24 Homemade Air Fryer Desserts

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Desserts made in an air fryer provide an ideal sweet finish for your dinner or to cap off your dessert options for the week.

The air fryer is one of those appliances that never gets old.

 Its versatility makes it ideal for any kind of cooking, from steak to sweet treats.

And thanks to its ability to make fried foods crisp and golden without oil, you can use the appliance to prepare any kind of baked good, from pies and cakes to cookies and even brownies.

There’s really no end to all these amazing desserts it can make!

So what are you waiting for?

Bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer!

Or whip up a cheesecake in the convenience of a microwave!

This list of easy-to-make air fryer desserts is as diverse as it is delicious.

From classic donuts to unique churros, there’s something here for everyone.

From Monday through Friday, put aside your morning routine and give these tasty recipes a try.

You won’t regret it!

24 Homemade Air Fryer Desserts 1

There’s a reason why chocolate chip cookies are so popular.

 Their soft and chewy texture is to die for.

But I have a confession: I can’t bring myself to make them myself.

I think something about making cookies for my kids makes me feel guilty.

That said, I know that you can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookies.

 And this copycat recipe will remind you of the originals!

You won’t need those special cookie cutters anymore! Just use your hands to get these amazing cookies looking just like the real thing.

2. Air Fryer Creamy Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is probably one of the most indulgent desserts out there.

But even though it’s so rich, creamy, and delicious, it can be hard to make at home.

This recipe is such a breeze and will yield a perfect cheesecake every single time.

The only thing that might not work perfectly is the crust – it needs to be super soft!

3. Air Fryer Cheesecake

I’ll be honest, I had no idea that the air fryer could make cheesecake so good.

But trust me, this is proof.

It takes only 30 minutes to cook your favorite cheesecake batter.

 And it’s extra special because you can use any kind of cake mix you like.

Then, just pop it in the air fryer and enjoy!

4. Glazed Air Fryer Donuts

These sweet and fluffy donuts are simple to make, but they take some time to cook.

The trick is to mix the batter so that it’s smooth and pour into the Air Fryer.

 You can use a heavy whisk with a large spoon.

Once mixed, you’ll need to cover the middle with jam or cinnamon sugar before turning off the air fryer.

We like donuts in the morning, but they are breakfast-ready at any time of day.

They taste best when fried in butter, so choose your favorite type of glaze!

5. Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream

I know it may seem odd, but I’m not a huge fan of ice cream.

 I find it a little too sweet and sticky for my taste.

So when I saw air fryer fried ice cream, I was in awe.

The best part is that you can make this using store-bought frozen wafers, right out of the freezer.

Then, just pop them into the air fryer and watch as they turn crispy in no time!

6. Air Fryer Jelly Donuts

This dessert is truly a game-changer.

 These jelly donuts are the perfect indulgence for your next breakfast.

Using the air fryer gives these donuts such an incredible texture and flavor.

Each bite is soft, fluffy, and bursting with honeycomb goodness!

Top them with powdered sugar to bring out their amazing flavors even further.

Forget the boxed mixes and make your own at home!

This air fryer chocolate chip skillet cookie is hands down, the best cookie you’ll ever make.

It’s a rich, fudgy brownie with a sweet and nutty almond butter filling.

 What more could you ask for?

Plus, it’s just as easy to make as the boxed version.

 So it’s perfect for busy weeknights or holidays when you want dessert but don’t have time to whip up something special.

8. Air Fryer Copycat Starbucks Cheese Danish

These cheese danish are so easy to make and the taste is beyond delicious.

 They’re buttery, cheesy, and so good!

They’re also a fantastic way to use up leftover cheese from a bag of cheddar.

They take about 20 minutes to prep and cook, but you can have them on your table in under 15 minutes.

9. Air Fryer Pineapple

If you’re a fan of chicken with pineapple, then this recipe is for you!

The air fryer cooks the pineapple to perfection, resulting in a juicy and tender treat that is perfect on its own or dipped in cilantro lime mayonnaise.

It’s sweet, savory, and spicy.

 But what really makes it great is the citrusy flavor from the cilantro.

10. Air Fryer Cheesecake Chimichangas

These cheesy, meaty chimichangas are the ultimate comfort food.

They’re perfect for a rainy day when you need to kick back and relax.

The combination of ground beef and cheese gives these little sandwiches all the flavor you want.

The air fryer does most of the work, baking the cheese like a charm.

Serve them with crispy tortillas and a fresh salad, and they’ll be gone in minutes.

11. Air Fryer Fried Oreos

If you’ve ever fried Oreos before, you know how much it takes a while to burn through your cookies.

But with this recipe, it takes just 10 minutes and the machine can do the rest of the work.

Just press down on the cookie dough until they’re golden brown, then take them out.

 This won’t actually cook them at all – just cools them down.

If you prefer more crunchy cookies, try adding in some crushed nuts or pretzels!

12. Air Fryer Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are delicious, and you can use them in lots of recipes.

 They’re super easy to make, too.

They take only five minutes to cook, but they have a ton of flavor thanks to the addition of brown sugar and vanilla.

Use these pecans for baking, dipping, or just eating with a spoon.

