Air fryer oatmeal-stuffed apples


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time40 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Air fryer oatmeal-stuffed apples

Photo: Erik Putz

These air-fryer apples will remind you of an old fashioned pie—and are ready in no time.


  • 1/3 cup large-flake oats

  • 3 tbsp milk, or 10% cream

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp melted butter, divided

  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 dates, finely chopped or 2 tbsp chopped dried cranberries

  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans, optional

  • 3 honeycrisp apples, about 240g each, halved crosswise

  • whipped cream, optional

  • honey, optional


  • Line the bottom and sides of air-fryer basket with foil. Preheat air fryer to 350F.

  • Combine oats with milk, maple syrup, 2 tbsp butter, pumpkin pie spice, dates, and pecans (if using) in a medium bowl. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 min.

  • Meanwhile, using a melon baller, scoop out and discard cores from apple halves. Scoop out more apple flesh, leaving a ½-in. border with the peel. (Apples should look like small bowls.) Finely chop the apple flesh and stir into oat mixture.

  • Fill each apple bowl with oat mixture. Arrange in air-fryer basket. Brush tops with remaining 1 tbsp butter.

  • Air-fry until apples are fork-tender, 18 to 20 min. Serve warm, or transfer to a rack to cool completely before refrigerating in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Dollop with whipped cream and drizzle with honey before serving, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 270, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 48g, Fat 10g, Fibre 6g, Sodium 10mg.

Editor's note

This recipe was developed using the Ninja Foodi 8-qt. 2-Basket Air Fryer. Results using different models may vary.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent Summer 2021 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Jul 07, 2021

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