Donuts, cookie bars, chocolate cake and more — yes you can cook them in your air fryer! Get the recipes for 15 delicious air fryer desserts using this must-have kitchen appliance.
Is there anything an air fryer can’t do? Appetizers, main dishes and now sweets! I’ve rounded up a collection of delicious air fryer desserts you must try.
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I’ve said it before, but the air fryer is one of my favorite kitchen appliance. We use our air fryer almost every day for cooking and crisping things that we would have previously cooked in the oven or toaster oven.
We just amped up our air fryer game, too, by purchasing the 5-in-1 Ninja Foodi Grill with a built-in air fryer. This gives us a larger capacity for air frying, which means we can make all kinds of things that we couldn’t in our smaller air fryer.
Air Fryer Recipes
Did you know you could cook all kinds of things in an air fryer? How about an entire meal from appetizers to desserts? Here are just a few air fryer recipes to try:
Since an air fryer is basically a convection oven, you can cook all kinds of things in it that you would cook in a conventional oven or a deep fryer.
This includes desserts — things like chocolate cake, healthier donuts, muffins, cookie bars, s’mores, air fryer cheesecake, cookie dough bites and hand pies.
Which of these easy air fryer dessert recipes do you want to try first?
Air Fryer Dessert Recipes
- Gluten Free Chocolate Air Fryer Cake – Recipes From A Pantry
- Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins – Clean Eating Kitchen
- Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Berry Maple
- Air Fryer Peanut Butter Banana Dessert Bites – This Old Gal
- Air Fryer Oreos – Berry Maple
Air Fryer Dessert Recipe Ideas
- Air Fryer Caramel Cheesecake – Recipe This
- Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe – Lydi Out Loud
- Air Fryer S’mores – My Forking Life
- Fried Cookie Dough Bites – Cooking In Stilettos
- Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Air Fryer Donut Recipes
- The Ultimate Air Fryer Doughnuts – Recipe This
- Rainbow Air Fryer Donuts – In The Kids Kitchen
- Quick Air Fryer Doughnuts – This Old Gal
- Air Fryer Donuts – Bitz ‘n Giggles
- Air Fryer Donut Recipe –The Kitchn
Questions about Air Fryers?
While air fryers have been around for a while, they’re not exactly a kitchen staple in every home. I’ll attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions about air fryers. If you have others, please leave a comment and I’ll try to answer those, as well.
What can you do with an air fryer?
Air fryers are great for preparing foods that are traditionally fried in a more healthful manner. Just toss the food in the air fryer basket with a tiny bit of oil or cooking spray, set the temperature and timer and wait for the bell to ding. (It is helpful to shake or toss food in an air fryer to ensure even cooking and crisping.)
Lots of people who are trying to eat healthier or lose weight swear by their air fryers. You’ll love these 20 Weight Watchers Air Fryer recipes.
You’ll be amazed at how crispy foods get when cooked in an air fryer versus a regular oven, microwave of toaster oven.
An air fryer is great for reheating fried foods, like pork fried wontons or squash chips. You can also cook frozen french fries, chicken nuggets, spring rolls and egg rolls in it. They come out crispy and delicious.
But don’t think an air fryer is only useful for reheating or cooking frozen foods. You can straight-up cook in an air fryer — everything from appetizers, side dishes, entrees and desserts.
Can you bake in an air fryer?
Yes, you can bake in an air fryer. You can make cakes and cookies, and you can also bake things like chicken and vegetables, too. An air fryer is essentially a smaller version of a convention oven. So anything you can cook in a convection oven, you can prepare in an air fryer.
Can you use ramekins in an air fryer?
Looking to make mini air fryer desserts or personal-sized chicken pot pies? You can definitely use ramekins, small glass jars or other oven-proof baking cups in an air fryer. The size of your air fryer will limit the number of ramekins you can fit inside it though, so you may have to prepare some recipes in batches.
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