Let’s face it: Baking can be a ton of fun, but it takes a lot of time to prepare your favorite desserts — time you don’t always have.
Besides, sometimes it’s best for you — and your waistline — if you don’t have three dozen cookies lying around, calling your name every second of the day. After all, you don’t want to waste anything —especially baked goods.
That’s why air fryers are so amazing. Not only are they super convenient (no oven needed!), they make also make it easy to create smaller (and healthier) versions of your favorite treats.
What You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Desserts
First thing’s first: You’ll need an air fryer than can handle these desserts. The problem? There are approximately 110 billion different brands of air fryers sold on Amazon.
OK, maybe we’re exaggerating a little bit, but it’s almost impossible to weed through the selection to find what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve rounded up the three best air fryers — compact, medium and large.
Best Compact Air Fryer
Best Medium-Sized Air Fryer
The GoWISE USE 3.7 qt. Digital Air Fryer gets high marks for its 3.7-quart capacity and eight presets, along with the recipe book that comes with it. However, most reviewers love it for its use of Rapid Air Circulation Technology to quickly (and evenly) cook all types of foods.
Best Large Air Fryer
Why make one air fryer dessert when you can make two at the same time? With the Ninja Foodi 8 qt., 2-Basket Air Fryer, you can. The two-basket system makes it easy to whip up a lot of food in a pinch, and the DualZone Technology with Smart Finish means your food will finish at the same time. The future is wonderful, isn't it?
Air Fryer Desserts Perfect For Any Time of Year
It’s difficult to know which desserts are made for the air fryer, and which won’t turn out as ooey-gooey as you want. That’s why we rounded up the best sweet air fryer recipes to help you get started.
And we apologize in advance because you’ll definitely be craving sweets after seeing all these decadent creations.
Meagan Morris is the editor in chief of Celebribody. She's veteran health and wellness editor with over 15 years of experience. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Yahoo Health, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and Women's Health, among others. She spends most of her time writing, but her favorite part of the day is spent under a barbell doing squats.