Air Fryer Apples

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
4 servings
22 min

These cinnamon air fryer apple slices with maple glaze are fragrant and perfectly tender. They will leave your kitchen smelling amazing. You get all the flavors and goodness of sweet apple pie, but without all the work.

These are great to enjoy all year round as a snack or an easy dessert, but are especially good in the fall when all things apples are in full swing and there are frequent visits to the apple orchard.

And if you are all things apples right now, be sure to try my gluten-free apple crisp and apple cinnamon oat muffins.


  • EASY - These air fried apples take less than 10 minutes to prep and in total take 25 minutes from start to finish. You pretty much just need to peel the apples, mix, and air fry!
  • THE GLAZE - The finished apples are tossed in a maple glaze which makes these taste like apple pie, but without all the gluten, refined flours, and carbs.
  • DIETARY NEEDS - Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, Paleo, vegan.


Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • ▢ 4 large, sweet apples
  • ▢ 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • ▢ 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ▢ 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • ▢ 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Prepare the apples by peeling them, coring them, and slicing into ½" thick slices.
Place sliced apples in a medium-sized mixing bowl and add avocado oil and cinnamon. Mix until cinnamon and oil are evenly distributed between apples.
Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F. Once preheated, place apples in the air fryer basket in a single layer. It's okay if apples are slightly overlapping.
Air fry for roughly 12 minutes, or until apple slices are golden brown and can easily be pierced with a fork. Check apples after 10 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your apple slices and your air fryer.
While the apples are cooking, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla to create the glaze. Set aside until apples are done.
Place cooked apples in a small bowl. Drizzle with the maple glaze and stir until apples are coated. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Serve and enjoy!
  • No need to stir apples half way though, unless apples are overlapping a ton, then you'll wan to stir at the half way point. You can also air fry in batches.
  • Leftovers should be stored in the fridge and will stay good for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
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  • Pat Pat on Sep 22, 2022

    Is it okay to use regular sugar?

  • Trudy Trudy on Oct 28, 2022

    A substitute for avocado oil?

    • Eul29774785 Eul29774785 on Oct 28, 2022

      The 12 Best Avocado Oil Substitutes

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      • Extra virgin olive oil.