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Air Fryer Apple Crisp for Two

Best Apple Crisp in Air Fryer is the best gluten free air fryer dessert! Fresh chopped apples are topped with a buttery oatmeal almond flour crumb topping that tastes divine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

More apple recipes to try this fall – Apple Cinnamon Waffles, Microwave Apple Cake or Instant Pot Apple Oatmeal.

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baking pan with apple crisp along with spoons

This post was originally published on 11/02/2021 but modified on 02/23/2022 to add more details. However, the recipe, images and video remain the same.

Air fryer Apple Crisp

What I love about this recipe is that you get your sweet cravings satisfied, yet made with healthy ingredients. It is quick, easy, makes small batch serving for two, made with almond flour, oats and gluten free.

Baking with fruits is one of our favorite sweet treat. The fruit tends to get more sweeter and softer, making it even more delicious when paired with the crispy topping (like this Baked mango).

What is Apple Crisp?

In a more simple form, it is a dessert made chopped apples, topped with a streusel topping and then baked. However, making a dish with juicy cooked fruit along with a golden crispy topping in air fryer was tricky, since air fryer cooks food fast on the top which sometimes does not enough time for the fruit to soften . So, we came up with 2 clever hacks to solve the problem.

THE SECRET

1. Chopped apples – We tried this recipe with sliced fruit, but they turned to be mostly crunchy and raw by the time the crumb was browned. However, chopping them into 1/4-inch cubes, made them tender and juicy.

2. Adding water into the filling – Traditional baked apple crisp recipes are cooked slowly in the oven, which yields a juicy apple along with a caramel sauce from the sugar and juices. Since air fryer cooks by blowing hot air, which inhibits that process, we used a substantial amount of water that helped in creating a steam and cooking them soft and tender.

Best Apples to use 

The best ones to use for almond flour apple crisp are those that are firm, sweet and crisp. We prefer fruits that hold its shape after the intense cooking like Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, Braeburn, Pink Lady, or Honey crisp (refer more on best baking apples here).

To peel or not to peel

Both peeled or unpeeled fruit works well for oven baked recipes, due to long and slow cooking process which helps to soften the skin. But, we recommend peeling off the skin, since air frying does not soften the skin as much when compared to oven baking.

Pro tips for success

More healthy – Use solid coconut oil instead of butter

Almond flour – Use super fine variety and not almond meal.

2 large apples – Chopped measures about 2 and 3/4 cups

Do not chop them bigger – The fruit might not get cooked if cut into larger pieces.

We used Gala variety and the sugar quantity was perfect.

Rotating the pan half way though air frying helps in even browning.

Use chopped walnuts or pecans instead of sliced almonds.

Can I use regular flour instead of almond flour?

Yes. Use 1 tablespoon all purpose flour for filling and 3 tablespoons for topping.

What to serve with this healthy crisp?

Serve hot / warm / room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an easy dessert or snack.

If serving for a light breakfast, then serve it with some greek yogurt sweetened with honey.

Ingredients

Apple – Use your favorite like Fuji, Honey crisp, Jonagold, Braeburn or Granny smith.

Oats – Old fashioned oats or rolled oats

Almond Flour – Super fine almond flour

Sugar – Both brown sugar and regular sugar is used, which gives a perfect balance of sweetness and caramel flavor (check out more desserts using brown sugar).

Butter – Cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

Spices – Ground cinnamon

ingredients to make apple dessert in air fryer

How to make?

Prepare fruit – Peel, core and chop into 1/4 inch cubes.

Make filling – Stir chopped fruit, almond flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, water and salt together in a greased 6-inch baking pan.

Make topping – Mix oats, almond flour, sugar and salt together. Mix cold butter with your finger tips, until it is thoroughly incorporated. Stir in chopped sliced almonds.

Air fry  – Bake apple crisp with almond flour in a pre heated 350 degree air fryer for about 30 minutes or until the topping is golden.

Eat – Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

More recipes using Air fryer: Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms, Tandoori Cauliflower WingsGarlic toast in air fryerGarlic Parmesan WingsBreaded MushroomsAir Fryer Garlic ShrimpRecipe for Breaded Shrimp in Air FryerRoasted Green BeansOmeletteCheesy air fryer chicken dinner recipe, Air Fryer TilapiaCrispy Chickpeas and Air Fryer Broccoli.

How to store leftovers?

Refrigerate leftover crisp (wrapped in foil) for 2 to 3 days.

How to reheat?

Place baking pan (remove foil/plastic wrap), add about 1 tablespoon water into the empty part of the pan and place in a pre heated 300 degree air fryer and cook for 5 to 8 minutes (depends on the quantity), until warmed through.

We love our Air fryer  and continue coming up with various dishes for dinner, dessertsnack or breakfast. Few our most popular recipes are Cheesy Loaded Nachos, Chicken Burger, Creamy Oatmeal and Chicken Nuggets.

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air fryer apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream along with two spoons

Air Fryer Apple Crisp with Two

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Mostly Healthy Apple Crisp in Air Fryer is the best gluten free air fryer dessert! Fresh chopped apples are topped with a buttery oatmeal almond flour crumb topping that tastes divine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients

Apple Filling

  • 2 large apples
  • 1/4 cup golden brown sugar, not packed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour, super fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons old fashion Oats
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (white)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped

To serve

  • Vanilla ice cream

Equipments used

  • Air Fryer
  • 6-inch Baking pan

Instructions

Make Apple Filling


1. Peel, core and chop apples into 1/4-inch cubes.

2. Grease a 6-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or brush with butter.

3. Add chopped apples and all other apple filling ingredients (brown sugar, water, almond flour, cinnamon and salt) into the greased baking pan and stir well until well combined (spread around so that it is in an even layer). Set aside while you make the topping.

Make Crumb Topping


1. Add oats, almond flour (1/4 cup), 2 tablespoons sugar and salt into a seperate medium bowl and stir to combine.

2. Cut cold butter into small chunks and mix into the oat mixture with your finger tips, until all butter is evenly distributed. Stir in sliced almonds.

3. Sprinkle topping on top of the apples and spread until they form an even layer.

Air Fry


1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F for 30 minutes. Place baking pan into the basket when hot and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden. (Rotate the pan half way through baking, so the top gets an even color).

2. Gently remove pan from air fryer and place on a wire rack.

Serve

Ladle apple crisp into bowls and top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Crisp can be enjoyed hot, warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Almond flour – Use super fine variety and not almond meal.2 large apples – Chopped measures about 2 and 3/4 cups

Do not chop them bigger – The fruit might not get cooked if cut into larger pieces.

We used Gala variety and the sugar quantity was perfect.

Best Apples to use – The best ones to use for almond flour apple crisp are those that are firm, sweet and crisp. We prefer fruits that hold its shape after the intense cooking like Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, Braeburn, Pink Lady, or Honey crisp.

Rotating the pan half way though air frying helps in even browning.

Use chopped walnuts or pecans instead of sliced almonds.

Use regular flour instead of almond flour - Use 1 tablespoon all purpose flour for filling and 3 tablespoons for topping.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 573Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 10gSugar: 59gProtein: 9g

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