Air Fryer Pineapple. A delicious recipe for grilled pineapple in the air fryer. Just two simple ingredients, the air fryer rotisserie, minimal prep, and juicy warm pineapple that you will want to binge on.
This must be one of the best uses of the air fryer oven and even better, this recipe is zero points on weight watchers, syn free on slimming world and perfect for paleo and the whole30 too.
This air fryer pineapple recipe is an updated post as we originally shared with you back in 2017. We hope you enjoy the update.
Pineapple In Air Fryer
Do you ever have a favourite restaurant and then eat at it for years and then it closes? You are left heartbroken and end up craving the food for years and wonder where you are going to eat now!
That was us Milner’s when our favourite Brazilian restaurant closed in Portugal a couple of years ago. The owners returned to Brazil and other restaurants just didn’t compare.
They did an amazing Brazilian buffet and Brazilian barbecue.
If you have not been to a Brazilian barbecue, it is where they use a rotisserie and rotate lots of different meats in a garlic marinade. Then they bring a different meat at a time to your table and carve each one for you.
There is always pork, ham, sirloin steaks and loads of other meats. By the time you are done, you have consumed 7 different meats.
Then if you are not totally stuffed, they bring you barbecue pineapple. The Brazilian pineapple will be grilled to perfection, warm and covered in cinnamon.
Or as the Brazilians and Portuguese call cinnamon “canela”.
The hubby who is fussy when it comes to warm fruit and not big on cinnamon always comes back for seconds.
So, when he suggested that for when we update our air fryer pineapple post, that we do a rotisserie version like Brazilian grilled pineapple I jumped at the chance.
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Can You Cook Pineapple?
Yes, you can. Though unlike vegetables, fresh pineapple does not need a long cook time and it is like you are reheating the pineapple rather than cooking it.
Air Fried Pineapple
If you have not had air fried pineapple before, then you will fall in love with it.
You can either air fry pineapple on the rotisserie like we are showing you today, or you can use the air fryer basket.
You can also choose how you would like your pineapple.
For example, instead of cinnamon you can opt for pineapple and honey. If you wanted to do this, I would recommend warming up pineapple fries and then tossing in honey once cooked.
Air Fryer Baked Fresh Pineapple Ingredients
I was not kidding, there really are only two ingredients when you are cooking grilled pineapple like the Brazilians:
Pineapple – Any fresh pineapple will do. Though the sweet ones in the summer are the best and will have you bingeing on the pineapple and heading out to buy another one.
Cinnamon – It amazes me how good pineapple tastes with cinnamon. You don’t need a lot, just a layer around the edges and it gives your grilled pineapple the wow factor.
How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?
It is so easy to cook grilled pineapple in the air fryer oven:
- Peel the pineapple and trim to fit.
- Load the pineapple into the air fryer oven on the rotisserie.
- Air fry.
- Add cinnamon.
- Air fry + serve.
How Long Do You Grill Pineapple In Air Fryer?
Best of all it takes JUST 15 minutes to cook air fryer pineapple. It starts with 10 minutes to warm through the pineapple.
Then after cinnamon is added we cook the pineapple for 5 more minutes.
Then you can slice your pineapple and enjoy.
More Healthy Air Fryer Snacks
Here are a few more ideas for cooking healthy snacks in your air fryer:
Air Fryer Pineapple
Air fryer pineapple Ingredients:
- 1 Medium Pineapple
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- Peel your pineapple and chop any excess off so that it will fit on the rotisserie for the air fryer oven.
- Place the rods on the pineapple and secure the pineapple onto the rotisserie inside of the air fryer oven.
- Air fry for 10 minutes at 180c/360f and then remove the pineapple from the air fryer. Add a light sprinkling of cinnamon on the pineapple and place back in the air fryer oven.
- Cook for a further 5 minutes at 200c/400f, slice immediately and serve.