If you don’t have one of those, a kitchen knife, apple corer-slicer or even a salad chopper are other great kitchen tools to use, as well. We chopped our apples into chip-like slices, but feel free to dice them, cut them into wedges or slice them like french fries! For a healthier dessert option, try making the recipe without the added sugar. We used an air fryer to prepare these, but you could also utilize an Air Fryer Oven and dehydrate them! We enjoyed this yummy snack by itself, but they are also great to stick in oatmeal, soup, salad and dessert.
1 red apple
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Using a slicing mandolin, thinly slice and core the apple.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Add the apple slices and coat them well.
Line the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional) to prevent sticking.
Spread apple slices evenly inside the basket and air fry at 250◦F for 1 hour.
Fried Banana Smores
Enjoy a little extra indulgence and no extra guilt with this air fried dessert. By air frying it, you are cutting up to 80% of the added fat out, making this the ideal healthier dessert option. Make sure to peel your bananas lengthwise, so that the banana stays together and can hold the rest of the ingredients. We went for a more rich and sweet dessert, but feel free to fill the banana with different toppings! Using a spoon to eat this dessert is ideal, so that you can spoon out the filling. Turn this dish into a banana split by adding a big pile of ice cream and some fresh fruit!
4 tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp mini peanut butter chips
4 tbsp mini marshmallows
4 tbsp graham cracker cereal
Slice into the unpeeled banana lengthwise along the inside of the curve. Open the banana slightly to form a pocket.
Fill each pocket with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and marshmallows. Poke the graham cracker cereal into the filling.
Place the bananas in the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional), resting them on each other to keep them upright.
Air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes, or until the bananas are soft to the touch, the peel has blackened, and the chocolate and marshmallows have melted and toasted. Allow your bananas to cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
An American favorite that will sure to bring comfort your way. Using apples in a recipe is ideal, because apples are great for weight loss, preventing cancer, maintaining your digestive health and more. You will want to start by cutting the apple in half and spooning out some of the flesh, because you will fill it later on. We wanted a sweeter taste, which is why we went for a sweeter mixture. Go ahead and add in whatever type of mixture you desire! Pouring water into the cake pan before cooking is to ensure your apples will stay juicy and the air fryer doesn’t smoke too much. We drizzled agave nectar over it for a sweeter explosion but add your own desired toppings!
1 medium apple
2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp raisins
1 ½ tsp butter, melted
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ cup water
Cut the apple in half around the middle and spoon out some of the flesh. Place the apple in a cake pan safe for the air fryer.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and raisins. Spoon the mixture into the centers of the apple halves.
Pour water into the pan and place the cake pan in the air fryer basket. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Drizzle agave nectar over the top of the apples and enjoy!
Monkey Bread is the perfect pastry that you can enjoy for breakfast or an evening dessert. The original recipe called for Swerve as the natural sweetener, but feel free to use Stevia, Truvia or coconut sugar! You can also use regular milk or almond milk, just make sure that it is unsweetened. Xanthan gum is a crucial ingredient to thicken up the consistency of this recipe since you will be rolling the dough into a ball shape. We didn’t have any whey protein powder on hand, so we omitted that ingredient, but feel free to use it to get your protein intake in! Cutting the butter before mixing is an important step to ensure the butter will easily mix with the other ingredients without making a mess. Adding toasted pecans to the sauce gives this dish that extra crunchiness texture. Remember to place the bread evenly in the baking pan and make sure the ball shapes are even in size and thickness, so it will cook evenly at the same time. When it is done cooking, turn the baking pan upside down onto a serving plate to easily get the bread out. We cut this recipe in half, since we were new to making desserts in the air fryer and were unsure how it would turn out. Feel free to make the whole recipe if you are already a pro or are feeding more than a few people!
3 tbsp natural sweetener
2 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 cups almond flour
¼ cup unsweetened whey protein powder
1 cup coconut flour
½ cup natural sweetener
1 tbsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup unsalted butter, cold
1 tsp vanilla extract
Maple Pecan Sauce:
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup brown natural sweetener
2 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and grease an air fryer safe baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 3 tbsp of natural sweetener and ground cinnamon. Whisk until blended and set aside.
In another small mixing bowl, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar together and set aside.
For the dough, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, natural sweetener, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt until blended. Then, cut the butter into cubes and add to the dry ingredients. Cut in with a fork or blender until flour looks like corn meal.
Add the vanilla and eggs in and mix until well combined. Then, add the almond milk/apple cider vinegar mixture in and stir until dough is uniform and can be rolled into balls.
Use a cookie scoop and roll the dough gently into a ball shape and continue until you have rolled all the dough up.
Then, roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar-coating mixture and place in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of leftover cinnamon/sugar coating over the top of the dough in the baking pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
While the Monkey Bread is cooking, make the maple pecan sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the brown natural sweetener, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and pecans. Stir until the natural sweetener is dissolved and set aside.
When the Monkey Bread is done, allow it to sit in the baking pan for about 10 minutes before turning it out onto a serving dish or plate. Then, drizzle with maple pecan sauce and serve immediately.
