Air Fryer Peaches with Cinnamon

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Air fryer peaches is a delicious two ingredient recipe that makes for a tasty gluten and dairy-free snack or dessert that can be made in a pinch.
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Air fryers have been making dinner a cinch, but they can also be used to make some tasty desserts. If you are a fan of air fryer recipes and want an easy 2 ingredient dessert read on to learn how to make my healthy air fryer peaches recipe.

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Even though the unofficial end of summer has passed there is still time to get in some of that wonderful seasonal fruit. I’ve found that my local grocers are discounting even the organic peaches! 

Eager to stock up on this hot commodity I bought a bunch of peaches but then was wondering what to do with them.

While I could just eat have eaten them raw and plain, instead, the air fryer peaches TikTok recipes were an inspiration for a new way to have this fruit.

Peaches Taste Great Air Fried!

What have I found in the process is that like apples, cooked peaches also tasted great when heated up! 

Cooking peaches brings out the sweet juicy flavor without any added sugar! For this recipe, I topped them with cinnamon (one of my favorite spices) and cooked them in the air fryer.

The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. All you need is a peach, cinnamon powder, and an air fryer. This perfect summer dessert is great even in the fall!

If you don’t have an air fryer you can also use a grill pan or the outdoor grill. Details are below on how to cook them.

In just minutes you can have a healthy dessert that is sweet and tasty to your taste buds. If you like peach pie or cobbler this dessert is for you! 

This recipe is like an air fryer peach cobbler, air fryer peach crisp, or air fryer cobbler without the crust.

The best part is this delicious dish it’s naturally dairy and gluten-free! So it’s great for anyone who can’t have wheat/grains or doesn’t feel like having dough this day.

Read on to learn how to make this delectable no added sugar treat.

Types of Peaches 

The question, “are peaches fruit?” comes up often. In case you were wondering the answer is yes. What makes this a fruit is the flesh grows around the pit inside. 

Globally there are over 2,000 peach varieties, however, we will be concerned with a few types for this particular recipe.

There are two types of peaches: freestone and clingstone. The flesh in freestone peaches is not attached to the pit. Clingstone peaches are just what their name implies. The flesh clings to the pit. 

Cling peaches are better for eating. They are also the type you will find in commercial use as well as a can of peaches.

Alternatively, freestone peaches are the ones you want to use in this recipe. As they are better for cooking and baking.

Freestone peaches are also the most common ones on the market. If you’re concerned about using the right you can also ask what type of peach your store or farmer’s market carries

Another thing that varies between peaches is the color. There are yellow and white peaches.

The name peach comes from the color of the fruit’s flesh. Yellow peaches have yellow flesh on the inside. The outside of these peaches ranges from light yellow to orangy yellow with red stripes.

White peaches have pale yellow flesh and are a little pinker in skin color than yellow peaches.

What are Peaches Good For?

When you think of peaches you may just think of a snack. However, this tasty fruit is great boiled, baked, grilled, or made into jam.

White peaches are softer and don’t hold up as well as yellow peaches when baked. So stick to the yellow variety when air frying peaches.

What Do Peaches Taste Like?

The flavor pallet of peaches has to do with the amount of acid in each fruit. Yellow peaches have more acidity than white peaches. 

While white peaches are slightly sweeter due to their lower acidity, yellow peaches are juicier.

When it comes to the best-tasting peaches it depends on what you’re looking for. If you want a sweet hand fruit go with white peaches. If you want a juicier peach, go with the yellow variety.

However, for this recipe, you want to go with yellow peaches. Read the next section on how to pick them.

How to Pick Peaches for this Recipe

When it comes to this air fryer peaches recipe you want to pick yellow peaches. Here are some tips to tell you if a peach is ripe or not. 

The color will also indicate the ripeness of this fruit. Yellow peaches that are ready to eat have no green color with a warm yellow color. 

Look for a heavy peach that is soft. Be gentle and give it a slight squeeze between the area between the stem and the side. Don’t push too hard or you’ll end up with a juiced peach!

If the flesh moves easily it tells you it’s ripe and ready to go. The smell of the peach will tell you if it’s ripe. If you get a whiff of a peachy scent it will tell you that the peach is ready to eat!

Ripened yellow peaches are the best for this recipe.

How to Ripen Peaches Faster

If it’s hard to find peaches at your store, don’t fret! Here is what to do with unripe peaches. 

