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32 Air-Fryer Desserts That Make the Most of Your Favorite Gadget

You don't need an oven to whip up these crispy, crunchy air-fryer desserts.

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Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I am crazy about chocolate chips, and this chewy cookie has enough to satisfy me. My husband and kids love these cookies. This big batch is perfect for our family. —Diane Neth, Menno, South Dakota

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Homemade Air-Fryer Churros

It doesn’t get better than this air fryer dessert! Serve these cinnamon-sugar air-fryer churros fresh and hot with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They’re sure to become a family favorite! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Brownies

These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar for a quick homemade treat. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Air-Fryer Cookie Pie

My mom used to make cookie bars for every school even growing up. This is my updated version. It takes half the time and tastes just like mom used to make. — Ashley Long, Mission, Kansas
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Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake. These cakes are a showstopper on a plate! Serve lava cakes with whipped cream or ice cream. —Carolyn Crotser, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Air-Fryer Scottish Shortbread

Give air-fryer baking a try with this easy cookie recipe. It was my mother’s recipe, and she passed it on to me. I make a triple batch of it each year at Christmas, to enjoy and to give as gifts. —Rose Mabee, Selkirk, Manitoba
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Air-Fryer Raspberry Crumble Coffee Cake

With a ribbon of fresh homemade fruit filling, this homey coffee cake is perfect for breakfast with friends and family. But it is also equally delicious warm out of the air fryer for a weeknight dessert. —Shirley Boyken, Mesa, Arizona
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Air-Fryer Bread Pudding

This air-fryer bread pudding is a fun dish because the chocolate makes it different from traditional recipes. It’s a rich, comforting dessert. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Air-Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

By starting with refrigerated crescent roll dough, you can have fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls in only a few minutes, especially if you use an air fryer. Try different glazes on these air-fryer cinnamon rolls to make them your own. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Banana Bread

Yes, you can make banana bread in the air fryer! This easy air-fryer banana bread recipe is a cinch to put together. Eat it while it’s still warm or at room temperature with a spread of butter. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
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Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

An air fryer makes these easy apple fritters healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still just as delicious. They’re a quick and easy dessert that includes a scrumptious brown butter glaze! —Alyssa Castriotta, North Scituate, Rhode Island
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Deep-Fried Cookies

My kids love this delicious, indulgent treat. I like to give the batter a kick by adding a pinch of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. — Margarita Torres, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Air-Fryer Mini Nutella Doughnut Holes

You can make these air-fryer donuts in advance and then refrigerate them. It’s important to bring the dough to room temperature before frying. —Renee Murphy, Smithtown, New York
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Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you’ll need to use individual silicone cupcake liners. If you have a bigger air fryer, a 6-cup muffin tin should fit in nicely. —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Air-Fryer Sticky Buns

There’s nothing better than a warm sticky bun on a chilly morning, or any morning for that matter. Hot out of the air fryer, dripping with buttery-honey and lots of coconut, I’m in heaven! —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
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Air-Fryer Mocha Pudding Cakes

These mouthwatering mini cakes make the perfect treat for two. My mom used to make these when I was a little girl. Now I whip them up and pop them in my air fryer for a speedy dessert. —Debora Simmons, Eglon, West Virginia
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Air-Fryer Cheesecake

This air-fryer cheesecake is something I’ve been perfecting for ages. I’ve got it just right! —Howard Koch, Lima, Ohio
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Air-Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

An iconic American cookie, this version is so easy to mix up and bakes even faster in the air fryer. With these air-fryer peanut butter cookies, cravings can now be satisfied in mere minutes. —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Air-Fryer Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

A honey of a salute to late-summer pear season, this cozy dessert looks both elegant and decadent. Wrapped in puff pastry, the pears resemble little beehives. —Heather Baird, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Air-Fryer Apple Chips

These air-fryer apple chips are nutritious and delicious! They’re the ultimate healthy crispy and crunchy snack to serve as an alternative to potato chips. —Jenna Urben, Dallas, Texas

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Air-Fryer Doughnuts

My sons and I love doughnuts, but in the Florida heat I rarely want to deep-fry them. I tried making this easy air-fryer doughnut recipe, and it turned out so well with no mess! —Christine Hair, Odessa, Florida
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Air-Fryer Apple Danish

I came up with this quick and tasty treat when my daughter had a sleepover. I whipped these together in no time and the girls devoured them! — Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa
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Air-Fryer Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

Taking inspiration from my mom’s pineapple upside-down cake, I added a cheesecake layer and baked it in an air fryer. So delicious and so easy. —Marilyn McGinnis, Citrus Heights, California
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Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarpara

Growing up in an Indian-American household, my family enjoyed traditional shakarpara during the holidays each year. Now I put my own twist on it by making the shakarpara in the air fryer and adding pumpkin and fall spices. —Jessica Burke, Chandler, Arizona
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Air-Fryer Apple Pie Egg Rolls

These easy apple pie egg rolls can be prepared as needed, using egg roll wrappers as vessels for the fruit rather than traditional pie crust. The air-fryer method of cooking results in a crispy, crunchy crust with a tender, juicy filling. Flavored cream cheese spread may be used instead of plain, depending on availability. —Sheila Suhan, Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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Air-Fryer Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Chock-full of berries and rhubarb, this pretty cobbler is the perfect finale for a dinner for two. Both the pecans in the topping and the delicious dessert sauce make it extra special. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Air-Fryer Honey Cinnamon Roll-ups

This cinnamon treat reminds me of baklava; but with only a few easy ingredients, it’s a fraction of the work. My Aunt Adele shared the recipe with me, and I think of her whenever I make it. It’s one of my favorite air-fryer snacks! —Sue Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Air-Fryer Tahitian Breakfast Treats

In Tahiti, you’ll often be served firi firi for breakfast. They are this delicious, light and airy breakfast breads that are similar to a donut. Instead of deep-frying them, they come out just as delicious in my air fryer. —Sue Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Air-Fryer Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

Here's a refreshing variation of my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a subtle tartness that tingles your taste buds. —Melissa Turkington, Camano Island, Washington
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Air-Fryer Caribbean Wontons

I first served these fresh and fruity air-fryer wontons as an appetizer at a summer luau. My family and friends now enjoy this fried wonton recipe for dessert at special occasions throughout the year. —Melissa Birdsong, Gilbert, South Carolina
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Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the crown! —Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico
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Air-Fryer S’mores Crescent Rolls

Want to score indoor s’mores? Try these air-fryer crescent rolls made with Nutella. The kids will love to help with this rolled-up version of the campfire classic. —Cathy Trochelman, Brookfield, Wisconsin

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As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.