Sweet Potato Dessert Fries
Sweet potatoes are nutritious, because they are full of Vitamin A and promote healthy vision and brain function. Leaving the skin on them also has its benefits, because the skin contains loads of potassium and fiber. Dipping your fries in cornstarch or arrowroot starch is beneficial, because its thick quality makes it ideal for coating. Using either one will be fine, the only difference is arrowroot comes from tropical plants and cornstarch comes from corn. Coconut oil is the best option for tossing with your fries, because it is known to be able to withstand higher temperatures than most oils. Make this recipe a low carb option by replacing sweet potatoes with jicama. Also, consider switching to a natural sweetener, such as Swerve or Stevia instead of regular sugar. We selected the Air Fryer as our appliance of choice, but these could also be baked in an Air Fryer Oven or regular stove top oven. We dipped this yummy treat in Greek Vanilla Yogurt, but take advantage of other dipping sauces, like maple cashew cream frosting, marshmallow cream or chocolate sauce!
2 medium sweet potatoes
½ tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp butter, melted
¼ cup coconut sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
powdered sugar for drizzling
Peel your sweet potatoes and wash them with clean water and pat dry.
Slice the peeled sweet potatoes lengthwise, ½ inch thick. Then, toss your sweet potato slices in ½ tbsp of coconut oil and cornstarch.
Place your sweet potato slices on perforated parchment paper (optional) in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 370°F for 18 minutes, shaking halfway through.
Once they are done cooking, remove the fries from the air fryer and place them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle 2 tsp of butter on top of the fries. Then, mix in cinnamon and sugar and toss fries together again.
Place on a serving plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with desired dipping sauce and enjoy!
Low Carb Creamy Cheesecake
This creamy dessert can be a low carb option using dairy free cream cheese, an egg replacer and a natural sweetener instead of sugar. You could definitely make this a crust-less treat, but we wanted that extra crunch, so we stuck with the crust. We recommend lining your baking pan with parchment paper to ensure your dessert doesn’t get stuck to the bottom or burn. We utilized the baking pan that came with the air fryer, but feel free to use any air fryer safe baking pan you have in your kitchen! We used an electric mixer to blend the cream cheese and condensed milk together, but if you do not have one, a whisk will do just fine. You will need to refrigerate it afterwards to make sure that its consistency is at its best.
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
½ tsp lemon zest
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp sugar
In a medium mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Using an air fryer baking pan lined with perforated parchment paper (optional), press crust mixture into the bottom and up the side of the baking pan. Place the baking pan into the air fryer basket and heat at 350°For 4 minutes.
Using a mixer, blend together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Then blend in vanilla extract, egg and lemon zest. Do not over-blend. Pour over graham cracker crust. Place back into the air fryer and cook at 310°For 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cheesecake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cheesecake is done.
Remove the baking pan from the air fryer basket and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Carefully run a plastic knife, spatula or wooden skewer around the edge of the baking pan to loosen and then remove from the pan and onto a serving plate.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
The balance of chocolate and zucchini makes this a healthy AND delicious treat. Using zucchini adds moisture, texture and nutrition to your baking. Make this a hearty option by substituting gluten free flour, an egg replacer or dairy free butter. The baking pan included in the accessory set with our air fryer is what we used, but feel free to use your own baking pan. We used olive oil cooking spray to grease the baking pan, but you could also use coconut oil, shortening or butter! We did not have shredded zucchini, so feel free to chop your strands up smaller to achieve that shredded texture. Utilizing chocolate chips gives this recipe a more rich and sweeter taste that made it extra chocolatey. It is important to remember that when the bread is done cooking to let it cool on a wire rack first before storing in an airtight container. Serve this rich dessert with a glass of cold milk or some chocolate banana pudding!
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
1 egg, room temperature
6 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup shredded zucchini
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
Grease a mini baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a larger bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, melted butter, oil and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until well combined. Then, fold in the zucchini and most of the chocolate chips, reserving a few for the top.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared mini baking pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Then, place in the air fryer and bake at 310°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean.
When it is done cooking, remove the pan from the air fryer and let it cool on a wire rack until slightly warm and enjoy!
We all would love to enjoy a piece of chocolate cake after dinner or an apple turnover for breakfast. Sometimes the number of calories, carbs and fats in these desserts stop us. What if you could have your cake and eat it too?! There are so many ways to alter any recipe to make it healthier. Whether that be, switching from all-purpose flour to almond flour, using an egg replacer like applesauce instead of actual eggs or substituting fruits and vegetables to add more thickness to your meal. And when you are able to utilize our Air Fryer, it becomes a win win for everybody! You will be able to enjoy your dessert within minutes and the delectable taste of each dessert will make you forget what you were even worrying about in the first place!
If you need more recipe ideas, enjoy our included recipe book with easy to follow steps and check out an Air Fryer dessert staple of ours, Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. It’s a rich, sweet dessert for the whole family to enjoy!
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A big thank you to the authors of the recipes we tested out. Check out the links below to take a look at the original recipes and tips on air frying.