Place the peaches in a paper bag. Roll it closed and leave it on the counter overnight. Check the softness of the fruit with a little squeeze. 

This can take up to a few days. Once a peach is ripe you can use it in this recipe. 

If you are not going to make the recipe right away you can stick the peaches in the fridge for a day or two. Be careful. Peaches will get dried out if they are in the fridge for too long.

it might take one day or several days for them to fully ripen. When peaches are sweet and juicy, you can store them uncovered in the fridge to stop the ripening process.

But don’t leave them in there for too long, otherwise, the cold will make them dry and mealy. 

Peach Nutrition Facts

Now you know how to pick peaches, let’s chat a little bit about the nutritional value of peaches. One medium-sized peach is about 150 grams. These are the nutrients in peaches:

  • 63 calories
  • Protein: about 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: about 15 grams
  • Fat: less than 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: about 4 micrograms (5% of the DV)

The Macros in Peaches

Like most fruit, there is little fat and protein in peaches. Additionally, the calories in a peach range from 49 to 63 grams depending on the serving size. So in case you’re wondering yes, peaches are a low-calorie food.

When it comes to whether or not are peaches low carb, the answer comes down to how many carbs are in a peach.

When it comes to how much sugar is in the peach, it depends on the fiber content. The amount of fiber in peaches is two and a quarter grams per one 150 grams serving (or one medium peach). 

There is also natural sugar in the flesh of the fruit. This accounts for 12.6 grams of the total carbs.

The total amount of carbs in fresh peaches is about 15 grams. This is a low-carb food. It is also a low glycemic index food.

Many also wonder, “are peaches keto?” There is conflicting information. Some people say this fruit is too high in carbs to be keto. Others say that peaches can be eaten on the keto diet. 

Perhaps it’s best to use your own discretion when it comes to adding peaches to your keto diet.

A peach also contains other essential nutrients like choline, folate, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin A.

In addition to peaches’ vitamins and minerals, this fruit contains the antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Now you know all about peach nutrition, you may be wondering are peaches healthy? read the next section to learn some possible peach health benefits.

Potential Health Benefits of Peaches

The peaches’ nutritional value shows there are a number of nutrients in peaches that are necessary for health. These compounds are what give peaches their potential

The benefits of eating peaches include potential improvements in digestion, skin, heart, and immune health. Peaches are also linked with lowering inflammation. 

Are Peaches Good For You

As noted above the potential benefit of peaches comes from the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in this fruit. When consumed with a healthy diet they may improve health.

However, peaches are a common allergen and do contain a good amount of sugar. Be sure you don’t overdo it with this fruit. Especially, if you are sensitive to sugar and have blood sugar fluctuations. 

Stick to a smaller serving to prevent any problems. If you have any allergies or food sensitivity reactions try to avoid this food altogether.

How To Cook Peaches 

When you think of fruit you may only have notions of raw preparations in your head. However, there are several ways how to cook peaches. They include

  • Baked peaches
  • Boiled peaches
  • Drying peaches
  • Roasted peaches
  • Fried peaches 
  • Deep fried peaches
  • Blanching peaches
  • Grilled peaches
  • Air fryer peaches

However, I feel the best and easiest way to make baked peach recipes for desserts is by using the air fryer.

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

Unlike regular fryers, the air fryer works by circulating hot air around the food. It’s like a pressure cooker where the cooking chamber radiates heat near the food making it cooked.

A fan then pushes the hot air around the food and then pushed out the back of the fryer to maintain pressure.

It can get as hot as a regular oven with temperatures reaching as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the model.

When it comes to an air fryer vs convection oven they are pretty similar. The air fryer is basically a smaller version of the convection oven. Since the air fryer cooks similar to a convection oven with air circulating as mentioned above.

That being said when looking at the air fryer vs oven there are some variations between the air fryer and the regular gas or electric oven. The main difference between air fryer and oven is the size. Other things that make the air fryer special are how much faster food can be cooked.

Regular gas and electric ovens move heat slower than the air fryer. Making food cooking a longer process.

When comparing the air fryer vs deep fryer the main difference is that a deep fryer will submerge the food in oil. The air fryer has no oil involved unless you are using it as a flavoring agent. This makes it a potentially healthy alternative to deep frying.

Looking at the comparison of the air fryer vs pan frying the way the food is heated is different. Pan frying is a type of dry heat cooking. It also involves oil to lubricate the pain or food.

