Dessert Air Fryer Recipes You Can Try

Time to try "air baking"!

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Air frying is now a thing. The air fryer is the kitchen appliance to have, and its fast and easy cooking abilities is what makes its owners want to cook more than just fry chicken nuggets in the basket

If you're wondering what else you can "fry" in the air fryer, how about dessert? We already know it's possible to "bake" brownies in the air fryer, but there are other desserts you can make in it that can complete your meal experience. 

There are a few tips you need to know to get you started with making dessert in the air fryer: 

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1 Have the right baking equipment. 

Your average air fryer basket has a tiny capacity. You might not have a cake pan that will fit, so you might have to get ones that do. 

Take advantage of the affordable silicone baking equipment available so you have versatile baking stuff on hand. There are cake pans you can find at baking supply stores and online that are only 6 inches wide in diameter and even smaller. There are also individual cupcake cups you can get, too. Those puto molds in either silicone or metal will work in the air fryer, too.    

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2 Make use of parchment paper and foil. 

Parchment paper and foil will become your favorite rolls in the kitchen. Both save you time and effort when it comes time to clean up, but it can also double as a makeshift baking pan.

Since parchment paper is coated in a super-thin silicone lining, it's perfect to use under food so it doesn't stick. Foil meanwhile is stiff enough to be able to hold onto its shape and if you don't have a cake pan yet that fits your air fryer, foil can be your substitute. 

Do you think you're ready to try "air baking" in your air fryer to make dessert recipes? Here are a few recipes to try: 

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1 Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins Recipe 

If you have puto molds or silicone cupcake cups, you can make these adorable muffins! The recipe is super easy to make, too. Strawberry-flavored yogurt and strawberry jam give these muffins an intense strawberry flavor that you will love! 

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2 Pineapple Coconut Macaroons Recipe 

Macaroons are so easy to make a newbie can make these. Three ingredients -- niyog or grated coconut, condensed milk, and egg whites -- is all you really need! Use your mini puto molds for these coconut and condensed milk bites. You'll want to make enough because these are addictively delicious!  


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3 Nutty Empanada Recipe

Empanadas do not have to be savory. Make these nut- and caramel-filled pocket pies instead! Use an empanada dough recipe that is easy to make and can be either baked or fried, so you can successfully make these pies.  

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4 Nutella-Filled Tarts Recipe 

Who doesn't love this chocolate-hazelnut spread? If you're a Nutella-lover, these tarts will be easy to make at home using your air fryer. Don't skip the egg wash at the end to make sure these turn a lovely golden brown. To make each tart into an even more decadent bite, coat in more Nutella or dunk in the suggested glaze and top with sprinkles, nuts, or chocolate shavings.  

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5 Buko Tarts Recipe 

If you miss going up to Tagaytay and indulging in buko treats, you'll love the fact that you can make these buko tarts at home! These are not covered with a pie crust, but instead are dotted with buttery pebbles of pie crust that melt in your mouth! You can let the air fryer lightly brown the tops, so you get toasty flavor with your buko dessert. 

What dessert are you looking forward to trying out in your air fryer? 



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