Gluten Free Dessert Recipe – Air Fryer Baked Apples

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Finding a gluten-free dessert recipe for when my daughter visits isn’t as easy as it sounds. We don’t like to serve a lot of super sweet desserts because my husband is diabetic. But, since everyone loves fruit desserts, these air fryer baked apples are a delicious option.

Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Air Fryer Baked Apples

Gluten Free Dessert Recipe

Whether you’re gluten intolerant, following the Paleo diet, or trying to stay in ketosis, many people look for a gluten free dessert recipe to enjoy after their meal. So, if you’re wondering what’s a good gluten free treat, you might want to try these air fryer baked apples. Or, if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit sweeter, try this Ring Ding recipe.

Do desserts have gluten?

It really all depends on the dessert. If your dessert is made with traditional all-purpose flour, then it definitely does have gluten. But there are many desserts that can be made with gluten free flour. We always enjoy my salted caramel brownies when we want a gluten free sweet treat.

baked apples on a white plate with a silver tray

Gluten free fruit desserts

If you’re looking for gluten free fruit desserts, these air fryer baked apples are the perfect gluten free dessert recipe. You can also try my blueberry crisp recipe or my cherry crumble recipe that are both gluten free.

Air fryer baked apples

These air fryer baked apples are gluten free so they do not contain flour. They do contain oats they aren’t Paleo or Keto friendly. But, for those that are looking for a lighter dessert, this is a wonderful option. They also have a tablespoon of maple syrup. So, they are not sugar free. But, if you are simply watching your sugar, this won’t have a huge impact.

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What type of air fryer should I use?

This gluten free dessert recipe should work in any type of air fryer. If you have a larger air fryer, you should be able to fit at least four apples in it. If you have a smaller version, you may only get two or three apples inside. Just adjust the number of apples for the sizes of your air fryer.

cored apples on a white cutting board

How do I remove the center of the apple?

You will need to remove the center of the apple in order to add the oat and nut mixture. To do that easily, just get an apple corer. You can do it by hand with a sharp knife. But, it’s a lot easier to use an apple corer.

What type of apples should I use?

Any type of baking apple will work in this gluten free dessert recipe. You will want something that is firm enough to keep its shape. This recipe uses the Honeycrisp apples. But, I have used Macintosh apples to make baked apples as well with good results.

Gluten free dessert recipe suggestions

Here are a few more gluten free dessert recipes you might want to try.

ingredients to make air fryer baked apples

Ingredients for air fryer baked apples

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  • 2 to 4 honeycrisp apples (depending on the size of your air fryer)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Air Fryer Baked Apples

How to make this gluten free dessert recipe

  1. Preheat air fryer to 340 degrees. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. From each apple, remove the center core without piercing the bottom of the apples. (You can use a corer to score the area and then a melon baller to scoop out the seeds and a ittle of the fruit to create a space inside the apple.)
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Stuff the oatmeal mixture into each apple, packing well to fill the space inside.
  5. Arrange the apples in the basket with space between them to allow the air to flow.
  6. Cook for 15 minutes or until the apples are softened and weeping slightly.
  7. Serve with granola, dried fruit (like raisins), ice cream, additional melted butter, whipped cream, and/or additional maple syrup.
Yield: 4

Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Air Fryer Baked Apples

Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Air Fryer Baked Apples

Looking for an easy healthy dessert? Try this gluten free dessert recipe for air fryer baked apples.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 honeycrisp apples (depending on the size of your air fryer)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 340 degrees. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. From each apple, remove the center core without piercing the bottom of the apples. (You can use a corer to score the area and then a melon baller to scoop out the seeds and a ittle of the fruit to create a space inside the apple.)
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Stuff the oatmeal mixture into each apple, packing well to fill the space inside.
  5. Arrange the apples in the basket with space between them to allow the air to flow.
  6. Cook for 15 minutes or until the apples are softened and weeping slightly.
  7. Serve with granola, dried fruit (like raisins), ice cream, additional melted butter, whipped cream, and/or additional maple syrup.

Notes

You can use a corer to score the area and then a melon baller to scoop out the seeds and a ittle of the fruit to create a space inside the apple.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 6gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

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