What are Air Fryers Good For

Air fryers are a great gadget to have in your house if you are in need of increasing your intake of vegetables or are looking for a healthier way of frying your favorite foods. 

Along with making air frying fruit, this kitchen appliance is a great way to potentially turn all your foods into healthy air fryer recipes such as

  • Healthy air fryer meals
  • Healthy air fryer snacks
  • Other healthy air fryer desserts

Why Use An Air Fryer for this Recipe

Though it’s September depending on where you live the summer weather could still be heating up your house. This makes cooking peaches in the oven undesirable. 

Instead of turning on the oven, you can use an air fryer to keep the place cool. It is also a great tool to use if you don’t want to go through all the trouble of turning the grill on.

This recipe gives peaches an air fryer baked goodness taste that is delicious.

Or maybe you don’t have a grill and want to still be able to enjoy this dessert.

If you’re curious there are some slight differences between air frying and grilling peaches. See more on that in the next section.

Air Frying vs Grilling Peaches

Some recipes will call this an air fryer grilled peaches recipe but this is somewhat of a misnomer. That is because there is a difference when it comes to air frying vs grilling.

Air-fried peaches differ from grilling because of the way an air fryer operates. The way the air fryer works differs from the grill. The air circulates on the food. Alternatively, food in a grill will only heat the food from below moving to the center. So the overall effect of the peach could be different.

Some also argue that air frying could be healthier than grilling. Others say that grilling peaches can just be a big pain. With traditional grilling, you need to heat up the grill and watch it cooking closely.

With this peaches air fryer recipe there is no worry of the peaches sticking to the grill grates. You also do not have the risk of losing the peach in the grates of the grill. Overcooking is also less likely so you will not end up with a burnt charred peach.

So it seems there are benefits of cooking peaches in air fryer over grilling.

Benefits of Air Frying Peaches

There are a few benefits of air frying peaches. They include the 

  • Great flavor
  • Easy to use
  • Reduced cooking time
  • Quick clean up
  • Potentially healthier food

Air Frying Peaches Gives This Fruit  Great Flavor 

To me the number one benefit of air fryer baked peaches is the great flavor it will produce. Air frying peaches bring out their naturally sweet flavor. The heat in the fryer changes the molecular structure of the natural sugar in the peaches.

This is also what causes the caramelization of the peach. What you get is a juicy, sweet nutty flavor with a somewhat brown color.

It’s like you make a mini air fryer peach pie.

Air Fryers Are Easy To Use

Another benefit of using the air fryer is they are easy to use. Most air fryers are pretty easy to use with just a few buttons. 

This recipe is especially easy because it contains just two ingredients and is a great way to test-run your air fryer recipes.

Air Frying Peaches Takes No Time At All

The air fryer reduced the time it takes to time food when compared to grilling or using the oven. The fast cooking ability of the air fryer is thanks to its circulating heat. This makes it a great option for your dessert recipes.

Have a dessert ready in mere minutes.  This will give you your sweet peaches sooner than if you baked them in the oven or grill.

Air Fryers Offer An Easy Clean Up

I also love how air fryers make clean-up quick and easy. The last thing you want to deal with is having a bunch of pots to clean. The air fryer basket can be cleaned in just minutes. It is also often dishwasher safe. 

Air Fryers Can Potentially Make the Diet Healthier

There is also the potential of having healthier food. Depending on what you add to your food air fried foods cut down on the fat and oils found in grilling and traditional frying.

Once you start air frying you won’t want to stop!

Ingredients Needed to Make Air Fryer Peaches

This air fryer peaches recipe is easy to make with just two ingredients. I do mention the use of coconut cream for a dip but that is optional so there are only two ingredients that you need to use. They include the following:

  • A ripe fresh peach
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Coconut cream for dipping (optional)

For this recipe, I used just one ripe peach. A medium peach contains about 10 to 12 slices. So technically this would be about one serving. If you’re making this for more than one person you can split the one peach between two people or use one peach per person.

Look for ripe but firm peaches. Don’t get ones that are too mushy.

I have found that the naturally occurring sugar, fructose found in peaches known carmelizes when air fried. Furthermore, the cinnamon will also bring out the sweetness of the fructose so it makes for a tasty treat.

If you can’t find ripe peaches and are wondering, “how do you ripen peaches?” check out the above section on “How to Ripen Peaches Faster.”

Cannot find any peaches at your grocer? No worries! You can substitute other stone fruits like nectarines, plums, or apricots.

