3-ingredient air fryer apple crisp

When a baked apple meets an apple crisp meets a packet of instant oatmeal, this 3-ingredient fall treat is born ???
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3-ingredient air fryer apple crisp

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3-ingredient air fryer apple crisp

Serves 1


  • 1 medium apple (I like Pink Lady, Gala, or Fuji)
  • 1 flavored instant oatmeal packet, such as Maple & Brown Sugar (I like Better Oats because of its short ingredient list)
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter (either unsalted or salted is fine)


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Slice apple in half crosswise. Scoop out the seeds + a little extra to create a small well (you can snack on the scraps). Air fry cut side down on parchment paper (or an air fryer liner) until beginning to wrinkle and soften, about 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the oatmeal packet with the butter (I cut mine into 4 pieces to make things easier) and squeeze together until large, moist crumbs form. Some oatmeal packets are larger than others — add more butter if your mix is looking dry!
  • Flip the apple halves and fill with the topping. Return to air fryer until apple is tender and topping is crisp, 12 to 14 minutes (cook time will vary depending on the size of your apple).
  • Serve as-is, with ice cream, or my personal favorite: plain Greek yogurt, honey, flaky salt, and cinnamon.
To bake in the oven: bake apple at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. Fill and return to oven for 18-20 minutes.
Inspired by a shortcut skillet apple crisp recipe I created for Simply Recipes.



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