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Make a wonderful sweet treat in just 10 minutes with this easy Air Fried Pineapple!
This Easy Air Fried Pineapple is a great air fryer dessert option and it only takes 10 minutes to make!
This can either be made and served as is or you can also use it with ice cream or yogurt too. It’s a great topping to use for a variety of meals.
Do you use fresh or canned pineapple?
Either fresh or canned pineapple will work for this recipe. I actually prefer canned because the slices are nice and perfect; however, with pineapple being in season right now, fresh is wonderful too.
The pineapple you see in these pictures is a fresh-cut pineapple that has been thinly sliced.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Pineapple?
This air fryer pineapple is going to be brushed with a cinnamon sugar mixture using brown sugar. Using brown sugar is going to bring out lots of juice in the pineapple to help prevent it from drying out during the cooking time.
This is prevented because of the molasses in the brown sugar.
We did try it with and without brown sugar and in our household it was much better with the brown sugar, it had a great roasted sweetness and was still moist.
When you are coating the pineapple, the pineapple can already be placed in your air fryer basket, or you can coat it on a cutting board and then place it in the basket.
This is totally up to your preference. I do like to first coat the basket with Grapeseed Oil Spray so that the pineapple does not stick. About halfway through the cooking time, carefully flip the pineapple to get it evenly cooked on both sides.
How long do you cook pineapple in the air fryer?
We cooked our pineapple at 390°F for 10 minutes, but as I’ve found even more so lately…air fryer heat varies.
What do I mean?
I have a Ninja Air Fryer and an oven Air Fryer that is a function of my oven. The oven takes a lot longer to cook than my Ninja does.
So while these times work, it’s always best to watch any air fryer recipe closely the first time you cook it since the machines all seem to put off a different level of heat.
Remember that if you have a Ninja this can easily be made as Ninja Foodi Pineapple by using the Air Crisp function on your machine.
Air Fried Pineapple
Make a sweet treat with Air Fried Pineapple!
- 1 Whole Pineapple
- Grapeseed Oil Spray
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
Begin by slicing the pineapple, coring it, and cutting it into chunks or slices.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to make a rub.
Place the pineapple into the air fryer basket or on a cutting board. (See Note)
Coat the pineapple with an even coat of Grapeseed Oil Spray.
Then brush or pat the brown sugar mixture onto each slice of pineapple.
Cook this in the air fryer at 390°F for 10 minutes, rotate the pineapple halfway through the cooking time if preferred. (If you used a cutting board, place it into the air fryer basket first then proceed with cooking.
Serve with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
We prefer to place this directly into the basket of the air fryer and coat with spray and then the sugar mixture. This method can be done or you can prepare it on a cutting board first, then transfer it to the basket of the air fryer.
If you are concerned with it sticking to the basket, coat the basket with grapeseed oil spray first.
Nutritional information is going to vary depending on the amount you use.
Serving: 1ServingCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 0.4mg