12 Easy Air Fryer Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Looking for a sweet treat you can make in your air fryer? You’re going to love the easy air fryer desserts below!

Healthy air fryer recipes are great, but did you know you can make some pretty killer desserts in your air fryer too? They’re a lot healthier than their deep-fried counterparts too, and you can even make some baked goods (like cake) in your air fryer.

On top of that, there are some big benefits of cooking air-fried desserts: for one, air fryers are really energy efficient so you’ll be saving money. They also create a lot less heat so, in the summertime, it’s a smart idea to use your air fryer instead of the oven to make tasty treats.

So, ready to get into it? Here are some of our favorite dessert recipes for the air fryer:

1. Air Fryer Donuts

Yes, you can make donuts in your air fryer! It’s super easy too and they taste WAY BETTER than the air fryer donuts made with canned biscuit dough! Covered in a sweet old-fashioned glaze, these air fryer donuts (and donut holes) aren’t too doughy or thick, they’re tasty little sweet circles of goodness! I even have a video to show you how to make easy air fryer donuts as well!

Get the full recipe: How to Make Air Fryer Donuts

2. Air Fryer S’mores

Stack of gooey air fryer s'mores

S’mores are a classic dessert that’s typically only enjoyed while camping, but all of that changes once you have an air fryer! Because of the way air fryers work, you can create perfect, ooey-gooey s’mores in minutes, all from the comfort of your own home.

Get the full recipe: How to Make Air Fryer S’mores

3. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

You will love the texture of these air fryer chocolate chip cookies! They are perfectly crispy and gooey. Plus, these cookies are so awesome because it only takes minutes to whip these up in your air fryer!

Get the full recipe: Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

4. Air Fryer Molten Lava Cake

Check out the easiest and most delicious chocolate molten lava cake you will ever try!  You can enjoy this moist and personal air fryer lava cake in just 20 minutes! It is crazy easy to make, you will probably want to eat one everyday!

Get the full recipe: The Best Air Fryer Molten Lava Cake

5. Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon apple wedges stacked together

For a more health-conscious air fryer dessert, these cinnamon apple slices are perfect to snack on. They have no sugar added, they’re super easy to make (Kids can help!), and they have a nice crunchy texture that almost anyone will love.

Get the full recipe from Mama Likes to Cook.

6. Pizookie

Chocolate M&M pizza cookie with three scoops of ice cream on top

If you’re not sure what a pizcookies are, they’re pizza cookies, and they look amazing. They’re sort of like cookie bars – thick, soft, chewy cookies that you can fill with all your favorites. Top with homemade ice cream for an even sweeter experience!

Get the full recipe from Bitz and Giggles.

7. Air Fryer Strawberry Shortcake

Low carb air fryer strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a classic, light dessert, and this air fryer version quick, easy, AND low carb! If you’re looking for something healthy and sweet to serve during summertime, this is definitely a top contender!

Get the full recipe from Recipes That Crock.

8. Chocolate Cake

Side view of a slice of air fryer chocolate cake

This is one of the more unexpected air fryer desserts for me. A cake in an air fryer just seems like something that wouldn’t work out that well – but it works out great!

The cake from this recipe ends up with a nice crumbly texture, it’s gluten-free, and all the ingredients can be mixed in one bowl so clean up is a breeze. This is a great base cake recipe for the air fryer!

Get the full recipe from Recipes From a Pantry.

9. Blueberry Pie Egg Rolls

Stack of blueberry pie egg rolls

This dessert idea may sound a bit unusual at first but think about it – delicious blueberry pie filling wrapped in a crispy egg roll. Sounds pretty tasty!

Plus, you can substitute the blueberries for any one of your favorite fruits if you’d like. This dessert is on the healthier side too compared to some of the other air fryer dessert recipes on this list.

Get the full recipe from Awe Filled Homemaker.

10. Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Bowl of apple crisp

We have a delicious skillet apple crisp recipe posted on our blog but this air fryer version looks great as well. It takes a bit less time too!

What I really like about this version is that the streusel topping will get really nice and crispy from the air fryer. Served with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream this would be SO good!

Get the full recipe from Recipe Diaries.

11. Air Fried Oreos

You may have seen these popular, surprisingly delicious treats served at a fair before. Well, now you can make your own at home, and in a healthier way! This air fryer oreo recipe is super easy too, using just a package of crescent rolls, Oreos, and some powdered sugar for a bit of topping. YUMMY! See the full air fried oreo recipe from Fabulessly Frugal!

12. Cheesecake Chimichangas

Halved cheesecake chimichanga showing inside

Chimichangas are typically filled with savory ingredients like chicken, beef, cheese, and rice, but dessert chimichangas are a thing too! These cheesecake chimichangas look phenomenal. They’re filled with strawberries, banana, and a bit of Nutella, then they’re coated in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. YUM!

Get the full recipe from Simply Scratch.

Final Thoughts

Although there are more air fryer dessert recipes out there, these are definitely some of the best, and they show you just how versatile the air fryer is as a kitchen device. I mean, who would have thought baking a cake in an air fryer was possible? Amazing!

If you stumbled across these air fryer desserts but you don’t yet have an air fryer of your own, check out our air fryer reviews and buying guide! We compare the functionality and cost of several different brands to help you find the right air fryer for your needs. 

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Meal Type: Recipe Roundup
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Cookies and Treats, Air Fryer

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