Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings are an easy way to make a quick snack.
A fun take on traditional dried apple rings – these Cinnamon Sugar Covered rings are a great after school Fall treat.
Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Apple Rings
These Fall inspired Cinnamon Apple Rings are quick, easy and a great after school snack or pack them and take them to work with you to eat on break!
Make Ahead/Leftovers/Freezer Instructions
Make Ahead: You can absolutely slice the apple rings up ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-5 days. I recommend this thorough article about how to store apples. The only other part I can envision making up ahead of time would be the cinnamon sugar coating. This can be stored in a cool, dry place in a sealed container until ready to use.
Leftovers: If you wind up with leftovers, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They reheat well in the air fryer (400 degrees for about 2 minutes after being refrigerated). Just watch them, since all air fryers are different.
Freeze: While you can freeze the apples, I don’t know how easily the finished product freezes. I assume just like the apples, you could freeze them. Since apples get softer when frozen, I recommend air frying them to reheat.
Make sure they are completely cooled before placing in a zip top freezer bag. To reheat for maximum crispiness, either use the air fryer (400 degrees for about 4-5 minutes, keep a careful watch). Or the oven or a convection oven. Even the toaster oven is a good reheating method.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings
large apples – you can use whatever apple you enjoy, but further down under frequently asked questions, I share our favorites.
all purpose flour – this is needed to create the coating on the outside.
granulated sugar – we like making our own cinnamon sugar mixture but if you have some already made or store-bought, you can skip this and the cinnamon.
cinnamon – our favorite cinnamon is this one, but you can use whatever you enjoy most.
large eggs – this is used to dip the apple rings in before coating. We usually use one egg beaten, but some readers have mentioned they needed two. I think it all depends on the size of the egg and how much is inside.
milk – you can skip the milk if you want, but you won’t want to. It just does something special. However you can use whatever milk you want (including buttermilk).
These Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings go incredibly well with a cup of hot coffee and a nice evening around the fireplace or campfire or they make a GREAT after school snack!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What kind of apples should I use for Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings?
A. We absolutely love using Granny Smith for these, but we used Honeycrisp when we made this recipe, and loved that too. I think it will be a personal preference.
Q. Does it matter if I use less sugar?
A. No, it can be less if you’d like. You can choose how much sugar and/or cinnamon you use.
Q. Can I use skim milk or buttermilk?
A. You can use whatever type of milk you would like. I have not tested the recipe using almond milk or any of the nut milks, but I can’t see why they wouldn’t work either.
These Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings taste like fall and leave your entire house smelling like Fall.
Dip and Sauce Ideas
They are delicious all on their own, but dipping them in a sauce, is half the fun! But if you want something more than basic caramel, try one of these:
- Quick and Easy, rich and creamy mocha fudge sauce is an excellent sauce to go with your air fryer apple rings.
- Deep, dark, chocolaty good. Serve this rich, creamy Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Sauce with these apple rings or use it over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, crepes, anything!
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Recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings
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Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings
- 4 large apples
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 large eggs beaten (you might need another one)
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.
- Prep the apple rings: peel, core, then cut the apples into rings. I use this tool and then slice to shape.
- Add the flour, sugar and cinnamon into a medium size bowl. Mix. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs, pour into a shallow dish. Mix in the milk. Add to the flour mixture stirring to combine.
- In another shallow dish, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
- Dip your apple rings into your batter and allow excess batter to drip off. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Now dip each ring in the cinnamon sugar mixture. If you need some more, go ahead and mix up a little more.
- Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with cooking spray – thoroughly.
- Place the rings in the bottom of the air fryer separated and not touching. You will need to do these in batches.
- Spray the apple slices with a light coat of cooking oil and air fry the apples for 5 minutes.
- Remove the basket and flip the apples over. Air fry an additional 2-3 minutes or until apple slices look done.
- When finished, remove from basket, allow to cool for about 10 minutes and serve with caramel sauce.
- These Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings can be stored in an airtight container for about 2 days.