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How to Make These Air Fryer Peaches

This is one of the easiest peaches recipes you can make.

Here’s the lowdown on how to make fried peaches. Pre-heating is often not necessary with most air fryers. The air fryer in this recipe does not need to be preheated. Instead, It is just set to cook at a specific temperature. 

However, models vary, and if you do need to preheat your air fryer start by doing that and set it to preheat at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you don’t need to pre-heat your air fryer start by prepping your peaches. 

Rinse off the peaches and pat them dry with a dish towel

With a sharp knife, cut around the outside of the peach twist, open it in half, remove the pit, and continue to cut the peach into slices.  

Next place the peach slices fanned out in the air fryer basket. 

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Sprinkle the peaches with cinnamon. 

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Then stick the peach in the air fryer basket in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes.

One thing to note is the cooking times may vary depending on the type of air fryer. So if you find your peaches are not fully cooked you can put the air fryer on for another 5 minutes until the peaches are caramelized.

Let cool then spoon the peaches into a bowl. Top with coconut cream, your favorite non-dairy ice cream, whipped topping, or enjoy them plain!

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Should You Make Air Fryer Peaches Ahead of Time?

No, unfortunately, air fryer peaches are best when they are made and served right away. 

How to Store Peaches That Are Air Fried

While this air fryer peach dessert is best when hot and fresh here are the details on how to store peaches if you have any left after air frying them.

Do Peaches Need to Be Refrigerated?

In case you were wondering, “do peaches need to be refrigerated?” Here are the details on how to store fresh peaches that have been air fried.

As to whether or not should peaches be refrigerated, the answer is yes! 

So if you have any air fryer peaches leftover the best way to store peaches is in a sealable airtight container.

When it comes to how long do peaches last in the fridge, the answer is just a few days.

You want to eat your air fryer peaches leftover within 2 to 5 days

Can You Freeze Peaches That Are Air Fried?

Normally freezing fresh peaches is a way to keep your food for a longer period of time. However, freezing peaches that have been air fried is it is NOT recommended. 

Air fryer peaches that are frozen will become mushy after thawing. So unless you don’t care about mushy peaches do not to freeze your peaches.

Can You Reheat Air Fryer Peaches?

While this recipe is best tasting when it’s fresh if you want those leftovers warmed up you can reheat them in either the 

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster oven
  • Air fryer

In the microwave, you want to cook the remaining air fryer peaches for 30 seconds up to a minute until well heated.

For the oven or toaster oven, you want to preheat it up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 

If you use the air fryer to reheat the cold leftover peaches you can set the temperature to 200 degrees. Cook for a minute or two until warm. 

Alternatively, if you want to skip the reheating you can enjoy the leftovers cold out of the fridge or at room temperature.

Common & FAQ About Air Fryer Peaches

Is An Air Fryer Healthy?

When compared to pan or deep frying it uses no oil. This will cut calories and fat. However, depending on what you put in the air fryer will determine how healthy it is.

Foods that may not be the most healthy will still be unhealthy after being cooked in the air fryer.

Can You Cook Fruit in Air Fryer?

Yes! While the times of how long to cook the fruit vary you can cook different types of fruits in the air fryer.

All you need to do is prep your fruit, place it in the basket, sprinkle it with seasoning (cinnamon is one of my favorites), and cook until it carmelizes. You’re left with a tasty and sweet treat with no added sugar!

How Long Does it Take to Cook Peaches in a Air Fryer?

Temperatures may vary depending on the air fryer. For this air fryer peaches recipe, I set my air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit and cooked the peaches for only 5 minutes.

Can you Dry Peaches in An Air Fryer?

Some air fryers will have a dehydrate button. If your model has this you can definitely dry peaches in the air fryer. You want to lay out your peach slices or pieces in a flat layer and cook at a low temperature of about 135°F.

Then cook for about 5 to 6 hours or until the peaches are no longer sticky to the touch.

What is the Best Way to Prepare Peaches?

The best way to prepare peaches all depends on what you like best. You can eat them raw or bake, boil, grill, or air fry.
Air fryer peaches are one of my favorite ways to eat this fruit.

What Can I Do with Lots of Peaches?

If you wind up with a bushel of peaches you can do so many things with this fruit. Including everything from breakfast and dressings to drinks and desserts. 

They include the following a topping for overnight oats, ice cream, air fryer peaches, jams, jellies, pies, cobblers, butters, breads, salad dressings, and smoothies.

