Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe

Enjoy a delicious and healthy treat with our easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe. Made with gluten free oats, this delectable dessert combines the sweetness of apples and the satisfying crunch of oats. Whether you’re following a gluten free diet or simply looking for a delightful treat, this easy-to-make apple crisp is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen and will satisfy everybody’s sugar cravings.

We gave this Apple Crisp recipe a twist as we made it in the Air Fryer. The result? A crisp made in faster and more sustainable way. You will love it!

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Why we love 💕the Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe

  • Sweet crunchiness: The subtle sweetness of the apples pairs perfectly with the crunchiness of the oats and also of the apples!
  • Gluten-Free Delight: This recipe eliminates gluten without sacrificing taste or texture, making it accessible to those with dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • Versatility: This apple crisp can be enjoyed on its own, but it also pairs wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. You can even serve it warm or cold, making it suitable for any occasion. Some like it as an afternoon treat, others enjoy it with a cup of coffee for breakfast!
  • This Air Fryer dessert is super easy and fast to make
  • We love the fall colors of the fruit in the baking pan!

More sweet treats? Try ourn delicious Cosmic Crisp Apple Crumble and British favorite Sweet and Tart Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp

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👩‍🍳What kitchenware you need to make the Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe

🕐How to make this recipe

🍏🍎Get the apple filling ready

In a medium bowl, mix cut apples with lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine tapioca starch and vanilla, then add the apples and lemon juice and toss gently to coat. Transfer fruit mix into an 8 1/4-inch Pyrex glass baking dish. Place Pyrex in the Air Fryer and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

a bowl of cut up apples

▶️Prepare the crisp topping

In a medium bowl, combine the old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, butter, almond flour, and cinnamon until the mixture takes on a crumbly texture. Sprinkle it evenly over baked apples. Place in the Air Fryer and bake for 10-15 minutes or until topping gets light brown and is crispy. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

We made this recipe in a Microwave Air Fryer Oven. If you use the traditional Air Fryer, use the Air Fryer basket

Mix topping How to make the Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe
Apple Crisp in a Pyrex dish in the Air Fryer Oven
The apple crisp is baked in a Pyrex baking dish

Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe done - now serving with icecream in a bowl

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❓FAQs about the Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe

What type of apples should I use for this Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe?

For the perfect Apple Crisp, selecting the right type of apples is crucial to achieving the ideal balance of flavor and texture.
1. Opt for apples with a firm texture that holds up well during baking. Varieties like Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Braeburn are excellent choices due to their slightly tart and sweet profiles.
However, if you like Honey Crisp or Pink Lady apples, you can make it using those. Honeycrisp apples are sweeter so you can add lemon juice for a more balanced flavor.
2. When on the hunt for the best apples for your Apple Crisp, keep a few pointers in mind. Look for apples that are firm to the touch, free from bruises or blemishes. Their color should be vibrant and consistent. Smaller apples often have a more concentrated flavor.
3. If possible, try to source locally grown apples for optimal freshness and flavor.
4. Remember, a mix of apple varieties can add complexity to your dessert. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find your preferred flavor combination. By choosing the right apples, you’ll ensure a delightful Apple Crisp that’s both succulent and satisfying.

What type of oats should I get for this gluten free recipe?

This is a bag of gluten free oats from Bob's Red Mill

Oats are naturally gluten free. However, as they are often stored in the same facility with ingredients and goods that contain gluten, they may well be contaminated. As a rule of thumb, always choose certified gluten free oats for your gluten free recipes.

What type of gluten free flour should I use for this Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe?

You can use any type of certified gluten free flour. Different gluten free flour mixes are largely available in grocery stores and online retailers. You used it on a 1:1 ratio for this recipe. In addition, you can use grain free flour or flour blend like almond flour, coconut flour, tigernut flour etc. Grain free flours are generally lighter than traditional white flours, so you need to use a slightly larger portion.

Is tapioca starch gluten free?

Yes. Tapioca starch is naturally gluten free in its pure form as tapioca is not a grain.

Should I Use Quick or Old-Fashioned Oats?

We used Old-Fashioned Oats for this recipe as they hold up better, they are more “visible” in the Crisp, and are also crunchier. Quick Oats make a great choice too.

How can I store the Apple Crisp?

You have a couple of options for storing your Apple Crisp:
1. At room temperature: If you plan to consume it within 2 days, you can keep it at room temperature. Make sure to store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.
2. In the refrigerator: For a longer shelf life, refrigerate the Apple Crisp. By storing it in the refrigerator, it can last up to 5 days. Again, use an airtight container to preserve its flavor and texture.
3. Freezing option: If you want to enjoy the Apple Crisp later, freezing is a great choice. Transfer it to a freezer-safe container, and it can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Consider doubling the recipe and freezing one portion for a delightful treat on a cold winter day!
Remember to label and date your frozen Apple Crisp for easy identification and to ensure you enjoy it at its best quality when you decide to thaw and indulge.

Should I use light or dark brown sugar when making this Apple Crisp?

Light and dark brown sugar can both be used to make apple crisp, but there are some key differences between the two. Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar, which gives it a richer, more robust flavor. If you prefer a bolder flavor, dark brown sugar is the way to go. However, if you want a more subtle sweetness, light or golden brown sugar will work just fine.
Here are some additional details about the differences between light and dark brown sugar:
Light brown sugar: Light brown sugar is made by mixing white sugar with a small amount of molasses. It has a light brown color and a slightly sweet, caramel-like flavor.
Dark brown sugar: Dark brown sugar is made by mixing white sugar with a larger amount of molasses. It has a darker brown color and a richer, more robust flavor.

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📖RECIPE CARD

Serve Apple Crisp with whipped cream or icecream

Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe

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Enjoy a delicious and healthy treat with our easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe. Made with gluten free oats, this delectable dessert combines the sweetness of apples and the satisfying crunch of oats. Whether you're following a gluten free diet or simply looking for a delightful treat, this easy-to-make apple crisp is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen and will satisfy everybody's sugar cravings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 391 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave Air Fryer Oven  Toshiba ML2-EC10SA(BS)
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 Pyrex 8 1/4-inch baking dish

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 medium Honeycrisp apples cored, peeled, and cut in small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 2.2 ounces packed brown sugar
  • 2 ounces almond flour
  • 3.2 ounces old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Air Fryer at 350 ℉
  • Peel, core, and cut the apples in small pieces. Place cut apples in a bowl
  • Add the lemon juice
  • In a medium bowl, combine tapioca starch and vanilla
  • Add the apples and lemon juice and toss gently to coat
  • Transfer fruit mix into a 8 1/4-inch Pyrex glass baking dish coated with cooking spray
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 ℉ in the Air Fryer until is cooked through and the apples are soft and tender
  • In a medium bowl, combine gluten free oats, brown sugar, butter, almond flour, and cinnamon until the mixture takes on a crumbly texture
  • Spoon topping mixture over the cooked apples, and then return Pyrex to the Air Fryer. Bake at 350 ℉ for additional 10 minutes until oatmeal topping is golden brown. Apple filling will be warm and bubbly
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream

Notes

  • You may change your baking times depending on how tender or crispy you want the apples and the topping. We like them crispy so we baked a little longer than 10 minutes at the end
  • We used Honeycrisp apples for this recipe but you can use any variety
  • We made this recipe in an Air Fryer Microwave. If you use the traditional Air Fryer, use the Air Fryer basket

Nutrition

Serving: 4Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 7gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 439IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Air Fryer for apples, Easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp, gluten free Apple Crisp
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