Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings

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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.

Welcome to our Flavors of Fall! We’re on the final day and I am bringing one of our favorite snacks, these Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings.

But if you missed my other two recipes – they are right here:  Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes and Air Fryer Cinnamon Spice Donuts.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings

Why We Love This Recipe

  • This is an incredibly easy recipe, and after a little prep work, are ready in only minutes.
  • The perfect fall combo of sweet cinnamon and apple combined and cooked right up in the air fryer.
  • We love that it’s an air fryer recipe, we love our air fryer.
  • A perfect afternoon snack, or after dinner treat. They are SO delicious!

These Fall inspired Cinnamon Apple Rings are quick, easy and a great after school snack. 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings

Sorry about the one blurry photo.

I realized my camera settings somehow inadvertently got changed and I’ve fixed them but they were bad for a few of these photos.

It’s finally coming into Fall here in St. Louis.

We are getting cooler weather here and there.

Which is fantastic and I’m SO ready.

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.

cinnamonour 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).

Fall Weather

I know you probably don’t care, because you’re here for the recipe.

However I was super excited my bestie and I got an outdoor propane fireplace for our patio and I’m super excited to get to spend some cool nights out there enjoying it.

I need it to get cooler so I can wrap myself in a my traditional fall wear (a sweater and stretch pants) and enjoy it.

These Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings go incredibly well with a cup of hot coffee and a nice evening around the fireplace OR a GREAT after school snack! 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings

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 we 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.

Flavors of Fall Week

In case you haven’t seen, all week long you will be seeing lots of great fall treats, from savory to sweet and everything in between.

There are so many wonderful fall flavors, from apple, to maple, to pumpkin and squash.

These Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings taste like fall and leave your entire house smelling like Fall.

I am totally okay with food that makes me house smell incredible.  

Also, don’t forget to check out all these other fantastic recipes today.

More Fantastic Fall Recipes:

If you’re looking for some more incredible Fall recipes, you don’t need to look any further than below.

Some of my best blogger friends have come together to share plenty of delicious recipes to help you make this fall your best in the kitchen!

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Rings

Nicole Cook | Daily Dish Recipes
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.
4.53 from 88 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Appetizers, Snacks and Small Bite Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • [4 large apples I used apples from Melissa’s Produce]
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 large eggs beaten (depends on size of egg)
  • ¾ cup milk

For Coating:

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp 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.
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  1. Hi. Just found this recipe online and want to make it. Can you tell me what type of apples you used? Fuji, Granny Smith, Red or Green Delicious??????

    1. To be honest, any apple you’d like to use would be ok. We’ve made these a lot and we’ve used all kinds. I have a preference PERSONALLY for a Granny Smith because they are my favorites, but we’ve used any apples we happen to have in the kitchen. They’ve all worked out. Pick your favorite and have fun! I hope you love them as much as we do!

    1. When we tested the recipe, we only used one egg several times and it was fine, but I went ahead and updated the recipe to say 1-2 eggs depending on size. I definitely know not all eggs that say “large” are considered equal by any means.
      Thank you for letting me know you needed two.

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