Can You Air Fry Peaches?

Totally! Yes, peaches are able to be baked or grilled so they are also able to be air fried.

How Long Does it Take to Cook Peaches in a Air Fryer?

Not long at all. Depending on the model you want to cook them for 5 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I Make These Air Fryer Peaches Ahead of Time?

The air fryer peaches recipe is best when made and eaten on the same day. However, if you must make air fryer peaches ahead of time they will only last for a few days.

Can You Grill Peaches in an Air Fryer?

Technically, no, some air fryer recipes will call them grilled but grilling is a different cooking method than grilling. Air frying has circulating heat while the grill heats from below into the center.

The overall effect of cooking on the food will be different.

Can I Use the Outdoor Grill for Peaches?

Yes, however, the outdoor grill may be more time-consuming and a bigger clean-up than the air fryer.

What Do Grilled Peaches Taste Like?

Grilled peaches are not as tasty as air fryer peaches. Air fryer peaches with cinnamon are sweet, juicy, and caramelized to perfection. They are a great dessert that is so easy to make.

Can I Substitute the Peaches?

Yes, if you cannot find peaches or do not like them or have an allergy you can replace them with fruit like apples, plums, nectarines, or apples. The air fryer nectarines and fryer-baked apples can be just as delicious.

What day is National Peach Day?

August 22nd was declared National Peach month by President Ronald Regan.

What Can I Serve These Peaches With?

Cinnamon-sweetened air fryer peaches are great alone or can be served with your favorite vegan ice cream, honey, nondairy whipped topping, chopped walnuts nuts, gluten-free graham crackers, and/or coconut cream.

Tips to Make These Air Fryer Peaches Great

Here are some tips to make these air fryer peaches taste great. 

Use Yellow Peaches For Juicier Results

Yellow peaches are a better bet for a juicy dessert when it comes to this air fryer peaches recipe. White peaches are sweeter but not as juicy. However, if you can’t find yellow peaches white peaches can be substituted.

Use Fresh Ripe Peaches

Yellow fresh, ripe peaches are recommended. Please DO NOT use frozen or canned peaches in this recipe. They will become very mushy in the air fryer.

Make sure the peaches are not too hard or not too soft. If they are too soft they may get mushy and if they are too hard they will not be sweet enough.

Check out the “How to Pick Peaches for this Recipe” section above on how to find good peaches. 

If you cannot find ripe peaches you can buy them a day before you make the recipe. Find out how to ripen them in a paper bag in the “How to Ripen Peaches Faster” section above. 

Check To See if Your Air Fryer Needs to Be Pre-Heated

See if your air fryer needs to be preheated before use. Air fryers vary depending on the brand and model. Some need to be preheated while others just need to be started. 

Check to see if your air fryer needs to be preheated before you start prepping your peaches

Add Seasonings To Make These Air Fryers Sparkle

Be sure to top the peaches with a sprinkle of cinnamon before cooking in the air fryer.

Cooking Times May Vary So Check for Doneness

All air fryer models vary with temperatures. So after you cook the recipe you want to touch the peaches with a fork to see if they are completely done.

If you want more of a cooked peach you can put the basket back in the air fryer and cook for another few minutes until they are to your liking. 

This will also increase the sweetness of the peaches.

Skip the Sugar Since Peaches Can Get Pretty Sweet On Their Own

When heated the natural sugar in the fruit will enhance the sweetness of the peaches in this recipe. So you may not need any added sugar at all. This is also a good thing if you need to watch your sugar intake.

Keep The Peaches in a Flat Layer in The Air Fryer Basket 

Keep the peaches in a flat layer in the air fryer basket. This will ensure the peaches will cook faster and caramelized.

Do Not Use Parchment Paper in the Air Fryer

Some recipes may recommend using parchment paper. This may block airflow and prevent the peaches from cooking properly. Most air fryer baskets will not stick. If you do get your peaches stuck you can use a spatula* to get them out.

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Cook and Eat The Peaches In The Same Day If Possible

This air fryer peaches recipe is best when cooked and consumed the same day. But it is so easy to prep and cook so it can be made on demand. 

Alternatively, if you are short on time and wind up making it in advance check out the storage and reheating tips above.

What To Serve with Air Fryer Peaches

Air fryer peaches with cinnamon are sweet and tasty enough to be enjoyed on their own as a snack, on top of a salad, or as a dessert.

