If you’re looking for a fun and easy dessert, try this Air Fryer Pineapple recipe! This delicious fruit is perfect for a snack or dessert, and it’s really easy to make. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream to make it extra special.

Two air fried pineapple rings topped with whipped cream on a small blue plate.

Are you ready for a fantastic dessert that will transport you to a tropical island?

Cinnamon sugar plays nicely with acidic pineapple in this naturally sweet treat. While pineapple is sweet on its own, sometimes the acidity can be a bit much for the tongue.

Air frying pineapple with just a touch of brown sugar brings out the natural sweetness. Plus, it’s easier than using the grill because you don’t have to leave your kitchen.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Ready in under 30 minutes, you can have a quick snack or a delicious dessert with simple ingredients and minimal effort.
  • This recipes fits into many diets since it is naturally vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
  • Air fried pineapple is a great way to get more fruit into your kids’ diets.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for air fried pineapple rings on a white surface.

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains lots of vitamin C. You’ll want to use a ripe pineapple for this recipe (see the recipe card for tips on using canned pineapple).

Coconut oil is a healthy fat that will help the pineapple caramelize. You can also use melted butter, if you prefer.

Brown sugar and cinnamon are the perfect sweet combination!

Whipped cream or coconut whipped cream is the perfect topping.

Recipe Steps

Process collage of cutting, coating, and air frying pineapple rings.

Step One

Peel and slice the pineapple into rounds using a sharp knife or a pineapple corer. Be sure to remove all of the outer skin of the pineapple. Then, carefully cut out the core so you have rings.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Combine the coconut oil with the cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl.

Step Three

Coat pineapple rings in the sugar mixture.

Step Four

Place the pineapple in a single layer in the basket. Air fry the rings for about 15 minutes, doing it in batches so they don’t overlap.

Serve your Air Fryer Grill Pineapple straight out of the amazing air fryer, either plain or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Air fried pineapple rings in the basket of an air fryer.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use canned pineapple for this recipe. Drain the pineapple and pat them dry before preparing them for the air fryer.
  • You can use a parchment paper liner when making this recipe, if you wish.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the pineapple slices in two batches.
  • Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Store any leftover air fryer pineapple in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Air fried pineapple rings coated with brown sugar on a long serving platter.

Recipe FAQs

Can I cook these all at once?

As you can see in the photo, I can only fit 3 rings in my air fryer basket. It depends on the size of both your air fryer and your pineapple as to how many you can cook at once.

Do I need to use fresh pineapple in this recipe?

You can also use canned! You’ll just want to dry them well with a paper towel to get rid of the excess moisture so the coating sticks.

Can I use pineapple chunks instead of rings?

Yes, you can. I prefer the rings because they are usually thinner than the chunks and have the best texture for air fryer.

air fryer grill pineapple on plate with whipped cream and fork.

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Two air fried pineapple rings topped with whipped cream on a small blue plate.

Air Fryer Pineapple

If you’re looking for a fun and easy dessert recipe, try Air Fryer Pineapple! This delicious fruit is perfect for a snack or dessert, and it’s really easy to make. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream to make it extra special.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced, at room temperature (about 8 slices)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup prepared whipped cream (use a dairy-free version for vegan diets)

Instructions

  1. Place the pineapple slices in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Then, in a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the pineapple slices. And stir gently to coat the pineapple
  4. Lay the pineapple slices in your air fryer basket, trying to keep the slices from touching each other.
  5. Set the temperature of your air fryer to 375 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  6. Use tongs to flip the slices and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes, or until the pineapple slices start to brown and caramelize.
  7. Serve immediately, with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Notes

  1. You can use canned pineapple for this recipe. Drain the pineapple and pat them dry before preparing them for the air fryer.
  2. You can use a parchment paper liner when making this recipe, if you wish.
  3. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the pineapple slices in two batches.
  4. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.

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