It’s hard to think about anything else when you’re eating an air fryer-baked confection! Yum!

13. Air Fryer Cannoli

Cannoli is the Italian dish that has everyone talking.

It’s short for cannolo, which means little balls of fried dough, and it has been a mainstay in Italy for generations.

And I can’t get over how good these cannoli are!

You’ll use Pillsbury crescent rolls to make the shells, but you could also use biscuit dough or even pizza crust if you have it!

The filling is so rich and creamy that the sweet roll doesn’t really need any topping.

But with some melted chocolate on top, this classic Italian treat will be your new favorite.

14. Air Fryer Soft Pretzels

If you’re the type who likes to snack on pretzels all day long, you’ll love this recipe for soft pretzels.

The air fryer does all the hard work for you, and it even makes a great crust!

Don’t worry, though.

 The crispy baked pretzel bottom is still a part of this “cheesy” treat.

 It just happens to be covered in melted cheese.

15. Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Twists

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of these at first, given their lack of caramel.

But they’re ridiculously easy and come together in under 10 minutes.

If you have a bunch of leftover pie spice, this recipe is perfect for mixing with your butter to make up the missing flavor.

I like to add some extra pumpkin pie spice as well since it’s so tasty on its own.


16. Air Fryer Calzones

Calzones are thin, open-faced sandwiches that are usually filled with meat, cheese, and tomato sauce.

There’s no need for an oven when you can make these Air Fryer calzones in a flash.

With just four steps – dividing the dough into about 6 pieces, forming them into balls, and placing them on a baking sheet – it doesn’t take long at all to have your first batch of cheesy goodness.

The best part is that they taste fantastic whether you sub out some or all of the ingredients to suit your tastes.

 I recommend using pepperoni if you really want something different.

17. Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons

These are so deliciously cheesy and soft, you’ll want to eat them straight from the skillet.

They’re ready in just 15 minutes, using only six ingredients: cream cheese, flour, milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.

They taste like a cross between macaroni noodles and cheese dip and wontons.

If you love that salty/sweet combo but don’t usually use cream cheese in your recipes (it makes them too thick), try substituting with sour cream instead.

18. Air Fryer Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

There’s nothing quite like the smell of frying food to make you hungry.

And these chimichangas are no exception.

These savory patties are loaded with blueberries and goat cheese, making them sweet and tangy at the same time.

The best part?

They bake in just a few minutes!

19. Air Fryer Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

These lava cakes are a light, fluffy dessert with creamy centers that melt in your mouth.

The Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes have an incredibly rich flavor with added vanilla and brown sugar for a sweet-tart finish.

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make.

 Just grab some chocolate cake mix and make it even easier.

Just pop the mixture into the air fryer and watch it turn into delicious molten lava cakes!

20. Air Fryer Oreo Cheesecake

This Oreo cheesecake is the perfect way to get your daily dose of chocolate.

The crunchy and cream cheese-infused cookie crust is only topped with sweet, gooey Oreos for good measure.

Fresh Oreos are a great addition to any dessert, but you can also add in crushed cookies if you want.

It makes it even more decadent!

21. Air Fryer Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga

This chimichanga recipe is fantastic for when you’re craving a simple summer afternoon treat.

Cheesecake, chicken, and rice are all rolled up in a flour tortilla.

 Are you drooling too?

This chimichanga is so tasty, you’ll want to eat it by itself.

However, I know that wouldn’t be right.

Make the most of your meal with this delicious Air Fryer Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas!

21. Air Fryer Oreos Without Crescent Roll Dough

One bite into this recipe, and you’ll see why I love that Air Fryer is so awesome.

The cookies are tender and crisp on the edges, but they still have a little chewiness in the middle.

It’s a great texture contrast with their flaky outer shells.

I like to make these ahead of time so I can sneak some in my lunch or dinner.

You could also try turning them into ‘cookies-in-a-can’ for even more Christmas fun!

22. Air Fryer Peaches

I love cooked fruit, but it’s hard to get them right.

That’s why I love this recipe! It uses the air fryer to ensure perfect peaches every time.

This recipe is so simple and delicious.

 All you need is a ripe peach, honey, and maple syrup.

The result is sweet and fruity dessert with a slight crunch from the almonds.


23. Air Fryer Baked Oats

Baked oats tend to be a bit bland, but this recipe is amazing.

 The key is to use quick oats and not instant.

You can even make it with frozen berries if you want, though I usually throw in some chopped nuts or seeds.

If you have time, take it out of the oven 1-2 minutes before they’re done.

 This will give them a lovely caramelized crust that gives them an amazing flavor.

24. Air Fryer Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’m sure you’ve had a chocolate chunk cookie at some point, but this is a new one for me.

What makes these cookies extra special is that they are pre-baked.

This means that you can make them ahead of time and leftovers will still be crunchy and chewy.

They’re ideal for any holiday or special occasion.

 And don’t worry about making the dough from scratch!

You can use store-bought mix if you want, too.


24 Homemade Air Fryer Desserts

These air fryer desserts are the perfect way to end your meal or round out your week’s dessert menu.
The air fryer is one of those appliances that never gets old.
Its versatility makes it ideal for any kind of cooking, from steak to sweet treats.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


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