However, if you like to get fancy and make a more decadent dessert here are a few other topping ideas of what to add to your peach dessert recipe:

  • Coconut cream
  • Non-dairy yogurt
  • Non-dairy vanilla ice cream
  • Non-dairy whipped cream
  • A drizzle of honey
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and/or pecans)
  • Gluten-free graham cracker crumbles
  • Gluten-free oats
  • Gluten-free granola
  • Gluten-free pancakes or waffles
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Variations on How to Make Air Fryer Peaches

I like to keep my recipes simple which means few ingredients in a shorter amount of time. Some air fryer peaches recipes have variations that involve a few more ingredients. 

Some recipes call for a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter placed on the uncooked peaches. This creates a sweet and savory taste. It also adds a lot of steps to the recipe. 

Wanting to keep the recipe easy and low in sugar I have ditched the butter and used coconut cream to provide a savory flavor. 

Other recipes will also coat the peach flesh with avocado or coconut oil to caramelize the fruit but I found the whole point of the air fryer is that it does not need oil. So this recipe works out just as fine without the use of any oil.

If you cannot find peaches you can easily swap in plums, apples, apricots, or nectarines instead. 

If you want to spice up your peaches you can add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper for a sweet and spicy flavor.

Don’t Have an Air Fryer? Make This Recipe In the Oven Too!

Don’t fret if you haven’t got an air fryer. You can try this recipe in the oven too. Preheat it to 395 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the peaches on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Then cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until soft and caramelized

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Air Fryer Peaches

Air fryer peaches is a delicious two ingredient recipe that makes for a tasty gluten and dairy-free snack or dessert that can be made in a pinch.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine AIP, American, corn-free, dairy-free, fruits, gluten-free, keto, night shade free, no added sugar, paleo, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword AIP, air fryer, dairy-free, fall, fruit, gluten-free, no added sugar, paleo, peaches, sugar free, summer food, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 medium peach pitted and cut into slices
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Check if your air fryer needs to be pre-heated. If so, preheat it to 370°F. If your air fryer DOES NOT need to be preheated skip this step.
  • Prep the peaches. Rinse them off and pat dry with a dish towel.
  • With a sharp knife cut around the outside of the peach so you can twist it open into two halves. Remove the pit and then continue to cut each half into slices.
  • Place the peach slices fanned out in a flat layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Sprinkle the peaches so they are covered with cinnamon.
  • Place the air fryer basket with the peaches in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cooking times may vary so check to see if they are fully cooked by poking with a fork. If needed cook for another three minutes so they are at the desired caramelization.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and spoon them into a small bowl.
  • Top the peaches with coconut cream or your favorite non-dairy vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Notes

Most air fryers do not need to be preheated. This is also the case with the one that I have. However, models vary, and if you do need to preheat your air fryer start by setting the air fryer to 370°F.
Use fresh, yellow ripe peaches that are not too hard or not too soft. When you squeeze the area between the stem and side you should get the flesh to move easily. This will enhance the cooked flavor.
If you cannot find yellow peaches you can also use fresh white peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, or apricots.
DO NOT USE frozen or canned peaches. They will get too mushy in the air fryer. You can also ripen peaches in a paper bag. Just be careful not to let them get too soft.
Cooking times vary by the model of air fryer. Check with a fork to see if the peaches are done.
Skip the sugar and sweeten the peaches naturally with cinnamon. Cook the peaches in a flat layer to get best results and good caramelization.
DO NOT use parchment paper. This may block airflow in the air fryer. Cook and eat the air fryer peaches in the same day if possible.
This recipe is best when cooked and consumed in the same day. Store the peaches in a sealable airtight container for up 5 days.
Do not freeze the air fryer peaches as they will get mushy.
Reheating this recipe can be done in the microwave, toaster, air fryer, or regular oven.
Cook for just a minute in the microwave. Then put the oven and air fryer at 200 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for two minutes in the air fryer. If you reheat it in the oven cook for five minutes.
Additional topping ideas include
  • Coconut cream
  • Non-dairy yogurt
  • Non-dairy vanilla ice cream
  • Non-dairy whipped cream
  • A drizzle of honey
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachiops, and/or pecans)
  • Gluten-free graham cracker crumbles
  • Gluten-free oats Gluten-free granola
  • Gluten-free pancakes or waffles Pinch of nutmeg
 
*Nutritional information is estimated using Nutrifox nutrition label maker. It includes a tablespoon of coconut cream.
 
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